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.

CANALSIDE: Stephen Turner with visitors of The Exbury Egg, taken by Samantha Walsh. (s)

The Exbury Egg is teaching us to reclaim peace through nature

The carpet of litter to Finsley Gate Wharf is shrouded in vegetation. As artist Stephen Turner said, nature is “reclaiming” the area. Perhaps we should too.

Huge pile of tyres dumped in beauty spot

Huge pile of tyres dumped in beauty spot

Up to a thousand tyres have been dumped in a scenic spot in Read.

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Peter Catlow (s)

Energy solution saves businesses £1m.

A collective £1m. has been saved by East Lancashire businesses by taking control of their energy spend.

Protestors are pictured outside Whalley Library which is earmarked for closure as part of budget cuts by Lancashire County Council

Give people more time to have their say on planned cuts to libraries and children's services, says MP

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken out on the planned closure of libraries and children’s services, including Whalley library, saying that the consultation regarding the closures should be extended until September when families who may be on holiday can focus on it.

Lego animals at Martin Mere

Lancashire recommends...animal parks

Looking for a place to take the children to see local wildlife? Here are our recommendations.
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Dinckley footbridge almost disappears under the raging River Ribble during the December, 2015 storms

Landmark flood damaged bridge could be replaced

An historic footbridge, that was severely damaged during the December floods, could be replaced.

The front of the Forest of Bowland charity calendar

Breathtaking Ribble Valley scenery captured on camera for calendar

A series of stunning photographs, that capture the breathtaking landscape and scenery of the Forest of Bowland are featured in a charity calendar.

Rigby Jerram plotting field  boundaries for the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme. (Photo by M.Wright)

“Detectives” seek Pendle Hill clues

Two special “detectives” are busy gathering evidence in and around Lancashire landmark Pendle Hill.

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