ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Lesly Vela and Neil White on the right with Sean Lovell and David Gellman.

Short film highlights globalisation concerns

A short film made by a Clitheroe writer and his wife has been recognised at a festival that respects human rights around the world.

Nigel Evans MP meets with representatives of the Clitheroe Fairtrade group Kerry Fletcher, Wendy Higson and Katy Holden.

MP meets with Fairtrade champions who want to boost trade and income for poorest farmers

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has met with Fairtrade supporters in Clitheroe to discuss its future and how it can be improved.

Towneley Hall and park

Park marked for improvements

The car park and picnic area in Towneley Park will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.


Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Trees of Beacon Fell brought back to life for new sculpture trail

If you go take a walk among the trees of Beacon Fell today you could be in for a surprise.....and maybe some noise.

St John's Church Goes Wild event, Hurst Green.

Tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake

Fifty children (and adults) have the opportunity to tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake at a special ‘Church Goes Wild’ event being organised by St John’s, Hurst Green.

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Nigel Evans MP plants trees with Peter Leeson, Partnerships Manager at the Woodland trust (right) and  John Milne from the Ribble Rivers Trust

MP branches out to launch plan to keep Valley green and flood free

A clean and green way to help protect the Ribble Valley from flooding in the future has been launched by the Woodland Trust.

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MP Nigel Evans when he met President Trump at a dinner in Florida in 2012.

"Get over it" call from MP to Trump haters

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on people who are still struggling to accept that Donald Trump is the president of the United States to "get over it."

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Jane Brown (right) with the lucky winners of the raffle.

Florist Jane's colourful talk is a sell out

Thanks to the loyal supporters of Langho in Bloom the flower event featuring florist Jane Brown was sold out within days.

Lancashire County Council Head Ranger, Andy Greenwood, with his springer spaniel. Photo: Mark Sutcliffe.

Discover just what Bowland has to offer

Dark Sky discovery; family-friendly walks; seasonal wildlife and over 70 Festival Bowland events – including a world premiere - are just a few of the things featured in 2017’s Discover Bowland brochure.

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Clitheroe Naturalists plant a tree in Clitheroe Castle grounds to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Society's formation.

Tree commemorates 60th anniversary of naturalists

Members of Clitheroe Naturalists have planted a tree in Clitheroe Castle grounds to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the society’s formation.

Members of Clitheroe Civic Society protest against the demolition of the former Clitheroe Hospital building. They are, from left, Duncan and Ruth Thompson, Steve Burke and Len Middleton.

Hundreds sign petition against demolition plans

Almost 700 people have signed a petition opposing plans to demolish Clitheroe’s former community hospital building.

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.

Retiring refuse collector David Bradshaw pictured at Salthill Depot, Clitheroe.

Council worker retires after 44 years ‘on the bins’

A council worker who has collected refuse from over a million properties during 44 years “on the bins” is to is to hang up his black sacks.

Volunteers Janet and Sheila cleaning the railway station steps.

Volunteers keep village clean and tidy

There is no stopping the enthusiastic volunteers from Langho in Bloom.

A Waxwing spotted in Adlington Street, Burnley

Beautiful Waxwings take flight for Burnley berries

A beautiful bird from Scandinavia has been gracing Burnley town centre this winter.

Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda, from Clitheroe, as he makes his way around the coast of Britain litter-picking as he goes.

Wayne’s world - a country full of litter

A 7,000 mile litter-picking tour of Britain for one man and his dog has reached its half-way point.

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.

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