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90 years of harmony for celebrated Rossendale choir

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHOIR will be singing Happy Birthday to itself later this month — as it celebrates 90 years of song.

Gig of lifetime for Ramsbottom musician, 14

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A YOUNG musician from Ramsbottom has been chosen from hundreds of entries to perform at the opening ceremony of a school games tournament.

Rossendale team takes on outdoor challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:35pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TEAM from Rossendale took gold at an outdoor team-building event in Chorley’s Rivington Park.

Big Lottery cash for Helmshore walking route

Lancashire Telegraph: A man tends to his allotment

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SUSTAINABLE food-growing group have been awarded £10,000 to create an ‘edible’ health and well-being walking route in Helmshore.

Ramsbottom Tory MP vows to stay in party

Lancashire Telegraph: DAVID NUTTALL MP

1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

RAMSBOTTOM’S MP David Nuttall has vowed to remain in the Conservative Party – after one of his key allies defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Former Rossendale politician speaks out after struggle with viral encephalitis

Lancashire Telegraph: Eileen Kershaw today

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A VETERAN politician who has survived an aggressive brain virus has called for more support for sufferers in East Lancashire.

Rossendale rivals united for bowling green

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO political rivals are both backing a campaign to bring a derelict bowling green back into use.

Celebration of Bacup centre’s success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre that provides support workers for families and schools is celebrating its 10th anniversary after going from strength to strength.

£500,000 plan for Rossendale ski slope revealed

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS is the first look at a £500,000 overhaul which supporters hope will transform Ski Rossendale into a ‘centre of excellence’ for the north-west.

New locomotive plans could be heading to Ramsbottom

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A NEW locomotive works could be coming to the Valley – if major regeneration plans by East Lancashire Railway move forward this year.

Man killed and three others serious after Belthorn crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:50am Monday 25th August 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man was killed and three people were seriously injured in a crash on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

Chilling experience for Most Haunted at Bacup's Royal Court Theatre.

Lancashire Telegraph: Bacup Royal Court Theatre

8:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

EERIE sounds and cold temperatures sent a shiver down the spine of a team from TV show Most Haunted at Bacup's Royal Court Theatre.

Homes evacuated after Haslingden gas leak

Lancashire Telegraph: Sedgefield Development Trust has been working alongside the Belgian not-for-profit company iChoosr to introduce a collective switching scheme for gas and electricity ,

10:51am Saturday 23rd August 2014

FOUR homes had to be evacuated after a gas leak was discovered in Blackburn Road, Haslingden.

Man left with serious head injuries after Haslingden truncheon attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN was left with severe head injuries after being attacked in a Haslingden street.

CAB to move into Bacup hall after deal done

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FRESH home has been found for the Valley’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau – after a deal was struck with the borough council for Bacup’s Stubbylee Hall.

West Indian cricket legend returns to East Lancashire after 56 years away

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CRICKETING great who played in the Lancashire League for nearly a decade in its heyday will be returning to East Lancashire for the first time in 56 years tonight.

New Rossendale building proposals will see four new structures built for horses

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A SERIES of new shelters are currently in the pipeline to protect an animal sanctuary’s equine friends – come rain or shine.

Rawtenstall pub holds family fun day for tot with rare genetic disease

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A KIND-hearted Rawtenstall landlord is holding a family fun day today (Sunday) to raise cash for a baby with a rare genetic disease.

Carer accused of abusing children in East Lancashire cleared of nine charges

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

11:40am Sunday 17th August 2014

A CARER alleged to have sexually abused three teenage girls while working at children’s homes in East Lancashire has been cleared of nine charges.

Zombies on the trail of Rawtenstall runners

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the 'infected' from last year's Otley Zombie Apocalypse Run.

3:36pm Friday 15th August 2014

SOMETHING wicked this way comes in October....when blood-thirsty zombies will be hunting down runners through the forest in Rawtenstall.

Hannah’s homes thread to show Helmshore mills heritage

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AN ARTIST has appealed for help to weave a 70ft thread through homes in Helmshore to document the importance of the weavers’ mills.

Nominations closed for Rossendale Sports Awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

NOMINATIONS have now closed for the Rossendale Sports Awards.

Rossendale firm unveils big expansion

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A RENOWNED Rossendale steelwork and engineering firm is set to create eight new jobs after investing in new machinery, with support from a Government grant.

Rossendale firm signed up as Burnley's new accountants

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A ROSSENDALE firm will be balancing the books for Burnley.

UPDATE: Gang leave victim covered in blood after brutal Haslingden stabbing

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ARMED intruders stabbed a man in the leg and back after bursting into his house and attacking him with a baseball bat.

Ramsbottom MP’s survey of bin collections

Lancashire Telegraph: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

3:11pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

RAMSBOTTOM’S MP has sent out a survey to thousands of homes as part of a campaign against controversial bin collection changes.

Ramsbottom ASBO lout jailed after urinating in a baby-changing room

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A LOUT has been jailed after urinating in a baby-changing room in front of a woman.

Youngsters get to work on neglected Rossendale land

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:15pm Monday 11th August 2014

A RARELY-used patch of land at a Ramsbottom school has been renovated and turned into a wildlife haven, thanks to its pupils.

Fire at Rawtenstall industrial estate

Lancashire Telegraph: Firefighters rescue of woman trapped under wardrobe

5:04pm Sunday 10th August 2014

FIRE chiefs in Rawtenstall have warned people not to start bonfires in public after they had to deal with a blaze on an industrial estate.

Stacksteads summer festival cancelled

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:01pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A FREE festival due to take place in Stacksteads tomorrow has been cancelled by organisers.

Ramsbottom lout jailed for breaching ASBO

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A LOUT has been jailed after urinating in a baby-changing room in front of a woman.

Developer to donate former Stacksteads church back to community

Lancashire Telegraph: 'CRUMBLING GEM'  Waterbarn Baptist Chapel, Stacksteads

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

THE developer that has bought a historic Stacksteads church has said he will renovate it and hand it back to the community for free.

Petition launched to ban Sophie attacker from Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Lancaster

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for one of the gang members who attacked murdered Sophie Lancaster’s boyfriend not to be allowed into Rossendale.

East Lancs couple tie the knot on Concorde

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

IT WAS a ‘supersonic’ day for a couple from Rossendale after they got married on Concorde.

Rossendale company lands big schools deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

3:32pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ROSSENDALE construction firm B and E Boys has landed a lucrative contract to help expand a host of schools in Stockport.

East Lancs joyriders arrested after smashing stolen car into van

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Wednesday 6th August 2014

JOYRIDERS smashed into a van after losing control of a stolen car in Rossendale during the early hours of this morning.

Rossendale Empty houses £1.8m scheme

Lancashire Telegraph: Alyson Barnes

2:45pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAJOR £1.8million scheme is set to breathe new life into empty homes across Rossendale, it has been announced.

Hunt for masked axeman after raid on East Lancs shop

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:24am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A robber in a Halloween-style skelton mask threatened a shop security guard with an axe in Rossendale and made off with a cash box.

World-renowned artwork on show

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:26am Monday 4th August 2014

AN EXHIBITION of works by world-renowned artists paying homage to the Valley’s own creator of The Clash’s London Calling album artwork have gone on display in Rawtenstall.

Residents help start up neighbourhood watches

Lancashire Telegraph: An Interview With The Chairman of Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch

11:21am Monday 4th August 2014

TWO new Neighbourhood Watch schemes have been set up in Bacup, with more in the pipeline.

Bill tells the story of tragic figure skater in new book

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:19am Monday 4th August 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM man has released a book telling the story of tragic figure skater John Curry.

Black Pud boss to share secret success

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:15am Monday 4th August 2014

A HASLINGDEN businessman who launched the award-winning Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company will be sharing his recipe for success at an upcoming business network event.

Axe man steals cash box

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:49am Monday 4th August 2014

A MAN wearing a skeleton mask and brandishing a two-hand axe robbed a security guard.

Memorial skate contest for Ramsbottom teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

5:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A MEMORIAL skate contest was held in memory of a teenage BMXer who was found hanged.

East Lancashire reading challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

2:04pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

CHILDREN aged four to 11 from Lancashire have been invited to meet a cast of colourful creatures as part of this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

School stars at Symphony Hall

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:28pm Friday 1st August 2014

MUSICAL students from Haslingden High School delighted crowds at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Care home fails four standards

Lancashire Telegraph: Care Quality Commission

2:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

A CARE home has been rapped by a health watchdog for unacceptable standards of hygiene, maintenance and staffing.

Film company reel in cruise contract

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

A FILM production company from Rawtenstall has landed a deal to shoot a promotional video for one of Canada’s biggest tourism companies.

Residents' bid to take over Haslingden pool

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A NEW group is hoping to block Rossendale Council’s sale of the former Haslingden Pool.

Rubbish collection set for challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: A bin lorry collection round through the streets of Newport (2905304)

12:04pm Friday 1st August 2014

BOSSES at Bury Council are set to be challenged over their decision to make household bin collections every three weeks, affecting Ramsbottom and Summerseat residents.

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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