School charity champs win national acclaim

A CARING team from Haslingden High School has won through to the final of a national competition for schools who raise money for charity. The group will enjoy a VIP trip of London before receiving their award at The Treasury from Nick Hurd MP Minister for the Civil...

Young Alex is a sign of the times

LITTLE Alex Wilson is notching up a vocabulary of 200 words – aged just two years old. The Helmshore youngster took part in a pioneering new project which teaches babies aged from just seven months old how to communicate using sign language. And it has had such a big...

National final for girls’ footballers

A team from Haslingden High School are in the national football final, Read More http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Lancashire/Rossendale/BB4/News/Local-News/162053-Haslingden-High-School-Girls-Score-Again

Blind conductor leads band on tour

After losing his sight, Graham Helm refused to allow him to stop conducting 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band. He led them on a nine-day 13 concert tour in July and August, The freelance news story made page 3 of the Rossendale Free Press. Read...

Sophie Lancaster Book

Catherine Smyth has written a book about the brutal murder of Sophie Lancaster. This was a crime that shocked the small town of Bacup, the borough of Rossendale and through the global Internet became an internationally known crime. The book raises questions that...

SOPHIE game launched

A game in memory of murdered Haslingden High School student Sophie Lancaster has been launched at her former school. The game, SOPHIE – standing for Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere was, aims to teach children to not judge a person by how...

Inspirational mum’s baby signing business success

When businesswoman Julie Ryder became deaf she turned her disability into ability and pioneered a baby signing business. TalkFirst now has franchisees all over the country who run classes using the colourful Dexter jester character to help children learn to...