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Rossendale

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

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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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MAKING WAVES: Haslingden Pool protesters show their determination to reopen the facility

Nearly £26,000 raised so far in bid to reopen swimming pool

CLOSURE: Ramsbottom skate park is set to go but re-consideration of the plan has been called for

Skate park set to be removed after vandals strike – sparking calls for council re-think

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A brawl erupts between the opposition players

UPDATE: Watch ugly mass brawl erupt during non-league football match

ANGER: The controversial MW food waste recycling facility in Halstead, Essex

Plans to build renewable energy plant spark further controversy

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PLAN: Bacup Cricket Club

Bacup Cricket Club revamp to inspire generation

MEMORY: The memorial stone in for Steve’s great-uncle

Memorial to pay tribute to soldiers as project to restore graves ends

CHECK IN? Jasmine and Poppy with the bug hotel that a parent helped build

Rossendale school honoured for outdoor activities

Two-car smash sends diesel spilling over carriageway

Two-car smash sends diesel spilling over carriageway

Hall Carr Road, Rawtenstall

Man tricked pensioner by telling her there had been an explosion before burgling home

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Cambrian Way, Haslingden

Plumber fined as explosion forces home to be demolished and rebuilt

The burglars forced open the ground-floor double-glazing

Thieves steal £2k worth of jewellery in raid

Belmont School in Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, was last inspected in 2012

School still outstanding in its Ofsted inspection

The audacious theft took place at 9pm on Monday, August 10

Thieves drive stolen van through fence and steal goods worth £3k from site

UPSET: Owner Danny Solazzo in the bar after the clean up operation

Burglars escape with electrical equipment worth thousands after raid on music venue and bar

ATTACK: Police believe pepper spray was used

Man pepper-sprayed after disturbing garage raiders

The homeowner was in the garden at the property on Glenn Crescent

Dog barks burglar out of house as resident sunbathes in back garden

INJURY: The X-ray shows the break

AGONY: 89th-minute substitute suffers broken leg and is left to wait an hour-and-a-half for ambulance

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The man was carried to the helicopter and airlifted to hospital in Manchester

Man airlifted to hospital after falling off mountain bike

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CHALLENGE: Eve Townson

Popular gastropub chef set to appear on BBC show Great British Menu

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The X41 and X43, which run from Blackburn and Burnley respectively, were delayed by up to three hours on Saturday, August 1

Drivers set for more traffic chaos as road shuts again

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RECOVERING: Resident Mavis Hargreaves feeds the alpacas at the care home

Yobs attack pet alpacas with nail gun in ‘unprovoked and mindless attack’

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LIFE’S A BEACH: Pete and Linda Wharton are starring in Travel Guides

East Lancashire couple fast becoming stars of new travel programme

DETERMINED: Paul Medcalfe, 42, from Crawshawbooth

Rossendale stroke survivor tackles gruelling triathlon test

TRIPS: Tracy Mullins

£32k benefits cheat mum holidayed in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Tenerife

Isaac Cox

UPDATE: Missing East Lancs man found

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

PAST MASTERS: Former Lancashire and England stars Graeme Fowler (left) and Neil Fairbrother chat during the match

Celebrity cricket match raises money for leukaemia and lymphoma charity

£80k plan to protect homes from flooding

£80k plan to protect homes from flooding

Craven Heifer

FOR SALE: Traditional pub on the market for £25,000

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Rossendale residents oppose plans to turn countryside into building plots

Campaigners and neighbours in rallying cry over housing ‘threat’

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Ainsworth, 33, of Heys Street, Haslingden, pleaded guilty to damaging a window

Man admits throwing brick through ex-partner's window after threatening to smash her face in

Man accused of assaulting two women and possessing Ulak blade

Woman accused of assaulting two women and possessing Ulak blade

An assessment of £112,665 was made by HM Revenue and Customs on the whisky and served on Mr Thompson

Haulier ‘facing bankruptcy’ after being hit with £112,000 VAT bill

Bridge, of Commercial Street, Bacup, has now been offered help with his drinking problem after admitting to a child abduction offence

Man admits abduction after befriending 13-year-old girl

Pair held after number of expensive items stolen from car

Pair held after number of expensive items stolen from car

ON THE MARKET: Dale Winfield had a huge collection of motorbikes, many of which are going to be sold at auction

More than 250 classic bikes owned by businessman Dale Winfield being auctioned off

THE WRITE STUFF: Popular children’s author Jacqueline Wilson is supporting the new competition

National competition aiming to stoke youngsters’ imaginations

Bacup Cricket Club

Cricketers’ anger as 'mindless' firebugs torch £1,000 pitch cover

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WONDERLAND: Family members Harry Sneddon, flanked by Heather Lindsey and Alison Sneddon, got into the fancy-dress spirit

Rossendale fundraisers in flamboyant garb put best foot forward

UPWARDLY MOBILE: Grace Levy, Lois Masser, Jake Westerman and Henry Hughes scale the heights

As leisure attractions go - Rossendale’s latest is off the scale!

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Texts were sent to parents of pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary

Parents told of 'stranger danger' after schoolboys approached by man

Police issue warning following spate of 'letterbox burglaries'

Police issue warning following spate of 'letterbox burglaries'

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BRAVE: Harlee-Jae Proctor is all smiles despite her ordeal

BRAVE: Battling schoolgirl Harlee-Jae Proctor hit by deadly infection

HOPE: Haslingden swimming baths

Pool campaigners are in the swim over deal

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Bosses at Rossendale Council have agreed to hand over the keys to Haslingden Pool

Deal struck to reopen swimming pool after pressure from campaigners

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QUIZ: Andrew Hazely

Man wanted after violent attack which left victim with broken ribs

VIDEO: Haslingden Primary School celebrates centenary

VIDEO: Haslingden Primary School celebrates centenary

He was seen in the vicinity of the Sunday Best shop on Bank Street, Rawtenstall

Police warning after man spotted acting suspiciously

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