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Talented Blackburn student off to London to finish her new song collection

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:13pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A BUDDING musician is hoping that the release of her first EP and single later this year will catapult her to the ‘big time’.

Fire meets fashion as designer stages shoot

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:04pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

RAMSBOTTOM Community Fire Station became an unlikely photo studio when a celebrity fashion designer turned up for a photoshoot.

Asbestos fear at East Lancashire schools - including 11 in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

TEACHING unions have expressed their concern at the number of schools that contain asbestos in East Lancashire.

Hi-tech teen team in high five at robot cup

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A LANGHO teenager has emerged victorious at a national robotics competition for the fifth time in succession alongside his teammates from a Ribble Valley school.

Ribble Valley dance troupe put on Disney dazzle in Paris

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A TROUPE of Ribble Valley dancers strutted their stuff at Disneyland Paris against some of the UK’s best.

Funding sought for designer’s job site

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Monday 23rd March 2015

ONE of the first employment websites aimed exclusively at Blackburn and Darwen is bidding for charity status.

Cash-strapped Ribchester Music Festival to close after 23 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 23rd March 2015

ORGANISERS of the annual Ribchester Music Festival have announced that this year’s event will be its last.

Jack Straw hosts final advice surgeries before standing down as Blackburn’s MP

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:16am Monday 23rd March 2015

JACK Straw has hosted his final advice surgeries before standing down as Blackburn’s MP ahead of the general election in May.

RESIDENTS' DELIGHT: Controversial application for traveller site in Lower Darwen thrown out by council

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL application for a traveller site in Lower Darwen has been thrown out by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

First Clitheroe micro pub set for grand opening after £15,000 refurbishment

Lancashire Telegraph: A pint of beer

9:00am Sunday 22nd March 2015

THE doors of Clitheroe’s first micro pub are set to be opened next month.

Work on new games area to start in Whalley

Lancashire Telegraph: FOOTBALL: Dursley hit three in derby with Charfield

4:10pm Friday 20th March 2015

WORK on a new outdoor multi-use games area, green gym and youth shelter in Whalley is set to begin next month.

TV extra gets set to take on world’s toughest desert race

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A PART-TIME personal carer and TV extra is set to attempt ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ next month in memory of his dad who died from cancer in 2013.

Helping children in care to reach their potential

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A PLAN has been made to improve the low levels of achievement and progress by children in care in Lancashire.

Cricket club ‘fighting for its life’ against plans to construct new housing estate

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A RIBBLE Valley cricket club is ‘fighting for its life’ against plans to construct a new housing estate on its ground.

School apologises to vicar after failing to comply with its own complaints procedure

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A SCHOOL has apologised to a vicar after failing to comply with its own complaints procedure.

Unions hit out at teacher pay deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

TWO major teaching unions have reacted angrily to a new pay deal, under which Lancashire’s top teachers could get up to two per cent rises.

Ribble Valley nursery spells out its ‘outstanding’ rating

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A RIBBLE Valley nursery, connected to a primary school rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has also received the education watchdog’s top grading.

Sound of pealing bells set to return to Blackburn after four-year struggle

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THE sound of pealing bells is set to return to a part of Blackburn after a four-year struggle.

‘Inadequate’ school praised for progress by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

2:10pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

AN “INADEQUATE” Burnley school has been praised following its latest visit from Ofsted inspectors.

Ambulance service response times slow in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

5:04pm Monday 16th March 2015

THE North West Ambulance Service has been criticised for not providing the best possible care in the Ribble Valley.

Hundreds sign petition against Lower Darwen traveller site

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:28pm Monday 16th March 2015

A PETITION with 1,250 signatures has been sent to Blackburn with Darwen Council over contentious plans to create a traveller site in Lower Darwen.

TOUCH OF HOLLYWOOD: Wine shop gets corking visit from Jurassic Park star

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A HOLLYWOOD actor has added a drop of stardom to an independent wine shop in the Ribble Valley after he popped in for a visit.

‘Vital’ Clitheroe mobility charity could close

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A CLITHEROE charity which provides wheelchairs and mobility scooters for use in and around the town could be forced to close after donations of stock slumped to a record low.

UPDATE: Man found dead near Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:30am Friday 13th March 2015

A MAN in his 60s was found dead in Hoddlesden yesterday.

Blackburn father-of-two appointed headteacher at Ribble Valley school

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:54pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A RIBBLE Valley secondary school is set to gain a new head teacher after the Easter holiday.

Ribble Valley GP practices could unite to share care

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:25pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A GROUP of Ribble Valley GP surgeries could be set to form a federation with the aim of providing joint care for around 35,000 people.

TALES FROM THE PAST: Call for former Blackburn pupils to share school stories

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A HISTORIC Blackburn school is celebrating its 90th year by appealing for its former students to come forward to share their memories, photographs and anecdotes as part of a new alumni community.

East Lancashire school teams make grand final at Science Museum

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:40am Wednesday 11th March 2015

TEAMS from two East Lancashire schools have made it through to the grand final of a science, technology, engineering and maths competition at the Science Museum in London.

Tech repair firm named one of UK’s 50 most innovative

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Monday 9th March 2015

AN EAST-Lancashire business has been named in the top 50 innovative companies in the UK.

East Lancashire pupils reap rewards of ‘brilliant’ Blackburn College

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Monday 9th March 2015

EAST Lancashire students are celebrating after being honoured for outstanding achievements at Blackburn College’s annual Construction Awards.

Ribble Valley councillors defect to Conservative Party ahead of General Election

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:56pm Monday 9th March 2015

TWO Ribble Valley Borough Councillors have defected to the Conservative Party ahead of the election in May.

Nature reserve plan for old Clitheroe reservoir

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Saturday 7th March 2015

A NEGLECTED reservoir in Clitheroe is set to be transformed into a nature reserve after a cash injection kick-started the first such project in the North West.

'Inadequate' Burnley school considering academy bid

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Gordon  Birtwistle would like to see a national debate on niqabs

11:41am Friday 6th March 2015

A BURNLEY school, which is currently in special measures, is considering becoming an academy after being praised following a recent Ofsted visit.

Industries mark skill values of apprenticeships

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 5th March 2015

AROUND 40 employers took part in a special event at Nelson and Colne College in the run up to National Apprenticeship Week.

VIDEO: Rising Blackburn star bidding to take country by storm during first UK tour

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

A BLACKBURN rising star is bidding to take the country by storm during his first UK tour.

Sports club reopens after £4,000 revamp

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:07pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A RIBBLE Valley sports club has officially unveiled its new-look clubhouse after a £4,000 revamp.

Pendle MP calls for more cash for high school

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

CALLS have been renewed for greater investment in a Pendle school.

Emergency services called after car ends up on wrong side of A56

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

PEOPLE were treated for minor injuries after a car ended up on the wrong side of the A56 this morning.

Icy and snowy conditions set to affect East Lancashire commuters

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Monday 2nd March 2015

ICY and snowy conditions are set to affect East Lancashire commuters for most of this week despite the average temperature rising to 11C this weekend.

Stonyhurst College students victorious in Young Enterprise project

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:02pm Monday 2nd March 2015

SIXTH-FORMERS from Stonyhurst College have won a Lancashire Young Enterprise Dragons’ Den-style competition after impressing the judges with their product.

One of Lancashire’s most notorious unsolved murders to feature in new book

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 2nd March 2015

ONE of Lancashire’s most notorious unsolved murders is featured in a new book said to be the first of its kind.

Burnley road blocked after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:28pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A BURNLEY road was blocked after two cars were involved in a collision this afternoon.

VIDEO: Major Darwen road re-opens after multi-vehicle smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A MAJOR road in Darwen has re-opened after multiple vehicles were involved in a collision.

POLL SUCCESS: Village named one of top places to live in English countryside

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

A RIBBLE Valley village has been named as one of the top places to live in the English countryside.

Student with love of cooking all set to represent county at kitchen showdown

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:53pm Friday 27th February 2015

A BUDDING Ribble Valley chef is is set to represent the county next month after recovering from a ‘pudding nightmare’ in the district final.

Blackburn woman killed herself moments after telling mum she loved her

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Friday 27th February 2015

A WOMAN killed herself a few minutes after telling her mum she loved her and watching her daughter’s birthday video, an inquest heard.

520-home plan cut to 363 after local campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A PLAN to construct more than 500 homes in Longridge has been reduced by 30 per cent following successful campaigning from residents.

Blackburn grandmother set to take on marathon in memory of husband

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A BLACKBURN grandmother is set to take on the London Marathon in memory of her husband who died of motor neurone disease.

Raiders caught on camera after £2,500 restaurant burglary

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

CCTV images of men police want to speak to in connection with a burglary at a restaurant have been released.

VIDEO: Mother-of-five 'devastated' after fire rips through home destroying children's clothes and toys

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

A MOTHER-of-five has spoken of her devastation after a fire ripped through her home destroying her children’s clothes and toys.

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