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Pink bird sighted in Clitheroe

Have you seen this unusual looking bird flying around the rooftops of Clitheroe? Several people have reported sightings of a pink bird, thought to be a pigeon, perched on rooftops in Clitheroe this week. Julie Hemingway, a 51-year-old teacher, spotted th

yesterday, 20:49 in Regional North West
 

Appeal after serious accident on the A59

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with serious head injuries following a serious accident on the A59. The accident happened at shortly after 9pm last night. A silver VW Polo travelling in lane one of the two lane stretch from Sawl

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional North West
 

Businesswoman, artist and mum Sheila was a woman ahead of her time

An artist, businesswoman and mother of five, who was the epitome of a woman before her time, has died at the age of 87. Sheila Carter, who took the phrase "working mum" to a whole new level, built the Trapp Forge at Simonstone with her...

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional North West
 

Raise your cuppa to a fair deal for farmers

Members of Clitheroe’s Fairtrade group are calling for people to help farmers in developing countries during Fairtrade Fortnight. Having the perfect cuppa or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the treat

yesterday, 09:35 in Regional North West
 

Lord Waddington dies aged 87

Lord David Waddington, who was Ribble Valley MP for seven years, has died aged 87. Tributes have been paid to the barrister turned politician grew up in Burnley and held several key roles in Parliament. Current Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, said: “Deepes

Friday, 14:41 in Regional North West
 

Reckless driver video goes viral

This was the moment Clitheroe businessman Matthew Taylor confronted a driver he witnessed overtaking his car and five others at high speed, narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic on the A59. Matthew posted the clip on Facebook to serve as a warning to other

Friday, 13:38 in Regional North West
 

YELLOW WARNING: Met office issue rain warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in Lancashire. Residents in Lancashire have been warned to expect heavy rain all day on Saturday with the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption. The latest weathe

Friday, 12:25 in Regional North West
 

Storm Doris develops into ‘Weather Bomb’ say Met Office officials

Storm Doris has rapidly deepened over the last 24 hours as it has under gone what the Met Office call Explosive Cyclogenisis making it a Weather Bomb. In certain circumstances the central pressure inside a frontal depression can fall at a very rapid rate

Friday, 11:44 in Regional North West
 

Motorway blocked after rush hour collision

Rush hour traffic was delayed this morning after a car crashed into the central reservation on the M65. The accident happened at 9-15am when a Volkswagen Passat collided with the central reservation westbound at junction eight. The accident led to the th

Thursday, 11:44 in Regional North West
 

Electricity NW drafts in extra engineers in advance of Storm Doris

Electricity North West, the Lancashire's power network operator, has drafted in extra engineers to help keep the lights on and repair any potential damage caused by Storm Doris. Mark Williamson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “We ar

Thursday, 10:29 in Regional North West
 

LIVE: Storm Doris in Lancashire

Storm Doris is set to arrive in Lancashire at around 6am on 23 February and we'll be here to bring you all the latest updates. The Met Office have issued an Amber weather warning for wind in Lancashire as storm Doris heads to the UK.

Thursday, 08:21 in Regional North West
 

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis. That is the pledge following a visit to the county by a leading Labour MP today. Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey joined the leader of Lancashire Coun

Thursday, 07:01 in Regional North West
 

Ribble Valley voted one of top places to live in UK

The Ribble Valley has come out tops again in a search to find the best places to live in the UK. It was rated as the sixth best place to live in a new show on Channel Four presented by property guru Sarah Beeny. She travelled the country in The Best Plac

Wednesday, 17:03 in Regional North West
 

Driving ban for student caught over drink-drive limit

A Clitheroe student was caught almost twice the drink-drive limit after he stopped to chat with his friend in a Spar car park, a court heard. Timothy Brian Houghton (21) smelled of alcohol when police stopped his vehicle at 2am on Edisford Road, Clithero

Wednesday, 16:01 in Regional North West
 

Quad bikes targeted in theft spate

There have been 14 incidents involving the theft or attempted theft of quad and motocross type vehicles since the beginning of January. A Clitheroe police spokesperson said: "The incidents have all, in the main, seen rural properties targeted and...

Wednesday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 
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