Teenagers clock up the air miles from Corrientes to Clitheroe

Cold temperatures and the hilly landscape are just two aspects of the Ribble Valley which surprised a pair of students who travelled thousands of miles from Argentina as part of their European exchange trip.

Gamebirds handing over a cheque for the proceeds of their Rounders tournament to representatives from the Field Nurse charity. (s)

Gamebirds support is all rounders

The auction ring at Gisburn became centre stage when members of the Bowland Gamebirds donated a cheque for £500 to the Field Nurse project.

Breda Murphy, Managing Director with Lauren Reilly Surveyor, John Reilly Civil Engineering

Whalley eatery set to double in size to meet demand

Work is well under way at Food by Breda Murphy, in Whalley, as it undergoes a major refurbishment set for completion in spring.

Jane Brown (right) with the lucky winners of the raffle.

Florist Jane's colourful talk is a sell out

Thanks to the loyal supporters of Langho in Bloom the flower event featuring florist Jane Brown was sold out within days.

Les presenting Shop Clitheroe winner Natalie with her vouchers.

Voucher for loyal Clitheroe shopper Natalie

Shop Clitheroe, a scheme that rewards shoppers for their loyalty, has presented £50 worth of vouchers to its latest winner.

Clitheroe Naturalists plant a tree in Clitheroe Castle grounds to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Society's formation.

Tree commemorates 60th anniversary of naturalists

Members of Clitheroe Naturalists have planted a tree in Clitheroe Castle grounds to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the society’s formation.

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Paul Hodgson, on the left, with his wife Jan, hands over the reins to Peter Nelson and his wife Nina.

Family coach firm has proud new owners

A family coach business which has been operating in the Ribble Valley since the 1930s has new owners.

Pre-schoolers visiting Clitheroe Market.

Market fruit tickles youngsters taste buds

A group of 14 children from Bowland Montessori Pre-school visited Burney’s fruit and vegetable stall on Clitheroe Market as part of a topic on “sweet and sour taste”.

Foodbank manager Ruth Haldane at a previous year's Tesco collection

Valley foodbank use remains at record levels

Struggling families in the Ribble Valley are continuing to be driven to the doors of the foodbank for a multitude of reasons.

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Valentine's bargains are for today only

Pick up a free lunch in Burnley and Pendle - today only

Subway are marking Valentines Day by giving away FREE sandwiches.
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Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Tom Jones, owner of The Whalley Wine Shop with operations Jen Nott at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2016.

Fine wine has seen Tom build up a fine business

Located in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village lives the Whalley Wine Shop.

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Police caught a drink driver who mistook the car wash for the McDonald;s drive through in Clitheroe

Drive through attempt was a wash out for motorist

A suspected drink driver who fancied a Big Mac came a cropper when he drove into a car wash last night (Friday).

Market re-development artist's impression. (s)

New twist in wrangle over market re-vamp

A controversial multi-million pound scheme to redevelop Clitheroe’s historic market took a dramatic new twist this week.

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Coun. Terry Hill at Clitheroe Market

Clitheroe set to host regular Farmers’ Market

Foodies will soon be able to indulge in local and fresh produce.

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Members of Clitheroe Civic Society protest against the demolition of the former Clitheroe Hospital building. They are, from left, Ruth Thompson, Steve Burke, Len Middleton and Duncan Thompson.

Plea to help save iconic building

“Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!”

Jeff Green, manager at the Food Distribution Centre.

FareShare tackling food poverty head on

The work of a food charity in Burnley has been highlighted in a short film commissioned to fight food poverty and limit waste that clogs landfills with tonnes of edible food every year.
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Students and staff from St Christopher's High School in Accrington are preparing for a charity mission to help orphans in India in October.

Mercy mission trip to India for caring students

The countdown has begun for a mercy mission trip to one of India's largest orphanages by a group of schoolchildren.
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Reception class children from Whalley's Oakhill School prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year at Yu and You.

Tots celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year was celebrated in traditional style by reception class children from Whalley’s Oakhill School.

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