PR & News Stories

Commissioned PR articles and photographs from Catherine Smyth Media have been used by a variety of different media from newspapers to radio and websites.

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Nursery Extends Hours

New government entitlements for working parents meant Bacup Nursery School needed to change its opening hours.alt

To celebrate the school held a Two-day and employed CSM to cover the story with words and pictures. Three photos were used by the Rossendale Free Press to illustrate the story.

The school is often perceived by parents just to be open 'school hours' but also offers breakfast and after-school clubs to help working parents.

Riding School Welcomes Firefighters

Young Pony Club members learnt all about fire safety with a visit to Weir Riding Centre by Bacup Firefighters.


The crew were only too happy to meet the young horseriders and help them on their way to achieving a badge.

CSM was asked to cover the event by writing a story about the club and the centre and also taking several pictures to capture the event. The story made the Rossendale Free Press.

Multi-million Pound Relocation

When transport company North West Logistics relocated to a larger premises, they employed CSM to get the message out there.alt

The new base was literally across the road but because there was no signage, a vehicle was used to not only promote the company name, but in the background the address of the new premises is clearly visible.

The story was used by the Lancashire Telegraph and Business Daily. It helped that the company had also decided to sponsor Accrington Stanley Ladies team.

Artist Opens Studio

When artist Chris Worswick decided to open up her new Wooden Horse Studio as part of events to celebrate Rossendale Artists Open Studios, she employed CSM to cover the story and take a photograph.


Chris suffers with tinnitus and now runs specialist art classes to cater for people who need longer to learn their craft.

The story made page leads in both the Lancashire Telegraph and Rossendale Free Press.

Dancing star Jayden's a street dance success

streetdance1 webWhen Jayden Leigh was born his deformed boots weblimbs required immediate surgery, two months of plaster casts and years of wearing special boots, splints and a frame.

Now he has passed a street dance exam with Dansworks Dance Academy in Bacup and his success was catalogued in an PR article and photographs written by Catherine Smyth Media for the dance studio.

It was used on Page 3 of the Lancashire Telegraph and Rossendale Free Press and also featured on About My Area community news website. The story was also featured on a double page spread in the International Dance Teachers' Association magazine.

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Bacup Dance duo are national champs

jacobheathcliff webStreet dancing boys from Bacup's Dansworks Dance Academy represented their school in a national competition and walked off with top honours.

The duo, Jacob Ainsworth and Heathcliff Howard, entered the prestigious UDO National Schools' competition in Blackpool where they also got to meet Britain's Got Talent runners up Twist and Pulse.

Their head teacher at Britannia Primary School Mike Hull was delighted with the boys efforts and said: "

A story was written by Catherine Smyth Media for Dansworks and the full story can be read on About My Area community website.


Exhibition promotes cohesion


Groundbreaking Positive Start brought a major Muslim art exhibition to Rossendale.

Catherine Smyth Media covered the exhibtion with prior publicity and a photograph and story after the event.

Positive Start has just been awarded a national award for its work in the Rossendale community.

The story and picture was printed on About My Area website and in the Rossendale Free Press and the words also appeared in the Lancashire Telegraph.

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Chatty Alex shouts about baby signing



When chatterbox Alex Wilson knew more than 200 words at the age of two his mum put it down to his communication experience of learning how to sign as a baby.

TalkFirst in Rossendale employed Catherine Smyth Media to promote Alex's story. Catherine's story and photographs

featured in the Rossendale Free Press, Manchester Evening News, on Radio Lancashire, About My Area and Ask Rossendale websites and also in the Lancashire Telegraph at


Rossendale Round Table Irish Sea canoeists challenge

group2Rossendale Round Table Irish Sea canoeists challenge… a group of intrepid and definitely crazy members of the community service group round table tried to kayak between Ireland and Scotland.

Catherine Smyth Media not only got them interviewed live on the breakfast show of BBC Radio Lancashire but also secured coverage in various media. Read the story on the BBC website by clicking here.   The story was also given before and after coverage in the Rossendale Free Press, on Ask Rossendale and About My Area websites and was in the Lancashire Telegraph.

Mary Hindle Centre closure threat

Mary Hindle Centre closure threat… the community centre trustees were planning to close and needed to ensure the public were fully aware of their intentions.

Rather than email their story to unknown reporters, the organisers appointed Catherine Smyth Media to write the article and it received coverage in local print and internet media. The Rossendale Free Press published the story (read it here), and it was also in the Lancashire Telegraph and on Ask Rossendale and About My Area

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