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15:57, 24 JUN 2013
Family is lucky to be alive
A MUM and toddler were lucky to be alive this week after Christmas decorations caught fire at their home.
Observer launches appeal to save Pals' chapel
TODAY the Observer launches a major fund-raising appeal to save a memorial to Accrington's greatest heroes and the beautiful historic church in which it is housed.
People of taste flock to food fest
MORE than 3,000 people went along to last weekend's Food Festival to sample some of Lancashire's culinary delights for themselves.
Former Miss Moscow's new life in Accrington
WHEN former Miss Moscow Maria Benfield arrived in Accrington, she admits it was a bit of a culture shock.
Tasty fare at ninth Lancs food festival
VISITORS to Accrington Town Hall were given something to get their teeth into when it hosted the Lancashire Food Festival.
Disneyland surprise for brothers
THE parents of two young brothers who have muscular dystrophy are in a state of shock after friends and family raised over £4,000 to send the family on a dream holiday to Disneyland.
Oswaldtwistle and Church
Oswaldtwistle gets its name from 'Oswald's 'Twistla' - the boundary of the kingdom of Oswald, a 17th century Northumbrian King.
‘Tide turns’ on landmark
SUPPORTERS of a controversial arts project believe the tide of public opinion could be turning in their favour.
Takeover secures sweet future for family firm
ONE of Hyndburn's best-known family businesses has been taken over in a move designed to safeguard its future.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Weekend of partying as borough celebrates
ACCRINGTON town centre will be transformed this weekend as revellers gather for the biggest party Hyndburn has ever seen.
Dunny gets shirty for Reds
DAVID Dunn in an Accrington Stanley shirt?
Football League Cup
Reds back England
ACCRINGTON Stanley are getting behind England's bid for Euro 2004 glory in Portugal.
Permanent exhibition to the Pals
THE Accrington Pals are to be given a permanent exhibition to ensure their brave sacrifices are never forgotten.
Lancashire County Council
Ossie Mills helps to keep things in order at station
OSWALDTWISTLE Mills shopping village is taking an active role in the community by helping with the upkeep of its local railway station.
Lancashire County Council
Major cash boost set to put station back on track
A £10,000 FEASIBILITY study could put Church and Oswaldtwistle train station back on track after years of neglect.
Tourism bid for Euro funding
PLANS to turn Hyndburn into a tourist hotspot could receive a boost if a bid for European funding is successful.
It's Accrington v Blackpool
A TONGUE-in-cheek remark has touched a nerve with tourism officers in Blackpool.