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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 Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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The council wants to tackle the scourge of dog poop in public

Proposal for tighter controls on dogs in public

A consultation into tighter controls on dogs in public has been launched by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

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Firefighters tackling the Clitheroe rubbish fire. Photo courtesy of Clitheroe Fire.

Firefighters tackle Clitheroe rubbish fire

Firemen were called out this lunchtime to a pile of waste well alight on land off a Clitheroe residential street.

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Sarah is pictured fourth from left with the Forest of Bowland AONB Unit.

Is couple’s woodland the country’s best?

A newly created woodland in the Ribble Valley is in the running to be named the UK’s best.

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The grant comes from theNational Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Ribble Rivers Trust secures £1.6m grant

A local rivers charity has secured £1.6 million to raise awareness of the plight of our rivers and restore them for the benefit of our wildlife and communities.

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Terry Pickford ringing  a pergrine falcon - another endangered bird

Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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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.

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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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Booking is required for celebrated UK wildlife artist Carry Akroyd's talk at the Platform Gallery this weekend.

Celebrated wildlife artist to talk in Clitheroe

A celebrated UK wildlife artist is to give a free talk at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Langho in Bloom volunteers Diana and Dave (centre) flanked by MMB staff.

Volunteers sacrifice lunch hour to keep village litter free

Half a dozen members of staff from a Ribble Valley firm sacrificed their lunch hour to help Langho in Bloom remove litter from the roads leading into the village.

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Clitheroe Lions president Alan Clifford is pictured presenting a cheque to Sarah Horn from the NWAA.

Duck race raises £500 for air ambulance

The weather was wet and windy for the start of the third annual duck race of Clitheroe Lions Club.

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Demolition in progress - the site of the former H.J. Berry and Sons  chair works

A final farewell to Berry’s chair works factory

Going, going, almost gone ... a landmark former Lancashire chair works in Chipping will soon be consigned to the pages of history - literally.

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Two hundred Quakers from all over Britain took part in a meeting for worship to witness against fracking on the top of Pendle Hill.

Yellow flags fly over Pendle in latest fracking protest

Two hundred Quakers from all over Britain took part in a meeting for worship to witness against fracking on the top of Pendle Hill.

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St Leonards Langho Beavers  happy and proud after their litter picking.

Beavers learn how much rubbish is on our streets

A litter picking event not only proved a great educational tool for a local group of Beavers, but also helped them to achieve one of their badges.

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David Hinder, Labour party candidate for the election

Labour announces election candidate for the Ribble Valley

Local politician David Hinder has been reselected as Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for the Ribble Valley Constituency in the General Election on June 8th.

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Lancashire recommends.... campsites for tents

Wondering where to go for the next Bank Holiday weekend? Why not try these local campsites?

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A curlew sitting on a wall. Photo by Tim Melling.

Farmers needed to help decline of much-loved bird

The RSPB is calling on farmers in Bowland to give a home to nesting curlews.

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