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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.

Drunk East Lancs woman knocked police officer's teeth out

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DRUNKEN woman is facing jail after she knocked out a police officer’s teeth as she tried to calm down a rowdy gang.

Hot weather brings out Billington burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

4:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in Billington have been warned to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

Clitheroe school youngsters in appeal for old cycles and parts

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Clitheroe school are appealing for donations of old bikes and parts as they gear up to launch a new social enterprise.

Ribble Valley danger road just like ‘a motorway’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENT’S have spoken out over a dangerous road that has been described as ‘Sabden’s motorway’.

Mellor's WW1 commemoration and charity event cancelled due to lack of interest

Lancashire Telegraph: SUPERMARKET HEROES: Adsa to host region-wide fundraising drive for Help for Heroes

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AN event to commemorate the start of the First World War has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.

Clitheroe man gets set to run in memory of baby Bella

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CLITHEROE man is to take on the Great North Run in memory of his friend’s five-month-old daughter who died in April.

Developers home in on former Waddington pub site

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of a once-popular Ribble Valley inn is again in doubt after plans were re-submitted for its demolition.

Ribble Valley peaceful protest bid to save Hen Harrier

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PEACEFUL day of protest is set to be held in the Ribble Valley to highlight the ‘plight’ of the Hen Harrier.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans: Greenbelt is under siege

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

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has urged ministers to offer firms cash incentives to build in Blackburn, Pendle, and Burnley instead of on green fields in his constituency.

Coroner slams Portuguese authorities over handling of Longridge man's death

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CORONER has criticised the Portuguese authorities over the handling of the death of a Longridge man.

Petition over Longridge housing developments

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Nigel Evans

4:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PETITION calling for the reduction of large-scale housing developments in Longridge has been presented to Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Date for Waddington bowling contest

4:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE annual Waddington Flood-lit Bowling Competition will be staged at the village club in Waddow Grove on September 2-4, September 9-11 and again September 16-18. The final will be on the last day.

Clitheroe cemetery maintenance review

Lancashire Telegraph: An overgrown grave in the cemetery

2:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A REVIEW of the way land around war graves at Clitheroe cemetery is maintained to be carried out Ribble Valley residents, including Nigel Evans MP, contacted the council claiming land around 30 war graves had become ‘overgrown’.

Prime Minister David Cameron writes to Clitheroe schoolchildren

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:13am Thursday 24th July 2014

A LETTER from the Prime Minister isn’t something you expect to receive at school, but that’s exactly what’s happened to pupils in Clitheroe.

Call for farming to be sexy at Ribble Valley plant opening

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FARMING needs to make itself sexy and exciting, TV presenter Adam Henson claimed as he opened Ribble Valley animal feed company Dugdale Nutrition’s new £1 million plant.

Hundreds left without power in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 500 people in the Ribble Valley have been left without power this afternoon following a fault.


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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