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’Part mortgage, part rent’ scheme opens up Ribble Valley property market

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW three-bedroom home in the picturesque Ribble Valley for less than £70,000 might sound far-fetched, but that is exactly what is up for grabs thanks to a new shared ownership scheme.

Simonstone school gets second ‘good’ Ofsted verdict

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PRIMARY school in Simonstone has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the second successive time.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Royal visit honours Ribble Valley First World War fallen

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ambitious scheme to plant oak trees in memory of the Ribble Valley’s First World War fallen will be topped off by a Royal visit next month.

Ribble Valley residents warming to home insulation deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THIRTY Ribble Valley families in a hard-to-heat village street are now as warm as toast thanks to a pioneering scheme that could be repeated across the borough.

Whalley Hydro scheme close to producing first electricity

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:52pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Whalley Hydro project is set to start generating electricity for the first time this week.

Pendleton Village Hall set for transformation as plans for upgrade approved

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Monday 27th 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 MP's tribute to young people who inspire

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

4:10pm Monday 27th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has hosted the annual Kids Count Inspiration Awards on the Terrace of the House of Commons.

£350,000 for ‘dream home plot’ in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:55pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PLOT of land with planning permission to build a ‘dream’ home has gone up for sale in the Ribble Valley.

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 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’.

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 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.

Have you heard about the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe?

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

DETAILS have been announced for what is thought to be the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe – the Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

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 playgroup still rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

2:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley playgroup has been rated as ‘good’ by the education watchdog Ofsted.

Ribble Valley parishes set for cash share

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than £4,000 worth of grants could be approved for three parish councils on Tuesday.

Illness forces Ribble Valley headteacher to take break from work

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher is taking a break from work due to illness.

New school included in bid to build 520 Ribble Valley homes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW primary school could be built in Longridge if a plan for 520 homes is approved at the same time.

High winds cause Whalley powercut

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

11:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HIGH winds this morning caused a fault on overhead power lines leading to a large powercut in the Whalley area.

Ribble Valley restaurants named among top 100 in country

Lancashire Telegraph: COMMENDED Chef patron Steven Smith at the Freemasons

1:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO Ribble Valley restaurants have been named among the top 100 in the country.

Riibble Valley councillor: I'm lucky to be alive after collision with car

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

1:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor who was involved in a collision with a car has said that he feels lucky to be alive.

‘Disappointment’ at Clitheroe Community Hospital delays

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

WORK to reopen part of the new Clitheroe Community Hospital won’t be completed until late December according to bosses.

2012 Grand National horse immortalised by Clitheroe artist

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RACEHORSE put down after suffering a broken leg in the 2012 Grand National has been immortalised by a Clitheroe artist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Firefighters called to Clitheroe nursery

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a Clitheroe nursery after the smell of burning was reported.

Clitheroe cement manufacturer building on success

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE ‘Castle Cement’ factory in Clitheroe has hired 27 new staff after a surge in demand for building materials.

Brothers brew up first beer festival in Ribble Valley village

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley village is set to host its first beer festival this weekend thanks to two brothers who run rival pubs.

Ribble Valley school transport gives cause for concern

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

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has raised concerns over school transport in the borough with a government minister.

New face at 'The Three Fishes' for 10-year celebration

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Haworth

1:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley Inns’ original ‘food pub’, The Three Fishes near Whalley, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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.

Clitheroe Castle bathed in floodlights for demonstration

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:53pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN East Lancashire firm has lit up the Ribble Valley skyline with a demonstration at Clitheroe Castle.

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.

Plan for Ribble Valley pub set to be rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: The Moorcock Inn

7:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

THE latest bid to knock down a former Waddington pub for housing looks set to fail.

Ribble Valley residents to be kept informed via Twitter

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:38pm Saturday 11th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley Council has launched a new Twitter account to help keep residents informed.

East Lancs apprentice chef secures work experience at Raymond Blanc’s famous Oxfordshire cookery school

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley chef has secured work experience at a cookery school run by Raymond Blanc.

Clitheroe Jobcentre campaign wins new backing

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:52pm Thursday 9th October 2014

COUNCILLORS in the Ribble Valley will support the campaign launched to fight the proposed closure of Clitheroe’s Jobcentre.

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.

Controversial Hallowe’en event organisers promise the ‘scariest year yet’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley’s controversial scream park is back for its sixth year promising a scarier-than-ever experience.

East Lancs drink-driver given two year ban

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:55am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A self-employed electrician who put his car in a ditch after stopping off for a drink was found to be nearly three times the legal drink drive llimit.

Ribble Valley business park sold for £4m

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN offer believed to be in the region of £4m has been submitted for a prominent Ribble Valley business park.

Bid to cut speed limit on ‘dangerous’ Ribble Valley road

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:43pm Monday 6th October 2014

A PARISH council has pledged to keep fighting for a reduced speed limit on a ‘dangerous’ road between Ribchester and Knowle Green.

Police hunt for man after 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Clitheroe Castle

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

9:41am Monday 6th October 2014

A FOURTEEN-year-old girl was sexually assaulted within the grounds of Clitheroe Castle.

14-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Clitheroe Castle grounds

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

5:49pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A FOURTEEN-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted within the grounds of Clitheroe Castle.

Shortlist for Forest of Bowland awards announced

Lancashire Telegraph: The Forest of Bowland

12:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

THE shortlist has been announced for a special set of awards recognising ‘champions’ of the Forest of Bowland.

Lancashire councillors special briefing to avoid 'another Rotherham'

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire County Council

9:42am Saturday 4th October 2014

LANCASHIRE county councillors are being reminded they are responsible for ensuring the Rotherham and Rochdale gang-grooming scandals are not repeated in the authority area.

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.

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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