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All set for 90th Chipping Show

Saturday marks a milestone event for Chipping Show, the 90th such event to be hosted by the agricultural and horticultural society.

David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

One study found the average skin cancer risk from sunbeds can be more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming 'tanning addicts', scientists warn.

Logan with parents Shane and Kinga and the birthing centres Gillian Smith. (s)

5,000th Blackburn birth celebrated

An Accrington family are celebrating the birth of their little bundle of joy — the 5,000th baby to be born at Blackburn Birth Centre.

The company is preparing for additional trials in the US and will continue to defend the product's safety.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman in talcum powder cancer claim case

A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million US dollars (£323 million) to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Jeremy Corbyn chats to volunteers at the West Craven Food Bank

Corbyn attacks zero hours contracts on foodbank visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked zero hours contracts and welfare sanctions when he visited a Barnoldswick foodbank during his recent trip to Pendle.

Police appeal for information

Theft of 33 sheep sparks renewed calls for security

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after 33 sheep were stolen from a farm in Slaidburn.

The winners, Ultraframe UK, of the overall best business in 2016.

Awards will celebrate the best in business

The fourth annual Ribble Valley Business Awards will celebrate the businesses and individuals which make the Ribble Valley such a great place to live, work and visit.

Steve and Christine Dilworth are presented their CAMRA award by John Webster. (s)

Celebrating three decades at Swan

Villagers, regulars and locals congregated to help celebrate the 30-year anniversary of a popular couple running their award-winning pub.

Let Leia Run

1,000 sign petition against dogs on leads

Concerned dog owners will hand over a petition to council officials against proposals which could force them to keep their dogs on leads at all times.

Guest speaker Les Hardy with Barbara Barker, committee vice-chairman with members and guests.

Another 10k raised for cancer support

More than a hundred members and guests attended the summer lunch staged by Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support “100 Club” at  Mitton Hall.

GCSE results day is almost here

GCSE Result Day 2017: A survival guide

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for 16 year-olds nationwide is nearly here.
Richard Bennett, Mayor of Ribble Valley, with Lady Mayoress Marilyn Davies.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig raises around £1k

A benefit gig to raise funds to ensure that a Ribble Valley church continues to serve the community for generations to come was held on Sunday – raising around £1,000 for the cause.

Georgie Mackay with Doris Davies, Connie Hindle, Kathleen Clayton & Eileen Halpin. (s)

Residents' goodbye and thanks to Georgie

Although sad to say farewell to their weekend helper, residents at Castle View House, the Abbeyfield supported housing unit in Clitheroe, were glad that Georgie Mackay had achieved such excellent A Level results last week.

The Cooper family at the shoot

Whalley Masons take their best shot at fundraising

Whalley Masons have been raising more money for local good causes.

Rovers will entertain the Clarets on Wednesday

Police warnings ahead of derby clash

Police have warned there will be some disruption on the roads ahead of Burnley Football Club's hotly anticipated derby with local rivals Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.


NATIONAL: Family of boy killed in Barcelona attack say they were 'blessed to have him'

More than £34,000 has been raised for the family of a "much-loved" seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack.
The Singing Ringing tree in Burnley

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