News from The Valley

Residents claim there have been a series of overnight thefts of wheels from cars
Thrill-seeking chef Chris Hood is fundraising for Carers Link Lancashire
M66 traffic news as motorway closed for six hours southbound after four-vehicle crash and fire

Six deer 'butchered' in suspected poaching incident

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 5:29 pm

Rossendale Police are investigating the 'disturbing' discovery made by a walker

Haslingden mum-of-two praises cancer support group

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 4:46 pm

Julie Haworth joined the 'Gyn and tonic' support group after ovarian cancer surgery
The Weir Pride scheme aims to see the area 'yarn bombed' in time for summer

Rossendale defendants up before the courts

Posted on 17 February 2018 | 10:00 am

Our regular column from magistrates court
Other people’s decisions become your decisions if you don’t take steps to reverse them, says our columnist
Father David, 75, has been at St James the Less since 1993
The hike comes on top of a 6pc rise by Lancashire County Council
The victim was forced to hand over money at cashpoint on Bank Street in Rawtenstall
Fed up Free Press readers have bombarded us with pictures of the borough's worst craters

Warning to owners after cats 'shot in the head'

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 3:16 pm

The "vile" incidents happened in the Pennine Road area of Bacup
Bleakholt want you to meet Ruby the 'talking' cat
But the X41 Red Express will take ten minutes longer for commuters

Valley singers perform at amateur choral competition

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:44 am

Rossendale Male Voice Choir and Rossendale Ladies Choir starred at the February 11 showpiece
Alder Grange, All Saints, Fearns, Whitworth High and Haslingden High competed in the Youth Enterprise Challenge
Jason, 45, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Daniel Rawsthorne attacked the victim in Rawtenstall with a 'two or three-inch blade'
A charity shop boss said their guidance could be misinterpreted
Women gave their lives for the right to vote on equal terms. A century on, how are we making use of these hard-fought freedoms?

Rossendale defendants up before the courts

Posted on 13 February 2018 | 4:00 pm

Our weekly column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
Crews were called to Blackwood Road in Stacksteads to rescue Sally