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Children's home blasted by Ofsted after it was found in ‘poor state of repair’

Children's home blasted by Ofsted after it was found in ‘poor state of repair’

CROSS-PENNINE ROW: Many taxi drivers licensed to Rossendale are working in Bradford, it has been claimed

Council involved in taxi cab row after issuing licences to more than 1,800 drivers

House damaged after being hit by Mercedes van

VIDEO: House damaged after being hit by Mercedes box van

GUESTS: Alder Grange staff with their Chinese visitors

Visitors from Far East learn all about British teenagers’ lifestyles

BACKUP: Police at Bacup Hub yesterday morning after bailiffs took possession of it

Bailiffs called in as area's biggest entertainment venue closed and boarded up

VISION: An artist’s impression of how Rawtenstall town centre could look if the development goes ahead

Take a new look at £20m scheme for redevelopment of town centre

The store has created 10 jobs, including the creation of new grooming positions

£300,000 pet store set to open in town - complete with 'groom room'

LIFESAVER: Retained firefighter Natalie Wilson who used her first aid skills to save a choking child

Part-time firefighter saves choking baby in Tesco just weeks after completing first aid training

Fire fighters called to blaze in poultry shed

PICTURES: Firefighters called to blaze in poultry shed

Mum and daughter 'lucky to escape' early morning house fire

Mum and daughter 'lucky to escape' early morning house fire

Former pub could be converted into house

Former pub could be converted into house

Michael Carr

Three long-serving Alder Grange staff praised for their work

The Commercial Hotel

Firm bids to turn pub and derelict shops into eight apartments

The Firepit

Popular burger and steak restaurant bidding to expand with upstairs bar

Haslingden sports centre

Thieves steal four TVs after breaking into sports centre

AFTERMATH: Ian Kennedy, 46, lying unconscious in Salford Royal Hospital, where he has remained in a critical, but stable condition

WITNESS APPEAL: Police release image of assault victim lying unconscious in hospital

‘LITTLE ANGEL’: Aleena Kauser who died in the tragic collision

LITTLE ANGEL: Family pay tribute to girl, 9, killed in collision with car

CHEER WE GO: Staff and children at Tiddlywinks celebrate their Ofsted report

Ramsbottom nursery remains tops for tots, says watchdog report

An artist’s impression of the planned bus station which has now been revised

Plans for new bus station criticised by civic campaigners

SERIOUS INJURIES: Andrew Morton in hospital with a metal frame to keep his neck in place

Thanks for saving me from being paralysed: grandfather's message to mountain rescue team after breaking bone in his neck

ATTRACTION: The locomotive at York museum

Flying Scotsman steams into East Lancashire

PRAISE: Geoff and Paula Riley, of Riley’s Butchers in Crawshawbooth, are once again through to the national final of the Butcher’s Shop of the Year competition

Top award at ‘steak’ as popular butcher chases northern title

RANGE: Klair Ward with some of her colourful umbrellas

BROLLY GOOD: Local businesswoman opens her first shop selling umbrellas

MEMORIAL: People from across the Rossendale Valley have left their own tributes at the scene of the incident

Tributes paid to girl, 9, killed in collision with car

YOU’RE MAKING ME DIZZY: Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff blasts out the hits

IN PICTURES: Stars come out and shine at Ramsbottom Festival

PRIDE: Liz Hinchliffe at the quarry which has been selected to mark its importance in the area’s heritage

Walk through our industrial history: Rossendale quarry put on the map

Toys and flowers were left in tribute to the nine-year-old

UPDATE: Two bailed after nine-year-old girl killed in road collision

Flashback to the 2013 event

Festival-goers getting ready for Ramsbottom Festival - day two

PICTURE PERFECT: Beth has developed a love for taking pictures

Young photographer builds Facebook following with her farm-related images

CELEBRATION: Nursery teacher Bev Lewis with pupils, from left, Evie Colak and Tilly Doyle

Bacup nursery awarded seal of approval

GRIEF STRICKEN: Stephen Roult with a picture of his son Greg who died while on holiday in Egypt

LIVING NIGHTMARE: 'Tell us how our son died' - emotional plea from parents of man found dead in hotel pool

TRIM-ENDOUS: Tufties’ Victoria Jones celebrates the Rawtenstall salon making the final six

Salon on the shortlist at prestigious British hairdressing awards

Mason Arms, Ramsbottom

UPDATE: Two arrested after man found unconscious outside pub

Burnley Magistrates’ Court

Former teacher charged with sexual offences on school premises

INQUIRY: Police at Barclays Bank in Bank Street, Rawtenstall, where the cash machine was ripped out

Gang uses explosive gas to blast cash machine from Barclays Bank

CONTEST: Crowds at the event

World Black Pudding Throwing Championship: Pursuing perfect pud propulsion

ORDEAL: The RSPCA are appealing for information about a female German Shepherd dog abandoned

APPALLING: German Shepherd dog left close to death on street with large tumour

DRAIN: The empty properties management bill will be footed by the taxpayer

£600k bill for council after lettings company goes bust

PLANNING AHEAD: The new of St Mary’s RC School Kathryn Bishop-Horsfield is hoping her vision will lead St Mary’s to become outstanding

Headteacher’s ‘outstanding’ vision for Bacup primary school

Woman burns hand in chip pan fire at house in Rossendale

Woman burns hand in chip pan fire at house in Rossendale

NEIGH JOKE: Alan Walker is unhappy about business rates being applied to his property for stabling his daughter Victoria’s two horses Ryan, left, and Taffy

Householder left stunned as domestic stables declared a business - with potential £1,500 a year bill

Firefighters called to house fire

Firefighters called to house fire

Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall

Soldier broke man’s jaw after disagreement outside nightclub

The Craven Heifer

FOR SALE: Pub with games room on the market for £20,000

Do you know this man?

Joyrider rammed police car and mounted kerbs during chase

Two weeks of diversions as road closure looms

Two weeks of diversions as road closure looms

FUN: Hannah Whiteman with Anna, Elsa - characters from the film Frozen - and baby Harrison

Boy’s meningitis ordeal inspires event which raises bumper £1,000

Scout Moor wind farm expansion approved

Scout Moor wind farm expansion approved

ROPE EXPERT: Ian Johnston, 56, has described the theft as ‘shoddy’ and said it is putting lives at risk.

DESPICABLE: Volunteer mountain rescuer hit by £3k equipment raid at home

SCHOLAR: Trevor Unsworth with some of the text books from his history course

Former Rossendale mayor completes university degree - aged 70!


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