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East Lancashire property boss and magician dies

The founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies has died aged 82.

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Students are exploring life in a Lancashire cotton mill through dance, music and clogging.

Clitheroe teenager joins fellow students to take centre stage in new production Cotton

Four outstanding dancers including a teenager from Clitheroe who are studying at Burnley College’s Sixth Form Centre will be helping to explore Lancashire’s proud cotton history in an exciting new project this month.

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The winning choir from Salesbury CE Primary School.

School choir well tuned for trophy winning

It was another successful singing competition for the choir from Salesbury CE Primary School in the Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance.

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Sonia with her fiance Arron Machin

Talented young actress doing her hometown proud in nation's best loved soap

Top soap Coronation Street is tackling one of its most hard hitting and controversial storylines in its 57 year history.

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UCLan's annual archaeological dig at Ribchester.

Dig unlocks secrets of Roman fort

A new army of occupation descended on Ribchester recently with a hardworking team of 50 setting up camp in the historic Ribble Valley village on the banks of the River Ribble.

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A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos

Lancashire man describes building 'shaking like a jelly' in Greek earthquake

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,
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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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The family theatre at Cloudspotting.

Gisburn Forest gears up for family festival

Gisburn Forest will come alive when the eagerly anticipated Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival takes place next weekend – Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th.

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Recycling Lives MD Will Fletcher (left) with, from left to right, directors Neil Flanagan, Alasdair Jackson and Food Redistribution Centre Jeff Green.

Will helps change lives through business

A Clitheroe man is leading a unique business creating social impact worth millions.

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Darryl Chadwick and his partner Claire who has MS.

Nurse with MS inspires 1,500 mile adventure

A Clitheroe man and his brother-in-law are aiming to raise £2,000 for the MS Society by travelling more than 1,500 miles from eastern Spain to the Irish Sea in support of a family member with multiple sclerosis.
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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
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Milton Avenue residents, from left to right, Margaret Jackson, Gladys Baines, Margaret Rigby, John Haworth, and Alison Knight holding daughter Martha.

Residents’ anger at new homes site disruption

Residents say the development of a new homes site – the only access to which is via their formerly quiet Clitheroe residential street – is ruining and endangering lives.

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Police received a report of a dog bite in Sabden at around 11pm.

Sabden man treated for dog bite

A 77-year-old man was treated in hospital for facial injuries after being bitten by a dog.

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Canon Jim Duxbury celebrating his Golden Jubilee as an ordained priest at Clitheroe Parish Church with Andy Froud and two former Bishops of Blackburn. (s)

Life's work to be celebrated at special service

A popular Canon who has faithfully served local communities for many years has died at the age of 84.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

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 Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Musician Martha Thompson has organised a Concert for Rwanda

Help musical Martha get to Rwanda

A trainee music therapist has organised a fund raiser with a difference.

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