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Closure threat over popular pre-school

A Clitheroe pre-school may be forced to close its doors after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed its offering “inadequate”.

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The current state of Howgill Lane, Gisburn.

MP calls for urgent action on the borough's potholes

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is calling for urgent action to be taken on the borough’s potholes.
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The council is due to dig it up Chatburn Road roundabout.

Second round of works to busy roundabout

Business owners have vented their fury after a second round of work in five months is set to begin at one of Clitheroe’s busiest junctions.

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MP Nigel Evans has applied to be readopted as the Conservative Party candidate for the Ribble Valley

MP Nigel Evans ready to hit the campaign trail

On the year of his 25th anniversary of first being elected MP for the Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans will be campaigning once again for Parliament.

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Hammond Ground at Read.

Historic battleground plans are rejected

An application to build 50 houses on a village field which has a long held tradition as a civil war battleground has been refused by planners.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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Ribble Valley Borough Council chamber.

£56,000 council upgrade branded a ‘waste’

Council chiefs have come under fire after announcing plans to spend thousands of pounds to upgrade the civic suite.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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Don't lost your vote.

Don’t lose your vote in county elections

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the deadline for joining the borough’s register of electors in time for the forthcoming Lancashire County Council elections is 5pm on Thursday.

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Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate opens Ribblesdale Pool.

Swimmers set to make a splash after £250,000 refurb at Ribblesdale

Clitheroe’s public swimming pool has officially reopened after a £250,000 three-month refurbishment.
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The markets will feature a feast of food and drink.

Eagerly-awaited Farmers’ Market comes to Clitheroe

Clitheroe looks set to be the first port of call for fine food and drink, first-class crafts and a bargain or two, thanks to a series of special markets.
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Members of the campaign group which fought to save Whalley Library.

A fresh chapter for library axed by cuts

A village community which pulled together to fight against the closure of essential public services is celebrating a new chapter in the history of its library – thanks to a Ribble Valley benefactor.

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Top potter Matt Wilcock and Ribble Valley Olympian Jon Schofield with recipients of Ribble Valley Borough Councils 2017 sports and arts excellence awards.

Council honours Rio hero and helps young achievers in borough

Clitheroe kayak ace Jon Schofield, who surged his way to success at the Rio Olympics, was honoured at Ribble Valley Borough Council’s sports and arts excellence awards.

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Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster gives a talk to Ribble Valley Conservatives ladies lunch.

MEP’s talk coincides with Brexit triggering

Coinciding with triggering Brexit by the historic signing of Article 50, Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster told Ribble Valley Conservatives’ ladies lunch that “David Cameron had kept his promise to hold a referendum if we had a majority government. Now we must support Theresa May in making it work because the task ahead is a challenge”.

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Ancient woodland in Lancashire

Help to save our ancient woodlands

The Woodland Trust is calling on people in Lancashire to support its campaign to protect ancient and veteran trees and save threatened ancient woods in the region following the launch of a new Government consultation.

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Read Library before it closed.

Convenience store plans for ex-library

Plans have been submitted to use the former Read Library building as a convenience store.

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Council chiefs want to hear your views.

Have your say on 10-year cycling and walking plan

People can have their say on plans to encourage more people to walk and cycle for everyday and leisure journeys in the county
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An information evening is being staged for those people considering adopting a child.

Information evening for those thinking of adopting

People from all backgrounds are needed to offer a permanent home and family to a child.

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The Conservative MP also paid tribute to fallen policeman, Keith Palmer, in the House of Commons today, saying he was one of us.

Ribble Valley MP calls for 'lasting memorial' to victims of terror attack

Ribble Valley MP, Nigel Evans, has called for a "lasting memorial" to those who paid the "ultimate sacrifice" in yesterday's terrorist atrocity.
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