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Lancashire Telegraph /news/rossendale/rawtenstall/

Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:15:59 +0000

Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:15:59 +0000


Former pupil helps spread anti-bullying message at school

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:02:15 +0000

SCHOOL pupils have been visited by a casting and modelling agent as part of a campaign to spread the anti-bullying message.

Winter wonderland to be opened by Paralympics medallist

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:02:51 +0000

A PARALYMPICS medal winner will be opening a winter wonderland special will be held in a town centre this weekend.

Private investor sought for historic market redevelopment

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:06:56 +0000

A COUNCIL is proposing to redevelop a century old town market.

Man ordered to repair collapsed house or demolish it

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A MAN has been ordered to repair part of a collapsed house or demolish it.

Tracey's mission to help greyhound Seb

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +0000

A FREELANCE group exercise instructor will complete a half-marathon on a treadmill to raise funds for surgery on a rescue dog that has been badly abused by his previous owner.

Mr England contestant gets new acting role

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A BAR owner and former Mr England contestant has landed a role in a Channel Four television series as he looks to take the next step to his acting dream.

Winter Wonderland gets the Frozen treatment

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:01:47 +0000

A TOWN'S Wonderland will get the Frozen treatment this Christmas.

Priest set to carry out 50th and final festive fayre

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A PARISH priest is set to carry out his 50th and final Christmas Fayre before his retirement.

Former soldier who was imprisoned in India acquitted of illegal and unlicensed weapon charges

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:03:00 +0000

A MAN who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in India has been acquitted and will be expected to home in time for Christmas.

PICTURES: Britannia Coconut Dancers star at Rawtenstall Christmas Markets

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

THE Britannia Coconutters starred at the Clog Market’s Christmas Market on the town square in Rawtenstall on Saturday.

Freddie's ready for more

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A SALON is celebrating a quarter of a century of tending to a town.

IN PICTURES: Take a look behind the New Bees Knees bar as it makes a flying start

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:20:00 +0000

A NEW town centre bar in a former bank had to delay its opening this weekend for a day but then saw dozens of customers pack the premises for football and an opening party.

Homeless drug addict who targeted pensioners out shopping in so-called distraction thefts is jailed

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

A HOMELESS drug addict who distracted two pensioners while they were out shopping and stole their handbags has been jailed.

Tradesman who misled customers and failed to return deposits when jobs went wrong banned from being company director

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A TRADESMAN who misled customers and failed to return deposits when jobs went wrong has been banned from being a company director for five years

'Fun and adventure' as community group gives people tubing chance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A COMMUNITY group has helped people with learning disabilities slide into a new and adventurous hobby.

Food redistribution charity seek new recruits this Christmas

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:07:12 +0000

A FOOD redistribution charity is looking for new volunteers to help feed people in need this winter.

Teenager goes on spending spree after finding lost debit card in phone case

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A PHONE sold for £30 after being found on a car park contained 'priceless' videos and photographs of the owners 18-months-old son.

Sixth form to hold open evening

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:02:52 +0000

A SCHOOL is holding an open evening this month.

National award for 'secret gardeners'

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A LEADING community group scooped five awards for keeping their town’s gardens clean and tidy.

Motorists left struggling through town centre gridlock due to roadworks

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:06:36 +0100

MOTORISTS have been left struggling through town centre gridlock due to roadworks.

Together Housing Group is upgrading its East Lancashire offices

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100

TOGETHER Housing Group is reorganising its offices with a major refurbishment of its Blackburn premises and concentrating its Rossendale operation in a new property Rawtenstall.

East Lancashire hit by floods after heavy rain and high winds

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:57:11 +0100

FIRECREWS were tonight called out to several incidents of flooding as heavy rain lashed East Lancashire.

Rawtenstall school has made 'many improvements', education inspectors say

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:01:29 +0100

A RAWTENSTALL school has made 'many improvements' since it was previously inspected, an education inspector said.

Council remains committed to maintaining free parking for town centre shoppers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:03:54 +0100

A COUNCIL says it remains committed to providing free car parking for shoppers in the town centre.

Old drug debts drove a 24-year-old man back to stealing and eventually landed him in prison

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:45:23 +0100

OLD drug debts drove a 24-year-old man back to stealing and eventually landed him in prison.

Rossendale's first ever film festival launches this month

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:02:30 +0100

THE first ever Rossendale Film Festival will take place this month.

A post-punk band took detour from European tour to play in East Lancashire

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:01:22 +0100

A NEO-POST-PUNK band took a detour from their European tour to play in East Lancashire.

Talks on future of town centre go digital

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:53:04 +0100

A COUNCILLOR has told of his excitement as he prepares to answer questions about the future of Rawtenstall town centre live on Facebook.

Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injuries in crash

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:35:02 +0100

A man suffered a serious leg injuries after a motorcycle and car crashed..

Award-winning professional piano-duo to perform in East Lancashire

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:04:13 +0100

AN award winning professional piano-vocal duo from Rawtenstall will play in Blackburn this month.

Wanted man who threatened to chop up police officer while wielding axe over his head jailed

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0100

A MAN who threatened to ‘chop up’ a police officer while wielding an axe above his head has been jailed.

Couple celebrate walking down the aisle at ASDA cafe where they first met

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:37:00 +0100

A NEWLYWED couple has celebrated their special day by having their reception at the supermarket where they first met.

Rossendale public sector pay workers to step up pay campaign

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:38:07 +0100

PUBLIC sector workers in Rossendale are to step up their campaign for and end the one per cent cop on their pay rises.

Man charged with murder following death of young mum Leanne Collopy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:20:00 +0100

A MAN has been charged with murder following the death of a young mother.

Streets awash with colour for first Rossendale Hospice Colour Dash

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:00:00 +0100

THE streets were awash with colour as hundreds took part in Rossendale Hospice’s first ever sponsored Colour Dash.

Rawtenstall nursery praised by Ofsted

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:01:48 +0100

A DAYCARE service has been rated 'good' in all areas by education watchdog Ofsted.

Sales better than expected at new Aldi store

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100

SALES at a brand new budget supermarket have been 'higher than expected' during the first week of trading.

Rawtenstall residents can look at the future

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:01:22 +0100

RAWTENSTALL businesses and residents will get a glimpse of the town’s future at public information events at the end of this month.

Two primary schools praised by Ofsted

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

TWO primary schools have been praised following inspections by education watchdog Ofsted.

Meeting to discuss public sector pay

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:01:33 +0100

A PUBLIC meeting is taking place tonight over public sector pay.

Police concern for missing teenage boy

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:36:35 +0100

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing.

Probe into fire at bike storage unit

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:41:03 +0100

AN investigation is under way into the cause a fire in the early hours at a commercial premises.

Care home rated as “good” by Care Quality Commission

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:01:39 +0100

A CARE home has been rated as ‘good’ overall by a health watchdog.

Olympic bronze medallist will cut the ribbon at launch of new Aldi store

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:01:26 +0100

TEAM GB relay star and Olympic bronze medallist, Kelly Massey will officially cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a new Aldi store.

Man in early 20s rescued after falling in river

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:05:00 +0100

A MAN in his 20s was saved by emergency services after falling into the River Irwell.

School which gives kids 'best second chance' judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:05:00 +0100

A SPECIAL school which aims to give youngsters 'the best possible second chance' has been judged 'outstanding' following an inspection.

£600k railway station redevelopment plans lodged

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:14:00 +0100

PLANS to develop a heritage railway station ‘at the heart of a town’ have been praised by community leaders.

Raft Foundation under scrutiny over payment allegations

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:31:03 +0100

AN MP has called for a wholesale review into how the charity sector is scrutinised after allegations were made about the running of a Rossendale foodbank.

Inseparable friends will head to university together with ambitions to set up business

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:01:18 +0100

TWO friends who have been inseparable since the start of secondary school have ambitions to go into business together.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to look at re-opening of Burnley A&E if made Prime Minister

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:13:10 +0100

JEREMY Corbyn promised a Labour government would suspend a controversial NHS shake-up many fear will strip key services from East Lancashire.