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Comic Binns will leave you rolling in the aisles

Comic Tom Binns brings hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury to the Grand in Clitheroe tonight.

Hameldon Community College will close despite  a concerted campaign by supporters to keep it open.

End of the road for troubled Burnley school as last ditch attempt to save it fails

The battle to save a troubled Burnley high school has finally ended with news that it will definitely close.

Rossendale nurses, class of 1975

Share your local memories of the NHS at 70

Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley folk are being asked to share their memories of the NHS to celebrate the service's 70th birthday.

Rev refs April 23 2018 William Shakespeare, penny sweets, Saint George, the construction of the Suez Canal., victory celebration party in Sleddon Street Preston at the end of that war, local production of Guys and Dolls by Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society (LADOS)

REV RON GREENALL: World War II, plays and shipping routes

St George and William Shakespeare dominate my first two pictures and comments.


The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
Melissa and Jason (centre) celebrate the rating with staff, management and residents.

Care home owners from the Ribble Valley celebrate "outstanding" rating

A care home run by a couple from the Ribble Valley has been praised during a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The young people who performed at the football game.

Ribble Valley young talent perform at Blackburn Rovers game

Young people who attend a modern day arts academy spearheaded by local singer songwriter and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Ella Shaw performed on the pitch at half time during the recent Blackburn Rovers v Southend match.

A horse owner found himself in court after he threatened police with  a plank of wood when they arrived to take his animal

Angry horse owner threatened police and RSPCA officers with plank of wood, court told

An irate horse owner threatened police with a piece of wood with rusty nails sticking out when they turned up at an allotment with the RSPCA to take the animal, a court heard.

Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Theatre and Comedy
The force currently contributes 242,398 per year towards the costs of the collaboration between Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside police, which was struck up in 2008.

Lancashire Police to pull out of North West Motorway Policing Group

Lancashire Police is pulling out of the North West Motorway Policing Group.
Some of the cast of from the Dance and Performing Arts course dance showcase at Burnley College.

Burnley students' dance showcase spectacular had audience on their feet

A glittering evening of dance received a standing ovation from a cheering audience at Burnley College.
New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
A thief with a record was in court for the first time since 2006

Woman who had not committed a crime for 12 years in court for theft from Burnley store

A thief helped herself to two electric toothbrushes, worth £216, from Boots, when she had no money, a court heard.

Burnley General Hospital

Parking charges for disabled motorists coming to our hospitals

Disabled drivers will soon have to pay to park at hospitals in Burnley, Blackburn, Nelson and Clitheroe.

Sajjad Karim in the Ribble Valley

MEP urges support for PM as she negotiates Brexit

North West Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim took time out of his busy schedule to give a talk to 75 party members at a cocktails and canapés fundraiser.

Kevin stands in an eroded section of the steep pathway which leads down to Edisford.

Clitheroe homeowners' plea for action

Homeowners are calling for long overdue action to address a catalogue of issues on their new-build housing estate after they say developers left roads, paths and communal spaces in a state of “disrepair”.
Musicians are the cream of the crop.

Tickets on sale for young musicians' concert

Some of the finest musicians in the country will be performing in the Ribble Valley next month.

Proprietor Michelle Unsworth, nursery assistant Christina Collinson and Fudge the labrador at SO Plants' new permanent home at Little Town Farm, Thornley, near Longridge

SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Investigations continue into Clitheroe Saturday night altercation

Inquiries are ongoing following an altercation at the weekend in Clitheroe.

Donna Bibby delighted after finishing her ninth marathon. (s)

Valley runners beat the heat!

It was the hottest London Marathon on record, but that didn’t deter two Ribble Valley women from pounding the streets of the capital for charity.

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