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Radio and TV presenter tells how it was love at first sight with Bowie

Like so many pop pickers of a certain generation, David Bowie provided the sound track to their teenage years writes Tony Dewhurst.

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One of the alleged shoplifters.

Police appeal after Clitheroe shoplifting incidents

Police are appealing for information after items were allegedly stolen from a Clitheroe chemist.

Special Hallowe’en and Trick or Treat event in town

Special Hallowe’en and Trick or Treat event in town

A special Hallowe’en and Trick or Treat event has been organised by the manager of a Clitheroe town centre clothes shop.

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Ribble Valley Borough Councils Stepping Out coordinator Barrie Williams.

Walking scheme’s winter programme

An award-winning walking scheme that helps Ribble Valley residents take strides in health and fitness has launched its 2016 winter programme.

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.

Clitheroe man, Matt Taylor, who owns antiques and collectibles shop Time Train in Clitheroe and the new Clitheroe restaurant Hoof and Rooster is featuring in a new TV show presented by Jesse McClure called British Treasure, American Gold - TX. Picture by Paul Heyes, Tuesday October 18, 2016.

Collectibles expert Matt joins forces with Storage Hunters’ star

A Ribble Valley collectibles expert has joined forces with a US celebrity to front a new television show to discover hidden treasures.

MS sufferer Anthony Knight.

MS sufferer goes for same treatment that proves a life line for his sister

A grandfather who suffers from multiple sclerosis will travel to Mexico for a pioneering new treatment which has proved life changing for his sister whose own MS left her in a wheelchair.

It can be hard coming to terms with the loss of a pet

Help with loss of a pet

Anyone who has lost a beloved pet will know just how hard it can be coming to terms with the grief.


Canal helped to transform Burnley into world’s greatest textile centre

Enthusiasts of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal took a trip back in time on Tuesday – exactly 200 years to the day since the first barge sailed through Burnley.
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Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Simon Fielding. (s)

Rogue trader warning issued after man jailed

East Lancashire residents are being urged to beware of rogue traders after a man was jailed for three years and  six months for conning pensioners out of more than £180,000.
Man found dead in River Ribble after huge search

Man found dead in River Ribble after huge search

A massive search for a missing Ribchester man has ended in tragedy after his body was found in the River Ribble.

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Stewart Carysforth

Appeal for help piecing together final movements of 73-year-old Ribchester man

Police are appealing for help piecing together the final movements of a 73-year-old man whose body was found in the River Ribble.
Dozens of Clitheroe residents attended a public meeting to have their say

Market’s future is debated at public meeting

Around 100 local residents gather at Trinity to voice opinion about market redevelopment
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Ramblers from Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School taking part in the Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need. (s)

Ramblers raise money for Children in Need

Children, toddlers, parents and staff from Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School took part in a sponsored walk around the village recently.

James Thompson, Silverwood's new militaria specialist. (s)

Militaria expert joins Silverwoods specialist team

Joining local auction house Silverwoods team of valuers and auctioneers is renowned Militaria expert, James Thompson.

The new Bowland Food Hall phase of the Holmes Mill development will be completed in May 2017. (s)

Clarion call to the best producers of Bowland and beyond

The development of Holmes Mill continues at a pace, with last weekend seeing the opening of the bakery and café.

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.

Ribchester FC Pavilion

Plans in place for club pavilion transformation

A village football club is to kick off plans to transform their ancient and delapidated pavilion with a £150,000 regeneration project.

Ribble Valley Borough Councils head of revenues and benefits Mark Edmondson (left) is pictured with leader Stuart Hirst. (s)

Best in the North West for council tax collection

Residents and council staff have been praised for their sterling efforts after official figures revealed that council tax collection in Ribble Valley is the best in the North West.

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