Surprise of her life for business woman and community stalwart Kellie

A Whalley business woman and community stalwart got the surprise of her life on Saturday when friends and colleagues organised a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her business.

A petrol station, shop and drive thru coffee shop could be created on the former St Teresa's Church site in Burnley

Petrol station and coffee shop plans could bring jobs boost to Burnley

A prominent Burnley site could be the location for a new petrol station, shop and drive-through coffee shop.

Massive pothole blighting village road has been fixed

A notorious pothole that had caused misery to motorists for months has been repaired.


Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

The colonel is working on it.

Clitheroe KFC temporary closure as chain runs out of chicken

KFC has had to shut hundreds of UK restaurants across the country, including its one in Clitheroe, after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken.

Clitheroe residents were down on their luck last year.

Clitheroe is the unluckiest place in the UK

There must be a lot of black cats and broken mirrors in Clitheroe - for the village has been named the unluckiest place in the UK.
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Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Pictured from left to right are Fr Roland Nicholson, Christine Dilworth, Katie Buck, Steve Dilworth, Megan Turner, Courtney Allen and teacher Anna-Marie Pye

Specialist school presented with much-needed funds

A cheque for £300 was presented to staff and pupils from a specialist school after its brand new bus was stolen.

Ultra fast community broadband could be coming to the Hodder Valley.

Ultra fast broadband meeting to be held

Residents and those from the local business community are invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of installing ultra fast community broadband to villages in the Hodder Valley.

KeyFleet is supporting East Lancashire Hospice.

Ribble Valley business backs hospice's Corporate Challenge

Ribble Valley based KeyFleet are supporting the East Lancashire Hospice by becoming a Pledge partner and signing up to take part in the Corporate Challenge.

Louise Hartley

JCB makes large donation to Louise Hartley Memorial Fund

A memorial fund dedicated to a Lancashire journalist has received a generous £50,000 donation as a result of a unique project.

Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

Up and coming Fairtrade events in Clitheroe.

Goldminers plight is highlighted at Clitheroe photography exhibition

A gritty new photography exhibition which highlights the challenges facing small-scale gold miners and the difference Fairtrade can make to their lives is being displayed in Clitheroe.

The Pendle Road/A59 accident blackspot.

Start date for roundabout at accident blackspot

Work to build a long-awaited roundabout at a notorious accident blackspot will start in late June council chiefs have confirmed.

Coun. Ken Hind.

‘Adopt a pothole’ plea from council leader

“Adopt a pothole” is the message from a council leader who wants residents to lobby highways chiefs to ensure that every pothole in the borough is repaired.

County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

The Spinning Block Hotel.

Listing for town’s new boutique hotel

Clitheroe’s newest hotel has been featured in The Guardian’s top 20 best new hotels and hostels for 2018.

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