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Belthorn school 'drop off' scheme tackles congestion

Lancashire Telegraph: Cars queue in a Bradford  traffic jam

11:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A PRIMARY school has come up with a gridlock-busting system to prevent congestion when parents drop off and pick up.

Repairs to potholes in Belthorn rapped as 'substandard'

2:50pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

A COUNCILLOR has blasted Lancashire County Council for ‘substandard’ pothole repairs in Belthorn Leader of the opposition at Hyndburn Council, Peter Britcliffe, reported several problems to the council, including ‘poor quality’ repairs to potholes, and excessive moss, in Rydal Mount, and ‘cracking’ road at the bottom of Rydal Mount, and Belthorn Road.

Blackburn shoplifting drug addict ‘needs help’

5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

A 30-YEAR-old heroin addict was caught shoplifting twice within two weeks of being given a suspended prison sentence for two similar offences.

Belthorn joins super fast digital world

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Peter Britcliffe cuts the ribbon with the help  of Lewis Wynn, 10, from Belmont Academy Primary at the launch of super fast broadband in Belthorn, with Hyndburn MP Graham Jones, far right

4:58pm Friday 27th September 2013

A VILLAGE has become the first rural community in the county to benefit from multi-million pound Superfast Lancashire broadband.

Super fast welcome to Belthorn broadband

2:20pm Friday 27th September 2013

A VILLAGE has become the first rural community in the county to benefit from multi-million pound Superfast Lancashire broadband.

Belthorn divided over green bin scheme

1:44pm Thursday 1st August 2013

A COUNCIL was blasted over its waste collection services which have now divided a village.

Driver dies in crash on the Grane Road near Belthorn

6:49pm Monday 10th June 2013

A MOTORIST was killed when his car ploughed through a wall and into the side of a house.

Belthorn pothole problems investigated

3:04pm Friday 7th June 2013

HIGHWAYS chiefs have been urged to investigate road and paving conditions.

High rise surprise in the USA for Belthorn mum

Lancashire Telegraph: Wendy gets her special message

2:28pm Thursday 14th March 2013

A MUM received a high rise surprise while on holiday in the United States.

Shed-load of charity work leads to medal for Belthorn man

Lancashire Telegraph: Jim Fletcher toasts his award

3:00pm Monday 3rd September 2012

A PENSIONER who devoted three decades of his life to raising charity cash will be honoured with a British Empire Medal.

Free compost given to Hyndburn residents as a thank you for recycling

8:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

FREE compost is to be given away by a borough council as a thank-you to residents for recycling.

Warning to Hyndburn fly-tippers

5:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned they face prosecution if they use a ‘man with a van’ to get rid of waste.

Con artists target Hyndburn pensioners

9:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

CON artists have been targeting elderly women at their homes to trick them into handing over their bank cards.

Hyndburn voters will receive forms early

12:45pm Friday 20th July 2012

VOTERS in Hyndburn will receive their electoral registration forms now instead of in August as usual.

Belthorn artist stuns the world with controversial mannequins

Lancashire Telegraph: Catherine with one of her creations

5:30pm Saturday 14th July 2012

A STAY at home mum is wowing the art world with her controversial hand-stitched mannequins.

Calls for urgent action at 'nightmare' traffic hotspot between Rossendale and Blackburn

8:00am Saturday 18th February 2012

CALLS have been made for authorities to work together on solving problems at a ‘nightmare’ junction.

2011: Belthorn end long wait for first win

9:00am Tuesday 6th December 2011

BELTHORN United got a ton-derful feeling on Saturday when they won their first football match in more than five years.

Belthorn primary school in bid to be academy

11:56am Friday 10th June 2011

A PRIMARY school has become the first in East Lancashire to be given the initial go-ahead to become an academy.

East Lancashire welcomes first babies of New Year

Lancashire Telegraph: WELCOME ARRIVALS: Gemma and Andy Heginbotham with Eleanor

7:00pm Sunday 2nd January 2011

EAST Lancashire’s first babies of 2011 were welcomed into the world by parents beaming with pride on New Year’s Day.

Crash causes tailbacks near Blackburn

3:00pm Monday 16th August 2010

GRANE Road between Blackburn and Haslingden has been partially blocked after a car hit a wall near the Grey Mare pub.

Academies interest for 15 East Lancashire schools

1:47pm Monday 28th June 2010

FIFTEEN East Lancashire schools are interested in becoming academies.

Belthorn pub gives red card to football

Lancashire Telegraph: NO FOOTIE HERE: Christine and Brian Hodgkiss with the Football Free Zone sign outside the pub

2:32pm Thursday 10th June 2010

A PUB has been declared a World Cup-free zone.

Blackburn girl, 7 swims half a mile for charity

Lancashire Telegraph: IN THE SWIM: Top, Simone Ellson in the pool

10:54am Thursday 29th April 2010

A SEVEN-year-old girl has been hailed a star after swimming half a mile for two charities.

Jack-knifed lorry causes East Lancashire rush hour tailbacks

10:51am Wednesday 10th March 2010

A jack-knifed lorry caused delays on Haslingden Road during rush hour this morning.

Belthorn school closed due to gas leak

9:10pm Thursday 5th November 2009

AN EAST Lancashire school maybe forced to relocate to temporary premises as a result of a gas leak.

Darwen beauty spots in walking guide

5:20pm Monday 5th October 2009

FREE walking guides detailing four routes through beauty spots in East Rural are still available.

Belthorn residents urge neighbouring villages to join anti-windfarm campaign

Lancashire Telegraph: CHAIRMAN: Stuart Kaufman led the meeting for residents of Belthorn

9:00pm Tuesday 4th August 2009

RESIDENTS in an East Lancashire village are launching a campaign to stop a windfarm being built.

£5m windfall from East Lancashire turbine firm

2:10pm Thursday 30th July 2009

AN ENERGY company’s windfarm bid could create a fund of more than £5million for community groups and schools.

Protests planned over ‘downgraded’ East Lancashire windfarm

2:48pm Monday 27th July 2009

PLANS for a windfarm on Oswaldtwistle Moors are expected to include measures to enhance the wetlands.

Honour for Belthorn reservist soldier in hell of Afghanistan

Lancashire Telegraph: MEDAL:  Major Brown

11:04am Thursday 25th June 2009

A PAINT factory worker who risked his life as a Royal Marines reservist in Afghanistan has been rewarded for his bravery.

Free soft drinks to stop drink driving

Lancashire Telegraph: SAFETY FIRST: Landlady of the Grey Mare Rebecca Prince serves a soft drink to driver Yasmin Osborne

5:30pm Friday 12th June 2009

PUB goers are going to be offered free soft drinks to stop them drinking and driving.

Belthorn in the dark on new wind farm plan

9:36am Thursday 30th April 2009

A FRESH battle is set to be waged against plans for a new wind farm on East Lancashire moorland.

East Lancs school pass rates are highest yet

Lancashire Telegraph: CELEBRATING: Helmshore St Veronica’s Primary School head teacher Pam Macro with pupils

2:55pm Wednesday 1st April 2009

CHILDREN in East Lancashire primary schools are achieving higher standards than ever before, according to new Government figures.

Blackburn armed robber 'fled to Belthorn' - police

Lancashire Telegraph: SCENE: Police outside the post office

1:04pm Thursday 26th March 2009

POLICE hunting an armed robber who threatened a post office worker in Blackburn with a handgun say they now believe he fled to Belthorn.

Darwen pupils draw battle lines over illegal parking

Lancashire Telegraph: SIGN: Actress Shobna Gulati presents Cameron Holt with his prize bike, with Twin Valley Homes’ Janet Fishwick

10:29am Friday 20th February 2009

CHILDREN have taken a stand against dangerous and illegal parking outside their school gates.

Darwen bus firm's pledge over services

2:19pm Friday 13th February 2009

BOSSES at a bus company have pledged to battle on providing services despite being placed into administration.

Snake's alive! Girl, 7, finds reptile in hole in wall in Belthorn

Lancashire Telegraph: EAGLE-EYED: Maisie and Tilly Holden with the corn snake which Maisie, seven, spotted in a wall in Belthorn

12:00pm Tuesday 10th February 2009

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Maisie Holden had the shock of her life when she found a snake peeping out of a wall.

Snowfall brings Lancashire roads to standstill

Lancashire Telegraph: Travel warning as heavy snow hits Lancashire

9:30am Tuesday 20th January 2009

SNOW falls across Lancashire have led to problems on the region's roads and public transport services.

Pubs hit out over new Grane Road closure

Lancashire Telegraph: ANGRY: Becky Prince, landlady of The Gray Mare, Belthorn

12:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2008

PUB landlords have slammed the county council after it was revealed that one of East Lancashire’s busiest roads was to close for the third time this year.

East Lancashire beauty spot cleaned up after sinks dumped

Lancashire Telegraph: BLIGHTED: How the area near Belthorn looked after thousands of ceramic sinks had been illegally dumped

5:22pm Thursday 18th September 2008

AN area of land which was blighted by thousands of dumped sinks has been transformed back into scenic countryside.

East Lancashire pair have designs on a great future

Lancashire Telegraph: EXTENDING: John Greenwood and Adam Hindle have opened a new outlet in Blackburn

3:59pm Monday 18th August 2008

TWO East Lancashire entrepreneurs are showing strength in the face of economic adversity by opening a second franchise for their graphic design business.

Pubs to stay open during road closure

11:42am Friday 4th July 2008

LICENSEES have slammed the county council for failing to notify the public that their businesses will remain open when a major road is closed for repairs.

Belthorn in a Gobbin of a mix-up!

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Thursday 5th June 2008

RESIDENTS are complaining that they are living in a "lost village" after signs for a neighbouring town were put up in their community.

How ex-cop became writer and made crime pay

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:39pm Monday 2nd June 2008

THEY say the pen is mightier than the sword, but is it mightier than a truncheon?

Horsing around on the way to school in Belthorn

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:50am Tuesday 29th April 2008

Children from Belthorn Primary School take part in a walking bus to school with their teachers Sarah Allan and Helen Rowan.

Belthorn man fractures 'friend's jaw'

11:36am Sunday 27th April 2008

A MAN walking home from a pub birthday party suffered a triple fracture of his jaw after being attacked by a friend'.

Thousands of sinks dumped in field

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:24pm Monday 4th February 2008

THOUSANDS of ceramic sinks were strewn across a beauty spot in an "appalling" act of fly-tipping.

Meet new beat bobby on patrol

12:54pm Friday 1st February 2008

A NEW community beat manager has been appointed for Hoddlesden and Belthorn.

‘Hands off our local post offices’ anger

Lancashire Telegraph: APPALLED: Ward councillor Marlene Haworth and Hyndburn Council deputy leader, Coun Brian Roberts, with their protest placards outside Belthorn Post Office, one of 24 across East Lancashire earmarked for closure

9:21pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008

CAMPAIGNERS are fighting controversial plans to close 24 post offices across East Lancashire.

Reaction to post office closure plans

10:42pm Monday 21st January 2008

POLITICIANS and postmasters have slammed the proposals to axe 23 post offices in East Lancashire.


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