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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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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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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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Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teachers across Burnley could lose their jobs as schools face up to the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing their books amid drastic funding cuts.

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Christmas recycling and refuse collection

Christmas recycling and refuse collection

Residents in Ribble Valley are advised of changes to recycling and refuse collection over the festive period.

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Free festive parking to boost business

Free festive parking to boost business

Parking charges are to be waived for shoppers and visitors at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe town centre on Saturdays throughout December.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Council supports boundary changes – but with serious reservations

Radical proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries have been officially supported by Burnley Borough Council – although its leader admitted members had many reservations.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Nigel Evans MP visiting Whalley Viaduct.

Investment to protect iconic viaduct and reduce flood risk

An iconic railway viaduct which carries vital passenger and freight services through the county is being strengthened thanks to a £1.6m investment by Network Rail.

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The sign on St Paul's Street, Clitheroe.

Residents’ air their concern about Low Moor road works

Residents in the Low Moor area of Clitheroe say road works due to start on Friday could prove a “great inconvenience”.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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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.

Affordable homes up for grabs in Whalley

A raft of new homes for affordable sale or rent will be up for grabs by Ribble Valley residents over the coming months.

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Whalley - re parking row

Parking restrictions agreed for Whalley

New parking restrictions have been agreed for a Ribble Valley village, after traders said limited spaces were impacting on the economy of the area.

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On-the-spot checks will take place throughout Ribble Valley in November and December to ensure vehicles are roadworthy, drivers properly licensed and licence conditions complied with.

Enforcement swoop on taxis pre-festivities

Taxi enforcement officers at Ribble Valley Borough Council will be out and about with the police plus Vehicle and Operator Services Agency staff in the run-up to the festive season in swoops on unroadworthy vehicles.

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Whalley - re parking row

Parking to be overhauled in Valley village

Footpaths are to be overhauled in a Lancashire village to resolve parking problems.

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The road works at Chatburn Road roundabout affecting York Street, Clitheroe.

‘We are still open’ shout York Street businesses

“We are still open for business” is the rally cry of shopkeepers on a Clitheroe main street which has been closed to through traffic in order for essential road works.

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Simon Hore, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Councils health and housing committee, and the boroughs mayor, Joyce Holgate.

Residents urged to ‘get cosy’ and stay a step ahead of fuel poverty

Ribble Valley residents are invited to “get cosy” this winter thanks to a raft of energy saving measures aimed at helping them stay a step ahead of fuel poverty.

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