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East Lancs chef sentenced to 5 years for raping sleeping teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Anthony Stinson has been sent to prison for five years

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man raped a teenage girl as she slept after a house party.

£50k worth of VWs stolen after break-in at Barrow house

Lancashire Telegraph: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CARS worth almost £50,000 have been stolen from a driveway of a Ribble Valley home.

Save Whalley Village Action Group vows to fight on

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Walker

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOUSING campaign group in the Ribble Valley has vowed to ‘fight on’ against large developments in the borough.

Clitheroe continental market hailed a success

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

1:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CLITHEROE’S first continental market has been hailed a success by the town’s mayor.

‘Mascots’ appeal for Gisburn scarecrow festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Snap-happy photographers found themselves in the frame at this year’s Blackrod Scarecrow Festival.

1:34pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE organisers of the inaugural Gisburn Scarecrow Festival are appealing for more volunteers.

Fallen soldiers’ lives to make memorial in Ribchester

Lancashire Telegraph: James Pinder,  is one of the men being researched for the new Ribchester War Memorial

1:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RESEARCH project has been launched to find out about the Ribble Valley soldiers who fell in the world wars ahead of a village’s memorial being unveiled.

Ribble Valley motorists warned not to leave cars unlocked

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOTORISTS in Ribble Valley are being warned to lock their vehicles after a spate of thefts from insecure cars and vans.

St Mary's church in Mellor exceeds fundraising target

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

10:46am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley church has broken its fund raising target to cover the costs of a major refurbishment project.

Vicar decision to take place 'soon' on Ribble Valley churchers

Lancashire Telegraph: Andy Froud

9:42am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DECISION on whether a Clitheroe vicar could take over the running of two extra churches is ‘expected soon’.

Stonyhurst College hosts country fair

Lancashire Telegraph: An exterior of the historic Ribble Valley boarding school

9:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN historic Ribble Valley private school holds its spring country fair this weekend.

Whalley Parish Council precept increased by 1%

Lancashire Telegraph: Whalley King Street Lancashire

9:23am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHALLEY Parish Council’s precept for this financial year has been increased by almost one per cent compared to last year.

Ribble Valley youth MP chosen

11:07am Sunday 20th April 2014

RIBBLESDALE High School pupil Adrian Daykin has been selected as the Ribble Valley’s youth MP.

Ribble Valley concert saved by brothers

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE warm-up concert of the fifth annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival almost fell short of a support act when the frontman of local jazz group The John Wickham Trio had to cancel due to injury the day before the event.

Langho pub marks £6k milestone for ex-services charity

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Mayor Richard Sherras, Malcolm Smith, Mayoress Lyn Pate,  and Andy Matthews, and Michelle Pointez, front, with the painting

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley pub which is popular with ex-servicemen has been rewarded for its fund raising efforts for an armed forces charity.

Ribble Valley diabetes group bids to extend

Lancashire Telegraph: IN THE PICTURE: Hywel Dda Health Board has won an X-PERT Health for its patient education sessions which help county residents living with diabetes.

4:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DIABETES support group could be revived after almost a decade.

Ribble Valley locals backing MP Nigel Evans

Lancashire Telegraph: Olwen Flynn of Fulwood, Preston, raises a smile from the troubled MP

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN the Clitheroe street they came up, hugged Mr Evans and shook his hand.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans: I'd like to settle down and marry

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans is animated as he talks to reporter Bill Jacobs

9:19am Wednesday 16th April 2014

NIGEL Evans has spoken for the first time about his desire to settle down and marry.

Stay-at-home Ribble Valley dad’s story

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Cook with one-year-old Betsy

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley stay-at-home dad has penned a new novel about his ‘excruciatingly painful’ experiences at play groups with his daughter.

‘Finance’ issues put Ribble Valley concert on hold

Lancashire Telegraph: Mary Robinson

1:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN annual charity rock concert in the Ribble Valley has been cancelled.

Former gangland enforcer jailed for Gisburn stables' assault

Lancashire Telegraph: Frank Carberry

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A FORMER Glasgow gangland enforcer has been jailed following assaults at stables in Lancashire.

Ribble Valley priest retiring 40 years to day since ordination

Lancashire Telegraph: Father David Foster  is looking forward to enjoying the extra free time that he will have in retirement

5:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley priest is set to retire 40 years to the day since he was ordained.

Ribble Valley MP calls on CPS to pay his £130,000 costs

4:29pm Sunday 13th April 2014

MP Nigel Evans has demanded the Crown Prosecution Service repay his £130,000 legal expenses after he was cleared of a string of sex offences.

INNOCENT: East Lancs MP Nigel Evans cleared of sex assault and rape charges

Lancashire Telegraph: Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has been found not guilty of rape and other sexual offences after a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Calderstones nurse from Burnley killed himself after being sectioned

Lancashire Telegraph: Calderstones NHS Foundation Trust

10:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A NURSE who frequently smoked cannabis hanged himself after a battle with depression, an inquest heard.

East Lancs community heroes to receive prestigious medals

Lancashire Telegraph: Bill Honeywell

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

COMMUNITY leaders and charity campaigners from East Lancashire will be honoured at a glittering ceremony.

Jury out in trial of Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

Lancashire Telegraph: Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

11:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

JURORS in Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans' trial for rape and other sexual offences were due to return to Preston Crown Court today to continue considering their verdicts.

Infection killed knee op woman from Langho

Lancashire Telegraph: Agnes Goodwin

9:48am Thursday 10th April 2014

A WOMAN who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery may have survived if medical staff had intervened earlier to treat a resulting infection, an inquest heard.

Oyez oyez! Clitheroe town crier clocks up 30 years

Lancashire Telegraph: Roland Hallwood

5:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

HE’S been shouting about all that’s great in Clitheroe for 30 years – and the town’s longest-serving town crier celebrates his milestone in the post next month.

Ribchester folk's war stories to be told

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

5:28pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A LECTURE on the young men from in and around Ribchester who enlisted on the same day to fight in the First World War will take place at the weekend.

Afternoon music concert in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

5:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A ‘MUSIC in the Afternoon’ concert is set to be held in the Ribble Valley next month.

Wildlife walks around Forest of Bowland

5:26pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE second in a series of walks led by the RSPB is set to be held aimed at revealing the moorland wildlife at the United Utilities Bowland Estate.

Tour de Pendle for Sabden Live

Lancashire Telegraph: Bicycle shop conversion plan rejected

4:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A ‘TOUR de Pendle’ challenge is to be held on Saturday, May 4, in aid of the Sabden Live music festival, and the North West Air Ambulance.

Hurst Green beer festival this month

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A MIDDLE Earth Beer Festival is set to be held in the Ribble Valley.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans in '11 months of hell'

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans at Preston Crown Court yesterday.

3:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans said 'nothing will ever be the same again' after being cleared of a string of sex assaults.

MPs in the dock

Lancashire Telegraph: Elliot Morley

3:45pm Thursday 10th April 2014

NIGEL Evans is not the first politician to end up in court.

Nigel Evans's rise to deputy speaker

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Nigel Evans

3:42pm Thursday 10th April 2014

NIGEL Evans was born on November 10, 1957, in Swansea, and educated locally at the Dynevor School, original planning a political career in Wales which never took off.

How the nightmare unfolded for Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Nigel Evans

3:37pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Late 2002/early 2003 - Alleged indecent assault of openly gay 27-year-old man at London bar.

Tributes paid to Wiswell man found dead near disused quarry

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Connor

7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Ribble Valley man whose body was found near to the disused Wiswell Moor Quarry.

Clitheroe mum dies after being found unconscious in water

Lancashire Telegraph: Ailsa Gordon

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN East Lancashire mum has died after she was found unconscious in a stream in the Lake District.

Historic Ribble Valley pub to reopen after £350,000 makeover

Lancashire Telegraph: The Higher Buck in Waddington

8:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN historic Ribble Valley pub is set to reopen at the end of the month after a refurbishment costing at least £350,000.

Health trust takes ownership of Clitheroe Community Hospital

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EAST Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has taken ownership of the new £7.5m Clitheroe Community Hospital.

Mellor pensioner 'died from pneumonia' coroner says

1:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A WOMAN died from pneumonia several months after falling down the stairs and breaking her neck.

35 festival bands confirmed for May's Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

3:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THIRTY five bands and more than 320 musicians have already been confirmed for this year’s Ribble Valley Jazz Festival next month.

Award-winning ghost guide opens new country venture

Lancashire Telegraph: Award-winning ghost guide opens new country venture

3:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Clitheroe’s award-winning Simon Entwistle, famous for his ghost walks, officially opened Clerk Laithe Lodge and Bowlands Rest in Newton in Bowlad. 

Railway walks to be held in East Lancashire over the May bank holiday weekend

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RAILWAY themed walks have been organised for the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Interactive 3D model of a Roman village to be shown off in Ribchester

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Ribchester Roman Museum is set to showcase an interactive 3D model of the village in the third century AD as part of its centenary events.

Musical events in Chatburn set to be expanded

3:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MUSIC events in Chatburn are set to be expanded after a series of successful concerts.

Clitheroe Fashion Week poised to get underway

4:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CLITHEROE Fashion Week will be staged from tomorrow at venues such as The Grand, York Street.

Tickets on sale for charity dinner in Clitheroe

4:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for Clitheroe Rugby Club’s annual charity dinner, which will be held on Saturday, July 5.

Clitheroe scout group to hold its AGM

4:34pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CLITHEROE Scouts are set to hold their annual general meeting next month.


Ribble Valley what's on

No mystery that Toyah Willcox still rocks (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 10:08am Tue 22 Apr 14

TOYAH Willcox has never been afraid to speak her mind, and, now she’s a 50-something, the former high priestess…

Forecast for the season is fun at The Grand, Clitheroe (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 12:20pm Thu 10 Apr 14

CLITHEROE’S Grand Theatre has announced its summer season with Scots’ rockers Big Country and singer songwriter…

Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 11:40am Thu 10 Apr 14

LEADING Delta blues musician Corey Harris will be making a rare visit to the UK in May including a date in the…

The hits Selected for their longevity (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:43pm Tue 8 Apr 14

PAULINE Black remains as passionate an advocate for social justice and music’s power to both entertain and carry…

Web made Andy McKee a guitar star (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:23pm Fri 21 Mar 14

AMERICAN acoustic guitarist Andy McKee was catapulted to stardom when his signature song Drifting landed 80 million…

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