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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.

Violent Rossendale crook jailed after knife attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROLIFIC and violent Rossendale crook has been jailed for three years and three months after knifing a man in Stacksteads.

Bacup woman found hanged at home

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:20am Monday 29th September 2014

A 66-year-old woman has been found hanged at her home.

Body found in Whitworth identified as Heath Nield

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are satisfied that a body found at Whitworth last weekend is that of missing Rossendale man Heath Nield.

Will Straw full of praise for Rossendale volunteer army

Lancashire Telegraph: POLITICAL AMBITIONS Will Straw hopes to become the Rossendale and Darwen candidate

2:57pm Monday 29th September 2014

WILL Straw, who will stand for Labour in Rossendale at the next General Election, has praised volunteers in the borough.

Rossendale MP ready to host another jobs fair

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

2:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

JAKE Berry, Rossendale’s MP, is to host a jobs fair in Stacksteads.

Helmshore schoolboy loses his fight with cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A BRAVE schoolboy who ‘loved life’ has lost his fight with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Ramsbottom pensioner drowned in canal

Lancashire Telegraph: IMPROVEMENTS: The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

9:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A 70-YEAR-OLD woman was found drowned in the Leeds and Liverpool canal close to where she was born, married and where her parents were buried, an inquest heard.

Rossendale residents' fury as some rubbish to be left nearly a month

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

FAMILIES are angry that they will be left with overflowing rubbish bins as Rossendale Council will not be collecting general waste from some areas for three and a half weeks.

Dismay as direct Rawtenstall bus services are slashed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:27pm Friday 26th September 2014

A DECISION by public transport bosses to scrap most of Rawtenstall’s direct bus links with Bolton has been greeted with dismay.

Children’s author moves into Rossendale school to help with creativity

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN award-winning children’s author has become the writer in residence at a Rossendale school.

Woodland learning promises a new experience for Rawtenstall pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

IF you go down to the woods today . . . you're sure of a unique educational experience.

Bacup fountain protest meeting is set

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to meet residents to discuss controversial plans to demolish the historic fountain on the roundabout in Bacup town centre.

Big Rossendale bin switchover to be introduced next month

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CHANGES to bin collections in Rossendale are set to be introduced next month, it has been announced.

Shirtless ex-convict swore at the police in Haslingden

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN ex-con involved in an early hours altercation was bare-chested when police arrived at the scene in Haslingden.

East Lancs thug who left victim with broken leg jailed for two years

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A THUG said to have left his victim with a broken leg has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

Rossendale literacy initiative supported by Prince Charles set to be rolled out nationally

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:59pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

LITERACY lessons first trialled in Rossendale are set to feature in a national educational programme supported by Prince Charles.

UPDATE: Body found in Whitworth confirmed as missing Rossendale man

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE body of a dad-of-four has been found more than 10 weeks after he went missing.

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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