Canal helped to transform Burnley into world’s greatest textile centre

Enthusiasts of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal took a trip back in time on Tuesday – exactly 200 years to the day since the first barge sailed through Burnley.
James Thompson, Silverwood's new militaria specialist. (s)

Militaria expert joins Silverwoods specialist team

Joining local auction house Silverwoods team of valuers and auctioneers is renowned Militaria expert, James Thompson.

The new Bowland Food Hall phase of the Holmes Mill development will be completed in May 2017. (s)

Clarion call to the best producers of Bowland and beyond

The development of Holmes Mill continues at a pace, with last weekend seeing the opening of the bakery and café.

Revellers get into the spirit of Octoberfest at Holmes Mill

Stomping good time at Octoberfest event

An Octoberfest event marked the latest milestone in the £10m Holmes Mill redevelopment project in Clitheroe.

Do you teach your children about money?

Do you teach your children about money?

Research has shown that how we manage money around our children is influential on how our children will handle their finances later in life.


Awards showcase best Ribble Valley businesses

Food and wine triumphed alongside innovation at the Ribble Valley Business Awards with Whalley Wine Shop and Ultraframe UK taking home the trophy in each category.


Motorway lane closure causes rush hour delays

Lane two of the M61 northbound between junction 9 and the M6 has been closed following an accident between an Audi A6 and a Mini.

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Debbie Ward from Barratt Homes with Neil Ashworth from Roefield with some of the school boys taking a football lesson. (s)

Donation from house builder helps keep pupils fit and active

A total of 100 Clitheroe pupils from St Augustine’s and Ribblesdale high schools are now able to access Roefield Community Leisure Centre’s sporting workshops, thanks to much needed funds donated to pay for transport.

The 'gig economy'

The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.
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Coun Allan Knox

Lib Dems urge people to decide market future

A councillor is asking Ribble Valley folk to come forward and say how they would like Clitheroe Market to be transformed.

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Screengrab of the Tesco website showing Marmite unavailable after a pricing row between the supermarket chain and Unilever

Major brands axed from Tesco shelves following Unilever dispute

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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Balmoral Park resident Howard Blackburn outside Clitheroe's Hanson Cement.

Residents are demanding answers after fallout from cement works

Residents living near Clitheroe’s cement works are demanding answers after suffering from weeks of an “unknown worrying substance” sticking to their cars and the windows of their homes.

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Ed Matthews-Gentle of Creative Lancashire

Film first for Lancashire

A new initiative to develop Lancashire’s film industries is being launched in Preston tonight.

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Volunteers form a human chain to get supplies into Whalley village hall during the clean up after the floods.

Public meeting to discuss new flood insurance

A public meeting will be held in Whalley to discuss the Government’s new Flood Re insurance scheme and what it means for local residents.

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Crave Jacket by Didriksons

Crave Jacket by Didriksons

It’s a dilemma we all face now the weather seems to have gone slightly strange.

Simon Entwistle, of Top Hat Tours, who excels for the contribution he makes to tourism in the county is in the running for Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016  the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and decided by the public. (s)

Simon Entwistle at Samlesbury Hall

Ribble Valley trio in running for ‘Superstar’ award

A trio who excel for the contribution they make to tourism in the county are in the running for Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016 – the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and decided by the public.


Tesco to ‘fine’ shoppers who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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Pictured at the official opening of the Milking Parlour at Sabden are the Gill family who are  (left to right) Alan, Gillian and Bobbie, Edward and Nichola and their daughter Lorna.(s)

Farming family milking revolutionary new idea to keep their business afloat

A farming family, faced with the devastating prospect of having to selll off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.
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The Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016 nominees

Vote for Lancashire’s Tourism Superstar 2016

Marketing Lancashire have announced the list of those in the running for Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016, the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and decided by the public.

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Young players proudly wear their new kit sponsored by business that researches family history

Genealogist Kate sponsors football team’s new kit

A young team of footballers has a brand new kit thanks to the backing of a mother-of-two genealogist.

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