Planting flowers as a thank you to hospice

Employees from the 3M manufacturing site at Clitheroe turned their hand to horticulture to help out at the East Lancashire Hospice in Blackburn.

Kirk Mill, Chipping, which is set to be transformed into  a multi-million-pound hotel, leisure and spa complex

Multi-million-pound hotel and leisure investment plan for historic mill

The historic Kirk Mill, once the home of the family furniture business known as Chipping Chairworks, is soon to become the centre-piece of a multi-milion-pound 60-bed hotel and leisure complex.


Which are the best butchers shops in Lancashire?

Can you help us decide where to go for the finest fresh meats?
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Family members sentenced following wine bar disturbance

A well-known business owner and his two sons have been ordered to carry out unpaid work for their role in a violent disturbance outside a Ribble Valley wine bar.

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In pictures: Ribble Valley Mod-weekender

The ever-popular Mod-weekender was another fantastic crowd-puller of an event in Clitheroe at the weekend.

The scene of the accident

Police appeal after fatal road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old man died following a collision in Pendleton last night (Sunday).
Some of the Gamebird Team, top left to right, Nicola Craddock. Helen Dakin, Jill Lloyd; middle row, left to right, Sarah Whitwell, Lesley Wilson, Jackie Cross, Carolyn Doherty, Gill Armer;  front row, left to right, Elizabeth Thornber, Claire Thornber and Mair Stott. (s)

Rounders event raises over £900 for charity

“A great day, with a fabulous atmosphere”, was just one of the many messages received following the success of an event organised by newly formed rounders team Bowland Gamebirds.

Drunk baker’s driving ban

Drunk baker’s driving ban

A 60-year-old Clitheroe baker was so drunk behind the wheel she almost fell out of her car and was slurring her words, a court heard.

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Gisburn businessman Charlie

Charlie wins award for thinking outside the box!

Gisburn veg box business owner, Charlie Bush, has been commended for gaining 600 new customers across Lancashire and getting the borough on the green stuff.

Time to move?

Is it time to upsize? Your home needs to suit your lifestyle

We may put it off all we like, but eventually the time comes to admit your home is too small.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...
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Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate cuts the ribbon at the showhome at Abbeyfields in Whalley

Mayor's mission to help get young people on the property ladder

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate MBE was the VIP guest called on to cut the ribbon at the opening of two new showhomes at a housing development in Whalley.

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Raw Milk direct from the dairy herd is set to be sold at a Sabden farm

Farmers milk idea that will keep their business afloat

A farming family, who  were faced with having to sell off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.

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Show secretary Julie Harrison's son and daughter. Photo by David McNamee. (s)

Hundreds flock to popular show

The sun shone at this year’s Hodder Valley Show attracting hundreds to the annual event.

New app to warn drivers and save lives

New app to warn drivers and save lives

A man from Clitheroe is hoping to save lives after developing a road safety app.

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September prime lamb champions Mark, second from left, and Richard Ireland, right, are pictured with their pen, joined by judge Paul Watson, left, and helper Bill Logan, from Stainforth. (s)

Irelands shine as both sellers and buyers at mart

A pen of five 39kg Beltex-cross prime lambs from Richard and Mark Ireland, of Heys Farm, Whalley, clinched another Skipton prime lamb championship for the father and son duo at the September show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.

Wireless headphones are nothing new

Getting your old headphones to work with the iPhone 7

Despite the addition of new features such as waterproofing, twin high-resolution cameras and a pressure-sensitive button, most of the fuss about the iPhone 7 has been about something that’s missing.

The new iPhone 7

New iPhone sacrifices headphone jack, becomes waterproof

Apple has launched its latest generation of iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as the company makes a bold play to claw back valuable smartphone market share.

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Nine banks and building societies have slashed the interest they pay on the accounts since May

Help to Buy ISA returns halved

Nine banks and building societies have slashed the returns they pay on the Government-backed scheme since May.

Tesco stores facing changes to hours

Tesco workers facing Christmas jobs uncertainty

Thousands of Tesco workers are facing changes to working patterns and possible redundancy as the supermarket giant announces a fresh wave of cuts to its store opening hours.
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