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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and friends beg Scotland to vote ‘no’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has teamed up with an ex-Coronation Street star and the mayor of Clitheroe to send a ‘love message to the people of Scotland’.

Gas pipe work has left Billington roads in a ‘mess’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor has been left feeling ‘angry’ after Billington’s roads were left a ‘mess’ after a gas pipe installation.

Housing plan for Longridge Legion site

Lancashire Telegraph: Image for DNA Builders

9:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A ROYAL British Legion club could be partially demolished to make way for housing.

East Lancs company sets itself challenge of creating nature area for schoolkids in just two days

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

IF you go down to St Mary’s Primary School’re in for a big surprise.

Clitheroe cricketers teaming up for tribute

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Friday 12th September 2014

A CRICKET match will take place this weekend in memory of one of the Ribble Valley’s best-known sporting stalwarts.

Anger at axe for Clitheroe Job Centre

Lancashire Telegraph: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

2:25pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A DECISION to potentially close Clitheroe Job Centre has sparked alarm among the town’s politicians and union leaders.

Lancashire couple run up cash for Alzheimer’s cause

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEPUTY headteacher and his wife have been praised by a charity chair for their dedicated fundraising efforts.

Ribble Valley tour guide publishes book based on ghostly goings-on and folklore

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POPULAR tour guide cited as one of the area’s ‘tourism superstars’ has published a book based on historic ghost stories and folklore.

Nigel Evans reselected by Tories to represent Ribble Valley

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

10:20pm Monday 8th September 2014

MP Nigel Evans has been reselected to stand as the Conservative Party candidate for the Ribble Valley in next year's general election.

Tributes to popular golfer and long-serving policeman from Wilpshire

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former policeman and champion amateur golfer who served the community for more than three decades.

Commission investigates ‘electoral imbalance’ in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Friday 5th September 2014

THOUSANDS of new houses in the Ribble Valley could force an overhaul of councillors if a review goes ahead.

Clitheroe vicar set to scale down rural duties

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A CLITHEROE vicar is expecting to scale down his involvement in the town after being asked to take over two rural churches.

MASSIVE Archimedes screw moves in to provide power for Whalley Hydro power scheme

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THIS massive piece of equipment will transform the power of the River Calder in Whalley into electricity.

Walk on! Disputed Ribble Valley footpath to reopen

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A DISPUTED footpath that sparked a six-year row when it was barred to the public in 2008 could reopen by the end of the year.

Ribble Valley headteacher quits days before term starts - with replacement due next Easter

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

5:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher has left the school – just days before the start of the new term.

LS Lowry painting of Clitheroe could fetch £120k

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN oil painting of Clitheroe by LS Lowry is set to fetch between £80,000 and £120,000 at an auction.

Concerns over attitude of staff at Whalley care home

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FAMILIES raised concerns about the attitude of staff at a care home in Whalley during an inspection.

Ribble Valley church reopening after refurbishment

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley church is set to reopen following six weeks of refurbishment work.

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:

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.

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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