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'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.

Controversial Longridge housing plan refused

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Terry Hill

9:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A controversial plan for up to 220 houses in Longridge has been refused by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

VIDEO: East Lancs 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' fans urged not to rush out and buy mini pet

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:45pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TEENAGE Mutant Ninja Turtle fans across East Lancashire are being warned not to rush out and buy their very own hero in a half shell.

Spook-tacular East Lancs events planned for Hallowe’en!

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HORROR enthusiasts across East Lancashire are set for a scare this Hallowe’en.

Decision to be made on plans to build 495 Ribble Valley homes

Lancashire Telegraph: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

1:51pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE fate of two controversial housing projects are set to be decided on Thursday.

Death fears follow accidents on Blackburn road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:55am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under a car in Blackburn.

Ribble Valley parking charges may go up by 10 per cent

Lancashire Telegraph: FESTIVE PARKING: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's early Christmas parking boost

3:35pm Monday 13th October 2014

SOME charges in Ribble Valley car parks will rise by 10 per cent or more next year if proposals to raise income from fees are approved by councillors tomorrow.

Chef of the Year behind Ribble Valley pub relaunch

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN award-winning chef who made it through to the latter stages of Professional Masterchef is set to take on the lease at the White Bull pub in Gisburn.

‘Stay safe' call after M65 rain crashes

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:13am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A DRIVERS’ group has called on motorists to be safe in adverse weather conditions after two crashes on the M65 yesterday.

Bacup residents left without water

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

12:49pm Monday 6th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Bacup have been left without water.

Man charged with sexually assaulting girl at Clitheroe Castle

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

1:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

AN 18-year-old is set to appear in front of magistrates today after being charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old in Clitheroe.

Christian campaign to halt Clitheroe Jobcentre closure

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:16pm Friday 3rd October 2014

CHRISTIANS in Clitheroe are set to take part in a coordinated postcard campaign to fight the proposed closure of the town’s Jobcentre.

YOU'RE HIRED: Apprentices land BAE jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 150 young people have started their careers at the Lancashire bases of defence giant BAE Systems.

East Lancs medical staff set to stage mass walkout

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

2:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARAMEDICS, technicians and midwives are planning to take strike action in a row over pay.

UPDATE: Walker seriously injured on country road as car overturns

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A PEDESTRIAN was airlifted to hospital after a crash on a country road near Ribchester.

Blackburn streets turned into 1970s Belfast for new action film

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN is set to hit the silver screen in a new action film slated for release later this month.

Tree planting scheme for fallen heroes taking root

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SCHEME to plant trees in the Ribble Valley's 35 parishes in memory of the borough's First World War fallen is nearing completion.

Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

Homeless East Lancs man banned from begging after repeatedly causing nuisance

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HOMELESS man has been banned from begging in England and Wales after repeatedly causing a nuisance in Blackburn, Clitheroe and Whalley.

Clitheroe police officer off the beat after 20 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Monday 29th September 2014

A DECORATED Ribble Valley police officer is set to walk the beat for the final time tomorrow after more than 20 years.

Ribble Valley volunteers win best public toilets award – yet again

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

SPRIGHTLY 92-year-old Bob Parker is celebrating a ‘chain’ of awards for Lancashire’s best toilets.

ANGER: East Lancs parents face paying £500 to send children to first-choice school

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:10am Friday 26th September 2014

PARENTS will be forced to fork out almost £500 in bus fares for their child to go to their first-choice high school.

Congregation backs plans for Clitheroe church extension

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A £750,000 project to transform a Clitheroe church has been given the thumbs-up from the congregation.

Only Fools and Horses' Boycie new patron at Blackburn theatre

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

ONE of television’s best loved actors has become a new patron at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn.

Mystery as birds of prey 'vanish' from Forest of Bowland

Lancashire Telegraph: Hen harrier, adult female in flight...Pic by Andy Hay ( 

9:51am Thursday 25th September 2014

EXPERTS fear that a pair of iconic Lancashire birds could be lost forever after they vanished without a trace.

Former Clitheroe salon could become pizza takeaway

Lancashire Telegraph: Hands taking slices of pizza (7701109)

3:51pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE former Sitting Pretty salon in Clitheroe could be turned into a pizza takeaway if plans are approved later this year.

Derelict Clitheroe pub to be transformed into fashion store

Lancashire Telegraph: BEER FESTIVAL: Northallerton Beer Festival will start on Friday, September 26

2:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A ‘MONUMENT to decay’ in the centre of Clitheroe is set to be given a new lease of life.

Over half of young children falling behind at school in Blackburn and Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

MORE than half of children in Blackburn and Darwen aren’t developing enough educationally when they move from reception to year one, new figures suggest.

United Utilities to pay £37,294 for allowing muddy water to seep into Padiham brook

Lancashire Telegraph: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

10:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

UNITED Utilities has been fined £33,000 after pleading guilty to allowing muddy water to seep into a brook near Padiham.

National store boost for East Lancashire town

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:15am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NATIONAL retailer’s decision to open a new store in the centre of Burnley has been welcomed by the council leader.

Universal credit benefit set to be rolled out across Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

10:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

UNIVERSAL credit is set to be rolled out across Burnley from next month.

13-acre Samlesbury solar farm gets the go-ahead

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:50am Friday 19th September 2014

AN area the size of nine football fields is set to be transformed into a solar panel farm in Samlesbury.

Blackburn Rovers fan proposes on pitch at half-time – before his bride-to-be breaks her wrist

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT might not have been the scoreline he was hoping for, but a Blackburn man ensured it was a match made in heaven when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of a 13,000-strong Ewood crowd.

Ribble Valley convenience stores enjoy boom period

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SMALL convenience shops in the Ribble Valley are booming, according to new figures.

Trough of Bowland bird project off to a flyer!

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN RSPB initiative aimed at protecting hen harriers in the Trough of Bowland is set to be presented with this year’s National Lottery Award for Best Education Project.

Controversial Whalley homes plan back on the table

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PLAN for a large housing estate in Whalley, which led to the setting up of a residents’ action group in 2010, has been resubmitted.

Accrington Cricket Club’s scorer bowls out after 20 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CRICKET stalwart who has kept score in Acc-rington since 1994 is putting down his pencil for the final time.

E-cigarettes set to be banned from taxis

Lancashire Telegraph: VAPERS: Save E-Cigs has launched a petition urging the Welsh Government to scrap plans to ban electronic cigarettes in public places

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SMOKING electronic cigarettes in taxis in the Ribble Valley could be banned under plans to be discussed today.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and friends beg Scotland to vote ‘no’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has teamed up with an ex-Coronation Street star and the mayor of Clitheroe to send a ‘love message to the people of Scotland’.

Accrington teen awarded scholarship to help study towards becoming a glaciologist

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TEENAGER Hannah Frost is certainly living up to her name – she’s off to university to study glaciers and all things ice.

East Lancs man dies after neck drip 'error' at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Monday 8th September 2014

A FAMILY is distraught after a dad-of-two who underwent a routine operation died after an intravenous drip was wrongly inserted in his neck.

Former rally driver's mission to help feed children

Lancashire Telegraph: Pen-y-ghent, part of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

12:45pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A FORMER rally driver is set to take on Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Challenge for charity along with a dozen family and friends.

Commission investigates ‘electoral imbalance’ in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Friday 5th September 2014

THOUSANDS of new houses in the Ribble Valley could force an overhaul of councillors if a review goes ahead.

Blackburn junction closed after car lands on roof

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A BLACKBURN junction was closed after a car landed on its roof following a crash.

Clitheroe vicar set to scale down rural duties

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A CLITHEROE vicar is expecting to scale down his involvement in the town after being asked to take over two rural churches.


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