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Silence on Virgin deal

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back today.

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Stuart Carefoot, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Councils community services committee.

Think before binning batteries message to residents

Think before binning your batteries – that’s the message to Ribble Valley residents.

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Bridget Hilton, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Councils health and housing committee, at the boroughs first "memory bench".

Council takes next step in becoming dementia-friendly

Ribble Valley Borough Council has taken the next step in its bid to become dementia-friendly.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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The site off Wilkin Square.

Clitheroe Mosque car park homes plan approved

An application to build 10 new homes on the car park of Clitheroe’s mosque have been given the go-ahead by Ribble Valley planners despite objections from local residents.

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The White Horse Inn, Clitheroe.

Domino’s takeaway at former Clitheroe pub

Planners have approved an application for part of a derelict pub to be used as a hot food takeaway.

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The town is gearing up for this weekend's festivities.

Cltheroe Market's feast of festive fun starts Saturday

Shoppers are invited to a feast of festive fun in Clitheroe on Saturday, when the town launches its Christmas market.

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The pond at Middle Lodge, Barrow.

Community interest groups can bid for Barrow Pond

Community interest groups are invited to express an interest in acquiring the pond at Middle Lodge, Barrow, as a community facility.

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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and County Coun. Azhar Ali

Labour vows to electrify Burnley and Pendle rail links to Yorkshire

Significant improvements that could revolutionise East Lancashire’s rail network – including reopening the Colne-Skipton line – would be made if Labour are elected at the next election, the party has announced.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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Clitheroe Rotarians planting on Waterloo Road.

Rotarians get planting for polio

For the second year in a row the Rotary Club of Clitheroe have planted crocus bulbs in support of a national campaign to eradicate polio.

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Chris Wareham on the left with President Frank Brown.

Charity says thanks to Ribble Valley Rotarians and residents

A big thank you has been given to the generous people of the Ribble Valley following donations totalling £20,000 via the Rotary Club of Clitheroe to the Shelterbox appeal.

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Margaret Johnson, Michael O'Grady, Stella Brunskill and Teresa Taylor, members of Mellor Parish Council at the play area.

£30k grant will revitalise village play area

A grant for £30,000 will ensure a Ribble Valley play area is fit for purpose for years to come.

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Peter and Sheila Pike

Tributes to respected wife of former MP

The well respected wife of former Burnley MP Peter Pike, Sheila, has died peacefully at home after a long illness.
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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

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Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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