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Residents group voices concern over Clitheroe houses ahead of consultation

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Friday 31st July 2015

A CONSULTATION meeting for plans to build the first 220 homes on the former Standen Estate in Clitheroe will be held on Monday.

Accrington man charged with class-A drugs offences after raid

Lancashire Telegraph: Charged with possession and intent to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis

8:40am Friday 31st July 2015

A MAN from Accrington has been charged with conspiracy to supply class-A drugs.

I thought he would kill me: Terrified Blackburn mum speaks out about horrific experiences

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:15am Friday 31st July 2015

A MUM who feared for her life after being the victim of domestic violence has spoken out for the first time about her horrific experiences.

CLAWS OUT: Headteacher denies cats are trapped at East Lancs school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher has stressed that no cats have been trapped at her school after rumours and threats towards her circulated on Facebook.

POLICE APPEAL: Gang of ‘armed’ men wearing bandanas rob teenagers in Blackburn park

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A GANG of ‘armed’ men with bandanas across their mouths robbed two teenagers in a Blackburn park, police said.

Incident blocks A56 near Hapton

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:50pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

TRAFFIC was blocked on the A56 after a collision.

Headteacher suspended after 'incident' cleared of any wrongdoing

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A HEADTEACHER who was suspended after allegations were made against him has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Ribble Valley village outrage over ‘unlawful’ plan move

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:15pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in a rural village against an “unlawful” planning ruling by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

National competition aiming to stoke youngsters’ imaginations

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:20am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A NATIONAL competition is aiming to stoke youngsters’ imaginations to raise vital funds for Rossendale Hospice.

EURO STARS: Blackburn brothers' petrol station empire to double after major takeover deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A FORECOURT giant started by two Blackburn brothers is set to double its presence across the UK after securing a ‘major deal’.

VIDEO: Thousands take to the fields for 10th annual Beat-Herder Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:21am Monday 20th July 2015

MORE than 10,000 music lovers took to a collection of fields in the Ribble Valley to celebrate a decade of a popular music festival this weekend.

Splash of colour illuminates Blackburn as first colour run comes to town

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 20th July 2015

A SPLASH of colour illuminated East Lancashire as the first colour run came to town.

UPDATE: Man dies as he is struck by train close to station

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Saturday 18th July 2015

A MAN died when he was struck by a train in Brierfield.

Clitheroe student set to climb Kilimanjaro

Lancashire Telegraph: Friends scale Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

11:23am Friday 17th July 2015

A CLITHEROE student is preparing to lead a group of gritty fundraisers to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity.

Academy students celebrate revamp which upgrades gym and changing rooms

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 16th July 2015

BURNLEY FC mascot Bertie Bee delighted primary and secondary school students as he joined them in celebrating the launch of £715,000 facilities at Colne Primet Academy.

Lancashire bird-flu control zone ‘to stay for fortnight’

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Wednesday 15th July 2015

A CONTROL zone containing an outbreak of bird flu in Lancashire is likely to be imposed for at least two weeks, an MP said.

Hunt still on to find woman who crashed into new £25k Audi in Blackburn car park

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Wednesday 15th July 2015

THE story of a driver whose ‘pride and joy’ was hit in a car park is a familiar tale according to the RAC.

Water cut off to around 2,000 Blackburn homes after water main bursts

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

5:07pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A WATER main burst in Blackburn cut off water to around 2,000 home today.

Blackburn Canal Festival to be ‘biggest yet’ as boats travel from across the country

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Wednesday 15th July 2015

THIS weekend’s Blackburn Canal Festival will see boats travel from across the country to join in the celebrations for the first time.

Successful primary schools face new assessment challenges

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over whether East Lancashire’s primary schools can maintain their improving SATs results.

Improving Burnley school has ‘bright future’

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

2:04pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE headteacher of Burnley’s Hameldon Community College has hailed the school’s latest Ofsted inspection as a ‘step in the right direction’.

VIDEO: Armed Blackburn jewellers gang threatened family with axe as three-month-old baby sat in car

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

SHOPPERS ran for cover when masked men stormed a Blackburn town centre jewellers.

Beat-Herder festival has special party lined up as it celebrates first decade

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Monday 13th July 2015

THE 10th annual event of a Ribble Valley music festival has been hailed as the biggest to date by the organisers.

Preview time for design of multi-million pound school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 13th July 2015

ARTIST’S impressions of a multi-million pound school campus have been revealed.

Appeal launched to turn spinning mill into hotel, cricket club and houses

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Sunday 12th July 2015

AN appeal has been submitted against a decision to reject a plan to convert one of the oldest surviving spinning mills into a hotel.

Residents oppose new 500-home plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:50pm Sunday 12th July 2015

DEVELOPERS want to construct 500 homes on the outskirts of a Pendle village.

Stand-in headteacher believes Blackburn school will be rated ‘outstanding’ in two years

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 11th July 2015

OUR Lady and St John Catholic College has made the first step towards being graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted according to the acting head teacher.

WARNING: Serial cat killer could be behind anti-freeze deaths of six pets

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Friday 10th July 2015

A SERIAL cat killer could be behind the deaths of six pets.

Call for volunteers to help at popular Clitheroe Food Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Thursday 9th July 2015

ORGANISERS of the Ribble Valley’s biggest celebration of local meat and vegetables are appealing for volunteers.

UPDATE: Blackburn pensioner accused of stabbing wife to death dies in hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

A PENSIONER accused of stabbing his wife to death has died in hospital.

Final decision on show to be taken

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2:30pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

A DECISION on whether to grant permission for the Royal Lancashire Show to be staged in the Ribble Valley next month is due to be taken.

More details for model show on track

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2:29pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

MORE details have been announced for a model railway show in Clitheroe, the second in 30 years.

It’s a class event as cystic fibrosis sufferer helps bring in funds

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

ALDER Grange staff and students were among those to put their best foot forward to raise more than £4,000 for cystic fibrosis after being inspired by a Rossendale pupil.

Mayors from across the county to visit Fire and Rescue

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 05/11/2003 of fire engines at Gloucester Fire Station. Morale in the fire service has plunged because of the delay in paying a wage rise which threatens a fresh industrial dispute, a new survey revealed Monday July 19 2004. A poll of 750

12:00pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

MAYORS from councils throughout the county will visit Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Training Centre on Tuesday, July 14, as VIP guests.

Blackburn nephew and uncle have jail sentences extended after man they brutally attacked dies

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:10am Wednesday 8th July 2015

AN uncle and nephew jailed for a brutal attack on a man in Blackburn have had their sentences significantly extended following his death.

School which banned teachers from raising their voices hits back at 'unfair' headlines

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:48am Tuesday 7th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire head teacher has spoken out over the ‘unfair’ and ‘misconstrued’ coverage of an alternative disciplinary policy at her school.

Nineteenth-century banner Flag was rescued from burning church in France during First World War

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:17pm Monday 6th July 2015

A PIECE of history rescued from a burning church during the First World War has been returned to its rightful home.

Budding teenage sailor picks up top award for clocking up 100 nautical miles

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Monday 6th July 2015

A BUDDING teenage sailor is celebrating after receiving a top award for clocking up 100 nautical miles off the west coast of Scotland.

Darwen man three times legal drink-drive limit

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12:38pm Monday 6th July 2015

A 25-year-old man went to bed after a night out before getting up at 6am and driving to help a friend who was stranded.

Stonyhurst returns piece of history to its owner

Lancashire Telegraph: Stonyhurst College returns a 19th Century banner to the Church in Le Cateau-Cambresis

8:34am Monday 6th July 2015

A PIECE of history rescued from a burning church during the First World War has been returned to its rightful home.

Blackburn nursery gets highest grading

Lancashire Telegraph: Coach House Nursery, Blackburn, celebrates an outstanding OFSTED

6:48am Monday 6th July 2015

THE head of a Blackburn nursery has described the 'wonderful accomplishment' of being awarded the highest grading by Ofsted.

Money yet to reach football club

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11:40am Saturday 4th July 2015

A RIBBLE Valley football club is yet to receive a £31,000 grant to improve its stadium promised to it.

Plan to construct 363 homes, plus a primary school and a cricket ground passes first hurdle

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:10am Saturday 4th July 2015

A PLAN to construct 363 homes, plus a primary school and a cricket ground, in Longridge has passed its first hurdle.

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:

11:00am Saturday 4th 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

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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.

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