Pupils put to the technology test

Pupils from a Ribble Valley high school proved they have got what it takes when it comes to technology.

The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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Businessman Kevin Horkin welcomes Prince Charles to Clitheroe.

Residents share their experience of HRH Prince Charles' visit to Clitheroe

Freezing hailstones and icy winds did not deter HRH Prince Charles from spending more than an hour and a half talking to the crowds lining the streets of Clitheroe during his visit to the town today.


Video: Feast of riches awaits Prince Charles

There were lots of Ribble Valley delicacies on offer for Prince Charles.

A misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

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Save money at Clitheroe's family fun fair

Save up to £9 with our great money-saving coupons for Clitheroe Family Fun Fair, Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe, from Thursday March 23rd to Sunday March 26th.

Lorna and Derek Jebson

Happy diamond anniversary to Derek and Lorna Jebson

Daily love letters from Egypt during the war kept the romance alive between Derek and Lorna Jebson.
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Members of Clitheroe Fairtrade group, from left to right, Wendy Higson, Katy Holden and Betty Barker.

Congregations help to transform lives

Visitors to the United Reformed Church in Clitheroe recently enjoyed sharing a Fairtrade cuppa with friends and had the chance to browse the Fairtrade stalls.
Pupils from Ribblesdale High School and Rotarians at the now blooming crocus garden.

Help to eradicate crippling disease

Rotarians are appealing for people to support a campaign which could help to eradicate a crippling and potentially fatal disease for good.
Clitheroe's Lidl supermarket.

Lidl applies to extend its opening hours

Discount supermarket Lidl has applied to extend the opening hours at its Clitheroe store.

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Prince Charles on his last visit to Lancashire. (s)

Royal visit is a chance to showcase the town

Excitement is rising and plans are well under way as the Ribble Valley prepares for a royal visit by Prince Charles to Clitheroe, Samlesbury and Garstang, on Tuesday.
Prince Charles on a past visit to Lancashire

Prince Charles to visit Lancashire

Prince Charles will be given a taste of Lancashire cheese when he makes a visit to the region next week.
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Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

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Three hostelries were visited in one evening by the Rotarians. (s)

Rotarians gastronomic Dine Around

According to a national newspaper we who live in the Ribble Valley are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out.

Garry Williamson. (s)

Blind photographer talks about his life

Ribblesdale Camera Club have members with many different experiences, but are united by their love of photography.

The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves.

Public house’s yurts plans up for approval

An application to site four yurts in the grounds of a Ribble Valley Grade II Listed pub is being discussed by planners this week.

Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek, horseradish potato, buttered kale, confit carrots, sticky beef and port sauce (serves four)

RECIPE: Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek

Last of the slow roasts and what a winter farewell...

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Luke Hayton and Anne Ingham hold up some of the pies featured on Chris Evans' BBC Radio Two Breakfast Show this week as part of National Pie Week at Roy Porter Butchers, Chatburn.

Chatburn pork pie named the best by radio DJ

BBC Radio Two presenter Chris Evans named a pork pie from an award-winning Chatburn butcher as one of the best he has tasted.

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