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SNOW UPDATE: Primary school closed due to adverse weather

A Ribble Valley school has been forced to close today because of adverse weather conditions.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

MP calls for action on flooding

A Government inquiry looking at how to prevent flooding in the UK could not come quick enough according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

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Burnley Library

County council and Westminster have “wrecked” our library service

Regular users of Burnley Central Library’s community history section have slammed Lancashire County Council for closing it and transferring the service to “a small corner of the library”.

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Dianne Ngoza from Congo is living with Tom and Kathryn Clay in Clitheroe after they paid her bail as she is currently waiting on a judicial review on whether she can stay in the country.

Fight to save Zambian nurse from deportation

A Zambian-born nurse who has been living in Barrow could be on the brink of being deported.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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The devastation in Whalley following the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

Slap on wrist for housing developer

Action could be taken against a housing developer which has built homes on land relatively close to a high risk flood area without completing the necessary flood prevention works prior to the properties being sold and occupied.

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Oliver McIvor (17) who died just days before he was due to start his career with the armed forces.

Tragic teen Oliver was days away from start of his military career

The teenage boy who collapsed and died at the weekend was just days away from fulfilling his lifelong dream to join the army, his family have revealed
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Michael Portillo.

Former MP turned railway enthusiast talks at the Grand

Michael Portillo, the former Conservative MP turned railway enthusiast, will add some extra sparkle to the Grand’s 2017 spring season, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warnings on security in Lancashire

Lancashire MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware - especially if you work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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Lancashire Police

How much is Lancashire’s thin blue line worth to you?

The battle goes on to protect frontline policing staff as the public faces a tough choice on how Lancashire’s force is funded.

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Landlord fined over late night loud music

Landlord fined over late night loud music

A pub landlord has been fined after complaints about late-night music blaring out and disturbing neighbours.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for high winds from Friday morning.

County ready for stormy weather predicted over Christmas

Lancashire County Council is fully prepared to respond to any severe weather which could hit the county over the festive period, officials say.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Cash-strapped Burnley Borough Council has said it is still open to offers to build on the car park formerly occupied by the Thompson Centre.

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The combined Rotary and Lions carol service held at St James' Church in Clitheroe.

Slaidburn Silver Band play at festive civic carol service

Clitheroe and Ribblesdale Rotarian along with Clitheroe Lions enjoyed a magnificent carol service at St James’ Church, Clitheroe.

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Phone box

Have your say on phone box cull

Ribble Valley residents are being asked to ‘dial in’ on the future of 50 phone boxes in the borough.

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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England want to hear where people think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Ribble Valley.

Clock ticking for ward boundaries consultations

There is still time for local residents to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Ribble Valley.

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Simon Hore, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Councils health and housing committee, with the councils housing strategy manager, Rachael Stott (right) and Rachel OConnor, development manager at St Vincents Housing Association.

Shared ownership homes up for grabs in the Ribble Valley

Nine shared ownership homes are up for grabs by Ribble Valley residents at Lawson Rise in Whalley.

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It's Christmas!

Don’t miss this festive civic carol service

Slaidburn Silver Band will play at a joint carol service next week organised by three local service organisations.

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Syrian refugees hug each other upon their arrival at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Seventy-five refugees landed at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport thanks to the "humanitarian corridor" project launched by the Rome-based Catholic Sant'Egidio Community and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Burnley to welcome Syrian refugee families

Burnley is set to welcome Syrian refugee families in the New Year.

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