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09:00, 24 DEC 2014
Twenty thousand reasons to say thanks: Christmas joy as our appeal for Holly House centre smashes its target
Our fantastic readers and supporters of Holly House have donated generously and held a series of fundraising events since we launched the campaign in 2012.
Beautiful send off for little Ava-Jai
The fifteen-month-old tot had been battling leukaemia and had received a bone marrow transplant seven months ago.
Tributes after death of Ava-Jai
Fifteen-month-old Ava-Jai McInerney, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away on October 10.
Seaside comes to school to boost pupils' writing
Instead of travelling to the beach, staff at Great Harwood Primary School created a seaside scene setting in the school hall.
House burglars jailed for a total of seven years
Luke Maher, 25, and Daniel Beardsworth, 24, both admitted entering a house on Dill Hall Lane in Church through an unlocked front door and stealing the £7,000 car.
Jessie fan Lauren shaves off her long locks for charity
Sixteen-year-old Lauren Hayhurst had her long locks shorn off at a charity event at Tricky’s in Oswaldtwistle earlier this month.
Oswaldtwistle comic makes waves for charity
Melanie McDonagh, 41, made comedy history as the first ever female comedian to take to the stage at Bernard Manning's World Famous Embassy Club, in Harpurhey, in 2010.
Teenager pushed to floor in bungled robbery in Accrington
A 13-year-old boy playing on his iPad was pushed to the floor during a bungled robbery in Accrington.
Teenage burglars locked up after crime spree
Two of the thieves ‘petrified’ a young mum and her baby when she found them standing in her Accrington home.
Accrington Town Hall
Apprentice urges youngsters to step forward
Accrington Town Hall will host an apprenticeship event.
Drum corps marches in to Great Harwood
Around 200 people are expected to see The Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) at the event, organised by Great Harwood resident Ann-Marie Etherington.
Burglars raid home in Huncoat
Mobile phones and jewellery worth over £1,000 have be stolen from a house in Huncoat. Thieves raided the premises on Burnley Road after breaking in through the first floor window while the occupants were sleeping.
Pervert facing jail after admitting sexually abusing five schoolgirls
Ronald Boothby, 59, admitted three charges of causing or inciting a female under 13 to engage in sexual activity, seven allegations of sexual activity with a child and one count of gross indecency.
Mother-of-two is jailed after teen is robbed
An mum-of-two who robbed a schoolgirl while she was on a visit to Clitheroe Castle has been sentenced to 10 months’ youth custody.
Epic 3,600 mile Stateside ride
An Accrington firefighter is doing an epic 3,600 mile charity bike ride across America.
Pop star Diana is aiming for the number one slot
Huncoat singer Diana Vickers is storming her way to the top of the charts this week with her debut single Once.
No going back for the Reds
JOHN Coleman is proving to be a bit of a grim reaper for League Two managers.
House burglar in threat to stab hero dad
A BRAVE father-of-four chased off a burglar after finding him inside his home – despite the thief threatening to stab him twice.
Rescue bravery is recognised
TWO heroic firefighters have been honoured for their part in a remarkable rescue.
God save the Sex Pistols says our former punk MP
HYNDBURN'S MP Greg Pope shocked fellow backbenchers by voting for Never Mind The B*****ks, Here's The Sex Pistols in a recent survey of MPs' favourite albums.
New York date is still on offer
LOVELORN Paul Hitchen has attracted replies from a number of young women keen to take up his offer of an all-expenses-paid trip to New York with £2,000 spending money.
Lovelorn male seeks friendly female for trip to New York
HIGH-flyer Paul Hitchen is looking for love - by offering to whisk a girl away to New York and give her £2,000 shopping money.
Marathon man’s New York trip
A RISHTON man has clocked up thousands of miles after flying over the pond to take part in the New York Marathon.
Angry duo told to rip down banners
A COUPLE are facing prosecution over promotional banners displayed outside their pub.