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The Deslondes

The Deslondes European tour featuring the Holy Cross Blues album

One of my best experiences was a trip to New Orleans where the music is big, loud and wacky.

Long ridge Brass Band. Picture by Paul Heyes

Don’t miss Longridge’s own ‘Last Night of the Proms’

Civic guests the Mayor and Mayoress of Longridge, Coun Rupert and Mrs Katherine Swarbrick, and Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate are special guests at Longridge Band’s popular Midsummer Proms Concert this Saturday, July 2.

Photo by Erica Platt

Photo of the Day: June 28th

Erica Platt captured this fantastic shot of a bumble bee in Barrowford Park yesterday.

Eggs or Anarchy byWilliam Sitwell

Book review: Eggs or Anarchy by William Sitwell

During the long dark days of the Second World War just one man stood between peace and anarchy in a Britain running desperately short of food supplies.

The rear of the The Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa at night

Travel review: The Lake District and The World of Beatrix Potter

As we stood watching the bunny clock hop, skip and jump its way round to strike the hour – we travelled back over a 100 years to when Beatrix Potter’s first gem was revealed to the world.

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Simply Red who were due to headline the now cancelled Summer Days Festival. (s)

Fans angry as festival axed

Thousands of music fans are angry and disappointed after the eagerly-anticipated Clitheroe Summer Days Festival was cancelled at short notice.

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Nigel Evans

MP speaks of his disappointment as Summer Days Festival scrapped

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has expressed his disappointment that the much hyped Summer Days Festival has been cancelled.

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Manchester band James to headline Beat-Herder Festival

James to headline Friday night at Lancashire’s Beat-Herder

Manchester rock band James have been announced as new Friday night headliners for this year’s Beat-Herder Festival in Lancashire.

The winning choir from St Michael and St John's RC Primary School, Clitheroe. (s)

Ribble Valley children take part in a celebration of singing

Almost 300 children from nine primary schools in Clitheroe, Blackburn and Preston took part in a “Celebration of Singing” day at Stonyhurst College.

Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet, who was curator and performer at the ill fated Summer Days music festival, is pictured in Clitheroe.

Spandau Ballet star “gutted” that major music festival cancelled

Iconic 80s pop star Steve Norman, of Spandau Ballet fame, who was one of the main movers behind the ill fated Summer Days Festival, spoke today about his sadness after the shock announcmentthat it was being cancelled.

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Ready for Ribfest?

Clitheroe based professional theatre company Ribcaged Productions have launched their programme for the new music and drama festival “Ribfest” to be held in Ribchester this summer.

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The flea market in Jaffa

TRAVEL REVIEW: Israel - much more than you might think

Everyone is out enjoying the sun. It’s hot. A beautiful 30 degrees with a warm breeze off the endless blue Mediterranean.

How to Find Love in a Book Shop byVeronica Henry

Book review: How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

What could be more blissful for book lovers than a story set in a book shop?

Simply Red who were due to headline the now cancelled Summer Days Festival. (s)

Fans angry as festival axed

Thousands of music fans are angry and disappointed after the eagerly-anticipated Clitheroe Summer Days Festival was cancelled at short notice.

1 comment

Nigel Evans

MP speaks of his disappointment as Summer Days Festival scrapped

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has expressed his disappointment that the much hyped Summer Days Festival has been cancelled.

1 comment

Get Even byMartina Cole

Book review: Get Even by Martina Cole

Revenge is a dish served cold – but very, very sweet – in the new hard-hitting novel from Martina Cole, long-reigning queen of the criminal underworld.

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Photo by Zannie Redpath

Photo of the Day: June 27th

Zannie Redpath has sent in this fantastic photo of The Atom in Wycoller.

Photo by Stephen Pym

Photo of the Day: June 26th

Stephen Pym has sent in this photo of West Bradford from above.

Photo by Samantha Culshaw

Photo of the Day: June 25th

Samantha Culshaw has shared this photo she took of the fields from Harle Syke, Burnley.

Photo by Chris O'Brien

Photo of the Day: June 24th

This stunning drone photo of the old Ivy Bank High school and the new Burnley High School was sent to us by Chris O'Brien.

Photo by Rosanne Redpath

Photo of the Day: June 23rd

Rosanne Redpath has sent in this lovely photo of Barrowford reservoir.

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