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Call for register of privately-run children's homes to help safeguard young people sent to live in Lancashire

Children living in privately-run care homes in Lancashire – but who come from other parts of the country – sometimes go missing or become victims of crime before police even know they have arrived here, councillors have been told. Local authorities...

yesterday, 18:22 in Regional North West

Hands up if you want to help catch criminals

Fiona Finch learns how you can take part in Dame Professor Sue Black’s county based research project. Do you want to help scientific research? Well, here is a simple first step to take ...donate a photo of your hands. Yes, really. Lancaster academic...

yesterday, 16:49 in Regional North West

Dramatic images of weekend's floods in Padiham and the Ribble Valley

Fortunately, homes and businesses escaped damage this weekend, but these images show just how close the storm came to causing more serious issues. 1. Bridge over the Rover Clader, Padiham The heavy rain caused a huge swell in the Calder jpimedia Buy a...

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Communities rally as heavy rainfall swept through Ribble Valley

Residents rallied together as heavy rain and strong winds caused havoc in the Ribble Valley over the weekend. The River Calder and River Ribble burst their banks on Saturday due to severe weather. Motorists were advised to use alternate routes as...

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional North West

New advice from Lancashire sight loss charity about silent thief of sight

Cases of glaucoma are on the rise in Lancashire. The condition can rob a person of their sight but early diagnosis is the key to preventing serious damage. Daria Neklesa from sight loss charity Galloway’s reports on why regular eye checks are a must...

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional North West

Conservationists and local businesses join forces to protect Bowland's landmark trees

Lord and Lady Clitheroe joined local conservationists to plant a tree in the centre of Downham to launch Champion Bowland’s Landmark Trees initiative. The newly planted field maple replaces an old beech tree in the grounds of Downham Hall, which was...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional North West

Police appeal after teenager injured in Burnley motorbike crash with car

A 14-year-old boy was rushed to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after being involved in a horror smash in Burnley. Emergency services were called just before 3pm on Friday and the road between Burnley and Padiham was closed immediately. The North West...

yesterday, 11:33 in Regional North West

Life saving defibrillator unveiled at Clitheroe's The Grand in memory of family man Josh

A life saving defibrillator has been donated to Clitheroe's The Grand in memory of a former Ribble Valley father-of-three who died from a massive heart attack. Family and friends of Josh Metcalf, who lived in Sawley and attended Clitheroe's Edisford...

yesterday, 11:18 in Regional North West

How one Ribble Valley singing teacher's company improves the lives of the terminally ill

A mum-of-one from the Ribble Valley has spoken about how music has helped her to overcome challenges in her life including dyslexia and go on to help others. Now a singing teacher, who helps improve the lives of terminally ill patients in hospices and...

yesterday, 11:03 in Regional North West

Ribble Valley Beavers visit Town Council chamber to learn about democracy

Twelve happy Beavers enjoyed a memorable visit to Clitheroe Town Hall. The six and seven year olds from the First Clitheroe Scouts of the Beaver Section were warmly welcomed by Clitheroe Town Mayor, Pam Dowson. Leader, Rachael Dakin, was delighted...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional North West

Reformed addicts: What is Red Rose Recovery and Lancashire User Forum?

Red Rose Recovery and Lancashire User Forum offer the vital support and guidance needed by those who are dealing with their substance abuse issues Red Rose Recovery Red Rose Recovery is known as a Recovery Infrastructure Organisation, providing a...

yesterday, 10:37 in Regional North West

Emergency fund to help Lancashire residents facing a financial crisis falls by over 80 percent

The money available from a special fund to help people in Lancashire who find themselves facing a sudden financial crisis has dropped by 84 percent in the past five years. The success rate of individual applications to Lancashire County Council’s...

Sunday, 00:53 in Regional North West

Video: Dramatic footage of flooded Ribble Valley bridge

The persistent heavy rain which has lashed East Lancashire has particularly badly hit parts of the Ribble Valley. Whalley and Waddington have suffered localised issues of flooding, and Sawley Road was closed after the river burst its banks. Meanwhile,...

Saturday, 16:38 in Regional North West

Free orienteering at Towneley Park for beginners

A number of free orienteering events are to be held at Towneley Park for beginners. Local orienteering club Pendle Forest Orienteers are hosting a set of free events over the next few weeks. Local member Danny Allen said: "These are 'come and try...

Saturday, 15:55 in Regional North West

Flood warnings as heavy rain batters Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley

A number of flood warnings are in place across Burnley, Padiham and the Ribble Valley after hours of heavy rain today. Areas affected including Burnley, Padiham, Waddington, Gisburn and Colne. The M66 is currently closed Southbound between Junctions 1...

Saturday, 14:13 in Regional North West

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