Former Mayor's bumper cheque

A former Ribble Valley Mayor raised funds for a local community centre during his time in office.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
Clitheroe Castle grounds and keep.

Patrols are stepped up in Clitheroe Castle grounds and keep

Steering youngsters away from underage drinking, drug misuse and anti-social behaviour is high on the agenda for Clitheroe Police.

Coun. Alan Hosker

Burnley UKIP councillor accused of sharing 'Islamophobic' video

A Burnley Borough Council UKIP councillor is being investigated by the council after a complaint was made that he shared an Islamophobic video on his official Facebook page.
Plans for this site in Barrow have been resubmitted.

Developer resubmits plans for elderly people's bungalows

An application to build 20 bungalows for the elderly and nine affordable apartments has been submitted.
The busy junction.

Roundabout work at accident black spot will start soon

Work to build a long-awaited roundabout at Clitheroe’s Pendle Road junction with the A59 should be starting at the end of this month.

Let's hear it for Team Rise! Sharon (centre front) with members of Team Rise

The only way is up for Team Rise

There can't have been a dry eye in the house when comedian and cerebral palsy sufferer Lee Ridley won the grand final of Britain's Got Talent on Sunday.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.

Lancashire councils could get new terror alert from MI5

Councils and other public sector organisations in Lancashire could in the future receive information about potential terror suspects from MI5.
Beware of these scam emails.

Ribble Valley council tax scam warning

Householders are warned to be on their guard against an e-mail scam promising a council tax refund in exchange for personal details.

Coun. Ken Hind, on the right, is seeking tighter housing development rules.

New levy will ensure developers pay

Planning chiefs are investigating imposing a levy on all developers.

It's been a good turn out for Clitheroe Castle's parkrun.

Great start for Clitheroe Castle parkrun

Clitheroe Castle parkrun has been launched in spectacular style with glorious weather and perfect running conditions for the first two events held at the end of this month.

More problems on Northern trains

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
The junction where the main traffic lights have stopped working.

Work due to start next week to fix Whalley traffic lights

Work is due to take place next week to repair a fault to a set of traffic signals on Accrington Road near Whalley.

Charlotte Leach.

Help Charlotte to make a difference

A former pupil of St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington is travelling to Fiji next month to inspire children living in hardship.

Former Mayor of Clitheroe Maureen Fenton with Danielle Richards, community fundraiser for Marie Curie and Julie Raine, senior co-ordinator for Home-Start Pendle and Ribble Valley.

Former mayor's duo of bumper cheques for caring charities

The former Mayor of Clitheroe has presented two caring and supportive charities with cheques for more than £1,000.

The council is getting tough on dog owners who don't pick up their pet's poop.

Six action zones will target those who repeatedly leave pet poop

A council is to get tough on dog fouling by setting up six action zones targeting people who repeatedly leave pet poop in public.


Plea to keep recycling and reduce waste over the bank holiday

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the plea from Lancashire County Council as people prepare to enjoy the sunny bank holiday weekend.
Former orphanage residents Peter Woodmansey (left) and Trevor Booth (right) with Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW.

Orphanage old boys reunite to inspire potential foster carers

Two former residents of a Ribble Valley orphanage returned to their childhood home ahead of Foster Care Fortnight to call on people from across Lancashire to consider fostering.
Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

A nursery owner has made an official complaint after her business was rated as inadequate across the board after its first Ofsted inspection.
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