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Ribble Valley visit was Royal's most expensive

The most expensive journey by Royal Train was made by the Prince of Wales and cost more than £46,000, royal accounts have shown. Heir to the throne Prince Charles travelled from Windsor to Lancashire and Yorkshire to undertake engagements in Clitheroe, S

today, 17:04 in Regional North West
 

Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer. Mr Finnigan joined Merseyside Police in June 1976 and held various operational and strategic roles. He worked in all geograp

today, 17:04 in Regional North West
 

Charitable group spreads joy in Ribble Valley village

A Blackburn based charitable foundation visited Whalley and Billington to help spread cheer in advance of Eid celebrations last weekend. Al-Imdaad UK spent the day giving out boxes of chocolate to residents in the area to help bring cheer to the formally

today, 15:15 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire's top cop retires

The senior police officer who oversaw the Burnley Disturbances of 2001, Lancashire's Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, is to retire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer. Mr Finnigan joined Merseyside Police in June 1976 and

today, 13:17 in Regional North West
 

Cheers to Valley pub walk

Walking boots and pint glasses were at the ready as hundreds took to the streets to boost funds for East Lancashire Hospice. Around 225 people took part in this year’s Ribble Valley Pub Walk and helped to raise funds for charity. The 10-mile walk, organi

today, 12:38 in Regional North West
 

Lucky Duckys delight crowds

Hundreds gathered in the sunshine to hunt for scarecrows and secure their “lucky duck” for Waddington’s annual duck race on Sunday. The community organised event, which raised funds to benefit various village causes, delivered the usual traditional enter

today, 11:38 in Regional North West
 

Memorial walk to honour Whalley mum

Three community groups have come together to remember a Whalley mum killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack. Blackburn Karate Club, Blackburn Community Sports Club and Hare and Hounds Mind Over Mudder have organised a 5km walk in memory of mother-of

today, 10:52 in Regional North West
 

Further delay to market decision

Plans to spend millions of pounds breathing new life into Clitheroe’s historic market have suffered another delay. Councillors gathered at the Ribble Valley Borough Council chamber for Tuesday evenings Policy and Finance Committee meeting to decide the f

today, 10:23 in Regional North West
 

See how the Romans lived during Ribchester’s re-enactment weekend

Ribchester Roman Festival weekend takes place on July 8 and 9 on the village’s recreation field. Two award winning re-enactment societies will once again mount displays and children’s author Caroline Lawrence be signing books and talking about her work.

today, 10:23 in Regional North West
 

Death crash dad did not know road

A father-of-four attempted to overtake a lorry on the wrong side of the road, an inquest has heard. Mr Qaser Abbas (37) was driving his Volkwasgen Polo on the morning of December 1st last year when he became involved in a five vehicle smash on the A678 B

today, 10:23 in Regional North West
 

In pictures: Reunion really was Cat's Whiskers of a night

A reunion to celebrate two of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs was a foot stomping success. A reunion to celebrate two of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs was a foot stomping success. Hundreds of revellers, who used to dance the night away at the former

yesterday, 16:59 in Regional North West
 

Runners take part in 5k Race for Life and raise vital funds for charity

More than £500 was raised for Cancer Research by a Race for Life event staged by a Clitheroe gym. Members of Carter Leisure, situated on Chatburn Road, took part in the 5k run which started at the gym following a route around to Castle Cement, through Br

yesterday, 16:25 in Regional North West
 

D-day for multi-million pound market development

The day of reckoning has arrived for Clitheroe's historic market awaiting a decision on its £9m. redevelopment. Councillors will gather at the Ribble Valley Borough Council chamber for tonight's (Tuesday) Policy and Finance Committee meeting to decide th

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional North West
 

Kidney transplant survivor Dave is named as one of county’s top dads

A father-of five who has recently undergone a kidney transplant has been surprised with a special father’s day treat. Whalley businessman Dave Finch (42) was nominated by his wife for a chance to win a Father’s Day pie from Clayton Park Bakery in a compe

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional North West
 

Mayor is joined by community at civic weekend

It was a weekend of fundraising and civic celebrations for the Mayor of Clitheroe. On Saturday, Clitheroe Mayor Coun. Maureen Fenton staged a Blooming Great Tea Party as part of her civic weekend celebrations at Trinity Methodist Church hall. The tea par

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional North West
 
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