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16:15, 12 MAR 2018
Double celebration as Great Harwood great-grandma Jenny Finch reaches 100
As a birthday treat she got to meet her newborn great-grandson - via video link
Double inspection success celebrated at St Christopher's High
The Accrington secondary has been praised by both Ofsted and church school inspectors
Domino's Pizza to open Great Harwood branch next week
The Queen Street store will be the pizza giant's second to launch in the borough in as many months
Army cadet, 16, honoured for "exceptional service"
Francesca Moriarty, from Accrington, won the Lord-Lieutenant's Certificate of Merit
Uproar as Diamond Jubilee tree removed from Rishton homes site
The Queen Elizabeth Maple was planted in 2012 to mark the Jubilee year
Accrington soldier shot while on duty presents poppy to PM David Cameron
Sam Taylor joined other service personnel to mark the start of the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal
Obesity essay sees Accrington schoolgirl reach Young Journalist final for second year running
Charlotte Corrigan, 11, is hoping to emulate last year's triumph in the Young Journalist of the Year contest
Pupils from across Hyndburn plant trees to celebrate the Queen's record breaking reign
A ceremony with the Mayor and town crier Rawden Kerr was held at the Haworth Art Gallery
Pupils excel at British Schools Biathlon Competition
Four pupils from Baxenden St John's CE Primary School travelled competed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Race to track down seven Accrington Carnival Queens for this year's parade
The organisers have traced all but seven former Carnival Queens in the event's 50th anniversary year
Accrington Victoria Hospital
Victoria nurses honoured with the prestigious Queen's award
Polly Harris and Angela Graves were honoured by The Queen’s Nursing Institute, a community nursing charity tasked with presenting the coveted national award.
Top nurse gets the Royal seal of approval
Lisa Cottrell, who works as a community advance nurse practitioner at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been given the title of Queen’s Nurse.
Oswaldtwistle nurse receives top commendation
Lisa Cottrell received the title of Queen's Nurse.
Couple retire after 50 years trading in Accrington Market Hall
A couple who have run a cosmetics stall in the Accrington Market Hall for 50 years are set to retire.
The day King and Queen came to borough 100 years ago
One hundred years ago this week King George V and Queen Mary became the first reigning Royals to visit Hyndburn. Reporter Jon Macpherson delved into the Observer archives to look back at how the borough celebrated the historic occasion.
Shares whizz kids show their metal
Declan Bateson, from Oswaldtwistle, was part of the ‘five foot FTSEs’ team which made nearly £20,000 while trading in virtual shares in just three months, outperforming the FTSE 100 share index in the process.
Diamond Jubilee: Accrington celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 60 years reign - live blog
More than 500 Diamond Jubilee street parties are expected to take place across Greater Manchester between now and Tuesday - and you can follow it all live here.
Thousands welcome The Queen to Accrington on royal visit
Around 3,000 people jubilantly welcomed the Queen to Accrington town centre.
Video: Fire at Accrington Conservative Club shortly before royal visit to town
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the former Accrington Conservative Club, an hour before the Queen was due to pass close to the building on her way into the town.
Help create a show of town’s royal visits
An exhibition featuring various Royal visits from the last 50 years is being created ahead of Her Majesty’s forthcoming trip to Accrington.
Photographs emerge of Queen’s previous visits to Hyndburn
Stunning photos of the Queen in Hyndburn have emerged as the borough gets ready to host Her Majesty again in June.
Royal celebration over Queen’s Jubilee visit to Accrington
Buckingham Palace has announced Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip will be visiting Accrington as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.
Plaques will mark rich heritage of Rishton
The eleven stone-carved plaques will remember historic occasions in the town’s history including the Queen’s visit in 1968, the Great Egg Smash of 1957 and the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Accrington Observer's 125th birthday: 24-page souvenir pull-out in this Friday's edition
It's party time here at the Accrington Observer as we celebrate our biggest anniversary to date. The first edition of the paper went on sale to the people of Hyndburn 125 years ago this week and we have a whole host of events planned to celebrate the momentous occasion.