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Pedestrians told to stay off West Bradford bridge

Walkers are having to cope with traffic diversions during the festive period after a bridge over the River Ribble was declared unsafe.

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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

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