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16:20, 16 DEC 2013
Shop staff take the plunge for Swimathon cause
‘Swimsavers’, representing Accrington’s branch of Specsavers, is the latest team to set their sights on glory in the competition organised by Accrington Rotary Club, with the Observer’s support.
New league tables rank Hyndburn schools
The tables, produced by Trinity Mirror and backed by academics, promised to give a “comprehensive” view on quality of schools and not just results.
Pioneers are hoping to make waves at Observer Swimathon
Pioneer 79 have set their sights on completing a breathtaking 200 lengths in 50 minutes at the charity event organised by Accrington Rotary Club in partnership with the Observer.
Hyndburn Sports Awards: Borough’s sporting stars are rewarded
The ceremony at Accrington Town Hall saw sporting figures young and old honoured for their hard work and dedication to community activities.
Generous Zack plans a fundraiser on 18th birthday to say thank you
Zack Kerr suffered complications when he was less than a year old and was left with brain damage, cerebral palsy and other medical issues meaning doctors thought it was unlikely he would survive long.
Colin ‘lucky to be alive’ after electric shock
Colin Benmore, of Accrington band The Itch, fell to his knees and screamed ‘I’m dying, I’m dying’ after being shocked for nearly 20 seconds during a sound check.
Your very special guide to a summer of fun and activities
An unmissable guide to which fun activities to keep your children occupied are going on in your area over the summer holiday
Students to hold fun day to help Finley's appeal
Sixth form student Hollie Southwood, 17, from Accrington Academy and seven friends are studying level three BTEC sport and, as part of the course, they have to organise a community event
Former soldier Nicholas Szabo loses brave cancer battle
Tributes have been paid to an inspirational former soldier who has died following a five-year cancer battle.
The Invincibles: Huncoat junior footballers go unbeaten all season
Huncoat United Under 8s, who play in the Accrington and District Junior Football League, won 22 games and drew just one
Accrington Stanley FC
ASCT taking booking for half-term soccer school
You can now get your kids booked on to the soccer school at Accrington Academy
Swimming extravaganza raises over £4k with 28 teams competing
A fantastic £4,700 was raised by swimmers during our first ever Swimathon.
Accrington Academy pupils raise £450 for Finley's Friends Appeal
Kind-hearted school pupils have raised £450 for our Finley's Friends Appeal.
Swimathon 2012: Amazing effort - at a stroke
Fundraising swimmers completed a fantastic 2,457 lengths in our first ever Swimathon.
Accrington Sixth Form changes time of open evening - 6-8pm
Accrington Academy Sixth Form has changed the time of its open evening.
Urban Youth summer fayre at Accrington Academy
A summer fayre will be held this weekend at Accrington Academy organised by an borough youth group.
GCSE results 2012: Accrington Academy
GCSE results 2012: Accrington Academy
GCSE results 2012: Pupils hit the mark with top results
Pupils across Hyndburn are celebrating fantastic GCSE results.
Students celebrate A Level success
Students have been celebrating an A Level first for the borough. Pupils at Accrington Academy and St Christopher’s C of E School have recorded both school’s first full set of A Level results.
Vicious Accrington town centre attack left teenager in fight for his life
Kyle Broadhurst was attacked by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning as he and some friends made their way through Accrington town centre after a night out.
Hyndburn youngsters vote for borough's Youth MP
Hardeep Sidhu, 16, from Accrington Academy, gained the most votes and will become the areas representative in the UK Youth Parliament as well as being a member of both Hyndburn and Lancashire Youth Council and advise on issues affecting young people.
Video: Youngsters battle it out to become Hyndburn's Youth MP
The winning candidate, selected by children aged 11-18 will become the area's representative in the UK Youth Parliament as well as being a member of both Hyndburn and Lancashire Youth Council.
Bride-to-be’s leap of faith with proposal
A bride-to-be turned the tables by taking advantage of the leap year to propose to her boyfriend. And to complete the role reversal sixth form teaching assistant Tracy Ormerod even bought fiance Scott Eccles a ring.
GCSE league tables: ‘Good but still room for more’
New figures show half of Hyndburn’s schools scored improvements in their GCSE pass rates last summer.