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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: Lordington Lavender field

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.

Gisburn ‘plot to plate’ scheme encourages a healthier lifestyle

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

GREEN-fingered Gisburn residents are being encouraged to ‘grow their own’ in a new initiative launched by the Festival Hall Management Committee.

Police hunt after man exposes himself to young girls at Clitheroe campsite

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:04am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN exposed himself to a group of young girls at a campsite near Clitheroe, police said.

Project aims to answer demand for allotments in Ribble Valley village

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GARDEN-share project in Sabden is calling on residents who have a spare patch to come forward to create mini-allotments.

Clitheroe priest in plea to grant Christians safe asylum

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CATHOLIC priest in Clitheroe is rallying support for the plight of christians in Iraq — who are suffering at the hands of terrorists in the war torn country.

Downham banner fight to continue

Lancashire Telegraph: The Downham banner

1:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A VILLAGE’S fight to save a 129-year-old banner is back on after almost a year’s break.

Faulty floor closes part of Clitheroe hospital just three months after £7.8million building opened

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PART of the new Clitheroe Community Hospital has been closed due to a fault with the flooring – just three months after the £7.8 million building opened.

Low bridge is tourism blow, says Clitheroe campaigner

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RAILWAY bridge is affecting the tourism industry in the Ribble Valley because it’s too low, a community campaigner says.

Ribchester office block could be converted into flats

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

AN office block in Ribchester could be converted into flats if plans are approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Clitheroe man cycles 400 miles for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:20am Sunday 17th August 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has completed a 400-mile cycle ride through the battlefields of the First World War to raise money for charity.

Clitheroe group behind project to refurbish a pinnacle from the House of Parliament applies for funding

Lancashire Telegraph: Renowned company puts Clitheroe castle at the heart of impressive photo shoot

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE Clitheroe group behind a project to refurbish a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament after it fell into disrepair is waiting to hear the outcome of its funding application.

Holy spirits! Vicar swaps places with Ribble Valley landlord

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Rev Martin Duerden is getting into the spirit of things — by swapping jobs with the landlord at his local Ribble Valley pub.

Under threat: the church that has served village for centuries

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONE of Ribble Valley’s oldest churches could close unless at least £25,000 is raised this year.

Hurst Green school wants to build chapel and classroom

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A NEW classroom, chapel and community space could be built at a rural primary school, if plans are given the green-light.

Ribble Valley bollywood-theme night is success

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:22pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AROUND 50 people attended a special Bollywood-themed night in the Ribble Valley.

900 residents object to plans for large number of houses in Longridge

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A PETITION signed by 900 people calling for the council to reject large housing plans for Longridge is to be debated.

Warning over sex in Sabden woods

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE in Sabden are to step up patrols around a beauty spot popular for outdoor sexual encoun-ters.

Delight over U-turn on ‘overgrown’ Clitheroe cemetery

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:25pm Monday 11th August 2014

RESIDENTS have expressed their delight after forcing a council U-turn over an ‘overgrown’ cemetery containing war graves.

Author donates books to Clitheroe club’s fund-raising tribute to ex-member

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Monday 11th August 2014

TOP playwright and author Alan Bennett has donated four books to help a scuba diving club raise money in memory of a former member.

Clitheroe horse rider is national champion aged 6

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:24am Sunday 10th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD has become a horse riding champion after winning two categories at a national competition.

£50million pledge for hen harrier conservation

Lancashire Telegraph: Hen Harriers produce chicks in East Lancashire

4:48pm Sunday 10th August 2014

MORE than £50million has been pledged for the conservation of seriously threatened hen harriers across the country, including in their former stronghold in Lancashire.

Huge turnout at Clitheroe Food Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:43am Sunday 10th August 2014

THOUSANDS of revellers enjoyed the continental feel at the fourth annual Clitheroe Food Festival.

Youngsters uncover valuable information on tragic incidents in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:04pm Friday 8th August 2014

A GROUP of 23 youngsters have had a ‘major breakthrough’ in their bid to learn more about airmen who crashed in the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley during the Second World War.

Homes affected in Sabden power cut

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

8:16pm Thursday 7th August 2014

MORE than a thousand homes in the Sabden area were affected by a power cut at 4.30pm today, after a fault with some overhead cables.

The war memorials stored in a Clitheroe church cellar

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FORGOTTEN war memorials which have been kept in a church cellar for up to 60 years could see the light of day again, thanks to a parishioner.

Clitheroe 'bus buddies' praise new scheme

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 7th August 2014

MEMBERS of a new bus buddy scheme are joining forces to tackle isolation among the elderly.

East Lancs Indian restaurant fined for employing illegal workers

Lancashire Telegraph: Schoolchildren's diets to get healthy boost

3:14pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN EAST Lancashire Indian restaurant has been fined for not complying with illegal working legislation.

Ribble Valley dog owners’ fury at orders

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HUNDREDS of Ribble Valley residents have called for the repeal of ‘ridiculous’ dog control orders.

Village unites in tribute to dead of both wars

Lancashire Telegraph: The new Ribchester War Memorial

3:38pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE 23 men from a Ribble Valley village who died serving in both world wars have been honoured for the first time in their home village.

Relief as 'ridiculous' homes plan scrapped

Lancashire Telegraph: Mary Robinson

11:41am Monday 4th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after preventing a housing development from being created in the grounds of a bungalow.

Gisburn field could become solar panel farm

Lancashire Telegraph: Castle Eden farmer has one of largest privately-owned solar panels installed on his land

4:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A GISBURN field could be turned into a solar panel ‘farm’ after developers approached Ribble Valley Council.

East Lancashire reading challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

2:04pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

CHILDREN aged four to 11 from Lancashire have been invited to meet a cast of colourful creatures as part of this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Licence change angers cabbies

Lancashire Telegraph: Cab of terror: Worboys' black cab

2:36pm Friday 1st August 2014

SCRAPPING six-month temporary private hire and taxi drivers’ licences in the Ribble Valley has angered local cab firms.

Building worries

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

12:18pm Friday 1st August 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans says excessive housing development is the key issue for residents.

'Lock up' plea after burglaries

Lancashire Telegraph: Police remind motorcyclists to lock up

12:17pm Friday 1st August 2014

Residents are being urged to make sure their doors and windows are locked following a spate of burglaries.

Book in for a good read

Lancashire Telegraph: The Summer Reading Challenge will run at libraries throughout the district to encourage children to keep reading during the holidays

12:14pm Friday 1st August 2014

LIBRARIES in Ribble Valley are mounting a series of events to encourage children to read in the holidays.

Houses for outhouses

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:13pm Friday 1st August 2014

PROPOSALS to demolish farm buildings in Ramsgreave and replace them with homes has been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Former host of TV’s Bullseye Jim Bowen set to return to limelight in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: ILL Jim Bowen

3:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COMEDIAN Jim Bowen is back on ‘the circuit’ three years after he suffered two strokes.

Former Ribchester soldier wants to mark 100th anniversary of the start of WW1

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A RIBCHESTER runner is set to race more than 360 miles to Belgium to raise money for charity.

Former Man United boss David Moyes to face no action over Clitheroe wine bar assault claim

Lancashire Telegraph: GONE: David Moyes' departure provides proof that Manchester United are now no different to anyone else

3:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE investigating allegations former Manchester United boss David Moyes assaulted a man outside a Clitheroe bar have decided not to take any further action.

Clitheroe taxi was unfit for passengers

Lancashire Telegraph: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TAXI driver was forced to take his vehicle off the road immediately because it was unfit to carry passengers.


Ribble Valley what's on

Show brings Bill Oddie back to roots (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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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