In this week's edition of the Accrington Observer ...
- 'Sir' to return to school as a 'miss'
- Man found guilty of raping girl
- 92-year-old man dies in horror blaze
- 24-page Christmas TV guide
- Anger over homes left without phone lines
- Police chief: We can deal with xmas troublemakers
- Merry Christmas from the front line
- Xmas joy for Finley's Friends Appeal
And in Sport:
- Reds need xmas boost