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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.

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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.”

Transport
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.

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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.

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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.

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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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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.

Health
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Barclays Bank, Whalley

Bank slammed over closure plan

Plans to close Whalley’s last remaining bank have been slammed by community leaders.

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The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
James Towler, second from right, with his Skipton prime lamb champions, joined by, from left, CCMs Andrew Fisher, William Towler, the victors nephew, and judge James Dewhurst.

Ribble Valley farmer wins prime lambs title

Grindleton farmer James Towler, of Steelands Farm, was crowned champion at Skipton Auction Mart's monthly prime lamb show with a pen of five home-bred 41kg Beltex-cross.

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Men spend more than women when it comes to gifts on Valentine's Day, a survey has revealed.

How much will you be spending on YOUR loved one on Valentine's Day?

When it comes to Valentine's Day men don't mind forking out to treat their other half.

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson (front) joins Park News owner Julie MacAdam (front left) and other supporters of the campaign.

Newsagents' joy after councillors throw out supermarket's bid to sell newspapers

The owner of the last remaining newsagents and post office in Barrowford was celebrating today after councillors turned down an application to sell newspapers across the road from her shop.

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Carl and Manjit Priestley, who lose everything when a faulty tumble dryer caused a fire at their home, with their children, Gillian (13) Libby (right) Lewis (four) and three-year-old Darcy.

Dad of four's warning after he loses everything in devastating house fire

A father of four, who lost everything when a fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer destroyed his home, has sent out a warning to other families to be on their guard so the same thing does not happen to them.

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Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

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