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New plans to revamp Victorian ‘eyesore’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CLOSED Victorian pub which has been branded an eyesore in a Ribble Valley village could be saved for future use if plans are approved in the New Year.

‘No hope’ for youngsters with mental health issues in East Lancashire, says charity worker

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:55pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THERE is ‘no hope’ for youngsters with mental health issues in East Lancashire, a charity worker has said.

Thousands expected to enjoy annual 'Lancashire Day' events and activities

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THOUSANDS of people across the county are set to celebrate all things Lancastrian later this week as part of the annual Lancashire Day.

East Lancs war veteran wins Premier Cup - with one of his 24 rabbits...

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:06pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A DECORATED war veteran has got a “hop” in his step after his rabbit bounced his way to a prestigious national prize.

WE DON'T WANT YOU: Lower Darwen residents pack meeting to oppose travellers' site

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

HUNDREDS of residents packed a meeting and dozens were left outside as a campaign was mounted against a travellers’ site plan.

Ribble Valley sailing star nominated for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: NOMINATION: Chris Pickles is in the running for glory in The Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards.

4:11pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A SAILING star from the Ribble Valley has received recognition for a successful year on the water after being nominated for a national award.

WANTED: Police hunt four East Lancashire suspects

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:22am Tuesday 25th November 2014

POLICE need help to trace four men from East Lancashire wanted for separate alleged offences.

Whalley community centre no longer in danger

Lancashire Telegraph: Foundation members l-r Derek Pickup, Cllr Terry Hill, Jo-Ann Murphy, Parish Cllr Eric Ronnan, Martin Fewster.

4:38pm Monday 24th November 2014

A COMMUNITY centre that was in danger of folding 12 months ago has had its future secured after a successful year.

UPDATE: Lengthy delays in Blackburn after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Friday 21st November 2014

MOROTISTS were facing long delays in Blackburn after two cars were involved in a collision this morning.

Have YOU got what it takes to impress Simon Cowell?

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Cowell calls Mel B 'a revelation' as an X Factor judge

10:14am Friday 21st November 2014

BUDDING stars from across East Lancashire are being encouraged to attend open auditions organised by producers working for Simon Cowell.

Clitheroe mum found baby dead after breathing dificulties

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FOUR-month-old baby who suffered from Cerebral Palsy died after contracting bronchopneumonia, an inquest has heard.

Ribble Valley visitor information service gets some VIP treatment

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A TROUPE of top VIPs are set to come to the Ribble Valley after the borough council launched its latest tourism initiative.

Service planned for WW2 Ribble Valley crash victims

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE lives of 11 pilots who died after crashing in the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland during the Second World War are due to be marked at the end of the month.

Electricity to flow as Whalley hydro site starts up

Lancashire Telegraph: Tim  Ashworth checking the readings as the generator gets to work

12:14pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE Whalley Community Hydro Project has started generating electricity for the first time.

Ribble Valley venue named Club of the Year

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A RIBBLE Valley venue has been named 'Club of the Year' by the local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

Saved Ribble Valley GP practice up for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Karen Massey says Slaidburn County Practice is ‘absolutely vital’ for the area and is at the heart of the community

3:30pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

STAFF at a rural GP practice have been nominated for a national award following their successful campaign to save their surgery.

Plans to remove endangered Lancashire hen harrier chicks rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: An adult hen harrier which has become endangered in England

3:10pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PLAN to remove endangered hen harrier chicks from the wild in Lancashire has been rejected by the RSPB.

Footpath won't be open to public, insist owners

Lancashire Telegraph: The Grade II-listed Martholme Viaduct lies between Great Harwood and Read

2:04pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

THE owners of a contested stretch of land by a 19th Century viaduct have said that a petition to open the site to the public will not make any difference.

‘Frozen’ fans in for a treat at Clitheroe event

Lancashire Telegraph: On her coronation day, Elsa reveals her ability to create ice and snow from her fingers and is branded a witch. She flees to the snowy mountains and her younger sister Anna gives chase.

2:03pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

DISNEY's smash hit Frozen will take over Clitheroe on Thursday, December 13, as Elsa, The Queen of Arandelle and her sister Princess Anna spend the day with fun filled activities.

Plan for 132 new Ribble Valley homes thrown out

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PROPOSAL to build up to 132 homes which was objected to by half of the Ribble Valley village has been rejected.

Police appeal after Blackburn youths seen throwing fireworks at each other

Lancashire Telegraph: DAMP SQUIB: Fireworks night in Sadberge cancelled over insurance wrangle

9:38am Tuesday 18th November 2014

AN APPEAL has gone out for information after dozens of youths were seen throwing fireworks at each other and houses in Blackburn.

'Innovative' £500k Ribble Valley scheme given green light

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 17th November 2014

AN 'innovative' scheme to use £500,000 for a 120-place nursery and a new block of flats in a Ribble Valley village has been given the green light.

Quarry set to reopen to the public in 2015

10:04am Saturday 15th November 2014

A FORMER quarry is set to be restored and reopened to the public for scientific study next year.

Ribble Valley residents complain about historic ‘eyesore’ pub

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:45am Friday 14th November 2014

A HISTORIC Ribble Valley pub is in danger of becoming an eyesore according to residents.

Blackburn creator of Vimto honoured with plaque

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Thursday 13th November 2014

THE creator of Vimto has been honoured after a plaque was installed outside the house where he grew up in Blackburn.

Council to consider plans for historic Ribble Valley mill

Lancashire Telegraph: Future in the balance: plans for an 18-bed hotel have been submitted for the Grade II-listed Kirk Mill in Chipping

4:10pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

ONE of the oldest surviving spinning mills in the world could be converted into an 18-bed hotel if plans are approved next week.

East Lancs woman cleared of poisoning teenage daughter with unnecessary medication

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A FORMER Nelson woman accused of poisoning her teenage daughter with unnecessary medication has been cleared following a three-week trial.

Firefighters tackle bus blaze on M65

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:15am Monday 10th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze on the M65 after a bus caught fire this morning.

East Lancs music teacher achieves top snooker coaching qualification

Lancashire Telegraph: Snooker coach and teacher Matt Haworth and 12-year-old Tom Neild at the green baize a shot watched by pupils at St Augustine’s RC High School in Billington who also get a lesson in mathematics courtesy of the ‘Cue Zone’ scheme.

9:04am Saturday 8th November 2014

A LIFE-long snooker fan has 'queued' up a string of high-profile coaching events after being praised by one of the sport's legends.

East Lancs councillor issues safety appeal after serious accident

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Ged Mirfin recovering at his home in Billington after the road traffic accident which happened two weeks  when , ironically, he was campaigning for road safety.

2:04pm Friday 7th November 2014

A FATHER-of-three is campaigning for road safety measures to be introduced in his village after being seriously injured in September.

Ribble Valley church’s £400k facelift stalled by problems

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:02pm Thursday 6th November 2014

A £400,000 refurbishment project at an historic Clitheroe church has stalled after workmen hit unexpected problems.

LEST WE FORGET: Lancashire to fall silent for those who gave their lives for freedom

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Thursday 6th November 2014

THOUSANDS will pause for thought at churches and cenotaphs the county this weekend in services to remember the fallen.

PICTURE GALLERY: Spectacular display as fireworks light up East Lancashire's skies

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Thursday 6th November 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended on Towneley Hall to make sure this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations went with a big bang.

A677 blocked after a two-car collision

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A MAJOR East Lancashire road was blocked after a collision involving two cars.

VIDEO: Investigators probe major Blackburn mill blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:19am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A MAJOR investigation has been launched into the cause of a serious blaze at a mill in Blackburn.

Mobile library set to stage shows across the Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

AN innovative new project will see artists commandeer mobile libraries across the Ribble Valley to bring their shows to rural neighbourhoods.

VIDEO: Blaze rips through Burnley industrial unit

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Tuesday 4th November 2014

FOUR fire crews tackled a serious blaze at a unit in Burnley yesterday morning.

Pendleton village hall in line for revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendleton village hall

2:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A VILLAGE hall that was constructed by residents 55 years ago could be transformed if plans are given the green light.

Ribble Valley school to extend music offering

Lancashire Telegraph: music note (11680289)

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS have been announced for a new music department at a Ribble Valley school.

Ribble Valley landmark added to heritage 'at risk' list

Lancashire Telegraph: Knutsford heritage in the spotlight during meeting

8:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE former lime works at Bellmanpark in the Ribble Valley has been added to English Heritage’s list of sites deemed to be ‘at risk’.

Strategy launched to help support Ribble Valley families ‘in trouble’

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Horkin

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

AROUND 200 ‘troubled’ families in the Ribble Valley are to receive extra support from the borough council, a new scheme has revealed.

Ribble Valley town set to get its very own Christmas festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AN inaugural Clitheroe Christmas Festival is set to be staged in December.

Blackburn punk band hook up with former producer of Nirvana

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUNK band from Blackburn has announced that it will work with the former producer of iconic grunge band Nirvana for its upcoming fourth studio album.

98-year-old East Lancs woman died a month after hot water bottle accident

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman was left with burns and blisters on her body after a hot water bottle burst in her bed, an inquest heard.

'This is your Life' party honours East Lancs firefighter for 30 years service

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREFIGHTER was astonished to find a training session turn into a surprise bash to mark his 30 years of service.

Winter’s early arrival in the Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUMPER range of winter crafts are on show in the Ribble Valley until into the New Year.

East Lancs road safety campaigner seriously injured after being hit by car - on road he was trying to make safer...

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TIRELESS campaigner for road safety has been left with a ‘potentially life changing’ injury after colliding with a car on the very road he has been fighting to make safer.

Ofsted praises differences seen at Clitheroe school

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley secondary school has been praised by Ofsted a year after being rated as requiring improvement.

Ribble Valley councillor airlifted to hospital after being knocked down by car

Lancashire Telegraph: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

1:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley Borough councillor has been airlifted to hospital with a head injury.

M65 identified as death trap for deer

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Friday 17th October 2014

THE number of deers involved in collisions with vehicles on motorways in Lancashire is among the highest in the country, according to a new report.

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