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County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council.

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Qaser Abbas (s)

Death crash inquest opened

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a father-of-four in a horror smash.

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Neil Kennerley, whose tragic death has caused shockwaves though Burnley

Popular football coach and tree surgeon hanged himself

A popular football coach and tree surgeon who was found hanged 40ft. up a tree took his own life after a number of pressures conspired together.

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The St Augustine's award winners with Shelagh and Peter Bagshaw.

Four new grants will help pupils reach potential

Four pupils from a Ribble Valley secondary school have been awarded grants from a charitable foundation which aims to help bright students to achieve their potential.

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The damage to the pitch at Roefield.

Sports pitch out of action due to ‘thoughtless’ vandals

Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a Clitheroe sports pitch after using it as a race track.

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Presses stop as staff embrace the 'Mannequin Challenge'

Time stood still and the front pages were held at the newsroom of East Lancashire Newspapers when editorial and advertising staff embraced the "Mannequin Challenge".

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Waddington Fat Lads weight loss club lost more than 28 stone in six weeks, raising more than 400 for cancer charities. (s)

Fat lads counting the pennies after losing the pounds

A village weight loss effort has seen its club members lose more than a collective 28 stone in just six weeks.

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Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

A Burnley couple will be hitting the height of generosity this Christmas Day when they scale Ben Nevis for charity.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected “bonus”.

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Children from Bolton by Bowland CE Primary School, who wore spotty clothes to support Children in Need. (s)

Children showed their spots for Children in Need

The children from Bolton by Bowland CE Primary School dressed up in spotty clothing for Children in Need recently and raised a magnificent total of £128.

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Resident Marian Mason getting on the bus. Paul McKenna, spokesman for the Save Our Service group is also pictured with borough Coun. Ricky Newmark and other Sabden residents.

Getting bus service back is the best Christmas present says Sabden councillor

Campaigners celebrated this week as they queued up for the bus they had fought to save.

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Volunteers at the Clitheroe East Lancashire Hospice shop on Moor Lane taking part in the Mannequin Challenge to celebrate East Lancashire Hospice being rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Hospice recognised for its outstanding care

East Lancashire Hospice has been rated outstanding and praised for providing excellent end-of-life care and having exceptionally kind, caring and compassionate staff.

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Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett, second left, cuts the tinsel to officially open Chatburn Christmas Tree Festival. Rev. Andy Froud and the festival's organisers Clive and Barbara Greenwood are also pictured.

Sell out concert launches Christmas Tree Festival

The festive season started in grand style in the Ribble Valley when the sell out Christmas concert at Christ Church in Chatburn launched the district Christmas Tree Festival officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett cutting the tinsel.

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Carers feature. Holding hand.

Plea to help our lonely elderly this Christmas

The plight of lonely elderly people in Burnley is to be tackled this Christmas in a seasonal campaign from Age UK Lancashire.

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Naimh Harrison, six, and Meghan Harrison, eight, from Clitheroe with Olaf and Lucy Greenhalgh from La Tete at Clitheroe Chamber of Trade's Christmas Festival.

Crowds flock to Clitheroe Christmas Festival

A Santa’s grotto, donkey rides, children’s games and festive stalls were all features of Clitheroe’s Christmas Festival on Saturday.

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Dream VIP ride for brave young firework victim Tyler

Car crazy Tyler Norris-Sayers got a ride in his dream car on Sunday as a special treat to help him recover from devastating injuries he suffered in a firework accident.
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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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The Marie Curie fundraising group for the Ribble Valley which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised �2,548 at their recent disco/supper held at Whalley Golf Club.

£2.5k plus raised for Marie Curie at Whalley Golf Club event

A Ribble Valley fundraising group for Marie Curie which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised £2,548 at its recent supper and disco held at Whalley Golf Club.

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The incident was reported to police at around 6am this morning

UPDATE: Elderly man who was walking on motorway escorted to safety by police

Police have escorted an elderly man who was walking on the hard shoulder of the M6 to safety.
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Matthew Alston died in a car crash the morning after a night out. Credit: Lancashire police.

Teen’s tragic death is stark reminder on why not to drink or drug drive

A young Ribble Valley man’s tragic story is being highlighted in Lancashire police’s clampdown on drink and drug driving in the run up to Christmas.

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