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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.

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.

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.

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.

Drunk passenger beat up Haslingden taxi driver

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

1:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HASLINGDEN taxi diver was left temporarily blinded, bleeding heavily and with loose teeth after a frenzied attack by a passenger in a fare dispute.

Royal Academy graduate returns to where it all began - in Bacup

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STUDENT has switched roles – returning to her former dance academy as a teacher.

Will Straw in plea to bring Rossendale bowling green back

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

3:11pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WILL Straw, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Rossendale, has written an open letter to the owners of a former bowling green asking them to return the site to the community.

Row over Ramsbottom recycling plan will rumble on

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE decision on the fate of a controversial recycling plant which could be built in Ramsbottom is now out of the hands of the council, a meeting was told.

Hordes of zombies descend on Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:38pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HORDES of bloodthirsty zombies descended on Rawtenstall yesterday in a bid to take part in a promotional video.

Talented teen skier goes up against world's best

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A TALENTED teen skier from the Valley gave his all against 35 world-class international athletes at a new competition, despite suffering a shoulder injury while training.

Concerns continue to grow over missing Rawtenstall man

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

CONCERNS are continuing to grow for a schizophrenia sufferer who has been missing for more than a week without his medication.

Nine admit trouble at Burnley Miners Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Miners Club in Plumbe Street

11:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

NINE men have confessed to their roles in a disturbance at Burnley Miners Club in the aftermath of the Clarets tie with Sheffield Wednesday last season.

Garden tools used at Bacup park stolen

Lancashire Telegraph: SPLASH: Garden tools get a good soaking from the rain

11:14am Saturday 20th September 2014

A CIVIC group has been left ‘sickened’ after the tools they use to maintain parks and play areas were

Rossendale navy veteran is one of all-amputee team in swim

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A NAVY veteran has become one of the first all-amputee team to successfully swim the English Channel.

Book on cancer battle by Rossendale mum will boost Macmillan funds

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE mum of a boy who was diagnosed with cancer at just six months old is hoping to raise £1million for Macmillan Cancer Support with sales of a new book she has written about her family’s struggle.

Rawtenstall attacker given ‘one last chance’ by court

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN angry young man who bust an acquaintance's nose has been given his last chance, despite a seven year record for violence at just 20 years old.

Rossendale foodbank working to help out pets

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:56pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Raft Foundation, Rossendale’s foodbank, has been working with an animal group to ensure pets are taken care of during times of austerity.

Haslingden resident left with £260 fly-tipping legal bill

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HASLINGDEN resident was left with a £260 legal bill for fly-tipping after claiming she trusted a friend to dump nine bags of rubbish.

New restaurants ready to spice up Rawtenstall life

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO new restaurant ventures could spice up life for visitors to Rawtenstall – and revive the fortunes of two of the town’s best-known venues.

UPDATE: Rawtenstall traffic chaos as crash driver cut from car

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos yesterday after a serious crash caused a main road to be closed.

Concern growing for missing Rawtenstall man

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:09am Monday 15th September 2014

A 54-YEAR-old man has gone missing from a nursing home without his medication.

Pledge to protect Whitworth wind farm route

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

DEVELOPERS behind expansion plans for a wind farm say they will make ‘every effort’ to consider ways to minimise the impact on a much-loved cobbled road.

All revved up at Rossendale scooterfest

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

ROSSENDALE’S 60s festival revved up with a collection of vintage scooters at Scootfest at Haslingden Cricket Club.

Edgeside school celebrates cash for sports

Lancashire Telegraph: Sport England

6:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

AN EDGESIDE school is celebrating after receiving £30,000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities.

Helmshore benefits cheat caught working for security firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A £21,000 ‘multiple’ benefits cheat claimed he could only walk 10 metres without severe discomfort - while working for a security firm in a near four-year scam, a court heard

Skeletal remains to be returned to Wales - where they were discovered

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE skeleton of a woman who died more than 5,500 years ago is leaving its home in the Valley to return to where her remains were discovered.

£100,000 focus on Rossendale health blackspots

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Thursday 11th September 2014

JUST under £100,000 is set to be spent on improving the health of two of Rossendale's unhealthiest neighbourhoods over the next 12 months.

Woman hit out at police in Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:50pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A WOMAN hit out at police dealing with what appeared to be a road accident in the early hours, Burnley magistrates heard.

Bacup dance school’s Maltese ‘twin’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DANCERS from a Bacup academy are ‘twinned’ with a Maltese dance school after a six-day trip to the island.

Bacup football survivors in a league of their own

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A ROCKER-turned-writer has charted the history of Bacup Football Club from its beginnings as a works team to later rubbing shoulders with the cream of the national game.

Bacup Dragons Den star in running for top award

Lancashire Telegraph: Piers Linney

1:58pm Monday 8th September 2014

BACUP’S business ‘dragon’ Piers Linney is in the running for a top distinction in the first-ever Black British Business Awards, being held next month.

Everything slots nicely into place at Ramsbottom jigsaw festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A FLEDGLING festival - where devotees have been vying ‘for a piece of the action’ - has been declared a success by the first citizens of two boroughs.

Bacup's Dragons' Den star shortlisted in first Black British Business Awards

Lancashire Telegraph: Piers Linney

6:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

BACUP’S business ‘dragon’ Piers Linney is in the running for a top distinction in the first-ever Black British Business Awards, being held next month.

Blackburn Cathedral concert in memory of Ramsbottom Music Festival founder

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Fielding at the piano in more recent years

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A MEMORIAL concert to celebrate the life of a renowned pianist from Ramsbottom will take place at Blackburn Cathedral tonight.

Ramsbottom team beats Eggheads to stop eight-game winning streak

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Friday 5th September 2014

A BRAINY bunch has triumphed over some of the leading quiz kings and queens from across the UK.

Grateful East Lancs cancer survivors aim to raise thousands as tribute to medical staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:34pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A COUPLE who each battled cancer are hoping that townsfolk are ready to be ‘pretty in pink’ for a major fundraiser later this month.

Helmshore pub licence review after noise complaints

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A PUB in Helmshore will receive a licensing review later this month after noise complaints from neighbours.

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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