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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.

Concerns raised over proposed caravan site

Lancashire Telegraph: Large caravan stolen from Defford

2:40pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over a proposed caravan site on the outskirts of a Ribble Valley village.

Hawk dies after becoming trapped in netting in Blackburn park

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:43pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A HARRIS'S hawk died after becoming trapped in netting in a Blackburn park.

Furniture firm chief hits back as Blackburn MP Jack Straw stands by his denial

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

AN EAST Lancashire company has hit back at the way its connection with Blackburn MP Jack Straw has been portrayed following the latest cash for access row.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: Search is on for area's most romantic couple

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:14am Wednesday 25th February 2015

THE search for Ribble Valley’s King and Queen of Love, part of the borough council’s Wedding Heaven tourism initiative, will finish on Friday, March 6.

VIDEO: East Lancashire firefighters join national strike in pensions row

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Wednesday 25th February 2015

FIREFIGHTERS in East Lancashire have joined with others across England in walking out for 24 hours from 7am today over the 'unworkable pension scheme' proposed by the government.

Boxer Amir Khan backs multilingual poetry competition in schools

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

SCHOOL pupils from East Lancashire have been invited to take part in a multilingual poetry competition backed by former champion boxer Amir Khan.

Top award sees civil engineer join the ‘elite’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A DIRECTOR who led two major projects at Burnley General Hospital has been awarded a top engineering prize.

Fears raised over future of Calderstones Hospital site if forced to close

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:58am Tuesday 24th February 2015

FEARS have been raised over the future of the Calderstones Hospital site if it was forced to close.

BAE wins £165m upgrade contract - securing 1,500 East Lancashire jobs...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:53am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A £165 MILLION contract has been signed to provide upgrades to the one of the RAF’s most advanced fighter jets, securing 1,500 jobs in East Lancashire.

VIDEO: Hydrotherapist helps save beloved dog after owners spend almost £20k on vets bills

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A RIBBLE Valley hydrotherapist helped save the life of a couple’s beloved dog after they spent almost £20,000 on vets bills.

Clitheroe nurse set to attempt first marathon in almost seven years for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A CLITHEROE nurse is set to attempt her first marathon in almost seven years in April to fulfil a long-term ambition.

BIRD PROOFED: Bank bosses bid to stop pigeons 'defacing' building

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 20th February 2015

A GRADE II-listed building in Clitheroe could be set to be ‘bird proofed’ in a bid to cut down on it being ‘continually defaced’ by pigeons.

Beat-Herder 2015: Basement Jaxx to headline as event celebrates tenth year

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Friday 20th February 2015

MUSIC lovers are set to party in style this summer to mark the tenth anniversary of The Beat-Herder Festival.

Defence giant BAE Systems sees their sales plummet

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:01pm Friday 20th February 2015

BAE Systems’ sales dropped by £1.5 billion over the last year, the defence giant has announced.

£11k cash success thanks to Ribble Valley glitter ball

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Thursday 19th February 2015

ALMOST £11,000 has been raised for a Ribble Valley charity following a glittering ball.

Scaffolding outside Clitheroe primary school alarmed after people started climbing on it after hours

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE scaffolding outside a Clitheroe primary school has been alarmed after people started climbing on it after school hours.

More than 2,000 objections sent to Blackburn with Darwen Council over controversial traveller site

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

MORE than 2,000 objections have been sent to Blackburn with Darwen Council over a controversial traveller site plan in Lower Darwen.

Blackburn chief executive speaks of delight after receiving MBE at Buckingham Palace

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A DAD-of-one has spoken of his delight after receiving an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Work on new Blackburn cycling route set to start later this year

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

WORK on a new cycling route in Blackburn is set to start later this year.

UPDATE: Train delays between Blackburn and Clitheroe after vehicle hits bridge

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:59pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

TRAIN users faced delays of 90 minutes between Blackburn and Clitheroe after a vehicle stuck a bridge.

Ribble Valley candidates unite for big debate

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A QUESTION Time-style debate will be staged in the Ribble Valley involving five candidates from the main political parties ahead of the general election in May.

Two men arrested following brawl at budget gym

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Tuesday 17th February 2015

TWO men have been arrested following a brawl, at a Burnley gym, that spilled out on to the street.

Woman left with 'severe' facial burns after suspected arson attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A WOMAN was left with “severe” facial burns after a suspected arson attack on her home.

Ribble Valley children step up campaign for new cushioned surface at sports hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Sport fixtures for this weekend.

3:20pm Monday 16th February 2015

FUNDRAISING efforts have been stepped up for a state-of-the-art sports-hall floor at a Ribble Valley school.

Council’s spending power drops by almost £200 per person, according to new figures

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Monday 16th February 2015

BURNLEY Council’s spending power has dropped by almost £200 per person over this parliament, according to new figures.

Picnic table destroyed at Blackburn school after rubbish fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:37am Monday 16th February 2015

A PLASTIC picnic table was destroyed at a Blackburn school after a rubbish fire was started last night.

HEART OF GOLD: Father-of-two died after car flipped on M65 on his way to deliver Valentine’s Day presents

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Monday 16th February 2015

A FATHER-of-two died after his car flipped onto its roof on the M65 on his way to deliver Valentine’s Day presents to his partner.

Evacuation after Darwen shop gas leak

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Sunday 15th February 2015

A TEAM of 10 firefighters was called to the Co-Op in Darwen after receiving reports of a gas leak.

UPDATED: Man killed in M65 crash named

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:59am Saturday 14th February 2015

A MAN died after his car flipped onto its roof on the M65 last night.

Award given for work in establishing second regional diabetes support group

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:14pm Friday 13th February 2015

A VOLUNTEER group has won recognition for its work to improve diabetes care in East Lancashire.

Service to help sufferers of domestic violence set to benefit from Comic Relief

Lancashire Telegraph: Comic capers raises money on Red Nose Day for Comic Relief

2:12pm Friday 13th February 2015

COMIC Relief is set to support an East Lancashire-based charity through an £110,000 investment over the next three years in Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

MP hits out as plan goes in for 300 more homes in Longridge

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Friday 13th February 2015

ABOUT 300 new homes could be constructed in Longridge if the project is given the green light later this year.

Blackburn men who robbed 82-year-old cancer sufferer jailed for total of six years

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Thursday 12th February 2015

TWO men who robbed an 82-year-old cancer sufferer of £250 when he was riding on his mobility scooter have been jailed for a total of six years.

‘Stalwart’ of Clitheroe Council stepping down at 65

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:54pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A STALWART of Clitheroe Town Council is set to hang up his robe for the final time this summer after serving the town for a decade.

Lancashire Police forensics budget slashed by £2.3m in five years

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

MORE than £2million has been slashed from Lancashire Police’s forensic budget since 2010, new figures show.

School relocation move put off despite massive boost to pupil numbers

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:06am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A BURNLEY free school is set to expand ahead of September after plans to move to a new site suffered a setback.

Battle to sell historic Ribble Valley mill sees price slide

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE owner of a historic mill which forms a focal point of a Ribble Valley village is still seeking a buyer after a six year struggle.

UPDATE: Woman 'lucky to be alive' after being hit by train trying to rescue dog

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A WOMAN was struck by a train when she tried to reach her dog which had wandered onto the track.

Ribble Valley chef ready to cook up a storm in Oriental competition

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Monday 9th February 2015

AN UP and coming chef from the Ribble Valley is hoping it will be second time lucky after being chosen as a finalist in a national competition to find the best young Oriental cookery chef.

Improving school all set to become academy

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:55pm Monday 9th February 2015

A PRIMARY school is set to break away from Lancashire County Council’s control and become an academy later this year.

East Lancashire nurse off to Africa to help tackle Ebola crisis

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:53pm Monday 9th February 2015

A MUM-of-two is preparing to swap East Lancashire for Africa to help tackle the Ebola crisis.

Investor to breathe new life into forgotten Accrington and Darwen properties

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:10am Monday 9th February 2015

A PROPERTY investor and developer has pledged more than £1 million to further the growth of Darwen and Accrington.

Why don’t you fill in ALL of our potholes?

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Sunday 8th February 2015

A £25,000 project to resurface a number of roads in Clitheroe that are “some of the worst in the town” has been criticised for not going far enough.

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