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Protest outside hospital to halt closure

Demonstrators holding banners held a protest outside a Whalley-based hospital threatened with closure. NHS officials are proposing the closure of England’s last long-stay 223-bed learning disability hospital at Calderstones. Now known as Mersey Care Whal

today, 16:04 in Regional North West

Jail for ex hospital nurse who stole drugs

A hospital has spoken of a nurse’s “abuse of trust” after she was jailed for three years and eight months for stealing and dealing prescription drugs. Mum-of-one Amie Louise Heller, of Sarmatian Fold, Ribchester, helped herself to zopiclone, tramadol, di

today, 14:09 in Regional North West

MP faces criticism for US Trump inauguration trip

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is facing criticism after flying out for US President Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Mr Evans, who is currently on a plane flying out to Washington, has been criticised for placing a photo on his twitter feed of him weari

today, 12:22 in Regional North West

Yorkshire Bank to close its town centre branch

Yorkshire Bank will close its Clitheroe branch this spring. The branch, which is situated in Clitheroe town centre on Market Place, will close on April 27th. A total of 39 Yorkshire Bank branches will close this year - 18 of which are in the bank’s heart

today, 12:13 in Regional North West

Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is travelling to Washington for tomorrow’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the USA. It is understood Mr Evans has paid for his trip himself. The Conservative MP announced the trip on Twitter with a picture of him

today, 12:06 in Regional North West

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county. But though his sheep and land stewardship work are his top priorities at New Laund Farm in Lancashire’s Bowla

yesterday, 17:12 in Regional North West

Murder investigation launched after baby death

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives following the death of a baby in Burnley. Police were called to an address in Wellington Court shortly before 3pm on Monday to reports of a sudden death. Officers attended and the body of a new born

yesterday, 17:12 in Regional North West

New standing desk for children unveiled at primary school

Children at a Ribble Valley primary school will now be able to stand during their lessons with the launch of the world’s first education retrofit standing desk. Clitheroe enterprise, I Want A Standing Desk, has created the new EIGER Student retrofit solu

yesterday, 17:12 in Regional North West

Kate invites volunteers to join her army

A mother from Billington, whose story the Clitheroe Advertiser has avidly followed, is asking for help for a final push towards fund-raising for treatment for her advanced breast cancer. Kate Anne Douglas (38) began her inspirational journey, which event

yesterday, 16:41 in Regional North West

Ribchester born law graduate followed his passion for wine to create successful Whalley business

This week the Courier and News introduces new monthly wine columnist, Tom Jones, successful proprietor of award winning The Whalley Wine Shop and now also at Huntley’s Country Stores, Samlesbury, to write in our newspapers. But how did Tom, 31, become so

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional North West

Burnley to resettle five Syrian refugee families this year

Five Syrian refugee families are likely to be housed in Burnley in the coming months. As revealed in the Burnley Express in December, Burnley Borough Council will help to resettle a number of families in the coming years, with five expected this year. We

yesterday, 14:56 in Regional North West

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %. News of the increase was revealed at a council executive scrutiny meeting when financial bosses

yesterday, 13:46 in Regional North West

Charities boosted as bonfire raises a new record amount

Two deserving local charities have received a welcome boost to their funds thanks to proceeds raised at Clitheroe Community Bonfire 2016. A sell-out event resulted in more than £10,000 being raised which will be split between East Lancs Hospice and the R

yesterday, 12:52 in Regional North West

Existing busy car park could get second deck

A seven-figure scheme for a second deck of parking at Chester Avenue Car Park could come to Clitheroe, if plans are approved. The proposed £1.2m. capita bid for the busy car park was discussed by councilors at a recent Community Services Committee meetin

yesterday, 11:26 in Regional North West

'Oh what a night' for cancer support charity

More than £5,000 was raised on Saturday night at a tribute evening in aid of Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support. Held at The Grand in Clitheroe, 185 people attended enjoying both Adele and Rod Stewart tribute acts. The committee would like to thank F

yesterday, 10:49 in Regional North West

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