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10:36, 6 FEB 2013
Home Secretary backs Observer
HOME Secretary Dr John Reid visited Accrington on a whistlestop tour on Tuesday and spoke exclusively to the Observer about issues affecting the borough.
Teen gangs clash in race brawl
EXCLUSIVE GANGS of teenagers hurled bricks and bottles at police who had been tipped off about a large-scale race brawl.
Overturned car drama in morning rush hour
A DRIVER had to be cut from her car after it overturned on a busy town centre roundabout during the morning rush hour yesterday.
Duo are named as honorary aldermen
TWO former councillors have accepted the title of honorary alderman at a special presentation to recognise their service and dedication to the community.
FORMER Coldstream Guardsman Mr Jack Bowers has died at his home in Milnshaw Gardens, Accrington, aged 75.
Nightmare must stop on crime hit estate
EXCLUSIVE TERRIFIED residents have begged police to take action on the trouble-torn Norfolk Grove estate in Church.
Labour duo set for top honour
LONG-standing Labour councillors Ian Ormerod and Dave Parkins are to be made honorary aldermen in recognition of their service and dedication to the borough.
Club drums it into fans to keep quiet
STANLEY fans have been ordered to stop playing their famous drum at home matches after residents claimed it left them with a banging headache.
Stanley to meet residents
A FORUM to bring residents living near Accrington Stanley's Interlink Express Stadium together with club bosses will meet for the first time next week.
Election candidates get set for tough battle
A NUMBER of intriguing contests are in prospect in the Hyndburn Council election line-up announced this week.
Bogus callers target elderly
POLICE are set to deliver leaflets warning Accrington residents to beware of bogus callers following a spate of incidents of thieves targeting elderly people.
£5,00 fine for new dumping offence
SPARKS were flying at Church and Milnshaw Area Council when residents were warned they could face action if they fail to make sure their rubbish is disposed of properly.
Hooligans beware... you’re on CCTV
HYNDBURN residents have clubbed together to buy four new hi-tech spy cameras in a bid to rid their neighbourhoods of hooligans.
Dark past of torture brothers
EXCLUSIVE THE family of two brothers jailed for the horrific torture of a mentally-ill woman already carried a tragic burden, it can be revealed today.
Councillor's fury at claims list 'snub'
A COUNCILLOR who did not claim any expenses is furious that his name was left off an official list.
'Thank you for saving my life'
A SCHOOLGIRL who nearly died after falling from a tree last year has presented a cheque for £500 to the hospital that helped save her life.
Killers prey on our cats
FEARFUL Hyndburn cat lovers face a double threat to the lives of their beloved pets.
How you voted last time ...
HOW your votes were cast in last year's elections ...
Birthday joy for brave Vanessa
IT WAS a double celebration for schoolgirl Vanessa Milek when she returned home from hospital in time for her 14th birthday party.
Homecoming joy for tree fall girl
A SCHOOLGIRL who nearly died after falling from a tree was due to celebrate her 14th birthday today (Thursday) … by being discharged from hospital.
Teenager's amazing recovery
A TEENAGER left brain-damaged after she fell out of a tree is continuing to amaze doctors with her recovery.
Tree fall girl amazes docs with recovery
THE family of an Accrington schoolgirl who was left brain-damaged when she fell out of a tree while looking for conkers are hoping that she will be back home by Christmas.
Teenager left in brain unit after fall from tree
A HEARTBROKEN mum has told of how her teenage daughter was left brain-damaged after she fell out of a tree in an Accrington park.
Warning as park flasher strikes
A COUNCILLOR has hit the alarm button, alerting residents about a "flasher'' who he claims has been targeting victims around Milnshaw Park for as long as 15 years.