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Action to rectify problems at Rawtenstall school

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SENIOR leaders and governors at a Rawtenstall school are taking ‘effective action’ to tackle the areas requiring improvement, Ofsted inspectors have found.

Motorist cleared of taking car involved in crash outside Rossendale care home

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORIST has been cleared of taking a car which was involved in a crash outside a Rossendale care home.

Travellers set up camp on road next to council offices in Bacup

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a highway next to council offices in Bacup.

Police appeal for missing Bacup teen

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:34am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a teenager who is missing from home in Bacup.

Rossendale flood defences set to be unveiled

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW flood defence scheme to protect more than 164 homes and businesses in Stubbins will be unveiled next month.

Open day for potential student teachers at Haslingden school

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:25pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN open afternoon for potential student teachers is to be held at an outstanding Haslingden school.

Rawtenstall runners hunted down by blood-thirsty zombies

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:45pm Monday 27th October 2014

DOZENS of the undead were chased by soldiers across ‘Rottenstall’ at the weekend.

New campaign to help people with dementia in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:15pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN initiative to help people with dementia in Rossendale has been launched.

Rossendale nursery told to improve by Ofsted inspectors

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

4:13pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NURSERY has been told to improve by inspectors.

Walking Football tournament to take place in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: SLOW BUILD UP PLAY: A walking football event takes place in Centre Square, Middlesbrough to encourage more people to participate in the sport. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE first Walking Football Tournament in Rossendale takes place on Saturday at Marl Pits Leisure Centre, Rawtenstall.

Exciting new five-a-side plans for Loveclough Park

Lancashire Telegraph: FOOTBALL: Leisure Leagues are starting a new six a side league this November

11:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

REVISED plans have been drawn up for a major redevelopment of Loveclough Park by the social enterprise agency Proffitts.

New job celebrations end in violence in Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY graduate who was celebrating getting his first job with his friends lost his front teeth after being headbutted in an unprovoked town centre attack.

Revised Rawtenstall bus station scheme revealed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

REVISED proposals for Rawtenstall’s new £3.5 million bus station have gone on show — as part of the first phase of the former Valley Centre square redevelopment.

MP triggers second Rossendale by-election

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SECOND by-election is set to be staged in Rossendale after it was confirmed that the new Heywood and Middleton MP, Liz McInnes, has resigned from the borough council.

Haslingden High School offers taste of life as a teacher

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL direct experience day is to take place at Haslingden High School.

TV star Kirstie Allsopp lends hand in helping hard-up Rossendale families

Lancashire Telegraph: Kirstie Allsopp

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN appeal is being launched to help dozens of struggling Rossendale families beset by illness or hardship to enjoy a brighter Christmas.

Rossendale pupils find crafty way to honour WW1 centenary

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FABRIC poppies handmade by children to commemorate the centenary of the First World War have been flying off the shelves.

Newly elected Rossendale MP to resign from council

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COUNCILLOR will stand down from her position having been elected MP of Heywood and Middleton.

Rawtenstall pre-school’s plea for funding to guarantee future

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FOREST pre-school available to families in Rawtenstall is in need of £18,000 in order to keep serving the community.

Storm-hit Ramsbottom church poised to re-open

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

LEADERS of a storm-damaged church in Ramsbottom are getting ready to re-open their doors.

Rogue landlord crackdown in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN investigation into rogue landlords across Rossendale has come up with a six-point plan to seek some redress for private tenants.

Drugged up Rossendale thug who 'destroyed' a girl's life gets sentence cut

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

8:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A CRACK cocaine-fuelled thug who 'destroyed' a teenage girl's life when he sexually assaulted and robbed her on a remote path has won a cut in his sentence.

Rossendale actress wows crowds

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:54am Saturday 18th October 2014

SUPERMODEL-turned-actress Agyness Deyn wowed crowds at a film premiere in London with a sleek new look.

Conservatives hold Helmshore seat comfortably

Lancashire Telegraph: Elections 2014: Live coverage as votes are counted

10:09am Friday 17th October 2014

LITTLE impact was made on the Conservative vote in Helmshore as the party comfortably held the area’s seat on Rossendale Council.

Rossendale swimming pools to receive thousands of pounds of investment

Lancashire Telegraph: Young mother having fun in swimming pool with two kids (5745397)

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

TWO Rossendale pools are set to receive hundreds of thousands of pounds in investment to ensure their long-term sustainability.

Heroin addict handed curfew and Bacup town centre ban

Lancashire Telegraph: Have your say on drug and alcohol help in Brighton and Hove

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A ONE-TIME “high risk crook” has been banned from Bacup town centre.

Haslingden church closes after 200 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 200-year-old church closed its doors for the final time after its congregation shrunk to just a dozen members.

Rossendale businesswoman’s £50,000 target honours tragic mum

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A BUSINESSWOMAN has doubled her £20,000 fundraising target in honour of a 28-year-old mum who died of cervical cancer.

New chapter at Rossendale school as library opened

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PARENTS and teachers at a Rawtenstall school teamed up to raise more than £2,700 for books to fill its newly refurbished library.

Fired-up fundraisers hotfoot it to help Rossendale Hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WOMEN got all fired up to walk over hot coals and raise cash for Rossendale Hospice.

Aspiring East Lancs baker swaps social work job to open tea room

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN ASPIRING Haslingden baker has left her job as a social worker to follow her dream of setting up her own tea room.

Bacup doctors surgery praised over short wait times

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

A DOCTORS surgery has been praised for its ‘rapid reaction’ appointments and named GP service.

Rossendale courthouse plan gets green light despite parking concerns

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

3:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to convert the vacant Rossendale Magistrates’ Court into housing have been passed, despite parking concerns.

Power cut affects Rawtenstall homes

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:04am Sunday 12th October 2014

ELECTRICITY supplies are down in Rawtenstall following a fire overnight.

New MP to quit Rossendale Council

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

NEW MP Liz McInnes is to quit as an East Lancashire councillor after scraping home ahead of UKIP to win the Heywood and Middleton by-election.

Rossendale councillor wins Heywood and Middleton by-election - holding off UKIP surge

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:07am Friday 10th October 2014

LABOUR has held off a Ukip surge to win the Heywood and Middleton by-election, but its majority was cut to just 617.

Rawtenstall ‘ghost’ retail park to be opened up to all

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE owners of Rawtenstall’s ‘ghost’ retail park are bidding to open up their premises to all-comers – and end a seven-year wait for tenants.

Haslingden church in dazzling transformation

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:50am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CHURCH was transformed into a dazzling array of colour and creativity during an exhibition of almost 300 quilts and patchworks.

East Lancs pensioner in payout over awful hotel food hygiene in Egypt

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A GREAT-grandmother has been awarded £3,500 compensation after having a family holiday ruined by a stomach illness brought on by poorly-prepared hotel food.

Hundreds turn out to pay respects at funeral of Rossendale man

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:36pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out for the funeral of Rossendale man Heath Nield, whose body was found in Whitworth after a two month search.

Haslingden stalker dad terrified estranged wife

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:17pm Monday 6th October 2014

A HASLINGDEN dad stalked his estranged wife, leaving her terrified after a three-week campaign in which he contacted her about 100 times, a court heard.

Bacup residents left without water

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

12:49pm Monday 6th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Bacup have been left without water.

‘Heartless’ lout showed no remorse after knocking out Rawtenstall schoolboy's tooth

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

11:17am Monday 6th October 2014

A ‘HEARTLESS’ lout who launched a vicious attack on a schoolboy in a Rawtenstall street, knocked his tooth out and left him spitting blood and cut, a court heard.

Summerseat Players' box office sales are top in UK’s amateur league

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

A THEATRE group in Ramsbottom has been declared as one of the most successful in the country - after raising the curtain to record audiences.

Man arrested after hitting crash barrier in Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:22am Monday 6th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after taking out a crash barrier in an early morning accident.

Haslingden man accused of internet sex offences

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

8:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A 43-year-old man appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of 10 Haslingden-based internet sexual allegations.

Nelson man who kept teacher a virtual prisoner must pay compensation

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A MAN who kept a retired teacher a virtual prisoner for several months in squalid conditions has been ordered to pay him £1,000 in compensation.

Rumours of suspicious behaviour outside Rossendale schools unfounded - say police

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:48pm Sunday 5th October 2014

PARENTS in Rossendale have been reassured by police that rumours of a man trying to entice children into his car are unfounded.

Rossendale ski slope set for major revamp

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:47pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

SKI Rossendale is set for a major revamp after being awarded £375,000 by Sport England.

Artists open doors as part of Rossendale Art Trail

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 20 artists will open the doors of their studios and homes this weekend to give people a chance to view their work as part of the Rossendale Art Trail.

Rossendale what's on

Soul II Soul top Sunday list at Ramsbottom Festival (link) 3:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

DANCE and R&B pioneers Soul II Soul have been announced as the Sunday night headliners for this year’s Ramsbottom…

Political animal Bez is ready for DJ party (link) 10:14am Tue 22 Apr 14

HAPPY Monday’s freaky dancer Bez has revealed plans to run for MP in next year’s general election... But he…

Valley Academy to perform Grease (link) 2:52pm Tue 8 Apr 14

GREASE is the word for 60 young performers taking to the stage this week.

Diamonds Are Forever: The Royal Court Theatre, Bacup (link) 2:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Diamonds Are Forever for one night only at the Royal Court Theatre, Bacup, this weekend.

Visiting Hours: New Millennium Theatre, Waterfoot (link) 2:36pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ACTORS hope to have their audiences in stitches at the New Millennium Theatre from Saturday with a medical comedy…

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