Actress Kate Winslet has thrown her support behind a campaign to raise funds to send a young mother to Germany for cancer treatment.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information after £1,600 worth of coats were stolen in Rossendale.
The incident happened at around 3pm on November 29th at Winfield Shoe Co on Ormerod Street, Acre.
Three men in a white van pulled up outside the shop, bearing stolen number plates, and ran into the store before grabbing six coats worth a total of £1,600. They ran back to the van and made off.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 862 of November 29th.
A public inquiry will start today as Peel Holdings hope to expand Scout Moor Wind Farm in Rochdale and Rossendale.
In September 2015, the expansion plans for more wind turbines at the farm were supported by both Rochdale and Rossendale Planning Officers and their elected Members.
Subsequently in December, the project has been called in by Greg Clarke MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for his own determination.
The inquiry is expected to last eight days.
Here are all the candidates standing in the 2016 local election in Rossendale.Read the full story ›
Police are investigating an attack on a man who was left with half a skull and in need of medical care for the rest of his life.Read the full story ›
A group of skiers from Rossendale with a range of disabilities have taken part in a national competition in the French Alps.
The Special Olympics are for athletes with Down's Syndrome, autism and a range of learning difficulties.
A seriously ill young woman is fighting for the right to live with her husband who's been told he can't come to this country from Turkey.
Nansi Say from Rossendale, who's half Turkish herself, has cystic fibrosis.
She's trying to get a visa for her husband Ramiz but the Home Office has refused.
Our correspondent Amy Welch has this report:
A court hearing of a woman charged with the murder of a businesswoman was halted after the accused collapsed to the floor.Read the full story ›
The family of murdered business woman Sadie Hartley have issued a touching tribute to the "best mum we could have" and said that she was excited about her daughter's engagement just one week ago.
"We are utterly devastated and cannot begin to understand why mum should be taken so cruelly from us. The whole family is numb. She was the best mum we could have. She cared so much for our welfare and was a massive inspiration to us all. She was so excited about Charlotte's engagement just a week ago.
"The family wish to express our sincere thanks to the senior investigating officer Mr Withers and the huge team who are working tirelessly to investigate this truly awful crime, and the Family Liaison Officers who are providing invaluable support to all the family."
This morning Karina Wash, 55, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court charged with Sadie's murder. She'll appear at Preston Crown court tomorrow alongside Sarah Williams, 34, who has also been charged with murder.
The partner of Sadie Hartley has paid a tribute to her. Ian Johnston said she was a "wonderful mother, sister, partner and friend".
A murder investigation was launched after her body was found at a house in Helmshore, Rossendale, on Friday, January 15.
Sarah Williams, 34, has been charged with her murder.
“Sadie was a wonderful mother, sister, partner and friend.
“We are all utterly distraught following her senseless, brutal murder.
“She was a respectable, hard-working person who had run a successful business that supported medical services.
“It is an utter tragedy that she has been taken so unnecessarily from us and will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
“The family now respectfully wish and hope that they may be left in peace to enable them to cope with this terrible event.”