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Book review: An epic journey, dark fantasy and comedy capers

The real-life story of an extraordinary elephant, a battle to save the Earth and an ingenious pop-up book take starring roles in a new collection of children’s books.

Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Book review: Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies’ early years in British-controlled Malaya has been the inspiration behind a raft of rich and thrilling historical novels set amidst the heat and turmoil of faraway countries in the throes of major change.

Mitton Hall where the ladies winter lunch was held.

Club raises record amount of £55k

A record number of guests attended Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support 100 Club's ladies winter lunch during which it was announced that the club has raised £55,000 in the last financial year.

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DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters at The Grand in Clitheroe.

Mix master DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters

Mr Scruff has helped shape the foundations of Manchester music, but when we chat on the phone from Scruff HQ he says he is just pottering before rolling up his sleeves for a marathon, five hour DJ set at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Friday, March 3rd, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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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.

How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
David Baddiel (right) with brother Ivor (left) and dad Colin

The Trouble With Dad - an affecting look at dementia

Caring for a sick relative is hugely difficult. Whatever they’re suffering from, the carer is faced with the gradual loss of the person they recognise as their father, grandmother, husband or daughter.

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Photo by Danielle Burrows

Photo of the Day: February 25th

Danielle Burrows has shared this photo she took of Thompson Park boating lake.

The Magic of Motown is coming to The Muni, Colne, next month. (s)

Last day to enter Motown competition

Today is your final chance to enter our competition offering tickets to a dazzling show smashing hit after hit from the 60s.

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Photo by Judith Davis

Photo of the Day: February 24th

Judith David has shared this unusual photo of the tunnel in Victoria Park, Nelson.

Photo by Martin Jeffries

Photo of the Day: February 23rd

Martin Jeffries has shared this stunning of Slaidburn from the air looking south west back towards Dunsop Bridge.

The beautiful Ribble Valley has been voted as the sixth best place to live in the UK in a new TV show.

Ribble Valley voted one of top places to live in UK

The Ribble Valley has come out tops again in a search to find the best places to live in the UK.

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Lincoln City footballer Sam Habergham with his parents Linda and Richard

Habergham's history boys in search of ancestors

A famous name from the past, which came back to haunt Burnley during Lincoln City’s historic FA Cup victory, is seeking to unearth more history.
A model at the prestigious show, held at Stonyhurst College. (s)

College hosts African couture fashion show

Stonyhurst pupils inspired by the work of the Goedgedacht Trust in South Africa put on an African themed fashion show to raise money for this worthwhile organisation.

David Hinder with his team who took part in ITV quiz show The Chase. (s)

David chases down £12k on quiz show

A Ribble Valley politician has scooped £12,000 on a popular TV quiz show.
Photo by Simon Hardman

Photo of the Day: February 22nd

Simon Hardman has shared this lovely photo of snowdrops outside Towneley Hall.

David Hinder with his fellow "Chase" contestants

David chases down £12K on quiz show

A Ribble Valley politician has scooped £12,000 on a popular TV quiz show.

Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Book review: Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

During the dark days of the Second World War, many London marriages weren’t made in heaven… they were forged at a marriage bureau in fashionable Bond Street.

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm

Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: The Race to Toad Hall by Tom Moorhouse and Holly Swain

Book reviews: On the road with a new-look Mr Toad

The star of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel makes a comeback in a new season of fabulous reading with Oxford University Press children’s books.

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