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Ribble Valley to be carved up in radical proposals

Villages across the Ribble Valley could be cut adrift while the rest of the borough forms part of a huge new parliamentary constituency if radical boundary changes are enacted.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will see their constituencies change

Ballot box carve up and fewer MPs on the cards

Radical changes to carve up Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley parliamentary boundaries could see residents voting in new constituencies.
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Julie Ward is pictured second left with CRGS politics student Imn Chaudhry far right.

Clitheroe politics student’s visit to European Parliament

A 16-year-old politics student at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School met with female leaders from around the world at the Girl2Leader event in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

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Susan and her daughter Stephanie who recently underwent a kidney transplant.

Ribble Valley mum welcomes PM’s shift on organ donation

A Chipping mum who campaigned for the law on organ donation to be changed has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise made at the Conservative Party conference to do just that.

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The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister's future, here is a look at how Theresa May could be replaced.

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The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Energy firms will face a price cap on "rip-off" bills under plans announced by Theresa May.

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Delegates Maria Gee, Matthew Trafford and Giles Bridge in the conference hall waiting for Jeremy Corbyns speech.

Ribble Valley Labour make BBC News at 10

Ribble Valley Labour Party sent a record number of three delegates to the Labour Party conference in Brighton last week.

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34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds (PA Archive)

34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds

Britons who voted Leave in the EU referendum are more likely to describe themselves as "racially prejudiced" than those who voted Remain, according to new research.

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A nod to the past and a leap to the future for iconic mill

The future is looking bright for a beautiful building with a proud past.
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Ribble Valley Borough Council partnership officer Dilys Day (right) and health and fitness officer Tracy Balko at the health and wellbeing showcase.

Showcase highlighted what’s available locally for a happier, healthier life

More than 100 residents attended a health and wellbeing showcase hosted by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Meeting debating call for Lancashire County Council leader’s resignation must be re-convened

A call for the resignation of County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council, is set to be debated by the full council for a second time.

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MP Nigel Evans delighted with employment figures

Valley MP delighted with Britain’s increasing prosperity

Recent figures show, despite the gloomy projections of many economists and Remainers alike, Britain is in fact going from strength-to strength in terms of its employment rate, which stands at a record high of 75.3%.

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Ribble Valley Borough Council partnership officer Dilys Day (right) and health and fitness officer Tracy Balko.

Showcase highlighted what health and wellbeing services are available locally

More than 100 residents attended a health and wellbeing showcase hosted by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

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The number of new homes built in the Ribble Valley could be slashed.

Formula could slash new homes build figure in Ribble Valley

The number of new homes built in the Ribble Valley could be drastically reduced if a new formula is given the green light.

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Death wish drivers slammed

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.
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Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
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