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Ministry of Defence
15:48, 25 AUG 2017
Accrington soldier Joe Robinson charged with terror offence - reports
Joe, who went to Syria to fight against IS, has been reportedly charged in Turkey
Petition launched to free Accrington ex-soldier Joe Robinson arrested in Turkey
The petition has been signed by more than 2,000 people
War veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur for D-day bravery
Alvin Ansell, from Accrington, was a radar operator for the British Navy
Accrington Magistrates and County Courts set to close
Government proposals to save £200,000 a year would mean residents travelling to Blackburn or Burnley
Couple on trial accused of leaking Royal stories
Former Colour Sergeant at Sandhurst John Hardy, 44, of Millbrook Close, Oswaldtwistle, is alleged to have been paid nearly £24,000 by The Sun in exchange for scoops and exclusives about the princes time at Sandhurst, the Old Bailey heard.
Military health worker earns major honour
Belinda Laming, a drug and alcohol caseworker for the North West Military Veterans’ Service, won the Military Civilian Health Partnership Awards in the Healthcare Civilian of the Year category.
Wind turbines rejected over radar concern
The turbines, which would have situated on three separate farms in Oswaldtwistle, were unanimously rejected by planning bosses after an MOD report said they would cause ‘unacceptable interference to the Air Traffic Control radar at Warton (BAE’s aircraft factory)’.
Plans to build wind turbine in Baxenden thrown out
Around 50 objectors submitted letters and signed a petition to the council against the turbine.
Ministry of Defence
Arndale plays radio over Remembrance Day silence
A DISGUSTED shop owner has demanded an apology from shopping centre managers who forgot to turn off the radio during the Remembrance Day silence.
Great War survivor number 5
HYNDBURN’S oldest man could be the "forgotten" fifth survivor of the Great War.
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.
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.
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.
2004 Secondary school league tables
LEAGUE table for Hyndburn's secondary schools and colleges ...
Pals link lost as QLR merges
THE last living link to the Accrington Pals has been lost due to Government cutbacks.
Fury at threat to the Pals’ memory
THE last living link to the Accrington Pals is under fire as part of Government plans.
Ex-Mac boss named over torture pics
A SOLDIER alleged to have been involved in the infamous fake Iraq torture photographs has been named by a national Sunday newspaper as a former Accrington McDonalds manager.
MP appalled at suicide death of MoD 'mole'
HYNDBURN'S MP Greg Pope has defended his role in quizzing Dr David Kelly, the Ministry of Defence "mole'' whose suicide sparked a national outcry.
War horrors will stay forever
TWO soldier brothers who returned home from battle in Iraq have been talking about their harrowing experiences in the war zone.
Tears for Gulf soldier killed in car smash
DEVASTATED comrades of soldier Paul Welch jetted in from their base in Germany to pay their last respects to their "fun-loving and courageous" friend at his funeral in Accrington on Tuesday.