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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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