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Survey: World Cup-watching Millennials shun beer and the pub

Getting the pints in at the local ahead of that irresistibly obscure World Cup group match or crucial England Round of 16 tie is a quintessentially British concept, but a new study has revealed that Millennials increasingly prefer a soft drink in the comfort of their own home.
Neighbours in this Burnley street are well and truly World Cup ready

Burnley street gripped by World Cup fever

World Cup fever has well and truly arrived at this Burnley street!
Nick at the finishing line.

Nick fulfills promise he made to his mum

A Clitheroe man has raised more than £4,000 for charity in memory of his mum.
Russell Thompson in action at the Carlisle Stages'''''Picture: Carl Leavold

Thompson extends his lead in Carlisle

Ribble Valley rally driver Russ Thompson extended his lead of the British Trails and Rally Driver Association’s Production Cup category to 20 points at the weekend as he left the 2018 Carlisle Stages as class runner-up.

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Golfer Sophie Lamb

Sophie stars despite cup defeat in New York

Clitheroe’s Sophie Lamb was one of Great Britain and Ireland’s better performers as the United States earned record-breaking 17-3 scoreline to win the 40th Curtis Cup match at Quaker Ridge, New York.

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The Farmhouse Fayre Cup is awarded to Hannah Wilkinson.

Another great year for Ribble Valley netballers

Ribble Valley Netball Club’s presentation night was attended by more than 300 players, parents and officials as the club looked back over another successful year.
Mayor Stuart Carefoot and President Roger Cain cut the ribbon at the official opening of new male and female changing rooms and conference room at Longridge Golf Club. Photos by David Hurst.

Longridge Golf Club celebrates state-of-the-art commerce hub

Expansion plans at Longridge Golf Club have finally been completed – putting it in a premium position to bring further commercial and business opportunities to the town.

Tommi Meadows

Maximum points for ace Meadows

Clitheroe rally ace Tommi Meadows came away from his latest challenge with a maximum points haul, taking the BTRDA 1400 category win on the ATL Carlisle Stages Rally in his Ford KA.

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Tyson Fury climbs in the ring to congratulate Mark Heffron after he beat Adam Grabiec during their International Middleweight Contest at Elland Road, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story BOXING Leeds. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Heffron looking to step up after winning title

Mark Heffron is looking to share the ring with some of the biggest names in boxing after claiming the first title of his professional career.

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Pentathlon GB Media Day -  Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Bath.| Photographer: Artur Lesniak/ | Date: 16/08/2017 | Copyright: Artur Lesniak

Three-time British champion Murray lands bronze medal

Three-time British Modern Pentathlon champion Samantha Murray was forced to settle for bronze at the University of Bath at the weekend.

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World Cup fever at junior parkrun

Clitheroe Castle junior parkrun has got World Cup fever for Fathers’ Day!

Barbara Jones won the Unsung Hero Award at the BBC North West Sports Awards 2006.

Swimming teacher hangs up her goggles

An 86-year-old swimming teacher who has taught generations of local youngsters leaves the local swimming scene with a lasting legacy.

The Platform Gallery where the exhibition is being held.

Specialist school pupils' works of art

Students from a specialist school are exhibiting their works of art in a local gallery this weekend.

Tom Wilson

Valuable experience for Tom with GB

Tom Wilson has just returned from Fort William in Scotland, where he gained his first World Cup Downhill Mountain Bike experience.

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Sophie Lamb

Sophie out to help GB retain Curtis Cup in New York

Clitheroe’s Sophie Lamb is hoping to help Great Britain and Ireland defend the Curtis Cup against hosts the United States as the biennial women’s international match gets underway at Quaker Ridge, New York on Friday.

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Ricky Hatton and Mark Heffron. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

Hard-hitting Heffron eyes first title on Fury card

Hard-hitting middleweight Mark Heffron was going to be among the thousands of fans ringside at the Manchester Arena to witness Tyson Fury’s comeback.

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Reece Farnhill (left)

Reece suffers disappointment as bronze medallist pulls out

Sabden’s North West 75kg Belt holder Reece Farnhill has suffered disappointment after a bout with Commonwealth Games bronze medallist John Docherty was cancelled.

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Keen cyclist and marathon runner Nick Owen.

Heartbroken son to complete Ironman event

A keen cyclist and marathon runner will take on his biggest challenge yet on Sunday in memory of his mum.

Farnhill warms up for date with elite champion

Farnhill warms up for date with elite champion

Burnley’s Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club hit the road at the weekend with a double trip to the East of England,

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Samantha Murray

Strong finish sees Samantha finish 11th

Olympian Samantha Murray produced a strong laser run to finish just outside the top 10 in 11th in the final of the Sofia Modern Pentathlon World Cup.

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