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Amazing straw creations on display

"Ex-straw-dinary" scarecrows helped to raise almost £700 for the Ribble Valley Foodbank Superheroes, mermaids, Mary Poppins and Red Riding Hood were all on show at Clitheroe’s mini Scarecrow Festival. The popular event, hosted by residents...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West
 

Food festival had all the ingredients for success

An array of mouth-watering treats from all over the region were on offer at this year's Clitheroe Food Festival. Thousands of people descended into the town to enjoy a feast of riches. From sizzling sausages, to delicious samosas and kebabs and not...

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional North West
 

Woman airlifted to hospital after paragliding crash in Bowland

A woman was airlifted to hospital after she was seriously injured in a paragliding accident on the Bowland Fells, say Mountain Rescue Team volunteers. Emergency services were called to the accident on Parlick Pike on Saturday afternoon after a freak...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North West
 

VOTE: Where are the best themed cafes in Lancashire?

These cafes are full of magic and wonder, but where is your favourite one. Vote here now. The best ones from each readership area will feature in our shared Lancashire recommends page. Voting closes noon on Wednesday. This is not a competition. It is...

yesterday, 10:24 in Regional North West
 

Injured paraglider winched from Chipping crash

Mountain rescue teams were called out on Saturday to reports of an injured paraglider. The incident happened around 1-30pm at Parlick Pike, near Chipping. Rescue workers including the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team and the North West Air...

yesterday, 10:17 in Regional North West
 

Quarter of North West employees consider quitting job over loneliness

A raft of worrying new statistics have revealed that 25% of employees in the North West have considered quitting their jobs due to loneliness, with one in three having called in sick due to the mental stresses of feeling isolated in the workplace. The...

yesterday, 10:17 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal: Young girl approached in Burnley

Police in Burnley are investigating a report of a man approaching a young girl in the town. The incident happened yesterday in the Ightenhill area when a man in a black vehicle is believed to have approached the girl and offered her a lift. Officers...

Saturday, 11:08 in Regional North West
 

County councillors ring the changes as they are offered iPhones after "terrible experience" of current...

Councillors whose phones are leaving them disconnected from their constituents are being offered the chance to change to an iPhone - but some fear that makes them appear disconnected from reality. The 84 members of Lancashire County Council were...

Friday, 17:25 in Regional North West
 

Storm Debby set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong gales

Temperatures are set to dip this weekend, with Storm Debby set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to certain parts of the UK, including Lancashire. Storm Debby is currently making its way over the Atlantic and the change in weather this weekend...

Friday, 15:54 in Regional North West
 

Tories accused of putting the skids on gritting this coming winter

The Labour group on Lancashire County Council has accused the ruling Tory party of putting the skids on gritting this coming winter. Lancashire County Council has decided to lower the road surface temperature intervention level from +1.0C to +0.5C – a...

Friday, 15:04 in Regional North West
 

Burnley bar manager's one year "booze ban" smashes £5,000 target for charity

A bar manager, who vowed to give up alcohol for a year, has smashed her target of raising £5,000 with one month to go. Mum-of-three Shelly Heap raised the staggering amount thanks to a variety of fund raising events and also generous donations from...

Friday, 14:24 in Regional North West
 

Lots on at local libraries over the summer

Libraries in the Ribble Valley are offering a wide variety of free activities over the summer that will appeal to both adults and children. Activities that younger visitors to Clitheroe Library can enjoy include a regular Saturday Storytime session...

Friday, 13:15 in Regional North West
 

Barlick family's metabolic mile for charity

A Barnoldswick couple whose young son suffers from a rare metabolic condition are hoping to raise cash and awareness to help other families in the same position. John Burniston and partner Samantha Marshall, from Cecil Street, have organised a...

Friday, 11:50 in Regional North West
 

Mindless vandals target Castle war plaque

A plaque commemorating Ribble Valley’s Second World War fallen has been wrenched from the gates of Clitheroe Castle. The bronze plaque was securely bolted to a newel post at the main gates of the Norman castle in the centre of Clitheroe. Now, the...

Friday, 11:37 in Regional North West
 

It will have to get closer to freezing point before Lancashire's roads are gritted this winter

Lancashire’s roads will be gritted only once temperatures are forecast to dip to half a degree above freezing or colder this winter. Until now, gritters have taken to the streets when surfaces are expected to fall to anything below one degree...

Friday, 10:14 in Regional North West
 
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