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Walkers' £4k funding boost for Marie Curie

More than £4,000 was raised when the Ribble Valley Fundraising Group for Marie Curie completed the famous Morecambe Bay Crossing with the Queen’s Guide, Cedric Robinson.

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The Emporium's new manager Thomas Leonard.

New manager for The Emporium

Popular local cafe, bar and brasserie, The Emporium in Clitheroe, has a new manager.

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Langho in Bloom volunteers and the Cubs.

Ribble Valley volunteers and Cubs create WWI memorials

With this year marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Langho in Bloom and Cubs from St Leonard’s Langho Scout Group have created two memorials.

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Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
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Tootsies

Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

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The amazing re-appearance of this Italian garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.

Calls for "lost garden" to be restored at Padiham's "Downton of the North" historic hall

The appearance of a "lost" historic garden at Padiham's Gawthorpe Hall has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.
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The Dowson family have a passion for farming and education

Farming and education at Mrs Dowson's Farm in the Ribble Valley but their ice cream is the cherry on top

With the decline of the glass bottled milk industry in 2001 the Dowson family of Hawkshaw’s Farm were left with a dilemma – to continue their trade and invest heavily in a new plastic bottle plant or strike out with something completely new.

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Some of the 80 boxes which were fly tipped.

Residents’ fury over ‘fly tipping of the worst sort’

“Fly tipping of the worst sort” is how one Ribble Valley resident described the actions of those who dumped 80 boxes worth of veal feet in a local watercourse to decay and fester in the hot weather.

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Great Mitton Hall owner Jean Kay (centre) with friends and helpers at the open garden event.

Open gardens at stunning Ribble Valley home was a blooming great success

The owners of one of the Ribble Valley’s most stunning homes opened their gardens to the public.
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Fun outdoors.

Youngsters enjoy fun packed day out

Children from a Ribble Valley primary school enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities during a trip to Hothersall Lodge.

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Roar!!!!!

Rose flies the flag for England with dragon cake creation

Clitheroe fair damsel, cake artist Rose Dummer, has been flying the flag for England with a realistic roaring dragon in cake.

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Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.

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President Frank (right) presenting new president Sandy Morrison with the president's chain of office aboard a Blood Bike.

Thousands donated to good causes by Clitheroe Rotary

Local charities received £10k from the outgoing president of Clitheroe Rotary Club during a recent presentation evening.

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Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.

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Alan Clifford hands the chain of office to incoming president of Clitheroe Lions Club John Wilkinson.

New president at town’s Lions Club

After two years as president of Clitheroe Lions Club Alan Clifford handed the chain of office to incoming president John Wilkinson at a busy club handover meeting at the Brown Cow in Chatburn.

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The special moment when Whalley Library reopened.

Support group set up for Ribble Valley library

A new group has been set up to help secure the future of Whalley Library.

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Paul Yates of Monolith Grills.

Warm weather sees BBQ sales double

Sales of barbecues in the UK have matched the mercury and soared, and with the forecasts set fair for the foreseeable, expect to see plenty more BBQs under blue sky and sunshine.
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Fence, Burnley

Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

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Avenham Park, Preston

Top five picnic spots in Lancashire to enjoy during the heatwave

The weather is scorching hot - perfect for a picnic.
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Simon Altham, MD of cottages.com in  Earby which has been  nominated for a top travel award.

Pendle company nominated for top travel award

A Pendle company has been nominated for one of the travel industry's most respected awards.
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