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09:26, 1 AUG 2014
Boy, 10, dreams of Paralympic glory
Ethan Naisbitt was given only a 10 per cent chance of survival after doctors told him he would need surgery to remove most of his left leg. But, after a host of outstanding recent swims, Ethan, 10, is now dreaming of competing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Boy, 9, is leukemia story inspiration
Rieli Biggins, aged nine, had to undergo three years of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Oncology Ward after being diagnosed at just three and a half years old.
Accrington Pals obelisk is backed
Hyndburn council bosses intend to build the structure as a monument to the Accrington Pals.
Stanley player’s Easter surprise
Striker Marcus Carver visited youngsters at Peel Park Primary School to hand out Easter eggs to the winners of the school’s annual egg decorating competition.
Accrington teacher's thank you for son's heart op
Daniel Scanlon was born with a rare heart defect and his mum is now raising funds for the hospital that saved him.
Voluntary job losses as Hyndburn Council cuts £800k
The council must slash £1.2 million off their budget.
Accrington school opts out as polling station
Bosses at Peel Park Primary say they had serious safety concerns.
Funds win for Accrington park
Friends of Arden Hall and the Coppice by will receive £49,200.77 for further improvements at Peel Park.
Girl, 6, is face of Royal British Legion
Emily-Rose Hughes, from West Crescent, Accrington, joined with members of the Accrington branch and the Mayor of Hyndburn Judith Addison to plant poppy seeds at Peel Park Primary School.
Hyndburn Mayor is Queen of the coffee mornings
Coun Addison attended 18 events in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual event.
Accrington Stanley FC
Accrington FC: The football club that would never die
On the eve of the 125th anniversary of the town’s first Football League game, reporter Jon Macpherson looks at the history of Accrington FC, the team's first ever game and its legacy as one of the 12 founding League members.
Picture gallery: Accrington youngsters get funny for money on Red Nose Day
There was plenty of dressing-up as the borough got in the spirit of Red Nose Day fundraising
Teenager flying high after pigeons home-in on national top prize
A Teenager is flying high after winning a national award for her dedication to pigeon racing.
Rising star ‘just played for the fun of it’
Keith Barker thought he would be turning out for Enfield every week as a hobby – and never considered he would return to the club as a ‘star’ player.
Ilyas Khan: I’m proud to have been Stanley chairman
Ilyas Khan admitted he was always a reluctant chairman of Stanley but his tenure at the club has been one of the most positive and enhancing experiences of his life.
Towering show from Peel aces
Peel Park Primary School were chosen to represent Hyndburn in the County Indoor Athletics competition, held at Blackpool Sports Centre.
Pensioner, 84, celebrates his 21st birthday
Pensioner Ernest Armstrong has had plenty of life experience to prepare him for his 21st birthday – 84 years in fact.
Peter’s trans-Atlantic trek to get Stanley shares
An Accrington-born football fan became Stanley’s 200th shareholder after travelling almost 6,000 miles from his home in California to snap up a piece of the club.
Rewarded: Volunteers who make Hyndburn a better place
Our unsung heroes were rewarded at the Mayor of Hyndburn Awards. The event, sponsored by the Accrington Observer, was held to celebrate the vital contribution made by unpaid volunteers to make our community a better place to live.
Festive spirit at Accrington's big Christmas lights switch-on
Christmas has officially started in Accrington. Hundreds attended the Christmas lights switch-on in the town centre on Thursday night to see our shining stars eight-year-old Ethan Naisbitt and Patrick Batt, 21, flick the switch.
Youths blamed for four suspicious fires in 90 minutes
Youths are being blamed for causing a spate of rubbish and wheelie bin fires.
Deserving duo ready to make the town sparkle
We've found our shining stars who will flick the switch on this year’s Accrington Christmas lights.
Stuart Maconie on Accrington: It's cheerless, cheap and 'unlovely'
A radio DJ has come under fire for criticising Accrington in his new book.
Stanley goalscoring legend dies, aged 84
One of Accrington Stanley’s greatest ever football players has died aged 84.