Learning and ice cream for pre-schoolers

Fifteen children from Bowland Montessori Pre-School visited Alison Ashworth of Bowland Speciality Foods at Holmes Mill, home to Bowland Brewery.

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Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe’en-themed special features.

Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
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The car boot of Ribble Valley Netball Club's head coach Jane Moodie is filled with kit because of a lack of storage. (s)

Will you help netball club gain vital funds?

Ribble Valley Netball Club is facing one of its toughest contests yet as it competes against organisations from across the country for much needed funds which they need the Valley’s help to secure.

Rachel Pinder with Anthony Muldowney, Chef Lecturer at Accrington and Rossendale College.

College’s cookery student takes full control of the kitchen

Professional cookery students from Accrington and Rossendale College’s Hospitality and Catering Department will get the chance to put their culinary skills to the test, hosting their very own “Brought to You By” evening.

George Smith, landlord of the No 10 Alehouse, St Annes, celebrates the CAMRA branch pub of the season award with wife Alyson and bar staff

Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

Nintendo Switch games console

Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

Derian Danni meets Lucy Carter (specialists manager) and Kevin Fitzgerald (duty manager) at the Booths store in Chorley

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection.

Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Ramblers from Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School taking part in the Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need. (s)

Ramblers raise money for Children in Need

Children, toddlers, parents and staff from Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School took part in a sponsored walk around the village recently.

Adrian Rose with Black Bryony, one of the toxic berries he is warning food foragers in the Ribble Valley to be wary of. (s)

Valley food foragers warned to beware of deadly fungi

The trend for wild food foraging in the Ribble Valley is on the rise.

Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Clitheroe swimming pool is to close in December for refurbishment work.

Clitheroe’s pool to close for £209k facelift

Clitheroe’s public swimming pool is to close for three months from December 19th for a £209,000 facelift.

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

The Crossroads fundraiser at Blueberries cafe in Clitheroe. (s)

Breakfast event raises awareness about unpaid carers

Crossroads Care Ribble Valley and Clitheroe café, Blueberries, raised awareness of the UK’s seven million unpaid carers when they hosted their very own Britain’s Best Breakfast on Monday.

Monkeys go bananas in their own Bake Off final

Monkeys go bananas in their own Bake Off final

A six-year-old animal lover is baking a cake for monkeys on the day of The Great British Bake Off final.

Coun. Mark French with Jane Williamson and Tom McLean at the fundraising coffee morning for Crossroads Care, organised by former Town Mayor Val Cooper. (s)

With a little help from my friends

A former Town Mayor held a coffee morning to say thanks to the charity that is helping her family.

Book review: Valentina by SE Lynes

Book review: Valentina by SE Lynes

This is the story of a woman who is striving for an idyllic, happy, life with her partner and newborn baby.

The Inn at Whitewell has been voted the top Inn in the country according to the The Good Pub Guide 2017

The best inn in the land

IT proved the perfect setting for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on their culinary adventures for the acclaimed programme The Trip.

Young players proudly wear their new kit sponsored by business that researches family history

Genealogist Kate sponsors football team’s new kit

A young team of footballers has a brand new kit thanks to the backing of a mother-of-two genealogist.

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