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‘High rates and rents’ blamed for Rawtenstall business closure

Lancashire Telegraph: Other traders and supporters of Nate Nicholson, centre, back, outside the Deli

1:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RAWTENSTALL trader, who has poured his life savings into his business, has closed it down as he can't afford to keep it running.

Dementia awareness sessions in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: Residents aim to build more dementia-friendly community

12:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding and awareness of dementia at a series of events to be held in Rossendale.

Protesters to walk cobbled way to prevent development in Waterfoot

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

HUNDREDS of protesters are going to walk, cycle and ride on horseback across the length of a 19th Century cobbled route from Waterfoot to Rochdale in a bid to protect it from developers.

Haslingden fire prompts warning

7:35pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A FIRE caused by smoking materials has left one householder suffering from burns and another treated by paramedics for inhaling fumes.

Iain Duncan-Smith promotes new care apprentice scheme in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: The Work and Pensions Secretary defended his crackdown on benefits claimants

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

CABINET welfare boss Iain Duncan-Smith came to Rossendale to promote a new scheme for care apprentices and rejected claims the government was ignoring East Lancashire.

Gruelling charity challenge for East Lancs man

Lancashire Telegraph: Justin Packman is gearing up for a full-day challenge

4:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CHARITY champion will be canoeing, off-road mountain biking and hiking from dawn to dusk to raise cash for the NSPCC.

£800k to repair Rossendale bridges

Lancashire Telegraph: Lumb bridge, near Edenfield, is one that will be repaired

3:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than £800,000 is to be spent carrying out vital repairs to four bridges in the Valley.

Appeal for Bacup First World War memories

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

5:24pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PEOPLE with photos, documents, stories or family history of Bacup during the First World War are being encouraged to come along to the A, B and D Centre on Saturday. The Bacup Time Travellers event has been organised by people involved with the Bacup Heritage Initiative, and is part of a project to show what it would have been like to live in Bacup in 1914.

Waterfoot centenarian 'doesn't feel a day over 70'

Lancashire Telegraph: Edna Harrison blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake

4:55pm Thursday 10th April 2014

EDNA Harrison was surprised’ to be celebrating her 100th birthday after surviving two world wars and a string of serious illnesses as a child.

Dog fouling 'an ongoing problem' in Whitworth

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:07pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DOG fouling has become ‘an ongoing problem all over Whitworth’, according to a ward councillor.

Rossendale climate change evening

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ROSSENDALE Climate Change Group are planning to hold a Lancashire evening in Bacup on Tuesday, September 23, and are looking for musicians that would like to perform.

Widow of Ramsbottom victim tells Hillsborough inquest of her grief

Lancashire Telegraph: Barry Glover

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE widow of a Ramsbottom man who died in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago has told the inquest about her ‘thoughtful’ husband.

Children's play area in Helmshore reopened after £162,000 makeover

Lancashire Telegraph: The mayor of Rossendale, councillor Amanda Robertson, officially reopens the revamped play area at Snig Hole Park

8:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CHILDREN’S play park has been officially reopened after a £162,000 makeover.

Stacksteads pub to be flattened to make way for new houses

2:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A STACKSTEADS pub is to be demolished to make way for houses, despite protests from regulars.

'Harmful' eye drops stolen during Holcombe Brook burglary

2:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EYE drops which police say are ‘potentially harmful’ have been stolen from a business in Holcombe Brook.

Hospital comedies to be performed in Waterfoot this week

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THREE one-act comedies set in a hospital ward are being staged in Waterfoot all this week.

Volunteers to bag pack in Haslingden supermarket

4:36pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be bag packing at Haslingden Tesco on Saturday, April 26, from 10am to 4pm. They will be aiming to raise cash for the Wonderful Things children’s activities in the Valley.

Edenfield Village Residents' Assocation to meet

4:29pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EDENFIELD Village Residents’ Association will meet at the cricket club in Gincroft Lane on Wednesday, April 16 at 8pm.

Volunteers wanted to work on a Rawtenstall park

4:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COMMUNITY gardening group Incredible Edible Rossendale is inviting people to help with maintenance work at Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall on Saturday from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Rossendale volunteers in clean up operation

4:27pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

HASLINGDEN Civic Pride volunteers removed 44 bags of litter, four tyres and discarded signs from St Crispin Way, and Rawtenstall Civic Pride team cleared 94 bin liners of rubbish from the woods near Rawtenstall Tesco.

Haslingden property owner want an extension

4:18pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HOUSEHOLDER is seeking permission from Rossendale Council to build a two-storey extension to a property in Musden Avenue, Haslingden.

Rawtenstall support group for dementia carers to be held

4:16pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SUPPORT group for dementia carers will meet for an open discussion in the Old School Room, at St James the Less Church, in Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on April 17. Call 01282 421233.

New homes planned for Haslingden

4:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS to build two houses on land at the back of a property, in Pilling Street, Haslingden, have been submitted to Rossendale Council.

Indoor farmers' market heading to Bacup

4:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW indoor farmers’ market is coming to Bacup next month.

Plans for two homes submitted to Rossendale Council

3:39pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS to build two houses on land at the back of a property, in Pilling Street, Haslingden, have been submitted to Rossendale Council.

Snig Hole Park in Helmshore to be reopened after £162k makeover

Lancashire Telegraph: Snig Hole Park in Helmshore to be reopened after £162k makeover

8:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CHILDREN’S play park has been officially re-opened after being given a £162,000 makeover.

Angry Rossendale dad pushed mum down stairs

Lancashire Telegraph: Event shines a light on domestic violence

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN angry dad left his ex-partner with a broken arm after pushing her down the steps outside his home, a court heard.

Baking festival to be brought to Ramsbottom for the first time

Lancashire Telegraph: The old Keats bakery was known for its ribbon sandwich cakes

2:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A BAKING festival is to be brought to Ramsbottom for the first time by the same team who organise the town’s popular chocolate and pie festivals.

Rawtenstall boy reaches top 16 of Pokemon tournament

Lancashire Telegraph: Jacob Myers

2:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A KEEN teen videogame player from Rawtenstall reached the top 16 of 250 entrants at a Pokémon gaming tournament in Manchester.

Ramsbottom-based entrepreneur to make technology an asset

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Stokes

4:14pm Monday 7th April 2014

A Ramsbottom-based entrepreneur has launched Red Plane, an IT consultancy that hopes to revolutionise how businesses operate.

Rossendale pupils knit blanket for Philippine typhoon victims

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Olivia, Leon, Maisie and Rayanne

3:42pm Monday 7th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS are knitting a blanket to send out to vulnerable children at risk in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

New bid to save historic Padiham pub

Lancashire Telegraph: The Alma Inn

3:16pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE owner of an award-winning real ale brewery is making a last bid to buy an historic pub threatened with closure.

Rawtenstall dad broke ex's arm

6:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

AN angry dad left his ex-partner with a broken arm after pushing her down the steps outside his home, a court heard.

Thieves steal laptops from Haslingden firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

5:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

THIEVES stole £1,500 of laptops and £300 in cash from businesses in Haslingden.

Rossendale businesswoman sells up to fight cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bacup Hub

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A VALLEY businesswoman has announced she is selling up as she faces a battle against cancer.

Top Rossendale restaurant owner bowing out

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris and Lu

3:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE owner of a multi-award winning restaurant in Ramsbottom is hanging up his chef's hat after 29 years.

Pledge of share in fund if Rossendale wind farm approved, say supporters

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

3:10pm Friday 4th April 2014

SUPPORTERS of a proposed new wind farm have said that comm-unities in Rossendale could share in a £2million community fund if turbines are approved.

Calls to restore iconic Bacup building in sad decline

Lancashire Telegraph: The Regal, former cinema and bingo hall,

4:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

COMMUNITYY leaders in Bacup have called for improvements to be made to one of the town’s most iconic buildings.

The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co takes top titles in national competitions

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Holt with his awards-winning black pudding

4:43pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A ROSSENDALE firm has been named king of the black puddings after scooping a string of awards.

Ramsbottom choc festival ‘to be best yet’

Lancashire Telegraph: Chocolate. Sugar is making Bolton fat, says health expert Brian Newman.

2:35pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ORGANISERS behind Ramsbottom’s popular Chocolate Festival have said that this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet.

Ramsbottom entrepeneur receives start-up award

Lancashire Telegraph: SCAM: Computer users are being warned about a scam in which people are sent emails telling them they may have cancer. SP

2:31pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IT WAS a ‘dream’ come true for Ramsbottom entrepreneur Elizabeth Clark when she scooped a national award in London.

Rossendale and Darwen MP seeks ban on gambling ads

Lancashire Telegraph: AL-QAEDA PLAYING CARDS: The irony is that Muslims aren't allowed playing cards as they feel it encourages gambling

1:27pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry yesterday introduced his bill to ban gambling adverts before the 9pm watershed at Westminster.

Bacup war veteran creates tank model from willow to commemorate First World War

Lancashire Telegraph: David Joddrell shows off his willow tank

8:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A WAR veteran from Bacup has weaved his magic to create a model of a tank from willow to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

It’s full steam ahead for new East Lancs national trail

Lancashire Telegraph: Rossendale Mayor Amanda Robertson opens the new trail

10:54am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A DISUSED stretch of railway line which has been transformed into a section of a national trail used by cyclists, horse riders and walkers, has been officially opened.

Ex-soldier’s battle with dodgy shed in Haslingden

Lancashire Telegraph: Veteran John Stewart, 82,

4:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

WAR veterans swung into action to help an elderly comrade who needed a rotten garden shed tearing down after it had become a ‘health risk’.

£40k lottery grant to help preserve Rossendale's shoe industry history

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Dunn at the museum

1:30pm Monday 31st March 2014

A PROJECT to preserve the history of the shoe industry in Rossendale has benefited from £40,000 in lottery funding.

East Lancs police officer cleared of rape

Lancashire Telegraph: PC Stuart Jenkins, who appeared at court

5:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A POLICE officer accused of raping a drunken woman after giving her a lift home has been cleared.

Hollywood glamour for Rawtenstall girl band’s video

Lancashire Telegraph: Left to right, Jess Haworth, Chloe Dawson, Matt Hulme, Mollie Brennand, Jess Watts, Sophie Wooding and Grace O’Malley.

2:01pm Friday 28th March 2014

HOLLYWOOD glamour came to a Rawtenstall high school for the filming of a music video for girl band Arizona’s charity single, Electricity.

VIDEO: Chocolate brown creation by East Lancs designer to mark 25th birthday of Magnum

Lancashire Telegraph: Designer Henry Holland unveils his Magnum dress, worn by model Sasha Atwood, during the ice-cream’s 25th birthday party in London

1:34pm Friday 28th March 2014

ROSSENDALE fashion designer Henry Holland has teamed up with ice cream brand Magnum to create a dress inspired by the sweet treat.

Criminal gang steals £70k worth of vehicles from East Lancs homes

Lancashire Telegraph: Man charged after high-speed chase

7:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A CRIMINAL gang used a hooked cane to steal keys from inside people’s homes and steal three vehicles worth £70,000.


Rossendale what's on

Valley Academy to perform Grease (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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…

Former Accrington and Rossendale College goes back to his own uni days (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 4:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MEMBERS of a new theatre company will relive the hangovers and headaches of student life in a play written by their…

Rossendale players work out how life changes (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:28pm Tue 4 Feb 14

ROSSENDALE Players are taking a comedic look at the topical issue of unemployment, asking the question Why Me?

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