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A grand night out for cystic fibrosis runners

Whalley-based running club RUNNING4CF, whose members pound the highways and byways of Whalley on their Monday night runs raising money for cystic fibrosis, handed over a £1,000 cheque to CF Northwest on Monday.

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Ribblesdale High School skiers who are (boys team) Will Austin, Ciaran Bradwell, Joel Whitfield and Daniel Wilson and the (girls team) Eleanor Jessop, Rebecca Heselton, Georgia Singh and Ellie Culshaw. (s)

Skiers' success was all downhill

Talented skiers from Clitheroe's Ribblesdale High School have brought sporting glory to the Ribble Valley.

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The photo shows, from left to right, Geoff Williamson, Martin Byrne, Derek Jones and Rodney Hailwood.

Former players reunited as part of rugby club’s 40th anniversary

Clitheroe Rugby Club is well into its 40th season celebrations and, to mark the occasion, a former players’ reunion lunch was held recently at the club.

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Pupils form Bolton-by-Bowland Primary School with Mr Nightingale of the Clitheroe Clarion Cycling Club. (s)

Manchester sporting visit inspired pupils

Year 6 pupils from Grindleton and Bolton by Bowland CE Primary Schools recently received a donation to enable them to visit the Velodrome and BMX centre in Manchester.

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Sophie Lamb

Sophie is England’s best!

British women’s stroke play champion Sophie Lamb is England’s top golfer of 2016, having won the Order of Merit.

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Mark Heffron

Heffron out to make 13 a lucky number

Maree Boxing’s super-middleweight sensation Mark Heffron is back in action on Saturday for his 13th professional outing.

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File photo dated 07-11-2015 of Callum Smith celebrates after beating Rocky Fielding in their Vacant British Super-Middleweight title fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 15, 2015. The youngest of four fighting brothers from Liverpool's Smith family, Callum established himself as Britain's most promising super-middleweight - presently the UK's glamour division - with a devastating first-round knockout of Rocky Fielding. He is ready to progress to world level in 2016, which promoters Matchroom will no doubt continue to fast-track him to, and even more excitingly can compete with domestic rivals James DeGale and George Groves. See PA story SPORT Christmas 10 to watch. Photo credit should read Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Smith has eyes on future prize

Luke Blackledge’s suspicions may have been heightened after Matchroom officially announced that he’d challenge Callum Smith’s reign as British champion.

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From Budapest to Burnley for young wrestler David

A talented young wrestler who has made a momentous journey from Budapest to Burnley is getting to grips with life in his new home.

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Tommi lands prestigious UK rally award

Tommi lands prestigious UK rally award

Clitheroe’s Tommi Meadows was in Cologne last week for the Professional Motorsport World Expo gala dinner, where he was named UK Young Rally Driver of the Year.

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Luke Blackledge sees off the challenge of Lee Markham in the first defence of his Commonwealth title

Landmark deal is big for boxing

British title challenger Luke Blackledge feels that the landmark deal between BoxNation and BT Sport is a significant step forward for boxing.

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Samantha Murray, left, on the podium in Doha at the Champion of Champions competition

Sam ends year on a high!

Samantha Murray finished the 2016 modern pentathlon season on a high as she claimed a silver medal at the Champion of Champions in Doha on Saturday.

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The Met Office have issued an Amber warning for Lancashire

SNOW ALERT: Met office issues Yellow warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a Yellow alert for ice and snow in Lancashire on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday in the Northwest.
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Jones Homes' John Roocroft (left) with Bob Wilkinson (right) and some of the Clitheroe Rugby Club squad.

House developer scores for rugby club

Swapping building sites for a Ribble Valley rugby pitch, housing developer Jones Homes has teamed up with Clitheroe Rugby Club for the 2016/2017 season.

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Ribble Valley Acrobatic Academy gymnasts

Ribble Valley gymnasts claim North West titles in Wigan

Ribble Valley Acrobatic Academy gymnasts took part in the North West Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships at Robin Park, Wigan at the weekend.

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Samantha Murray ends her season in Doha this weekend

Sam out to end on a high

Rio Olympian Samantha Murray will conclude her 2016 season at the Champion of Champions in Doha this weekend.

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Clitheroe seconds man of the match Will Spencely-Jones

Clitheroe come out on top as Cathcart crosses for two tries

Clitheroe travelled to Chorley expecting a tough encounter, and that’s what transpired as they battled to a 19-15 win.

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Super-middleweight boxer Mark Heffron

Top three bring glee for Maree

Boxing coach Kevin Maree is more convinced than ever that super-middleweight fighter Mark Heffron will become the country’s next megastar.

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Orienteers search for new members

Orienteers search for new members

An orienteering club is on the hunt for new members.

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Jacob Lutwyche who has been chosen to play hockey for Team GB

Talented young ice hockey player chosen for Team GB

A student from Whalley has been selected to represent Great Britain in the under 16s elite ice hockey team in December.

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Ashley Barnes with some of last year's Santa Dashers

Sign up for Rosemere's Santa Dash

As thoughts start to turn towards Christmas, there is n early chance to dress up as Father Christmas and help boost a local charity

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