Gardener’s appeal after thieves steal van

A landscape gardener is asking people to keep a look out for his van after it was stolen while he was finishing off a job in Clitheroe this week.

The ancient boundary between Burnley and Habergham Eaves is the river Calder which is just beyond the Cross Keys, left in this picture, which was taken before 1900.

Rivers helped form many of Burnley's ancient boundaries

Boundaries – Parliamentary boundaries. We have been hearing a lot about them recently, writes local historian ROGER FROST.

GAME OF THE WEEK The Last Guardian, for the PS4, an action/adventure game, priced at 43.99. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

Miller Park, in Preston

Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Denise Park is pictured with Ribble Valley Macmillan chairman Susan Fillary and other members.

Macmillan ladies celebrate fundraising total of £17.5k at festive lunch

A total of £17,500 has been raised for Ribble Valley Macmillan through a variety of fundraisers including a recent Christmas lunch.

The damage to the pitch at Roefield.

Sports pitch out of action due to ‘thoughtless’ vandals

Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a Clitheroe sports pitch after using it as a race track.

Waddington Fat Lads weight loss club lost more than 28 stone in six weeks, raising more than 400 for cancer charities. (s)

Fat lads counting the pennies after losing the pounds

A village weight loss effort has seen its club members lose more than a collective 28 stone in just six weeks.

The Marie Curie fundraising group for the Ribble Valley which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised �2,548 at their recent disco/supper held at Whalley Golf Club.

£2.5k plus raised for Marie Curie at Whalley Golf Club event

A Ribble Valley fundraising group for Marie Curie which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised £2,548 at its recent supper and disco held at Whalley Golf Club.

Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Pictured from left to right are Gemma Wilkinson, of CF Northwest, Steven Johnson, mother Samantha Dickinson with cystic fibrosis sufferer Amelia and father Symon Dickinson.

A grand night out for cystic fibrosis runners

Whalley-based running club RUNNING4CF, whose members pound the highways and byways of Whalley on their Monday night runs raising money for cystic fibrosis, handed over a £1,000 cheque to CF Northwest on Monday.

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Rotarians enjoy a behind the scenes tour around Clitheroe's Holmes Mill.

Rotarians enjoy a behind the scenes tour

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? True, that’s what it normally means and there are many places like that in our vicinity but it wasn’t rivers, streams, fields and hills that Clitheroe and Ribblesdale Rotarians were interested in recently.

The photo shows, from left to right, Geoff Williamson, Martin Byrne, Derek Jones and Rodney Hailwood.

Former players reunited as part of rugby club’s 40th anniversary

Clitheroe Rugby Club is well into its 40th season celebrations and, to mark the occasion, a former players’ reunion lunch was held recently at the club.

Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Mark Warnes, Property and Portfolio Director, Hoseasons (left) with Ribblesdale Lodges owner Guy Hindley and his award. Photo by Darren Cool.

Lodges crowned best in North of England

Gisburn lodge park, Ribblesdale Lodges, has been presented with a top regional tourism award by holiday firm Hoseasons.

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