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Darwen dentist wins prestigious award

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DARWEN dental practice is looking to expand and take on up to 30 new people after winning a prestigious award for the 10th year in a row.

Accrington composer who is ‘a national treasure’ given a Honorary Doctorate

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN Accrington composer described as a ‘national treasure’ has been made a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by Edge Hill University.

Clitheroe man gets set to run in memory of baby Bella

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CLITHEROE man is to take on the Great North Run in memory of his friend’s five-month-old daughter who died in April.

Former homeless East Lancs teen wins place at top university

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER homeless teenager is set to ‘realise a life-long dream’ after being accepted to study to become a vet at a prestigious London university.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Developers home in on former Waddington pub site

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of a once-popular Ribble Valley inn is again in doubt after plans were re-submitted for its demolition.

Ribble Valley peaceful protest bid to save Hen Harrier

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PEACEFUL day of protest is set to be held in the Ribble Valley to highlight the ‘plight’ of the Hen Harrier.

Teen sexually assaulted at Blackburn cinema

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted during a trip to the cinema, police said.

Call for farming to be sexy at Ribble Valley plant opening

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FARMING needs to make itself sexy and exciting, TV presenter Adam Henson claimed as he opened Ribble Valley animal feed company Dugdale Nutrition’s new £1 million plant.

Hundreds left without power in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 500 people in the Ribble Valley have been left without power this afternoon following a fault.

Daring Ribble Valley pensioner aims to raise £5,000 with charity jump

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PENSIONER is set to throw himself out of a plane at 13,000 feet, all in the name of charity.

Ribble Valley pupils’ pride as they ‘adopt’ rare chicks

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUPILS from a rural Ribble Valley school have taken five rare hen harrier chicks under their wing.

Car overturns after two-car M65 smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A LANE was blocked on the M65 after two cars were involved in a collision.

Chipping grandfather hopes crime novel will be a success

Lancashire Telegraph: STUNNING VIEWS: Beacon Fell country park has walking routes to suit all abilities

7:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

AN author is hoping that his latest supernatural crime novel leaves bookworms bewitched.

Ribble Valley pre-schools rated ‘outstanding’

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO Ribble Valley pre-schools have been graded as ‘outstanding’ by the education watchdog Ofsted.

Search for driver who knocked Ribble Valley vicar off bike

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:14pm Friday 18th July 2014

A RIBBLE Valley vicar is appealing for help in tracking down a motorist who knocked him off his bike.

Artist paints Clitheroe school walls to match scenery

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

THIS school certainly isn’t a blot on the landscape.

Fall in number of East Lancs teenage mothers

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE number of teenage girls in East Lancashire getting pregnant is falling, new figures have revealed.

BAE’s ‘invisible’ jet makes second successful test flight

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A ‘INVISIBLE’ unmanned fighter jet has carried out its second successful test flight, it has been announced.

Accrington teen realises a dream as she passes nursing course with flying colours

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN Accrington teenager has been named as the top nursing cadet in Lancashire and Cumbria, realising a ‘life-long’ dream.

Ribble Valley vicar’s Death Cafe aims to ‘tackle the last taboo’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A RIBBLE Valley vicar is set to hold a Death Cafe event to offer an informal environment to ‘tackle the last taboo subject in society’.

Ribble Valley MP takes homes protest to House of Commons

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

4:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PETITION calling for the protection of the Ribble Valley from housing developers is to be presented to the House of Commons.

East Lancashire built fighter jet to make its UK debut

Lancashire Telegraph: The F-35 Lightning II will make its debut at Farnborough in July

1:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A FIGHTER plane partly made in East Lancashire, touted as the future of the RAF, is set to make its UK debut this week.

East Lancs mum set to tackle race on blazing sands of Morocco

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:31pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN EAST Lancashire mum is set to take on ‘the toughest race on earth’ in a bid to finish her wish list before her 50th birthday.

Dog owners told not to mess with Langho church

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 11th July 2014

DOG owners have been warned not to throw bags of their pets’ mess over a Ribble Valley church’s wall or they will be reported to the police.

Blackburn students post IQ Test scores higher than Albert Einstein

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

PUPILS at a Blackburn school are celebrating after scoring higher in an IQ test than Albert Einstein.

Whalley residents lose out in protest over village nightclub

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Thursday 10th July 2014

RESIDENTS may continue their fight against ‘excessive noise’ from a nightclub – despite a council ruling.

900 Burnley homes hit in power cut

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

AROUND 900 homes and businesses in Burnley were left without power yesterday.

Thousands of public sector workers strike over pay across East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THOUSANDS of public sector workers across East Lancashire are taking part in a nation-wide strike today over pay.

Woman taken to hospital after two-car Blackburn smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after being trapped in a car following a crash this morning.

132-homes plan set to be put forward in Langho

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

PLANS are being put together for a new 132-home development in a Ribble Valley village.

Ancient Ribchester Helmet back home at last

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN ancient Roman artefact has returned home for the first time in more than 200 years.

Burnley teens take part in Duke of Edinburgh Award

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:57pm Monday 7th July 2014

ADVENTUROUS Burnley teenagers have taken part in a camping expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Sahara adventure for Ribble Valley air ambulance worker

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Monday 30th June 2014

A RIBBLE Valley paramedic with the North West Air Ambulance is set to trek across the Sahara desert to raise money for the service.

MUST BE FATE: East Lancs man saved by lifeguard after falling to bottom of canal at 1.15am

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Kendall

3:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A FORMER lifeguard saved a man from drowning when she dragged him out of the canal after he fell in as she drove past.

Nursery school photos stolen in Billington car theft

Lancashire Telegraph: Police have appealed for witness to come forward

4:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

EXPENSIVE camera equipment and photographs of around 200 nursery school children were stolen during a £3,000 raid.

Gisburn pub to stay shut after revamp plan rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans for the White Bull at Gisburn have been turned down

11:58am Saturday 28th June 2014

ATTEMPTS to revive the last surviving pub in a Ribble Valley village have failed after a second refurbishment plan was rejected.

Teen in charity ride for North West Air Ambulance

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris and Ben Heys

4:42pm Friday 27th June 2014

A TEENAGER is to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance after the service came to his rescue after a motorcross accident.

New recruits all set to keep East Lancashire streets safe

Lancashire Telegraph: Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell, centre, with the 22 new PCSO recruits

4:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

NEW police community support officer recruits have hit the streets of East Lancashire after completing the latest phase of their training.

Ribble Valley accountant in Horse of the Year show for first time

Lancashire Telegraph: Claire Crutchley with her Horse of the Year mount Made By Design

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A RIBBLE Valley woman will fulfil a lifetime’s dream when she flies the flag for East Lancashire and competes at the Horse of the Year Show.

Downing Street date for Ribble Valley charity worker

Lancashire Telegraph: Harriet Roberts holds her invitation to a reception in Downing Street, inset

2:31pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A CHARITY worker from the Ribble Valley has received an invitation to travel to Downing Street for a reception to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Clitheroe Mayor’s £25k given to community causes

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Kevin Horkin is thrilled with the money raised

1:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A POT of £25,000 raised by the Mayor of Clitheroe over the last 12 months has started to be distributed to community groups and projects across the Ribble Valley.

East Lancs freelance journalist turns author with the publication of first book

Lancashire Telegraph: Tracy Johnson

1:20pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE stories of women who worked in East Lancashire’s mills are set to be told in a new book.

Pendleton residents called on to back hall revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendleton village hall

1:40pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE future of a village hall that was built by local residents 55 years ago is set to be discussed at a meeting tomorrow.

Ribble Valley Tory group chief in shock resignation

Lancashire Telegraph: Wife Janette polishes the mayoral chain of husband and new mayor Coun Michael Ranson

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE chairman of the Ribble Valley Conservative Association has resigned with immediate effect.

Ribble Valley company proves it’s sustainably superior

Lancashire Telegraph: 3M technical director Wynne Lewis (centre) receives the award from BITC chief executive Stephen Howard (left) and Jonathan Garratt of the awards sponsors Jaguar Land Rover

5:50pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A RIBBLE Valley company has won its second annual award in a row for sustainability.

Ribble Valley violinist to walk English-Welsh border for children

Lancashire Telegraph: Concertos for the Chilterns by Dacorum Sinfonietta

5:22pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A RIBBLE Valley musician is set to undertake a gruelling endurance marathon run to raise money for charity.

Ribble Valley family firm plans expansion to ‘secure business for the future’

Lancashire Telegraph: Mandy and Mark Paul have plans to expand family firm Hudson’s Ices

4:31pm Friday 20th June 2014

AN historic ice cream shop in the Ribble Valley is bidding to expand the business ‘to secure it for future generations of the family’.

Young chef stars in North West contest victory

Lancashire Telegraph: Danny Young with his trophies

3:52pm Friday 20th June 2014

AN apprentice at a prestigious hotel in the Ribble Valley has been crowned the north west Young Chef of the Year.

Schools in Longridge closed after loss of water

Lancashire Telegraph: Water Waste

9:07am Friday 20th June 2014

SECONDARY schools in Longridge have been closed after a loss of water in the area this morning.

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