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VIDEO: Watch as fly-tipper gets caught red-handed dumping truck load of waste - but was only fined £73...

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Friday 29th May 2015

A £73 fine given to a fly-tipper caught red handed dumping a truck load of garden waste has been described as ‘outrageous’.

Pre-school sees Ofsted rating drop since last inspection

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:41pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A PRE-SCHOOL has seen its Ofsted rating drop since it was last inspected in 2011.

Blackburn's latest Forest School unveiled after £10,000 lottery grant

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:26pm Thursday 28th May 2015

BLACKBURN’S latest Forest School has been unveiled after a £10,000 lottery grant.

SABDEN LIVE: Music lovers celebrating as village festival makes comeback

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

MUSIC lovers across the Ribble Valley are celebrating after the organisers of the cancelled Sabden Live festival announced that it would return next year.

Tour of Britain gets a Welcome in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:57pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

WELCOME Cottages has been unveiled as headline sponsor for Stage Two of the Tour of Britain which is to visit East Lancashire in autumn.

Social worker hit over head with baseball bat discharges himself from hospital over safety fear

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:56am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A SOCIAL worker and community volunteer left in a critical condition after being beaten around the head with a baseball bat during a holiday in Pakistan has discharged himself from hospital because of fears over his safety.

Man choked and robbed by two attackers near train station

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A MAN was assaulted from behind by two attackers near to Burnley train station at the weekend, police said.

Popular Ribble Valley pub forced to stop serving food

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A POPULAR Ribble Valley pub has been forced to stop serving food after a water pressure fault in the area.

Blackburn deputy head recognised by computer giants Apple for his innovation

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:56pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A BLACKBURN deputy head teacher is aiming to make his school the most tech-savvy in East Lancashire after being recognised by Apple.

Bosses hit back over Whalley Community Hydro project

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:51pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

THE bosses of the Whalley Community Hydro project have been fending off complaints since it opened.

Rossendale kids club told it must improve after review

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

2:30pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A CHILD care centre in Rossendale has been criticised after its first inspection since 2008.

FAREWELL: Blackburn teachers to retire after a ‘century’ of service at QEGS

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Tuesday 26th May 2015

THREE teachers with a combined length of service at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Blackburn of 107 years are to retire this summer.

School given lowest possible Ofsted rating 'bouncing back'

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

5:00am Monday 25th May 2015

A SCHOOL that was given the lowest possible rating by Ofsted in 2013 has achieved its goal of boosting it’s standards.

Ribble Valley village hall undergoes £50,000 refurbishment project

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A RIBBLE Valley village hall has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment project to help secure its future.

NOT SAFE: Darwen care home criticised and told management is failing

Lancashire Telegraph: Care Quality Commission logo

1:30pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A DARWEN care home has been criticised and told its management is failing.

Whalley art student hoping to inspire with first solo exhibition

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A WHALLEY student is hoping to inspire more people to get interested in art during his first solo exhibition.

East Lancashire set for bank holiday bonanza in dry weather

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:23pm Thursday 21st May 2015

THE rain is set to hold off for a huge range of special events that are due to take place in East Lancashire over the bank holiday weekend.

New Clitheroe head teacher oversees rating boost from ‘required improvement’ to good

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A HEAD teacher has been praised after boosting her new school’s Ofsted rating after criticism in 2013.

SCHOOLS AWARDS 2015: Deadline approaches for education heroes

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

TIME is running out to nominate your education champions in this year’s Lancashire Telegraph School Awards.

Research shows teachers struggle with technology

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:52pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

RESEARCH undertaken by East Lancashire-based business Daisy Group has revealed the modern headteacher’s biggest tech-related headache is not cyber bullying or internet grooming, but teachers’ inability or unwillingness to keep pace with new technology.

East Lancs trio lead focus on retirement

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:46pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A TRIO of East Lancashire residents have been selected to take the helm of a national online community focused on retirement.

Whalley Arms' future uncertain after closing doors

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Terry Hill

4:04pm Monday 18th May 2015

THE future of an historic Ribble Valley pub has been thrown into doubt after it closed its doors.

Teen paralysed in rugby tackle gears up for sports college course

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Monday 18th May 2015

A TEENAGER, paralysed in a rugby tackle in 2012, is gearing up to take on his A-Levels and land a place on a college sports course.

Youngsters take to park to bolster funds for Pendleside Hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:24am Monday 18th May 2015

HUNDREDS of youngsters put their best foot forward yesterday with their families to help raise vital funds for charity.

Campaigners fighting developers' home plans in Colne celebrating after proposals thrown out

Lancashire Telegraph: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

5:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting developers wanting to build 360 homes on ‘The Rough’ in Colne are celebrating after the plans were rejected.

Head teacher to step down after 27 years at same school

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Friday 15th May 2015

A RIBBLE Valley head teacher who has been at the same school for the last 27 years is set to step down at the end of the summer term.

SCHOOLS AWARDS 2015: Awards are celebration of work and dedication in East Lancs schools

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:03pm Friday 15th May 2015

EAST Lancashire’s council leaders and MPs have voiced their support of this year’s Lancashire Telegraph’s Schools Awards.

Prestigious and well-known restaurant awarded gold tourism award

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 14th May 2015

ONE of the Ribble Valley’s most prestigious and well-known restaurants has been awarded a top industry gong.

Colne pupils honour the memory of their two former classmates

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Thursday 14th May 2015

KIND-HEARTED students at Colne Primet Academy have planted trees and created plaques in memory of two of their friends.

Residents' anger as travelling circus leaves Clitheroe Castle grounds churned up

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:02am Thursday 14th May 2015

WORK is being carried out to repair the grounds of Clitheroe Castle after a travelling circus’s vehicles churned up the land.

Ribble Valley congregation hopes to raise the roof after flood

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

THE congregation of a Ribble Valley church is hoping to raise around £40,000 to completely replace the presbytery roof.

Blackburn-based charity set for D-day after latest Nepal earthquake

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

AN EAST Lancashire charity is considering how to respond to a second devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Blackburn College named best in England for advanced apprenticeships - beating 217 others...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:53am Wednesday 13th May 2015

BLACKBURN College has been singled out as the best in England for advanced apprenticeships – ahead of 217 colleges around the country.

Lancashire teachers land £60k in payouts

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:05pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

LANCASHIRE County Council paid almost £60,000 in compensation to teachers last year according to new figures.

It’s a family affair as leader praises party for holding firm at seven seats

Lancashire Telegraph: Liberal Democrats will scrap Waltham Forest News, junior cabinet members and reverse Clyde Loakes 24% pay rise

3:03pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

THE son of Clitheroe Town Council’s leader has been elected as the Lib Dems maintained council control after Thursday’s election.

Ribble Valley politician Nigel Evans immortalised in new portrait

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

AN EAST Lancashire politician has been immortalised in a new portrait that forms the centre-piece of a new exhibition.

Ofsted inspectors see progress after new appointment at Bacup school

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

2:11pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

A NEW head teacher has been appointed at a Bacup school which has been praised following its recent Ofsted inspection.

£10k reward over rare birds feared dead after vanishing

Lancashire Telegraph: PREY-ING FOR A BITE: a hen harrier was seen at Nosterfield reserve

5:00am Monday 11th May 2015

A REWARD of £10,000 is being offered after three nesting male hen harriers vanished from East Lancashire in as many weeks in unexplained circumstances.

East Lancs student set for out-of-this-world trip

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 9th May 2015

AN out-of-this-world trip awaits an East Lancashire student after he secured a place at the United Space School in Houston, Texas.

Browsholme owners to spend £20,000 to prevent flames spreading

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:37pm Friday 8th May 2015

A MAJOR fire-prevention project is set to get under way at an historic Ribble Valley hall after a stately home in Surrey was gutted by a blaze last month.

St Leonard’s Church in Balderstone has received £65,200 for the scheme

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Thursday 7th May 2015

STAINED glass windows at a rural Ribble Valley church, some which date back to the mid-19th century, have been earmarked for a major restoration project.

Independent schools’ rolls on rise in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 7th May 2015

THE number of pupils at independent schools in East Lancashire is on the up according to official data.

Mounted police officers accompany horses to promote awareness campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

MOUNTED police officers are highlighting the issue of road safety for motorists and horse riders across the Ribble Valley.

‘Citizen’ historians wanted to collect memories of football during WW1

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

EAST Lancashire football fans are being asked to take part in a new initiative that records the story of the sport during the First World War.

East Lancashire charities chase your vote to secure pay-out

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

EAST Lancashire charities are mobilising their supporters in a bid to win a public vote to secure vital funding.

NUT sets out its manifesto ahead of Thursday’s election

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:21pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

WITH the general election just days away and too close to call, the National Union of Teachers has set out its manifesto for the country’s education system.

UPDATE: Driver airlifted to hospital after accident blackspot crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 6th May 2015

ONE of East Lancashire’s accident blackspots was closed yesterday morning after another crash.

ANGER: Parents will have to pay more than £500 to send children to school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

PARENTS sending their children to a Ribble Valley secondary school in September have held a public meeting after being told they need to pay more than £500 in transport costs.

International manufacturing firm sees its annual profits spiral upwards

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:40pm Friday 1st May 2015

A CLITHEROE-based company has seen off the competition to win a prestigious company of the year award.

Dedicated nurse talks about life on the wards following 5 decades of service

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A CONTRACEPTION and sexual health nurse from the Ribble Valley has reached a milestone of 50 years service in the NHS.

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