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Businesses to benefit from £8m growth plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment programme designed to help East Lancashire businesses has been unveiled.

'Inadequate’ school praised in final Ofsted inspection before academy conversion

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

3:12pm Friday 3rd July 2015

AN ‘inadequate’ Pendle school has been praised in its final Ofsted inspection before converting into an academy.

New vicar announced for three Ribble Valley churches

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1:18pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A NEW vicar has been announced for the West Pendleside Benefice.

UPDATE: Machete-wielding thieves hunted by police after stealing ‘substantial amount of cash’ from post office

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Friday 3rd July 2015

THREE machete-wielding thieves are being hunted by police after they held up an East Lancashire post office.

Former Mayor praises work of Red Cross

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:36am Friday 3rd July 2015

A FORMER first citizen of Clitheroe has praised the support of the British Red Cross in helping her husband who suffers from a life-threatening degenerative condition.

East Lancashire teenagers suffering sleepless nights due to anxiety

Lancashire Telegraph: A Generic Photo of a woman sleeping. See PA Feature BEAUTY Sleep. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BEAUTY Sleep. (27617929)

5:29am Friday 3rd July 2015

THOUSANDS of teenagers in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen are so anxious that they have suffered sleepless nights in the last year, according to new research from The Children’s Society.

Church planning for future

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2:07pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

TWO Ribble Valley churches are preparing for the departure of their vicar.

Dig set to start in ancient Ribble Valley village

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

BURIED secrets from ancient times in the Ribble Valley could see the light of day again from Monday.

East Lancashire basks in hot weather as temperatures reach whopping 29C

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

EAST Lancashire basked in the hot weather yesterday after temperatures shot up across the country.

Campaigners protest against 'railings of shame'

Lancashire Telegraph: More than 100 people tied yellow ribbons to "unsightly and dangerous" railings which have blighted a beautiful Lancashire village for more than half a century.And the villagers, including a large number of children who have lived in the shadow o

2:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

MORE than 100 people have tied yellow ribbons to 'unsightly and dangerous' railings which have 'blighted' a village for more than half a century.

Rings snatched from the hand of an invalid 90-year-old grandma

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

FOUR rings have been snatched from the hand of an invalid 90-year-old grandma sparking an appeal for their safe return.

Family fun and games in Chorley's Astley park

Lancashire Telegraph: Chorley Borough Council Picnic in the Park Alex from CBeebies and Mr Yipadee (30321907)

1:15pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

PACK up your hampers and head to Chorley’s Astley Park this weekend for an afternoon of free fun and entertainment at the annual Picnic in the Park event.

Blackburn holidaymakers offered 'no support' by Jet2holidays after Tunisia terror attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

BLACKBURN families caught up in the Tunisian terrorist attack have criticised their holiday provider for not giving them enough support.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2015: Council to step up bike race backing

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:37pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

THE funds provided by Pendle Council to help stage part of the Aviva Tour of Britain have been increased by 50 per cent.

Four rings taken from hand of invalid 90-year-old grandma while she was bed-bound

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:30am Tuesday 30th June 2015

FOUR rings have been removed from the hand of an invalid 90-year-old grandma, sparking an appeal for their safe return.

TUNISIA TERROR ATTACK: Blackburn family locked themselves in hotel bathroom after ISIS gunman fired into their room

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A MUM-OF-TWO has described how she and her family barricaded themselves in a hotel bathroom as bullets smashed through windows during the horrific Tunisian terrorist attack.

Blackburn volunteers hit the streets to deliver hot food to neighbours

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Monday 29th June 2015

A MUSLIM charity has distributed hot food to neighbours and a near-by care home in an effort to spread good will during Ramadan.

Pendle ‘boat race’ pupils eye bright future

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Monday 29th June 2015

ABLE, gifted and talented Year Eight students have been put through their paces to earn themselves a place on a unique three-year training programme.

Final decision on new housing estate to be made by council after consultation ends

Lancashire Telegraph: Embargoed to 0001 Monday June 15..File photo dated 12/07/12 of an aerial view of houses on residential streets in Muswell Hill, north London as house-sellers' asking prices have jumped to a new record high across England and Wales, with the average proper

12:01pm Monday 29th June 2015

THE deadline for residents to have their say on a plan for a new housing estate in Clitheroe has passed.

Former YMCA building in Blackburn up for sale

Lancashire Telegraph: Library filer dated 22 August 2002 of property sale signs in Hastings, East Sussex. Figures out Thursday 19 December 2002 showed the overheated housing market was finally showing signs of cooling, as prices slowed for the third consecutive month. The Roya

11:20am Monday 29th June 2015

THE former YMCA in Blackburn has been put on the market.

Ultra-marathon runner set for biggest challenge yet

Lancashire Telegraph: Dave Moretta is welcomed back by Carl Fogarty

11:05am Monday 29th June 2015

SUPERFIT Dave Moretta built up his stamina serving in several tours with the army, but his latest challenge is going to leave him feeling exhausted.

GALLERY: Thousands race through streets of Burnley for annual Pennine Lancashire 10k

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:18am Monday 29th June 2015

RUNNERS in their thousands raced through the streets of Burnley for the annual Pennine Lancashire 10k.

Deadline approaching for fishing plan

Lancashire Telegraph: Library filer of fish caught on a trawler. Fisheries minister Ben Bradshaw said Thursday March 11, 2004, that a year-long Government investigation has found many fishermen are catching far more fish than they are allowed by law and that since the numbers

5:08pm Sunday 28th June 2015

Residents and businesses near popular fishing lakes in the Ribble Valley have been asked for their views on a plan to transform it into a leisure park.

Year 11 student turns up to prom in a coffin

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:07pm Saturday 27th June 2015

ALDER Grange Year 11 students marked the end of their exams by arriving in style at their end of year prom.

School's rating upgraded

Lancashire Telegraph: PA 2005 file photo of exams in progress at King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham. A-level grades are expected to hit new record highs this week fuelling demands for reform of the exam "gold standard". Shadow education secretary David Ca

9:04am Friday 26th June 2015

RIBBLESDALE High School in Clitheroe has had it's rating upgraded after a team from Ofsted carried out an inspection.

Rescue team in £35,000 ambulance appeal

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9:04am Friday 26th June 2015

THE Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team is appealing for help to raise £35,000 for a new ambulance.

Pennine Lancashire campaign backed by Bullseye legend Jim Bowen

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:25pm Thursday 25th June 2015

OUR campaign singing the praises of Pennine Lancashire is hitting the bullseye with celebrities, politicians and religious leaders.

Children's home in Blackburn praised after report published

Lancashire Telegraph: OFSTED logo (28826624)

9:09am Thursday 25th June 2015

A BLACKBURN children's home has received a positive Ofsted report following an interim inspection.

Free BBQ set to draw crowds in Clitheroe

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9:07am Thursday 25th June 2015

ALMOST 2,000 people are expected to attend a free barbecue and family fun event in Clitheroe Castle grounds on Saturday.

Final day for licence comments

Lancashire Telegraph: Helen Brown    26.01.15
Building site work has started on the new Aldi supermarket site in  Clitheroe, as a digger starts to clear the area. (16999828)

9:07am Thursday 25th June 2015

TODAY (THURS) is the final day for people to submit their opinions on a licensing bid by budget supermarket chain Aldi in Clitheroe.

East Lancashire companies help launch annual food festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Clive Lawrence 9-8-2014L/R Crowds flock into Clitheroe Town Centre for the Clitheroe Food Festival. (23547333)

9:07am Thursday 25th June 2015

EAST Lancashire businesses have combined to help officially launch the fifth annual Clitheroe Food Festival.

Top Halloween award for Ribble Valley horror attraction

Lancashire Telegraph: Horror Camp Live

9:04am Thursday 25th June 2015

RIBBLE Valley attraction Scare Kingdom Scream Park has won ‘Best Halloween Event/Multi Attraction Experience’ at the prestigious SCAR’s, Europe’s only awards ceremony dedicated to the scare entertainments industry.

Sixth form taster day to be staged

Lancashire Telegraph: Embargoed to 0001 Monday June 15...File photo dated 09/01/13 of a student working as a third of students would be willing to pay higher tuition fees to avoid their university being forced to make cuts to facilities and activities, according to a report. P

9:04am Thursday 25th June 2015

A SIXTH form taster day is to be staged at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy on Monday. (June 29)

Hidden history set for unavailing

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9:04am Thursday 25th June 2015

BURIED secrets from ancient times in the Ribble Valley could see the light of day again at the start of next month.

Draught proofing sessions set for Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: Embargoed to 0001 Monday June 15..File photo dated 12/07/12 of an aerial view of houses on residential streets in Muswell Hill, north London as house-sellers' asking prices have jumped to a new record high across England and Wales, with the average proper

9:04am Thursday 25th June 2015

A SERIES of free draught proofing workshops are due to be staged in the Ribble Valley next month.

Ofsted judge Ribble Valley children's home as 'good'

Lancashire Telegraph: OFSTED logo (28826624)

9:03am Thursday 25th June 2015

OFSTED has concluded that a children's home in the Ribble Valley has improved its effectiveness since its last inception.

Pub's bedrooms bid to be voted on by council

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9:03am Thursday 25th June 2015

A FINAL decision on a rural Ribble Valley pub's bid for permission to create additional letting bedrooms is expected in the coming weeks.

Ribble Valley school scoops top award

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9:03am Thursday 25th June 2015

STUDENTS from St Augustine’s RC High School in Billington were awarded the top prize of Gold Award as well as a cheque for £1,000 in the Chairman’s Challenge, a competition run by Lancashire County Council.

Darwen landlord acted in self-defence when he grabbed customer causing fatal neck injury

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A LANDLORD acted in self-defence when he grabbed a customer causing a fatal neck injury, an inquest was told.

TOUR OF BRITAIN: Provisional timings released

Lancashire Telegraph: Tour of Britain Cycle Race in Bear Road, Brighton.

9:41am Wednesday 24th June 2015

THE provisional timings for the second stage of the Aviva Tour of Britain, which is being held in East Lancashire, have been revealed.

Deadline passed on cemetery plan

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8:50am Wednesday 24th June 2015

THE deadline to submit views on a plan to transform a disused and overgrown crematorium in Whalley has now passed.

Teaching recruitment drive to be staged

Lancashire Telegraph: Undated generic view of teacher in a classroom. Teachers must be given more backing to restrain unruly pupils through 'reasonable force', Britain's biggest teachers' union said Monday September 19 2005. The National Union of Teachers called for staff to b

8:02am Wednesday 24th June 2015

A SCHOOL Direct teacher recruitment fair is to be held in Darwen tomorrow. (THURS)

Children's home praised by Ofsted

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6:05am Wednesday 24th June 2015

A HYNDBURN children's home has been praised after a recent Ofsted inspection.

TOUR OF BRITAIN: Expected road closures

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

LANCASHIRE County Council has warned that there will be some disruption while the Aviva Tour of Britain passes through East Lancashire.

TOUR OF BRITAIN: Race will increase tourism says Ribble Valley MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans MP receives a warm welcome from the residents of Ribble Valley

4:04pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

THE people of the Ribble Valley will have to get used to sharing the borough following the Aviva Tour of Britain according to the local MP.

Woman talked down from motorway bridge

Lancashire Telegraph: ARREST: Police pulled over a suspected drink driver for travelling the wrong way down the motorway

1:04pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A SECTION of the M65 has been reopened after a woman was found on the edge of a road bridge over the motorway.

UPDATED: Man arrested after arson attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:18pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A MAN has been arrested following a suspected arson attack in Nelson.

Children's home praised after Ofsted inspection

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10:04am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A DARWEN children's home has been praised after a recent inspection by Ofsted.

Consultation over school's future due to end next week

Lancashire Telegraph: Embargoed to 0001 Monday June 15...File photo dated 09/01/13 of a student working as a third of students would be willing to pay higher tuition fees to avoid their university being forced to make cuts to facilities and activities, according to a report. P

9:07am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A PUBLIC consultation into whether Pleckgate High School in Blackburn should become an academy will end next week.

Residents asked for their views on returning show

Lancashire Telegraph: Pretty, a Shropshire ewe lamb, shakes off bath water as she is being held by Michelle Wetzel of Manheim, Pa.,  at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (28861720)

9:05am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

PEOPLE have until Tuesday, July 7, to send their views on whether the Royal Lancashire Show should be granted a licence before it returns in August.

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