Historic house gets new lease of life

ONE of Clitheroe’s most imposing buildings has been turned into affordable flats for young working people.

The park and ride car park on Bluebell Way, Fulwood, without a single car

Key sites under the hammer to boost funds

THE sale of Preston’s Bluebell Way park and ride site is just the start of a major sell-off of Lancashire County council’s “family silver” with key sites round the county on the market now, recently sold and many more likely to follow.

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Ribble Valley Council leader Stuart Hirst and Clitheroe Jobcentre Plus manager Louise Kellington

Town job centre is saved by office move

THE Clitheroe Jobcentre Plus is on schedule to relocate to the Ribble Valley Council Offices by the end of October.

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Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Call to block new grammar schools

LANCASHIRE County Councillors will be asked later this week to block any moves to open new grammar schools in the county.

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Get in the pink for breast cancer walk

RIBBLE Valley residents are invited to get in the pink and stay a step ahead of breast cancer.

Fracking workers at a site

Where next for fracking after controversial ruling?

The Government’s ruling on fracking could lead to shale gas sites all over Lancashire, protesters said today.

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Flooding in St Michaels as seen from above. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

Lancashire residents still suffering effects of flooding new report reveals

HUNDREDS of Lancashire residents are still unable to live in their homes following last December’s flooding. according to estimates in a new report.

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Dean Dewhurst was killed in a crash on Whalley Road, near Clitheroe

Man killed in crash near the spot where he was orphaned

A MAN has been killed in a car crash just a few miles from the spot where his parents died in a tragic accident 19 years ago.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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Driver killed after road smash with lorry

Driver killed after road smash with lorry

A 28-year-old has died after a crash between a car and a lorry in Ribble Valley, police say.

Samantha Murray will draw on her top-10 finish in Rio

Sam’s still smiling after Rio exploits

Samantha Murray admits she has “unfinished business” after achieving a second top-10 Olympic Games finish in Rio.

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Whitechapel's War Memorial

Appeal for those who died in WW1 by village of Whitechapel, Preston

Families with any current or past connection to the village of Whitechapel near Preston, whose ancestors fell in the First World War are being asked to help honour those from the parish who died.

GOING: Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

What the latest county council cuts mean for you. Our guide to what happens next

As the dust settles on Lancashire County Council’s plans to sell off more than 100 libraries, children’s centres and other facilities across the county we look at five key things you need to know about the move.

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Dinckley footbridge at the height of the December floods (s)

County council may build new bridge across Ribble

A LANDMARK bridge over the Ribble Ribble, which was damaged in the Boxing Day floods, looks set to be replaced.

Samantha Murray will be competing in her second Olympic Games

A privilege to be back at Olympics for Sam

Rio-bound modern pentathlete Samantha Murray is a silver medal winner from London 2012 who was born in Preston and spent her childhood in Clitheroe. Here she discusses her pre-Rio training camp and sport as a unifying force

As I approached the final week of training for the Olympic Games in Rio, it was comforting to be back at the training camp in Font Romeu, high in the mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees.

Barry Griffiths, assistant car manager at Greenacre Honda cycled from London to Paris for the Alzheimers Society

Barry swaps four wheels for two on charity cycle

A car service manager swapped horsepower for pedal power embarking on a 300 mile cycle mission to raise money for Alzheimer sufferers.

The A59 between Clitheroe and Preston. Picture: Google

Police appeal after girl falls off motorbike

A girl from Preston has fallen off the back of a motorbike.

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Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Sale or transfer time for Beacon Fell?

The countdown has begun to the possible sale or transfer of some of the county’s finest rural assets – a portfolio of 93 countryside sites currently owned by Lancashire County Council.

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Nigel Evans

Ribble Valley backed MP and voted Leave

The Ribble Valley has backed its MP Nigel Evans and voted to leave the EU.

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Lancashire prepares for its Referendum result

Lancashire prepares for its Referendum result

It has been a long day’s journey into Referendum count night.

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