Dig unlocks secrets of Roman fort

A new army of occupation descended on Ribchester recently with a hardworking team of 50 setting up camp in the historic Ribble Valley village on the banks of the River Ribble.

Musician Martha Thompson has organised a Concert for Rwanda

Help musical Martha get to Rwanda

A trainee music therapist has organised a fund raiser with a difference.


Ribble Valley high school's phenomenal performance

Following the journey of ex-convict Jean Valjean, Les Misérables is a tale of humanity set against the backdrop of a French uprising, writes Catherine Whitham from Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society.

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Annabel opening the door

Boys delighted with unexpected prom saviour!

George Hartrick, and his friends, were really looking forward to attending their Bowland High School prom; to arrive in style and create a real impression with their fellow students.

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.

Four-year-old Sawrey.

Four-year-old’s marathon for children in need

A four-year-old boy from Wilpshire refused to let his age or size get in the way when he decided to run a marathon to raise funds for those less fortunate than himself.

Campaigners fought to keep the facility open

A new chapter opens up for axed village library

Whalley Library, which was forced to close in November in a wave of Government spending cuts, is set to reopen after a change in council leadership.
Ribblesdale Prom 2017.

Rain fails to dampen atmosphere at Clitheroe high school prom

More than 200 pupils celebrated their last five years at Ribblesdale High School at a recent prom.

Lili Barnes in the dress she designed in honour of the 22 victims who died in the attack on the Manchester Arena in May. (s)

Lili designs Manchester tribute dress

This Clitheroe teenager was both the belle and brains of the ball when she collected a school award clothed in her own design – a tribute dress catching the eye of Gucci.

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.

£1m windfall flows back to Lancashire schools

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.
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The four new pupil chaplains who were commissioned. From left to right, Pippa, Thomas, Peggy and Eleanor.

Special Mass held for Ribble Valley Year Six pupils

St Mary’s RC Primary School at Sabden had a special Crossroads Mass for Year 6 pupils moving on to St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington.
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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The ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the new EYFS area at Brennand's Endowed School. (s)

Brennand's celebrates another milestone

300 years of education at a Valley school were recently celebrated and now Brennand’s Endowed School in Slaidburn turns another page in its history book.

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.

Union launches new blast on primary tests

Union launches new blast on primary tests

Primary schools must not be judged on their SATs tests results alone, headteachers warn.

Children at Oakhill School, Whalley take time out for some "dabbing" during their sports day.

Sports day fun in the sun

A school sports day was blessed with perfect weather conditions in Whalley.

Edisford Primary School children and the Minion are ready to welcome guests to their new nature garden.

Mini beasts and bugs are checking into their own Ribble Valley VIP hotel

Bed, breakfast and evening meals are being laid on for a variety of creepy crawlies at a village primary school.

Julie Stephenson presents the prizes to the winning Mortimers team who are (from left to right) Martin Donnelley, Alister Stones,John Kenyon and Ed Snowden.

Golfers played a round to help raise funds for school

Keen golfers were on course for an annual tournament to raise funds for a Whalley school.

The young choir from Whalley's Oakhill School with their certificates and trophy from the Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Drama.

Young choir hit the right note

A choir from a Whalley school enchanted the judges with their singing at the annual Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance.

Read Rotakids with members of Padiham Rotary Club Dave Alexander and Heather Whittam

Children from village school striving to help people around the world

Inspired by an organisation that helps charities and people in need across the world, a group of primary school children in Read are real pioneers.

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