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£8k of tools stolen after van break-in

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE than £8,000 of power tools have been stolen from a van in Clitheroe.

Neil's shrine to Northern Soul

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER plumber is hoping to score a hit after opening East Lancashire’s first dedicated Northern Soul shop.

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.

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.

Clitheroe woman assaulted supermarket worker

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman went to Tesco to confront a member of staff over a personal issue and ended up assaulting her in public.

A59 at Samlesbury closed after crash

Lancashire Telegraph: PROBE: Police carried out raids during investigations into false insurance claims

1:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

PART of A59 at Salmesbury was closed this morning after a car overturned.

Do you recognise this Clitheroe flasher?

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

DETECTIVES hunting a man who indecently exposed himself in front of a group of girls have released an Evofit image.

Unions meet on Clitheroe Jobcentre closure plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

TRADE unions are set to meet Clitheroe as part of their campaign against the proposed closure of the town’s Jobcentre.

Big Country to play surprise free gig in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCOTS’ rockers Big Country are playing a surprise free gig in Clitheroe on Tuesday (OCTOBER 1).

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.

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.

East Lancs travellers face lengthy delays after train hits cows – leaving one dead

Lancashire Telegraph: The Clitheroe to Manchester line, currently single track

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

PASSENGERS travelling from Clitheroe faced lengthy delays after the train they were travelling on hit cows on the line.

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.

Former Stonyhurst pupil hikes across Europe on charity mission

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LONGRIDGE man has raised vital money for a third-world village after hitch-hiking 1,500 miles across Europe.

Bedroom plans for former Downham post office

Lancashire Telegraph: A Royal Mail post box

3:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE future of the Post Office in a rural Ribble Valley village is hanging in the balance after the fate of its building was thrown into fresh doubt.

Longridge head teacher steps down

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Trickett

5:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE headteacher at a Ribble Valley secondary school has stepped down following a period of ill-health.

Permission granted to transform former Rimington pub

11:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

PERMISSION to transform the only pub in a rural Ribble Valley village into a residential house has been given the green light.

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.

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.

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’.

Gas pipe work has left Billington roads in a ‘mess’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor has been left feeling ‘angry’ after Billington’s roads were left a ‘mess’ after a gas pipe installation.

Housing plan for Longridge Legion site

Lancashire Telegraph: Image for DNA Builders

9:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A ROYAL British Legion club could be partially demolished to make way for housing.

East Lancs company sets itself challenge of creating nature area for schoolkids in just two days

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

IF you go down to St Mary’s Primary School’re in for a big surprise.

Clitheroe cricketers teaming up for tribute

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Friday 12th September 2014

A CRICKET match will take place this weekend in memory of one of the Ribble Valley’s best-known sporting stalwarts.

Anger at axe for Clitheroe Job Centre

Lancashire Telegraph: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

2:25pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A DECISION to potentially close Clitheroe Job Centre has sparked alarm among the town’s politicians and union leaders.

Lancashire couple run up cash for Alzheimer’s cause

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEPUTY headteacher and his wife have been praised by a charity chair for their dedicated fundraising efforts.

Ribble Valley tour guide publishes book based on ghostly goings-on and folklore

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POPULAR tour guide cited as one of the area’s ‘tourism superstars’ has published a book based on historic ghost stories and folklore.

Nigel Evans reselected by Tories to represent Ribble Valley

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

10:20pm Monday 8th September 2014

MP Nigel Evans has been reselected to stand as the Conservative Party candidate for the Ribble Valley in next year's general election.

Tributes to popular golfer and long-serving policeman from Wilpshire

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former policeman and champion amateur golfer who served the community for more than three decades.

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.

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.

MASSIVE Archimedes screw moves in to provide power for Whalley Hydro power scheme

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THIS massive piece of equipment will transform the power of the River Calder in Whalley into electricity.

Walk on! Disputed Ribble Valley footpath to reopen

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A DISPUTED footpath that sparked a six-year row when it was barred to the public in 2008 could reopen by the end of the year.

Ribble Valley headteacher quits days before term starts - with replacement due next Easter

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

5:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher has left the school – just days before the start of the new term.

LS Lowry painting of Clitheroe could fetch £120k

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN oil painting of Clitheroe by LS Lowry is set to fetch between £80,000 and £120,000 at an auction.

Concerns over attitude of staff at Whalley care home

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FAMILIES raised concerns about the attitude of staff at a care home in Whalley during an inspection.

Ribble Valley church reopening after refurbishment

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley church is set to reopen following six weeks of refurbishment work.

Whalley community stalwart Mel in line for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: Mel Diack

8:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has been tipped for a national award in recognition of his work over the last 20 years.

Clitheroe artist drew his way back from heartache

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

It took 30 years for Tony Begolo to rediscover his creative gift. Now he’s making up for lost time as an acclaimed artist, as TONY DEWHURST discovered

Whalley Live hailed a success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PUBS, clubs and churches pulled together to make a Ribble Valley festival a rip-roaring success.

Mellor Brook 'race track' concerns

Lancashire Telegraph: Newport landlord's speeding dodge so ‘foolish’

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A MAIN road through a Ribble Valley village has been branded a ‘race track’ following a spate of crashes and near misses.

Clitheroe Concerts Society reveals new dates

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

CLITHEROE Concerts Society has announced details of its new season.

Ribble Valley war planting scheme under way

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

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

Lavender Ladies of Whalley hoping for more success

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

WHALLEY’S ‘Lavender Ladies’ founded three years ago are growing, blooming and blossoming in the village and its historic abbey grounds.

East Lancs paedophile fails in appeal to overturn potentially lifelong sentence

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CLITHEROE paedophile who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl and took vile photographs of her will stay in prison indefinitely after failing in an Appeal Court bid to overturn his potentially lifelong sentence.

Ribble Valley restaurant takes delivery of HUGE 286lb halibut

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Friday 29th August 2014

THIS catch of the day is no small fry!

Ribble Valley river ready for £200k giant power surge

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MASSIVE screw that will transform the power of the Calder River in Whalley into electricity is to be winched into place next week.

Ribble Valley what's on

Show brings Bill Oddie back to roots (link) 3:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

BRITAIN’S most favourite ‘twitcher’ Bill Oddie will be making a flying visit to the Ribble Valley this autumn…

Britpop veteran still going strong (link) 3:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

OCEAN Colour Scene founder Steve Cradock is rock and roll’s man for all seasons.

Telly hit man’s musical nostalgia (link) 2:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

THE Cottontown Sound Corporation, with former Stiffs guitarist Strang in their ranks, have released their latest…

From a building site to a glittering career as Freddie (link) 2:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

SCOTT Maley was labouring on a Black Country building site when he left school, dreaming of a life of rock and roll…

Here comes the big bad Wolf Alice! (link) 4:22pm Thu 26 Jun 14

JOFF Oddie is cooking up a tasty treat with BBC Radio One favourites Wolf Alice.

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