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Festive spirit at Clitheroe care home

Festive spirit at Clitheroe care home

The Christmas spirit arrived at The Clitheroe Care Home this week when residents enjoyed an evening of carol singing by the Salvation Army rounded off with teas and mince pies. The care home's manager Pat Bibby would like to thank the Salvation Army...

yesterday, 16:07 in Regional North West
 
Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs Association...

yesterday, 15:37 in Regional North West
 
Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action. The one-day industrial action will take place on Wednesday December 20 and will mostly involve captains. Trade union Impact said it would either disrupt flights or generate...

yesterday, 15:27 in Regional North West
 
Silence on Virgin deal

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. Labour County Coun Mohammed Iqbal had tried to get the award to Virgin Care of the...

yesterday, 15:21 in Regional North West
 
Magical Christmas tree gift

Magical Christmas tree gift

Pendle Village Mill created some Christmas magic at a Barnoldswick care home with the gift of a huge tree. Workers from the Brierfield-based retailer set up the 7ft decorated Christmas tree at Cravenside Care Home from its community tree giveaway. A...

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional North West
 
Countdown to big Christmas party

Countdown to big Christmas party

A dash of 1940s classics, a sprinkling of boogie-woogie, some jump jazz and Blues……….it must be time for the Swing Commanders Christmas jive party in Clitheroe. And it will be all change on the vocals microphone shortly as Clair Roberts replaces long...

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional North West
 
Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said. A Canadian study was carried out to determine whether men really do experience worse symptoms than women or whether it is just a myth. Dr Kyle Sue,...

yesterday, 12:04 in Regional North West
 

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found. A study analysed fatal collisions which took place over a 30-year period in the UK, United States, Canada and Australia, comparing the number that took...

yesterday, 11:58 in Regional North West
 

Ribble Valley band's new single launched on home turf

Good Foxy launch their splendid new single, Don’t Get It, on home turf when they headline Reverb at the Grand in Clitheroe, tomorrow (Friday). And the Ribble Valley quartet will be supported by a host of sparkling local talent, Northern Sports Club,...

yesterday, 11:58 in Regional North West
 

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP. A general practitioner, writing in the BMJ, also suggested the TV show aimed at preschoolers could be encouraging...

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional North West
 
Lost couple rescued from Pendle Hill

Lost couple rescued from Pendle Hill

A young couple were rescued after becoming lost in snowy conditions and freezing temperatures on Pendle Hill. Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue ( RPMRT) teams were called by police on Sunday evening to reports of a young couple lost. All vehicles...

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North West
 

In pictures: Festive ladies' lunch boosts funds

A total of 152 members and guests attended the Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support 100 Club’s Christmas lunch at Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho. Entertainment was provided by the Salvation Army band and by Sean Heffernan’s renderings of traditional...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West
 
Tractor Run in memory of Sabden farmer supports new unit

Tractor Run in memory of Sabden farmer supports new unit

It was with great pride that the Pendleside Tractor Run handed over their cheque to East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. The money will be used to support the great work being carried out on the Trust’s Chemotherapy Ward. The event, which is in its ninth...

yesterday, 10:50 in Regional North West
 
Clitheroe's Win celebrates her 105th birthday

Clitheroe's Win celebrates her 105th birthday

It was an extra special day for Clitheroe woman Winifred Tomlinson when she celebrated her 105th birthday. Family and friends gathered at The Clitheroe Residential Home on Eshton Terrace for the birthday party of Winifred, who is known as Win. Win has...

yesterday, 10:42 in Regional North West
 
Capacity audience attends Joy to the World concert

Capacity audience attends Joy to the World concert

The Joy to the World  concert on Sunday at Trinity Methodist Church and Community Hub in Clitheroe was attended by a capacity audience in spite of it being a very cold evening and earlier threat of snow. Nigel Rix, chairman of Clitheroe Christians in...

yesterday, 10:09 in Regional North West
 


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