Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: True-blue tradition in one of county’s affluent areas

It’s one of the truest blue seats in the country, and its voters are also committed Brexiteers.

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The June Baker Singers perform at the concert for the Brittle Bone Society in Longridge.

Singing sweetly in tune for 10 years to great success

Almost 10 years ago, a chance encounter at a cinema led to a conversation about a group of singers who performed at events raising money for charity.

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Hundreds gathered to grieve for the victims of the terrorist attack

Community mourns loss of Ribble Valley mum in Manchester terror attacks

Heartbroken residents in Whalley stood united in a show of compassion and strength at a vigil held to remember villager Michelle Kiss alongside the other victims of the Manchester bombing.
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Chipping family pet cat Tink, who is believed to have been shot dead.

Lancashire family left devastated after cat is shot

A mum says her family has been left devastated after their pet cat is believed to have been shot dead in Chipping.


Whalley vigil in honour of bomb blast victim Michelle

A vigil was held in Whalley this evening by the family of terrorist attack victim Michelle Kiss.

Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss, who was killed in the Manchester bomb attack.

Mum-of-three Michelle killed in Manchester blast

A Ribble Valley mother has been confirmed as among those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb blasts.

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The Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?
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Lloyds Bank mobile branch bank

A new era of mobile banking branches

Lloyds Bank customers in Longridge have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of a number of mobile branches.

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St Augustine's RC High School, Billington

Ribble Valley pupil injured in Manchester gig bomb attack

A local headteacher has confirmed that one of his pupils has been treated in hospital after sustaining injuries in the devastating bomb attack at the MEN arena last night.
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Police outside the MEN arena this morning.

More than a dozen Ribble Valley school pupils at Manchester bomb attack gig

A local headteacher has confirmed that more than a dozen of his pupils were at the MEN arena last night when the devastating bomb attack happened.

North West
Adam Grayston from Longridge has opened his own gym studio after goign back to college full time at 23 to retrain in health and fitness

Longridge gym opens new doors for Adam

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Adam Grayston would say he’s tried it all and after two years grafting between a total of 11 jobs, he finally landed his feet firmly on the gym floor and has now opened his own studio.

Preston Town Hall

Prestonians rush to register right to vote

Queues formed at Preston Town Hall today as people made a last minute bid to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election.

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped. Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Lancashire firefighters rescue horse trapped up to its neck in mud

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped up to its neck in a field in Longridge on Sunday afternoon.

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Loan shark cash

‘Gangsters wanted £9k from me for loan of just £1,000’

Loan sharks often go to extreme measures to make people pay back much more than they borrowed. Here’s the story of one man who turned to crime to try to repay his debt, and information about how a new scheme is combating illegal lending.

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Matilda Hadock from Bleasdale is on tour with the National Youth Dance Company

Dreams come true for NYDC dancing starlet Matilda

A Bleasdale college student with her sights set on a career in dance has made her premiere with National Youth Dance Company at the iconic Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Try a water adventure for National Go Canoeing Week from May 27 to June 4

Have at go........canoeing

Fancy a water adventure? Check out your local canoe club for National Go Canoeing Week from May 27 to June 4
Inglewood Boutique, Chorley

Lancashire recommends.... guest houses and B&Bs

Whether you are staying overnight in a different town or need somewhere to put up visiting relatives, here is a list of guest houses and bed and breakfasts as voted by readers.

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Victoria Sewell with her son Louie

'Miracle' baby shows there is a life with Crohn's Disease

After having 18 inches of her bowel removed, Victoria Sewell was unsure if she could have children.

Tim Henman unveils Stonyhurst’s new tennis centre

Former British tennis ace Tim Henman was on hand to unveil a school’s new tennis centre.

Ribchester May Market

Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

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