Congregations help to transform lives

Visitors to the United Reformed Church in Clitheroe recently enjoyed sharing a Fairtrade cuppa with friends and had the chance to browse the Fairtrade stalls.
Pupils from Ribblesdale High School and Rotarians at the now blooming crocus garden.

Help to eradicate crippling disease

Rotarians are appealing for people to support a campaign which could help to eradicate a crippling and potentially fatal disease for good.
Coun. Ken Hind

‘Stop building new homes’ call

A councillor has called for all new planning consents in Longridge to be put on ice.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Nigel Evans with Jason Isaacs and Marie Curie nurses.

MP joins forces with Harry Potter actor in aid of Marie Curie

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to Make Every Daffodil Count this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters across Lancashire were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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Houses of Parliament

Boundary changes would see Burnley and Nelson share an MP

The next stage of a national review that could change the shape of Burnley’s Parliamentary boundary has started.

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Spring Wood at Whalley.

Proposals announced for countryside sites

New proposals for the future of Lancashire's countryside service could see some of the most popular sites, including one in the Ribble Valley, continue to be maintained by the county council.

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Katherine Dodd and her party from Ribblesdale High School, Clitheroe, meet with their MP Nigel Evans at the Houses of Parliament

Budding MP walks corridors of power

The Houses of Parliament were the destination of  a young Ribble Valley student who has designs on becoming an MP in the future.

The Fairtrade Town logo.

Raise your cuppa to a fair deal for farmers

Members of Clitheroe’s Fairtrade group are calling for people to help farmers in developing countries during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Lord David Waddington

Lord Waddington dies aged 87

Lord David Waddington, who was Ribble Valley MP for seven years, has died aged 87.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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MP Nigel Evans when he met President Trump at a dinner in Florida in 2012.

"Get over it" call from MP to Trump haters

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on people who are still struggling to accept that Donald Trump is the president of the United States to "get over it."

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The snowdrops in the grounds of the former Clitheroe Hospital.

Society reaffirms its opposition to demolition plans

A charity which champions Victorian and Edwardian buildings is opposing plans to demolish Clitheroe’s former community hospital.

Coun. Allan Knox.

Fight to stop fracking in the Valley steps up

A notice of motion opposing fracking in the Ribble Valley has won the support of Clitheroe Town councillors.

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The metric signs in the Brun Valley Forest Park

Walker claims metric signs are "kick in the teeth for Brexit Burnley"

A Cumbrian man has accused Burnley Borough Council of betraying those residents of the town who voted for Brexit by installing new “metric” direction signs.
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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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The now-closed library in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, was refurbished in 2011

Scrutiny called in over book rumours

Calls have been made for a formal investigation into what has happened to books from Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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