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16:47, 16 DEC 2013
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.
'On Stanley, On': Time to bring Accrington anthem back to the terraces for play-off crunch match
On Stanley, On, which was written by the two members of the Observer staff became a popular chant for supporters in the 1950s and early 1960s. And the Accrington Observer has tracked down a recording of the song which was made approximately 20 years ago by local band Red Dawn and the Stanley Choir - listen to it here.
Pal’s shock over Thai plunge girl
A man has told how he desperately tried to save a friend who died after being swept 300ft down a raging waterfall.
Injured soldier’s pals raise funds in his name
More than £2,600 has been raised by Hyndburn folk in honour of a soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan.
Beagle dog stabbed 18 times and dumped in Accrington pond in brutal killing
An RSPCA inspector has labelled the killing of the ‘good natured’ beagle crossbreed one of the most horrific cases he’s ever seen.
Back to school for Reds
Stanley stars Sean McConville and Sean Hessey swapped the pitch this week for the classroom for a special event at Peel Park Primary School.
Ilyas Khan dreams of new Stanley stadium
Accrington Stanley chairman Ilyas Khan is bidding to fund a brand new stadium for the Reds.
40 years of the Crown Ground is marked
Forty years ago this week 22 footballers stepped on to Accrington Stanley’s Crown Ground for the first time. One of those men was Dave Baron, a Stanley stalwart, who joined the club as a 15-year-old, went on to manage them and is now a life vice president.
¿Anger over polling station disabled access
A wheelchair user had to be dragged in to vote by relatives because a polling station had no disabled access.
Fatal fall at Arndale
A store manager witnessed the shocking moment a teenager fell to his death from the Arndale Centre.
All welcome at hill race
This year’s Great Hameldon Hill Race will be held on Sunday 2 May starting at 12 noon on the Peel Park School field.
Tributes to mum who died, aged 37
Friends and relatives have paid tribute to a ‘truly beautiful’ former Great Harwood mum who died suddenly in Spain last year.
Brave Rieli is a little star
THIS is the moment a brave Huncoat youngster received a Cancer Research UK Little Star award.
Tot Rieli given a bravery award
A HUNCOAT tot diagnosed with leukaemia has received an award for his bravery.
Mount Carmel High School
From little acorns ...
ACCRINGTON Girls and Ladies FC have formally launched their "Acorns Squad" thanks to a grant from the Football Foundation.
Kyle's premier treat
A FOOTBALL mad terminally ill boy who surpassed all doctors expectations when he started nursery last month is getting the chance to meet his heroes.
500 say goodbye to one of the Clarets’ ‘family’
HUNDREDS of mourners dressed in black suits and Burnley Football Club scarves attended the funeral of a devoted Clarets fan who died suddenly aged 23.
Join the fight to save our club
A FRIENDLY against the Premier League stars of Blackburn Rovers at the Crown Ground on Tuesday will form the centrepiece of Accrington Stanley’s latest fund-raising push.
Praise the Lord
A TERMINALLY-ill boy who was not expected to live beyond the age of two, confounded doctors’ predictions when he started nursery.
Let this Crewe game bring on the good times
MENTION Stanley playing Crewe to any Reds fans and it will send a shiver down their backs.