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Ribble Valley headteacher quits days before term starts - with replacement due next Easter

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

5:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher has left the school – just days before the start of the new term.

Ribble Valley church reopening after refurbishment

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley church is set to reopen following six weeks of refurbishment work.

East Lancs private school hails new influx of pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS private school in the Ribble Valley has hailed the biggest influx of new students in the last 20 years.

Whalley community stalwart Mel in line for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: Mel Diack

8:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has been tipped for a national award in recognition of his work over the last 20 years.

Mellor Brook 'race track' concerns

Lancashire Telegraph: Newport landlord's speeding dodge so ‘foolish’

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A MAIN road through a Ribble Valley village has been branded a ‘race track’ following a spate of crashes and near misses.

Lavender Ladies of Whalley hoping for more success

Lancashire Telegraph: Lordington Lavender field

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

WHALLEY’S ‘Lavender Ladies’ founded three years ago are growing, blooming and blossoming in the village and its historic abbey grounds.

Gisburn ‘plot to plate’ scheme encourages a healthier lifestyle

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

GREEN-fingered Gisburn residents are being encouraged to ‘grow their own’ in a new initiative launched by the Festival Hall Management Committee.

Project aims to answer demand for allotments in Ribble Valley village

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GARDEN-share project in Sabden is calling on residents who have a spare patch to come forward to create mini-allotments.

Ribble Valley river ready for £200k giant power surge

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MASSIVE screw that will transform the power of the Calder River in Whalley into electricity is to be winched into place next week.

East Lancs hip op man to tackle third marathon

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DAD-of-three is set to tackle his third marathon only five years after undergoing a complete hip replacement at the age of 53.

Tributes paid to Blackburn Master Butcher

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn Master Butcher who has died at the age of 91.

Phenomenal range of attractions lined up for bank holiday in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EAST Lancashire is braced for a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend with events staged throughout the three days.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Lancashire Telegraph: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Low bridge is tourism blow, says Clitheroe campaigner

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RAILWAY bridge is affecting the tourism industry in the Ribble Valley because it’s too low, a community campaigner says.

Protest over crisis in Gaza packs Blackburn town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

MORE than 100 demonstrators packed part of Blackburn town centre yesterday, protesting over the continuing crisis in Gaza.

Grants secured for East Lancashire summer clubs

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Monday 18th August 2014

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has handed out two grants in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour this summer.

Scheme to get Burnley active secures funding

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley's Thompson Park

10:30am Monday 18th August 2014

A SCHEME to promote healthy lifestyles in Burnley has secured a £20,000 funding boost.

EYES ON TURF MOOR: Billions of football fans to tune in for Burnley's return to Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A RECORD 4.7billion football fans around the world will potentially watch the Clarets make their long-awaited return to the Premier League tonight.

Clitheroe man cycles 400 miles for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:20am Sunday 17th August 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has completed a 400-mile cycle ride through the battlefields of the First World War to raise money for charity.

Under threat: the church that has served village for centuries

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONE of Ribble Valley’s oldest churches could close unless at least £25,000 is raised this year.

Hurst Green school wants to build chapel and classroom

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A NEW classroom, chapel and community space could be built at a rural primary school, if plans are given the green-light.

More households at risk of losing homes in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE households are at risk of losing their home in Blackburn and Darwen than anywhere else in East Lancashire, according to new figures.

East Lancs MPs demand early return of Parliament to debate Iraq crisis

Lancashire Telegraph: WAR: British commandos in action near Basra during the Iraq war

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

EAST Lancashire MPs have called on the government to recall Parliament over the crisis in Iraq.

900 residents object to plans for large number of houses in Longridge

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A PETITION signed by 900 people calling for the council to reject large housing plans for Longridge is to be debated.

Burnley residents left without water

Lancashire Telegraph: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

1:09pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Burnley have been left without water since before 9am.

Warning over sex in Sabden woods

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE in Sabden are to step up patrols around a beauty spot popular for outdoor sexual encoun-ters.

Delight over U-turn on ‘overgrown’ Clitheroe cemetery

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:25pm Monday 11th August 2014

RESIDENTS have expressed their delight after forcing a council U-turn over an ‘overgrown’ cemetery containing war graves.

UPDATE: Gang leave victim covered in blood after brutal Haslingden stabbing

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ARMED intruders stabbed a man in the leg and back after bursting into his house and attacking him with a baseball bat.

Firefighters tackle Cliviger barn blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Monday 11th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a barn this morning.

Man taken to hospital after car flipped onto its roof in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Monday 11th August 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital after his car was flipped onto its roof following a collision in Blackburn this morning.

Youngsters uncover valuable information on tragic incidents in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:04pm Friday 8th August 2014

A GROUP of 23 youngsters have had a ‘major breakthrough’ in their bid to learn more about airmen who crashed in the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley during the Second World War.

Drug overdose killed 27-year-old East Lancs mum

Lancashire Telegraph: AstraZeneca has turned down a bid from drugs maker rival Pfizer

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MUM-of-three died from an overdose of amphetamine, an inquest has heard.

The war memorials stored in a Clitheroe church cellar

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FORGOTTEN war memorials which have been kept in a church cellar for up to 60 years could see the light of day again, thanks to a parishioner.

Ribble Valley dog owners’ fury at orders

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HUNDREDS of Ribble Valley residents have called for the repeal of ‘ridiculous’ dog control orders.

Lancashire feels benefits of tourism boost

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

TOURISM in the county is on the up with around 63million people visiting the area last year.

Unique tribute paid to tragic Blackburn soldier

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A COMMEMORATION service took place yesterday in memory of a Blackburn man killed in World War One.

Lights go out across East Lancashire to remember fallen First World War heroes

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:33am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE lights went out across East Lancashire yesterday evening as the region took part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Former Ribchester soldier wants to mark 100th anniversary of the start of WW1

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A RIBCHESTER runner is set to race more than 360 miles to Belgium to raise money for charity.

Hot weather brings out Billington burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

4:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in Billington have been warned to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

Clitheroe school youngsters in appeal for old cycles and parts

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Clitheroe school are appealing for donations of old bikes and parts as they gear up to launch a new social enterprise.

Ribble Valley danger road just like ‘a motorway’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENT’S have spoken out over a dangerous road that has been described as ‘Sabden’s motorway’.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Mellor's WW1 commemoration and charity event cancelled due to lack of interest

Lancashire Telegraph: SUPERMARKET HEROES: Adsa to host region-wide fundraising drive for Help for Heroes

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AN event to commemorate the start of the First World War has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.

Darwen dentist wins prestigious award

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DARWEN dental practice is looking to expand and take on up to 30 new people after winning a prestigious award for the 10th year in a row.

Accrington composer who is ‘a national treasure’ given a Honorary Doctorate

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN Accrington composer described as a ‘national treasure’ has been made a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by Edge Hill University.

Clitheroe man gets set to run in memory of baby Bella

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CLITHEROE man is to take on the Great North Run in memory of his friend’s five-month-old daughter who died in April.

Former homeless East Lancs teen wins place at top university

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER homeless teenager is set to ‘realise a life-long dream’ after being accepted to study to become a vet at a prestigious London university.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Developers home in on former Waddington pub site

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of a once-popular Ribble Valley inn is again in doubt after plans were re-submitted for its demolition.

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