News from The Valley

Council bosses are expecting to meet with community helpers next month
Alfie-Ley Fellows and grandad Paul toiled for five days cleaning up a well-used footpath in Rawtenstall
The festival will now be known as 'Head for The Hills'
The manager of the Country Garden in Rawtenstall died on April 12, aged 49
Emergency services were called to Rochdale Road in Bacup
Our straight-talking columnist also wants local issues such as crime, the NHS and council cuts to play a key role in the General Election
Louise Thompson said she cried after pet Dash's long white coat was shaved off
Friends Samantha Sutcliffe and Cody Holden are teaming up for the charity event
Our MPs have revealed their shock at PM Theresa May's early dash to the polls

Vandals smash a dozen windows at community centre

Posted on 19 April 2017 | 9:21 am

Haslingden St Mary's Community Centre has been left counting the cost
Daniel Harwood, 25, has links to the Rossendale area
Arthur Ray Taylor, known as Archie, went missing off the Welsh coast on Saturday

Rossendale defendants up before the courts

Posted on 17 April 2017 | 2:35 pm

Our weekly round-up from Burnley and Blackburn magistrates
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team was called to moorland above Edenfield
Adele Lea, of Rawtenstall, drew on personal experiences in penning 'Broken'
Find out if you would pass your theory test with full marks or if you will have to spend a little more time reading up on your highway code
A boy was left with fractures to his ankle, arm and face after the collision in Rawtenstall
Speedy Salvage in Water wants to create a turning and drop-off area on Dean Lane
Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue have taken in a yellow Kakariki bird after rescuing it in Bacup
River bugs, which provide a food source for fish, have been completely wiped out of a huge stretch of the River Irwell