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Ribble Valley town set to get its very own Christmas festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN inaugural Clitheroe Christmas Festival is set to be staged in December.

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.

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.

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.

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 warning over cold-call firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Hundreds woken by cold call promoting Government solar panel deal

2:15pm Friday 3rd October 2014

RIBBLE Valley residents have been warned about a company offering to get their council tax band lowered for a fee.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans praises tax cuts plan

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

2:12pm Friday 3rd October 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has praised the tax cuts announced by the Prime Minister in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Revamp to begin on The White Bull in Gisburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans for the White Bull at Gisburn have been turned down

1:40pm Friday 3rd October 2014

REFURBISHMENT work at a rural Ribble Valley pub is set to start next week.

Council urged to back bid to refurbish historic Clitheroe monument

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GROUP behind a project to refurbish a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament has urged the council to get behind its bid.

£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.


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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