Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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The Lowergate building where Clitheroe's job centre used to be based.

Plans are submitted for former job centre building

An application by a church and charitable organisation to change the use of the building that was formerly home to Clitheroe’s job centre has been submitted to planning chiefs.

Boohoo can now build a second warehouse

Boohoo given green light for second huge warehouse despite objections

Controversial plans to build a second huge warehouse at Boohoo, recently slated in a television documentary, have been given the green light by councillors.
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Picture: Yui Mok

Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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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.

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.

Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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Coun. Allan Knox.

Fight to stop fracking in the Valley steps up

A notice of motion opposing fracking in the Ribble Valley has won the support of Clitheroe Town councillors.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Just 13% of people claimed that they would rather live for today than save for tomorrow.

North West's savvy savers

People in the North West have proved themselves to be financially aware when it comes to ensuring that rainy-day funds remain suitably topped-up, with a survey revealing that 66% of us class ourselves as regular savers.
Debenhams Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers.

Listed: All 360 businesses that failed to pay staff properly

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1m.

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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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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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The Prom Queen line-up at the Lancashire Wedding House

Teen beauty queens light up catwalk for hospice

Aspiring beauty queens took to the catwalk in Barrowford for a teen Prom Queen competition.
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County Council sets Council Tax and warns of more cuts to come

Lancashire County Council meets today to set its Council Tax and budget for 2017/18 with a warning that yet more multi million pound cuts could lie ahead.

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Expert advice on pensions

Diary date for free pension advice event

A question-and-answer session geared towards helping Valley residents get to grips with the new government pension regulations will be held in Clitheroe.

KFC is opening an outlet in Clitheroe later this year.

KFC is coming to Clitheroe

Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is opening an outlet in Clitheroe later this year.
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Police were called to the incident at around 6.10am

Man dies after being 'struck by train'

Police were called to a fatality after a man was "struck by a train" in Penwortham.
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Staff at Fat Face in Clitheroe with their donation to the Ribble Rivers Trust charity which will help to fund the planting of a new woodland near Bashall Eaves to improve the river environment.

Store donates Black Friday profits to charity

River conservation charity Ribble Rivers Trust has benefitted from a share of the Clitheroe branch of Fat Face’s Black Friday profits through the clothing retailer’s “Thanks for Giving” initiative.

Staff at Craggs Energy celebrate receiving the company's top award.

Top award for company that fuels young talent

A Padiham based company has won a prestigious award for championing apprentices into the world of work.

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