NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
Yorkshire Bank in Clitheroe which has been earmarked for closure.

Yorkshire Bank to close its town centre branch

Yorkshire Bank will close its Clitheroe branch this spring.

News 1
Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is travelling to Washington for tomorrow’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the USA.

News 12
John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

News 14
Tom Jones, proprietor of Whalley Wine Shop, now also at Huntley's Country Stores.

Ribchester born law graduate followed his passion for wine to create successful Whalley business

This week the Courier and News introduces new monthly wine columnist, Tom Jones, successful proprietor of award winning The Whalley Wine Shop and now also at Huntley’s Country Stores, Samlesbury, to write in our newspapers.

Bird flu has been confirmed in a handful of chickens and ducks

Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

News 2
Police investigation into alleged electricity theft at Indian restaurant

Police investigation into alleged electricity theft at Indian restaurant

Police officers visited an Indian restaurant after reports of electricity theft.

Crime 2
Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

A Burnley GP practice can now offer vital heart monitoring to patients thanks to a generous donation from Althams Travel.

Average speed cameras are to be installed

New speed cameras will help tackle crash deaths

One of the most dangerous roads in the country is to be made safer by the introduction of new speeding measures.

Transport 1
John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, has said the county's gritters are set to be very busy.

Lancs gritters prepped ahead of snow warnings

Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days with snow warnings issues for later this week.

News 1
Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

Business 4
The devastation in Whalley following the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

Slap on wrist for housing developer

Action could be taken against a housing developer which has built homes on land relatively close to a high risk flood area without completing the necessary flood prevention works prior to the properties being sold and occupied.

News 4
Annette Dugdale

Annette bids farewell to community midwifery

A much-loved and respected Ribble Valley midwife who has delivered more than 1,000 babies throughout her 37-year career has taken early retirement from full time duties.

Police are appealing for help to identify this man in relation to an incident in Burnley town centre.

Police launch appeal to track down man

Have you seen this man?

MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

News 5
MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warnings on security in Lancashire

Lancashire MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware - especially if you work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

Philip McIvor celebrates news of his MBE with his wife, Dorothy

MBE honour for respected Pendle businessman

A respected Pendle businessman has received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
News 2
Kiko Rodriguez and Ryan Giggs

Kiko Rodriguez relishing exciting new challenge with DRN

Honesty and integrity aren’t words you would traditionally associate with football agents.

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