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.

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.

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.

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?

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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Gardening expert Sue Jeffries is to lead another guided Wildflower Walk around Whalley this month.

Guided walk will reveal the darling buds of May

A guided Wildflower Walk is being held later this month.

Pendle resident Miss Foster looks at some of the exicting plans on the map for Pendle Hill.

Blueprint will give new lease of life to one of county's most recognisable landmarks

A £2m blueprint of exciting plans for the future of Pendle Hill and the people who live around it  have been unveiled.

Champion fund raiser Audrey Bates with the stray cat Macho who visits her everyday.

Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre?

Martholme Greenway volunteers get stuck into the project. They are (from left to right)  Dr. John Barker,  Bob Anderson, Mary Hargreaves-Barker, Cath Clarkson and Chris Clarkson.

Building bridges to bring historic landmark back to life

A campaign to re-open a footpath across the historic Martholme Viaduct, which will link the Ribble Valley with Hyndburn, is steaming ahead.
A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Ancient woodland in Lancashire

Help to save our ancient woodlands

The Woodland Trust is calling on people in Lancashire to support its campaign to protect ancient and veteran trees and save threatened ancient woods in the region following the launch of a new Government consultation.

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

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

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

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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.

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