Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

Mountain bikers rescued after falling in Gisburn Forest

Two mountain bikers were rescued after falling in Gisburn Forest, Clitheroe today.

Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda, from Clitheroe, as he makes his way around the coast of Britain litter-picking as he goes.

Wayne’s world - a country full of litter

A 7,000 mile litter-picking tour of Britain for one man and his dog has reached its half-way point.


Nation's oldest shop could close

A Ribble Valley village faces losing one of its long standing legacies - unless a last minute buyer steps forward.

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Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is travelling to Washington for tomorrow’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the USA.

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John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

County Hall

Why Lancashire County Council may be watching you

Lancashire’s trading standards service has admitted its staff sometimes fake Facebook accounts in a bid to trap persistent offenders.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Bird flu has been confirmed in a handful of chickens and ducks

Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

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The former Ridings Depot, Whittingham Road, Longridge

Longridge homes proposals given green light

Detailed plans for the first phase of a housing development have been given the green light by councillors.

The former Ridings Depot, Whittingham Road, Longridge

Details for controversial plans in Longridge set for green light

Details of homes on a controversial housing estate look set to be given the green light, despite objections from community representatives.

Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

Coun Jennifer Mein

Minister visits Lancashire to investigate library closures

A top level meeting between a Government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

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Dianne Ngoza from Congo is living with Tom and Kathryn Clay in Clitheroe after they paid her bail as she is currently waiting on a judicial review on whether she can stay in the country.

‘Don’t deport me from my home,’ pleads mum.

A Zambian-born nurse who has been living in Lancashire could be on the brink of being deported.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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Running machine at the gym

Where are the best gyms in Lancashire?

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular gyms in the area.

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Swan Spectacular

Top things to do at the weekend (January 14 and 15)

Here is our guide of what things are happening this weekend.

Joe Howson and volunteer Shelagh Richardson outside the Journey to Sanctuary installation

Refugee exhibition spreads message of hope

An innovative exhibition made in Lancashire is to tour schools and festivals to help spread a message of hope.

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MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

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