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.

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.

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Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

Allotment holders who keep chickens and hens are being urged to get them inside as quickly as possible in a bid to prevent an outbreak of bird flu.

Tony Cooper (on the right) being congratulated by Andy Clements, director of the BTO, on receipt of his Jubilee Medal.

Ornithologist Tony gains national award

A former head of biology at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School has been honoured for his bird conservation work.

David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Snow good if you break down

Are you prepared for snow?

Weather forecasters are predicting we might get the first snow of the winter tonight.

Christine Parker-Cale in her Phoenix Garden, one of the community projects that will win a cash sum from the Tesco Bags for Help scheme.

Life enhancing projects set to bag their share of £30,000 prize pot

Three exciting projects in the Ribble Valley, that could help to transform the lives of many people, have been chosen for cash prizes that could make a huge difference.

The Forest of Bowland

The history and beauty of Bowland uncovered

A splendid account of the history of the Lordship of Bowland was unveiled for members of the Clitheroe Civic Society.

Award winner Tom Rigby with his parents John and Tracy taken in Brussels after award ceremony. (s)

It’s a high speed career for Tom after win

A 22-year-old former Clitheroe Royal Grammar School student has won first prize in a prestigious European renewable energy competition.

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Adrian Rose with Black Bryony, one of the toxic berries he is warning food foragers in the Ribble Valley to be wary of. (s)

Valley food foragers warned to beware of deadly fungi

The trend for wild food foraging in the Ribble Valley is on the rise.

Meeting organised to discuss fracking

Public meeting to discuss fracking

Ribble Valley residents concerned about fracking are being invited to voice their concerns at a meeting in Clitheroe on Monday (October 24th).

Tree climbing is on the decline in the north west

Less than half of north west children have ever climbed a tree, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that children in the region are better at identifying a Pokemon than a species of bird.

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A view of Mytton Fold from the top of Langho

History of village blooms into life

Villagers learned about the history of the community where they live from someone who has lived there for half a century.

Balmoral Park resident Howard Blackburn outside Clitheroe's Hanson Cement.

Residents are demanding answers after fallout from cement works

Residents living near Clitheroe’s cement works are demanding answers after suffering from weeks of an “unknown worrying substance” sticking to their cars and the windows of their homes.

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Patricia Davies, chairman of Preston New Road Action Group.

Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Maureen Frankland and Sean Kerr in front of the camera (s)

Towneley Park shines on morning TV

“This must be one of the best parks in the country."

Raw Milk direct from the dairy herd is set to be sold at a Sabden farm

Farmers milk idea that will keep their business afloat

A farming family, who  were faced with having to sell off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.

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Protestors stage a Save Whalley Library campaign when it was announced that it was among one of the facilities listed for closure

Rallying call to save Ribble Valley's vital services

A last ditch bid to save the Ribble Valley libraries, children’s centres and elderly services faced with closure due to swingeing budget cuts by Lancashire County Council has been made.

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