East Lancashire property boss and magician dies

The founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies has died aged 82.

Sonia with her fiance Arron Machin

Talented young actress doing her hometown proud in nation's best loved soap

Top soap Coronation Street is tackling one of its most hard hitting and controversial storylines in its 57 year history.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Recycling Lives MD Will Fletcher (left) with, from left to right, directors Neil Flanagan, Alasdair Jackson and Food Redistribution Centre Jeff Green.

Will helps change lives through business

A Clitheroe man is leading a unique business creating social impact worth millions.

Milton Avenue residents, from left to right, Margaret Jackson, Gladys Baines, Margaret Rigby, John Haworth, and Alison Knight holding daughter Martha.

Residents’ anger at new homes site disruption

Residents say the development of a new homes site – the only access to which is via their formerly quiet Clitheroe residential street – is ruining and endangering lives.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Police issue a warning to parents in Clitheroe after damage is caused to building materials.

Building site warning to Clitheroe parents

Police are urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of playing on building sites.

Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Clive "Wiggy" Donaldson

Put on dancing shoes for city audition

City dancers are being invited to take their first steps to a professional career in entertainment via a tribute to a hit TV show.

Design Innovation in Plastics competition runner-up Kayleigh Dobson with her AirBaby creation.

Top award for design student

A student from Clitheroe has been awarded a trip to Germany after scooping second prize in the prestigious 2017 Design Innovation in Plastics competition.

Donna is pictured on the left at the cafe.

Recognition for auction mart cafe

The cafe at Clitheroe Auction Mart has been named Cafe of the Fortnight in TractorMART magazine.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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Peter Byrne of Taylors Solicitors, Laura Brown and Justin Sherwood of Seriun

Exciting future for digital company

A respected company, recently highly commended at the Burnley Business Awards, could be in line for two more gongs.
Pauline Byers and Liz Sharples

Running duo complete quad marathon trek

Two inspirational woman who have overcome huge obstacles in their lives successfully completed their biggest challenge to date and raised £2,000 for a worthwhile cause.

Around 20 customers called in the fault at around 8.45am this morning from the Peel Street, Edisford Road and Newton Street.

Over 1,000 properties without power in Clitheroe

Over a thousand properties were left without power in the Ribble Valley this morning.
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All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Parents could end up paying more for buses.

Proposed school transport changes to faith schools

Affected parents and carers are being urged to complete a consultation on proposed changes to denominational home to school transport.

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