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SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

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Stately home

Where are the best historic halls and stately homes in Lancashire?

The county has many halls and stately homes which carry historical interest.

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The Memento Workshop is based on the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Harris Museum

Things to do (April 21 - 23)

As the weather brightens up, why not get out and about to some of these events?

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Lancaster Recycling Centre and landfill

Lancashire’s hard plastic goes straight to landfill, council reveals

Plastic items like toys and garden furniture are not currently being recycled in Lancashire and will end up in landfill, the county council has said.

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Lisa Goodwin Allen executive head chef at Northcote Manor in the Ribble Valley

Executive head chef Lisa Goodwin Allen is top of the class in the kitchens of Northcote

How do you take the simple yet humble apple pie and turn it from great tasting to something quite spectacular?

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Ribble Valley Councils health and fitness officer, Tracy Balko, and Longridge Coun Rupert Swarbrick

Ribble Valley tai chi sessions to mark Lancashire health day

Every morning, parks and public areas in China come alive to thousands of people, some dressed for a day in the office, undertaking a series of stretches and moves called tai chi.

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Sabden Coun Ricky Newmark and Ribble Valley Councils partnership officer, Dilys Day.

Ribble Valley's crime crackdown gets the backing of Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Vandals close to Longridge are set to feel the full force of crime prevention bosses thanks to new CCTV systems.

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Join Betsy Bumblebee at Samlesbury Hall for some Easter fun

Things to do (March 30 to April 5)

It's Easter weekend, so take your pick of these great events:

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Samatha Murray (right)

Sam’s all set for grand LA finale

Samantha Murray produced an assured display to qualify for Wednesday’s modern pentathlon women’s World Cup 2 final in Los Angeles.

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Karen Shepherd receives her Weight Watchers Diamond Award from Area Service Manager Louise Horrocks

Seventh Diamond award for Leyland and Burnley Weight Watchers leader

Karen Shepherd has been given her seventh Diamond award for her outstanding service to Weight Watchers members in the community.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Clitheroe's Samantha Murray

Samantha heading for Los Angeles

Samantha Murray has been named in the Pentathlon GB women’s team for World Cup 2 in Los Angeles later this month.

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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
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Louise Hartley

JCB makes large donation to Louise Hartley Memorial Fund

A memorial fund dedicated to a Lancashire journalist has received a generous £50,000 donation as a result of a unique project.

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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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