Best in the North West for council tax collection

Residents and council staff have been praised for their sterling efforts after official figures revealed that council tax collection in Ribble Valley is the best in the North West.

Clitheroe swimming pool is to close in December for refurbishment work.

Clitheroe’s pool to close for £209k facelift

Clitheroe’s public swimming pool is to close for three months from December 19th for a £209,000 facelift.

View from Clitheroe Castle.

Police and council have no record of poisoning allegations in Clitheroe

Alarming reports of dogs falling ill through poison being left on the grassed areas of Clitheroe Castle park have been posted on the social networking site Facebook.

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Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Burnley General Hospital. (s)

Burnley General Hospital to train future medics

The future of Burnley General Hospital looks a lot more healthy with the news it will become a centre for the training of young medics.

Coun Allan Knox

Lib Dems urge people to decide market future

A councillor is asking Ribble Valley folk to come forward and say how they would like Clitheroe Market to be transformed.

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Balmoral Park resident Howard Blackburn outside Clitheroe's Hanson Cement.

Residents are demanding answers after fallout from cement works

Residents living near Clitheroe’s cement works are demanding answers after suffering from weeks of an “unknown worrying substance” sticking to their cars and the windows of their homes.

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Walkers on a previous year get ready to set off on their 'Pink Walk' around Clitheroe for to highlight  breast cancer awarness.

Pink walk to stay a step ahead of breast cancer

Ribble Valley residents are invited to get in the pink and stay a step ahead of breast cancer.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is supporting a campaign to ban the death penalty worldwide

MP backs campaign to ban death penalty around the world

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is throwing his support behind a campaign to abolish the death penalty globally.

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Lancashire Conservative MEP Sajad Karim

Lancashire MEP asked to lead investigation into UKIP "altercation".

The decision to refer yesterday's incident involving North West UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe to the European Parliament's Code of Conduct Advisory Committee has been welcomed by committee chairman Sajjad Karim.

Shajan Indian Restaurant. (s)

Inspectors find ‘no evidence whatsoever’ of rodent activity at Ribble Valley Indian restaurant after shrew in curry claim

A popular Ribble Valley restaurant which has been cleared by environmental health inspectors over claims a rodent was found in a customer’s meal is now considering legal action.

The Ribble Valley. Photo by Suzanne Coulburn. (s)

Council opposes proposed parliamentary boundary change

Ribble Valley Borough Council has passed an emergency motion opposing a proposed parliamentary constituency boundary change.

The Royal Yacht Britannia
Image by Marc Millar

Bring back the Royal Yacht to show that Britain really is Great

Bring back the Royal Yacht!
To Kill a Mocking Bird: Octagon Theatre, Bolton, until October 15th.

‘Enchanting’ and ‘engrossing’ production

The last time I reviewed Christopher Sergel’s stage version of Harper Lee’s iconic, Pulitzer prize winning novel, To Kill A Mocking Bird, writes Pippa Munro Hebden, I called it enchanting and engrossing and all I can say of Elizabeth Newman’s production at Bolton’s Octagon is that is just that, in spades!

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Brassed Off: Coliseum Theatre Oldham until October 1st.

How music builds a sense of community

I think by now everyone knows the plot of Brassed Off, writes Pippa Munro Hebden.

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Jessica Chatburn with her award winning photograph

Jessica just one of two British winners in top photographic competition

A talented young photographer has snapped up a top award with an image she took while on holiday in California.

Julie Cooper MP would vote to allow 16-year-olds to vote

Burnley MP slams parliamentary boundary proposals

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed Boundary Commission proposals – which will see Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley completely re-shaped – and accused the Tories of “gerrymandering” in order to maximise votes for their party.

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate cuts the ribbon at the showhome at Abbeyfields in Whalley

Mayor's mission to help get young people on the property ladder

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate MBE was the VIP guest called on to cut the ribbon at the opening of two new showhomes at a housing development in Whalley.

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Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley would be torn apart under parliamentary proposals

Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley would be torn apart under parliamentary proposals

Historic changes to the political landscape will see the end of Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley as we know it as part of an historic move to reduce the number of MPs across the country.

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