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10:46, 6 FEB 2013
70 not out for Hill
ACCRINGTON marathon legend Ron Hill celebrated his 70th birthday the only way he knew how - by running.
Couple's wartime wedding was 65 years ago
A COUPLE whose eyes met over a dance floor celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week.
Parents speak of fears for their three Forces sons
A MOTHER and father have revealed their fears for their three sons serving in the armed forces following the tragic death of Private Jason Rawstron.
Residents in plea to get rid of hostel
RESIDENTS in the Empress Street area of Accrington are calling for a youth hostel to close, saying they have "had enough".
Town gets set to remember hero Jason
A FULL military and civic funeral will provide a poignant home town tribute to fallen Clayton-le-Moors paratrooper Private Jason Rawstron.
Soldier gunned down by Taliban
THE distraught family of a Clayton-le-Moors soldier gunned down by the Taliban in Afghanistan say they just want his body brought back home.
Historic medal for wartime land girl
A GREAT-grandmother has received a medal for her efforts as a land girl more than 60 years on.
Body found in house of horror
THE body of a man who may have been dead for up to two years was discovered in a terraced house this week.
Man on child rape charge
TWO Accrington men have been charged in connection with the abduction and rape of a schoolgirl.
VIDEO: Ossy soldier on life in Afghanistan
SEE our video interview with Oswaldtwistle soldier Gareth Thomson, who is currently serving with the Army in Afghanistan.
No payout for Iraq bomb blast soldier
A TERRITORIAL Army soldier who was almost killed when a roadside bomb blew up the ambulance in which he was travelling has slammed the Government for denying him compensation.
Pam takes over chains of office
HYNDBURN folk turned out in droves to welcome their new Mayor and Mayoress last weekend. Spring Hill councillor Pam Barton, 61, was officially installed as Mayor of Hyndburn for the municipal year 2008-2009, taking over the chain of office from Councillor Tony Dobson during a special meeting of the full council at Accrington Town Hall on Saturday.
Agricultural show to move to new site next year
THIS year’s Great Harwood Agricultural Show could be the last one on the current site – before moving to a bigger venue to accommodate the growing event.
Army girl's fundraising drive goes on
A FORMER army medic has vowed to continue raising money for a war-torn country more than 12 months after completing her service.
A Pal’s poignant tale
COLIN Johnson and his wife Elsie have worshipped at St John’s Church for the past 45 years.
Ethan's in the army now
AN ARMY-barmy little boy had his dreams come true when he was whisked away to spend a day with his heroes.
Soldiers' historic link to church
ST JOHN'S Church has unique and historic links with the Pals because it was there that they held a valedictory service before marching to the railway station, watched by 16,000 people, to train for battle and eventually meet their grim fate when they were ordered "over the top" at Serre in Northern France in 1916.
Bride shares wedding day with her diamond duo grandparents
A COUPLE enjoyed a double celebration when they tied the knot on the same day the bride's grandparents marked their diamond wedding anniversary.
Diamond duos in line for a right royal party
A SPARKLING opportunity for a big celebration is being offered to married couples.
Apprentice in nightclub rumpus over spilled drink
A RISHTON man has agreed to drop an assault allegation against Apprentice star Adam Hosker after receiving an apology.
End war plea as soldier is killed
THE grieving grandparents of a soldier killed in Iraq have begged the Government to bring our troops home.
Aly-Joy honoured for work in war-ravaged country
A FORMER Army medic has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her humanitarian work after launching a fundraising appeal to help starving children in Sierra Leone.
Goal-den time for Moorhead teams
MOORHEAD SPORTS COLLEGE football teams proved they were on the ball this season.
Customers shun pub after man bit head off chicken
A PUB landlady says her takings are down 60 per cent since "sick squaddie" Craig Briercliffe bit the head off a live chicken at the back of the premises.