Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
Milton Avenue residents, from left to right, Margaret Jackson, Gladys Baines, Margaret Rigby, John Haworth, and Alison Knight holding daughter Martha.

Residents’ anger at new homes site disruption

Residents say the development of a new homes site – the only access to which is via their formerly quiet Clitheroe residential street – is ruining and endangering lives.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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The council wants to tackle the scourge of dog poop in public

Proposal for tighter controls on dogs in public

A consultation into tighter controls on dogs in public has been launched by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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Fulwood Library is now set to reopen. Photo: Neil Cross

Closed-down libraries will reopen

Many of Lancashire’s closed-down libraries are set to be re-opened within months.

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Saulo Cwerner co-ordinates the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programmes

Friendly Lancashire attracting more refugees

It was a simple gesture, but for frightened Syrian refugee Ahlam Hasan it meant the world.

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Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Renewed calls for race joke former Mayor to quit

The leader of Pendle Council has again called on former Mayor Rosemary Carroll to resign after she shared a racist joke on social media.
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Outgoing president Mary Robinson and new president Frank Brown are pictured with those who received donations for the various charities.

Rotary donates £5k to charities

Cheques totalling over £5,000 were handed out to local and international charities by the outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Clitheroe.

Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Former Mayor apologises for "racist joke accident"

The former Mayor of Pendle, recently accused of sharing a racist joke on Facebook, has said she had intended to delete it.
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Leading the final mass at St Philip's Church in Padiham are (from left to right) Rev JohnDaly, Rev Francis Jennings, Rev Paul Blackburn, Rev Alan Swift, Rt Rev John Arnold and Rev Peter Hopkinson

Final mass marks end of an era at popular Padiham church

Worshippers gathered for the final mass at the church that has been at the centre of the community for 60 years.
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The late Lord David Waddington.

Window dedicated in memory of late Lord

A stained glass window funded by the family of the late Lord David Waddington was unveiled at a Ribble Valley church at the weekend.
Parents could end up paying more for buses.

Proposed school transport changes to faith schools

Affected parents and carers are being urged to complete a consultation on proposed changes to denominational home to school transport.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Ken Hind.

Ribble Valley politicians call to keep police front counters open

“Keep it open” - that’s the hard-hitting message from local politicians calling for the reversal of a proposal to close the front desk at Clitheroe Police Station.

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Valley Labour members toast campaign success

Glasses raised to great Labour campaign

Members of the Ribble Valley Borough Council Labour Party have been recognised for their campaigning efforts.

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