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Rossendale school celebrating praise from Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SCHOOL in Stacksteads has started its summer holidays with good news from Ofsted.

Ramsbottom youngster will walk with help of specialised equipment

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SIMPLE piece of specialist equipment will allow a seven-year-old boy from Ramsbottom to maintain his independence and stay active.

Ramsbottom pub wins top hospitality accolade

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

12:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A POPULAR Ramsbottom pub has won a top hospitality accolade.

Ski Rossendale could be in line for £500,000 revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: ACTIVE: Ski Rossendale

11:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

SKI Rossendale could be in line to secure a £500,000 grant to transform the facility into a ‘winter sports centre of excellence’.

Police appeal for missing Bacup man

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing man.

Young East Lancs designer shaping up to be a Mini marvel

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

A WANNABE car designer had a real Mini adventure when he was given a VIP tour of the car giant's headquarters.

Haslingden MP chases up plans for trains on Curve line

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS to provide trains for the Todmorden Curve scheme are being chased by Haslingden’s MP.

Thieves steal 3D TV from house in Summerseat

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 3D television and a designer wallet have been snatched by thieves from a home in Rossendale while the residents were asleep upstairs.

Helmshore thief caught in the act

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

3:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WITNESS to a thief breaking into a vehicle in Helmshore helped police to catch the offender.

Police step up Haslingden water safety patrols

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

2:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE have repeated their calls for parents to know where their children are during the summer holidays following warnings about youngsters risking their lives diving into open water.

East Lancs school rapped for commissioning beer in centenary celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been rapped by an alcohol watchdog after it commssioned a beer to celebrate its centenary.

Donations roll in after ‘devastating’ burglary at Bacup charity-run project

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DONATIONS of tools and cash from residents and businesses have helped Stubbylee Community Greenhouses in Bacup recover after a ‘devastating’ burglary.

Haslingden High headteacher celebrating top Ofsted rating

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HEADTEACHER is celebrating recognition of his school’s top ratings.

Drink: Rossendale youngsters show the safe side

Lancashire Telegraph: Age UK County Durham warns against the risks of alcohol

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 60 young people took part in a Dragon’s Den-style competition to raise awareness around the issues of alcohol.

Bacup revamp will cause problems - traders

Lancashire Telegraph: Alyson Barnes

8:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TRADERS have slammed plans for a £400,000 revamp of Bacup’s historic crossroads, claiming it will create traffic issues and damage the town’s heritage.

Man hurt in serious Rossendale two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

AN ELDERLY man has suffered a suspected fractured hip in a serious crash this morning in Lumb.

Go-ahead for three week bin collections in Ramsbottom

Lancashire Telegraph: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

2:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

RAMSBOTTOM’s local authority is set to become the first in England to collect general waste every three weeks after a crunch vote by Bury Council.

East Lancs alcoholic dragged man off street in grudge attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN alcoholic who dragged a man off the street and attacked him in a grudge assault has been sent for treatment.

Relief as ex-East Lancs mayor cleared of theft

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Steen

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER mayor accused of stealing from his employer has spoken of his relief after he was cleared of suspicion.

Festival praised by parliament hopeful Will Straw

Lancashire Telegraph: Will Straw will take on sitting MP Jake Berry at the next  General Election

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SOME of the best local musical talent was showcased at The Fest in Edgeside Park.

East Lancs station pub’s ‘rail’ ale is just the ticket

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A REAL ale bar on the East Lancashire Railway, which has been open just over a year, has been awarded Pub of the Year by a tourism group.

Action urged over parking at Waterfoot school

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ROSSENDALE's MP and a ward councillor are calling for urgent action to ease chaotic traffic outside a school before a child is injured.

Rawtenstall girl band in bid to raise cancer care charity cash

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TEEN girl band are hoping to top the charts and raise cash for charity with their debut single and tour of North West schools.

Bacup trader's survey for town centre views

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:43pm Monday 14th July 2014

A BACUP trader has launched an online survey to find out what people think about the town centre.

Calls for Rossendale mill to be torn down following seventh blaze

Lancashire Telegraph: Albert Mill, Whitworth.

3:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are calling for a ‘dangerous’ derelict mill that is repeatedly targeted by arsonists to be demolished ‘before someone is killed’.

Police sound ‘lock windows’ alert after spate of Haslingden sneak-in burglaries

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:50pm Friday 11th July 2014

TWO burglaries have been committed in Haslingden where offenders got in through open ground floor windows.

£400,000 scheme aims to revive Bacup town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 11th July 2014

TRADERS have welcomed plans to transform Bacup’s historic crossroads and create a pedestrian-friendly ‘shared space’.

Bury waste plans - affecting Ramsbottom - are rubbished

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Friday 11th July 2014

PLANS by a borough to collect household rubbish bins once every three weeks have been condemned by MPs.

Bacup benefit cheat failed to say boyfriend moved in

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

2:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

A WOMAN claimed £3,000 benefits she wasn’t entitled to when she kept quiet about her partner moving in, a court heard.

ASBO for Ramsbottom man who ignored warnings

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:11pm Friday 11th July 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM man has been given a three-year ASBO after receiving repeated warnings about his anti-social behaviour.

Whitworth mill is torched again

Lancashire Telegraph: Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts

2:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

A FORMER mill site in Whitworth that has been targeted by arsonists numerous times over the years has been set alight again.

Ex-Rossendale Mayor ‘sickened’ by claims Sir Cyril Smith abused schoolboys

Lancashire Telegraph: Eileen Kershaw today

1:51pm Friday 11th July 2014

A FORMER Rossendale mayor and friend of the late Sir Cyril Smith said she was ‘sickened’ to hear about claims of sexual abuse at the school where they both served as governors.

Wanted: items from Swinging Sixties

Lancashire Telegraph: Far out, man - plenty of colour was used to reflect the swinging sixties

2:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A SHAWFORTH school is asking people to lend items from the 1960s as part of Rossendale Revival weekend in September.

Rawtenstall pupils shaves hair off for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

CHLOE Young looks with envy at her friend Olivia Howarth’s hair — but has no regrets.

Rossendale residents oppose plans to turn countryside into building plots

Lancashire Telegraph: Anti-development messages were left draped over Glebelands

2:24pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HUNDREDS of residents are opposing council plans to redesignate areas of countryside in the Valley to make way for housing developments.

Rossendale shoplifter was a ‘desperate’ alcoholic

Lancashire Telegraph: Elizabeth Arend make up evening for charity at Boots

1:55pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A 'desperate' alcoholic who went out shoplifting had had a bad year, Burnley magistrates heard.

Plea to Justice Minister over Sophie Lancaster attacker’s parole

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Lancaster died in 2007

1:57pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE mother of murdered Haslingden woman Sophie Lancaster is to challenge a decision to let one of people involved in the attack back into Rossendale.

Fish found dead after thousands of litres of fuel leak into East Lancs river

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 9th July 2014

DOZENS of dead fish have been found in the River Irwell following a diesel spill from a Haslingden supermarket.

Rawtenstall kids head for forest school fun

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:02pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

MORE than 100 adults and children joined forces to clear the way for a new forest school in Rawtenstall.

Rawtenstall teaching assistant to retire after 34 years at school

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:04pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A TEACHING assistant who has been with the same Rawtenstall school for 34 years is retiring.

Haslingden student to raise money for charity in onesie

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HASLINGDEN High student will be donning her onesie as she walks around Rossendale to raise money in memory of her grandmother who died of cancer.

Ramsbottom eatery with recipe for changing lives

Lancashire Telegraph: Schoolchildren's diets to get healthy boost

2:43pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM gastro pub has won the Greater Manchester Skills for Business award for social enterprise for training and employing disadvantaged young people.

Fuel leaks into East Lancs waterway near Tesco

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A PROBE has been launched after a petrol leak at a supermarket affected a nearby waterway.

East Lancs burger lovers can share their appreciation of meaty fast food online

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

A FIRST-TIME father who already has a lot on his plate has set up an online network for people to share their love of burgers.

Rossendale water ski academy wins bid to expand

Lancashire Telegraph: Dom Drew in action at the barefoot water ski event near South Cerney

1:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

A WATER-ski academy in Rossendale is going from strength to strength after securing the rights to run a range of sports at a valley beauty spot.

Community sentence for Ramsbottom man who grabbed girlfriend by the throat

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM man who grabbed his girlfriend by the throat, causing her to lose consciousness, has been given a community sentence by a judge.

Fear Rossendale roadworks could 'cut off' village

Lancashire Telegraph: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

2:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A ROSSENDALE village could be cut off for almost three weeks because of roadworks, a councillor fears. Resurfacing work on Burnley Road means that traffic will be unable to go south from Weir and Bacup. Conservative Coun Jimmy Eaton said schoolchildren, churchgoers and shoppers would be left stranded due to bus services being diverted via Water and Waterfoot. The road closure, southbound between Burnley Road’s junctions with Burnley Road East and Mill Street, is expected to last until July 25, Lancashire County Council (LCC) said. Coun Eaton, whose Greensclough ward covers Weir and parts of Bacup, said bosses at Transdev Lancashire had failed to answer his queries about diversions affecting the number eight service between Burnley and Bacup town centre. He said: “I’ve got parents and other constituents who haven’t got a clue what’s going on. For three days I’ve tried to get answers from the bus company but they’ve not got back to me. “There are people who live in Weir who go to church in Bacup, and kids who go to school in Stacksteads and Waterfoot who are going to be affected by this. “There is no information on the bus website and people are in the dark. “There’s building work going on near Bacup Hub too down towards Laurel Street. They’ll probably end up closing the road off again for that down the line.” Northbound traffic will be unaffected by the road closure, with a one-way system to be implemented. An LCC spokesman said it was possible that the southbound closure could end earlier than July 25 if work progressed quickly enough. Transdev Lancashire said: “The number eight service will be diverted via Burnley Road East through Water and Waterfoot before going to Bacup town centre. “Unfortunately residents of Weir will have to go the long way round temporarily. We apologise for any inconvenience but the road closure is beyond our control.”

Leak at Haslingden petrol station

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco has confirmed that it has removed a petrol station from its plans for a new store in Ross.

10:47am Saturday 5th July 2014

A PROBE has been launched after a petrol leak - affecting a nearby waterway - has been reported at a supermarket in East Lancashire.

Will Straw in cycle ride to help Rossendale Hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:14pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WILL Straw, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Valley, is hoping to raise a four-figure sum for Rossendale Hospice by cycling from Westminster to Rawtenstall this weekend.

Student has high hopes for Bacup quarry

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN ambitious model for a theatre in Bacup’s internationally-famous Lee Quarry has shown a possible way ahead for the town’s ‘adrenaline gateway.”


Rossendale what's on

Soul II Soul top Sunday list at Ramsbottom Festival (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

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…

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