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BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in Clitheroe think we would be better off economically in Europe

Half of people in Clitheroe think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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One of the new bungalows at Showley Court.

Six new bungalows at Ribble Valley sheltered housing scheme

Six new bungalows have been completed at a Ribble Valley sheltered housing scheme as part of £1m of improvements work.

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Colin Wrighton before and after his head shave.

Clitheroe minibus driver loses his locks for Kenya

A Clitheroe man came under the clippers to help local people in the Kenyan city of Eldoret who struggle financially with issues of unemployment and bereavement.

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FOI request reveals shocking facts on pothole repair spending in Burnley

Spending to repair potholes on Burnley's roads was just half that spent in the Ribble Valley according to a freedom of information request submitted by Burnley MP Julie Cooper.

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Ken Hind says Conservative councillors are not interested to form a new East Lancashire Unitary Authority

Valley's Tory councillors reject plans for new unitary authority

Conservative councillors in the borough are not interested in forming a "breakaway" East Lancashire unitary authority with neighbours from Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackburn and Burnley.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new development - Love Furniture Stores.

Shopping village's £1.5m plans to expand into the Ribble Valley

Oswaldtwistle Mills has submitted an application to create a new home and lifestyle store selling furniture and contemporary home wares on the Barrow Brook Business Park.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Jeremy Corbyn turned up to support the efforts of the local Labour Party.

Great response to save the interchange petition

A petition to save Clitheroe Interchange from closure is gathering pace, with more than 650 local residents signing it already.
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Ribble Valley Borough Council cemeteries officer Liz Nash at Clitheroe Cemeterys new ashes beam.

'Ashes beam' installed at Clitheroe Cemetery

A cemetery with an international reputation for alternative interments has installed an "ashes beam" for the burial of cremated remains.

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Clitheroe Castle Museum.

Museum gains highest level of national recognition

Clitheroe Castle Museum is celebrating after being awarded Full Accreditation status by Arts Council England.

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"Corbyn" on stage. Photos by Jonathan Haworth.

'Mixing politics with music can cross many barriers'

Building on their successful event last September, Ribble Valley Labour Party held their second “For The Valley” event with the continued aim of raising awareness of local and national issues and increasing engagement in politics, writes Jonathan Haworth.

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Kevin Horkin, Mandy Dawson, Ian Sowerbutts and Ian Lloyd are calling on the borough council to progess its plans to revamp Clitheroe Market.

Call for action now on long-awaited Clitheroe Market scheme

Respected figures in Clitheroe’s business community are calling for action to progress long-anticipated plans to revamp the town’s market.

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The Labour Leader can be seen 'fighting' the axe-wielding Prime Minister with NHS staff supporting him!

Corbyn 'comes' to Clitheroe – to save the NHS!

Jeremy Corbyn could be "seen" on the streets of Clitheroe on Saturday, battling to save the NHS from an axe-wielding Theresa May!

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Charles Hadcock at his studios at Roach Bridge

Artist Charles Hadcock has great vision for honorary colonel role with the Lancashire Army Cadet Force

‘If you want something doing, ask a busy person.’ It’s a saying internationally renowned artist Charles Hadcock subscribes to.

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Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw.

Lancs Police and Crime Commissioner calls on government to rethink cuts as violent crime rates rise

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is calling on the government to reconsider police funding and free up funds to tackle violent crime amidst increasing demands for police.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

Valley MP’s fury over post-Brexit passport contract

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has handed a petition to Downing Street requesting that newly-commissioned blue passports are manufactured in Britain.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

MP welcomes extra funding for potholes

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has welcomed extra funding from central government to combat pothole damage caused by recent storm damage.

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Clitheroe Mayor Maureen Fenton.

Mayor's tuneful end to spring

Music from The Grand Choir and CRGS Swing Band will provide a tuneful end to April with “A Serenade to Spring”.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Geoff Driver

Funding boost for lifesavers across county

Lancashire County Council is investing £30,000 in lifesaving equipment, which will be installed across the county.

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