Raise your cuppa to a fair deal for farmers

Members of Clitheroe’s Fairtrade group are calling for people to help farmers in developing countries during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Lord David Waddington

Lord Waddington dies aged 87

Lord David Waddington, who was Ribble Valley MP for seven years, has died aged 87.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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MP Nigel Evans when he met President Trump at a dinner in Florida in 2012.

"Get over it" call from MP to Trump haters

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on people who are still struggling to accept that Donald Trump is the president of the United States to "get over it."

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The snowdrops in the grounds of the former Clitheroe Hospital.

Society reaffirms its opposition to demolition plans

A charity which champions Victorian and Edwardian buildings is opposing plans to demolish Clitheroe’s former community hospital.

Coun. Allan Knox.

Fight to stop fracking in the Valley steps up

A notice of motion opposing fracking in the Ribble Valley has won the support of Clitheroe Town councillors.

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The metric signs in the Brun Valley Forest Park

Walker claims metric signs are "kick in the teeth for Brexit Burnley"

A Cumbrian man has accused Burnley Borough Council of betraying those residents of the town who voted for Brexit by installing new “metric” direction signs.
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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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The now-closed library in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, was refurbished in 2011

Scrutiny called in over book rumours

Calls have been made for a formal investigation into what has happened to books from Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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Tom Jones, owner of The Whalley Wine Shop with operations Jen Nott at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2016.

Fine wine has seen Tom build up a fine business

Located in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village lives the Whalley Wine Shop.

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Lancashire County Hall

Lancashire County Council approves council tax rise

Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2017/18.

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Nigel Evans with school council members on his recent visit to Chatburn CE Primary School. (s)

MP gets a grilling from school pupils

Pupils and staff at Chatburn CE Primary School had a visit from Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, at the invitation of our School Council.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans with US President Donald Trump. (s)

Defiant MP will welcome Trump to the UK

A decision to ban US President Donald Trump from the UK would “backfire big time” according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans who has said he will welcome the controversial new leader.

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Upper Elements pupils from Stonyhurst St Marys Hall with Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines.

Holocaust survivor talks to school pupils

Pupils from Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall listened in amazement as Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, who was one of the 669 children who escaped from Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of the Second World War on one of the so-called Winton Trains, shared her childhood stories that included life growing up in Britain.

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.

Members of Clitheroe Civic Society protest against the demolition of the former Clitheroe Hospital building. They are, from left, Ruth Thompson, Steve Burke, Len Middleton and Duncan Thompson.

Plea to help save iconic building

“Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!”

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, who has called for the UK to welcome newly elected US President Donald Trump, is pictured with him in Florida in 2012.

Defiant MP says he will welcome Donald Trump to the UK

A decision to ban US President Donald Trump from the UK would “backfire big time” according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans who has said he will welcome the controversial new leader.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling: My high-speed vision for future of Yorkshire transport

THIS is a region with a pioneering transport history. During the 19th century, not only did Yorkshire change the way we made goods – it changed the way we transported them too. Transport gave industry in Yorkshire the competitive advantage it required to flourish. It opened up labour markets. It slashed the cost of raw materials. And it brought customers closer.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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The team from 2015 who worked with the same community in Uganda that Paul and his students will be with next month.

Teacher flies much needed resources to Ugandan slums

A PE teacher from Clitheroe is flying out to Uganda next month to provide much needed resources, education and even pre-loved bras to those living in the slums.

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