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Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:04:57 +0000

Last Build Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:04:57 +0000


Time to be called on pub after 200 years

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:06:32 +0000

A PUB that has served punters for over 200 years is to close.

Motorists warned about road closure after flooding

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:58:50 +0000

A MAJOR road into Abbey Village is closed this morning due to flooding.

Walker left 'heartbroken' after work in popular woodland left the area 'decimated'

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A WALKER says she has been left 'heartbroken' after work in a popular woodland left the area 'decimated'.

Night of Afghan music and culture at village hall

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0100

ASYLUM seekers and refugees from Afghanistan will be hosting an event in Tockholes this weekend to introduce their culture to the people of the borough.

Crafting early for Christmas

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Learn about defibrillator at parish meeting

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

PEOPLE will be able to find out how to use a defibrillator at a parish council meeting next month.

Community leaders in Tockholes highlight dog fouling

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000

COMMUNITY leaders in Tockholes are urging residents to clean up after their pets after complaints about dog mess being left in several streets.

Gunshot death of Todmorden-born prog rock legend Keith Emerson

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:06:10 +0000

THE Todmorden-born prog rock legend Keith Emerson, who has died aged 71, may have killed himself, say police. Emerson was born in the town, near the Lancashire-Yorkshire border, in 1944 after his family were evacuated to the Calder Valley during the Second World War. He later grew up in the seaside resort of Worthing. Sgt Erika Aklufi, of Santa Monica Police, said the keyboardist, who died at his home in California, had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. "It's being investigated as a suicide," she said. Emerson was found dead by his long-time girlfriend Mari Kawaguchi at their condo in the city early on Friday. Bandmate Carl Palmer said he was "deeply saddened" and paid tribute to his "brother-in-music". "Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come," he said in an online statement. "He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. "I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. "I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did together." Ms Kawaguchi said Emerson was a natural composer. "He was just natural. The music was always in his head, always," she said. "Even when he was sleeping, you know, I could tell he was always thinking about music. "Sometimes he would wake up and compose music. And it was all so, so beautiful." A statement on the official Emerson, Lake and Palmer Facebook page said: "We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. "We ask that the family's privacy and grief be respected." The group, keyboardist Emerson, producer Greg Lake, and drummer Palmer, formed in London in the 1970s and released seven albums together. They parted ways in 1979 before reforming in 1991 and releasing two more albums.

Pedigree puppy missing from Tockholes believed to have been stolen

Fri, 01 May 2015 09:40:00 +0100

A PEDIGREE puppy went missing and is believed to have been stolen from outside a home in Tockholes.

Tockholes headteacher suspended by primary school

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:40:00 +0100

A HEADTEACHER has been suspended after allegations were made against him.

Inspector praises Tockholes school for actions to improve

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:31:43 +0000

BOSSES at St Stephen’s Primary School in Tockholes have been told by Ofsted they are “taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement”.

Tockholes school's tribute to former chairman of governors

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0100

A FORMER chairman of governors at St Stephen’s Primary School in Tockholes was remembered during an open day at the school.

Coffee morning set for Tockholes church

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:45:08 +0100

TOCKHOLES United Reformed Church will host a coffee morning in the village hall, Tockholes Road, on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Tockholes children bowled over by new after-school club

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:53:47 +0100

CHILDREN have been bowled over by a new after-school club.

Tockholes school gets orders to improve by Ofsted

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:55:48 +0000

A VILLAGE primary school has been told it ‘requires improvement’ after an Ofsted inspection.

Tockholes hall history talk

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:06:10 +0000

LOCAL historian Christine Parkinson will look back on the history of Hollinshead Hall, Tockholes, on Tuesday, January 14.

Tockholes Road closure as BT do cable work

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:38:49 +0000

TOCKHOLES Road in Darwen will close on Tuesday, December 3.

Thief steals mountain rescue money from Tockholes charity box

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0100

CASH was stolen from a charity collection box raising money for a mountain rescue team.

Tockholesbury festival a triumph

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:59:49 +0100

AROUND 1,500 people turned up to the second annual Tockholesbury festival at The Royal Arms in Tockholes.

Encore for Tockholes music festival

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:04:14 +0100

TOCKHOLESBURY music festival returns to The Royal Arms in the village tomorrow and Saturday.

Tockholes church gets £12k renovation

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0100

A CHURCH in Tockholes which dates back to 1662 has completed a £12,000 renovation.

Residents banned from Tockholes school field

Mon, 20 May 2013 11:31:52 +0100

THE headteacher of a Tockholes primary school has banned the community from using the school field.

Tockholesbury dates fixed

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:16:57 +0100

THE date has been set for this year’s Tockholesbury music festival, following on from the inaugural event last year.

Talented Tockholes youngster pipped at the post

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:54:21 +0100

A TOCKHOLES youngster just missed out on making it through to the finals of a national competition.

Hear about history of Tockholes chapel

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:56:28 +0100

RESIDENTS are invited to a talk on the history of Tockholes’ New Row chapel.

Darwen football pitch delay was due to lack of rain!

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:26:11 +0100

A VILLAGE football pitch that was resurfaced is ready for use.

Dogs plea from Tockholes farmer

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:47:43 +0000

A TOCKHOLES farmer has appealed for people to be careful when walking dogs after three of his lambs were killed.

Dog ripped out sheep's throat on Tockholes farm

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000

SHEEP farmers in Tockholes said hare ‘lampers’ were wreaking havoc and causing them to lose livestock.

Gritters were blocked by parked cars at Tockholes

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:37:46 +0000

TOCKHOLES Parish Council has addressed concerns that roads in the village were not gritted during the recent bad weather.

Couple marooned by blizzards at Tockholes

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:59:02 +0000

A COUPLE were trapped in their home for five days after drifting snow created a seven foot blockade in their lane.

High praise for brave Tockholes girl Aimee after rescuing pet rabbit from weasel

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:02:08 +0000

BRAVE Aimee Navesey, seven, who saved her pet rabbit from the clutches of a weasel, has been congratulated by Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry via a letter from the Houses of Parliament.

Tockholes councillors told to supply own Christmas tree in future

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:00:05 +0000

TOCKHOLES parish councillors are considering their options after being informed the borough council will not provide its Christmas tree next year.

Tockholes pitch to be made perfect for kids

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:36:38 +0000

A VILLAGE children’s football pitch will be refurbished after £3,500 was raised through a trio of grants.

Quick-thinking Tockholes girl rescued pet rabbit from attack by vicious weasel

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:03:34 +0000

PLUCKY sisters tackled a weasel – and won – after it attacked their beloved pet rabbit.

Kitchen to close at Tockholes school

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:43:28 +0100

THE kitchen at a village primary school has been forced to close due to lack of funds.

‘Tockholesbury’ latest music festival for Darwen

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:45:59 +0100

A VILLAGE music festival will offer something for everyone next week, according to the organiser.

Festival will get Tockholes rocking

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:27:11 +0100

A NEW music festival will have the village of Tockholes rocking on Saturday, July 21.

Historic Tockholes church celebrates 350th anniversary

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000

AN historic church is set to kick off celebrations for its 350th anniversary next month.

Woman, 71 fell in Tockholes reservoir

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:57:37 +0000

A PENSIONER was last night in the intensive care unit of Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling into a reservoir.

Tockholes primary school teacher set to retire

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:41:15 +0000

THE headteacher of Tockholes’s only primary school is to retire after 12 years at the helm.

Turton millionaire weeps as he talks of wife at murder trial

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:41:11 +0000

A MILLIONAIRE businessman accused of murdering his wife broke down in tears in court yesterday as he gave evidence.

Turton millionaire's wife 'unlikely' to have stabbed herself, murder trial told

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:40:08 +0000

THE ex-wife of millionaire businessman Ian Workman embellished a final diary entry just before she was stabbed in her kitchen, a court has heard.

350 years of Tockholes United Reformed Church history

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:42:33 +0000

CALENDARS and booklets are now available to mark the 350th anniversary of Tockholes United Reformed Church.

Rescued Tockholes horse is the mane attraction

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:30:30 +0100

THE owner of a 33-year-old shire horse says the animal has made a ‘full recovery’ following a serious fall last week.

Firefighters save 1-ton shire horse in Tockholes

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:00:00 +0100

FIREFIGHTERS saved the life of a 33-year-old shire horse during a dramatic rescue at Chapel Farm Barn in Tockholes yesterday.

Three girls escape as car overturns in Tockholes

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:22:08 +0100

THREE teenage girls managed to climb out of a car that overturned in a country lane in Tockholes.

Hundreds attend first Tockholes festival

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:00:00 +0100

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed themselves at a four-day festival to toast the health of cancer battler Madison Allan.

Report: Tockholes Gala 2011

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:09:57 +0100

VILLAGERS enjoyed the summer sunshine at the annual Tockholes Gala on Saturday.

Motocross problem back in Tockholes

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:00:00 +0100

MOTOCROSS racing problems have “come back with a vengence” in Tockholes, according to a councillor who helped ban the sport on farmland seven years ago.

Tockholes lengthsman could be axed

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:10:11 +0100

TOCKHOLES Parish Council is debating whether to continue employing a lengthsman to carry out maintenance in the area.