News from The Valley

Firefighters were called to the market shortly after 3.20pm
It is hoped the Whitaker will become a lead player in a cultural 'renaissance'
Jessie Molloy marked the occasion with a party at the Lindens Care Home
Peter Sweetmore received the honour for his service to the borough
Contractors will begin replacing 450m of ageing mains pipes on July 23

Van bursts into flames on busy Haslingden road

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 11:44 am

Firefighters and police were called to Blackburn Road
More than 440 people took part in the fun at Marl Pits
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on the X43
Josh Cunniff always wanted to know where his gas engineer dad Mick went each morning
Around 1,000 people took to the streets for a celebration of Lancashire music and dialect
Like it or not, Brexit is the most important current issue which will affect all our lives, says our columnist
Jailed Nicholas Butler, 29, rowed with the man 'he treated like a brother' before dousing his car with petrol

Rossendale defendants before the courts

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 1:27 pm

Our weekly round-up from Burnley and Blackburn magistrates
The World Cup star is only the third Englishman to score in a semi-final
One parent said the decision - taken after a 'risk assessment' - was 'crazy'
Patricia Pemberton has admitted starting a fire at an apartment in Haslingden
The Waterfoot Wakes festival runs for three days, while a scarecrow festival has come to Cowpe
Retiring Rosi Crew believes the 'personal touch' is all important
This weekend's event is part of ongoing fundraising, including a business challenge
It is part of a major new cycling and walking route to link areas in East Lancashire
The gridlock has been caused by £2m Townscape Heritage Initiative works
Police were called to Roundhill Road at 7.10am
Firefighters tackled the blaze on Gordon Street in Bacup