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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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