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Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
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SELRAP are appealing to reopen what they see as a crucial train line between Skipton and Colne.

Pendle Lib Dem peer appeals for "oomph" behind SELRAP campaign

The Pendle-based Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Tony Greaves, has called on the Government to put “some oomph” behind the proposal to reopen the railway line between Colne and Skipton.

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Saulo Cwerner co-ordinates the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programmes

Friendly Lancashire attracting more refugees

It was a simple gesture, but for frightened Syrian refugee Ahlam Hasan it meant the world.

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Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Renewed calls for race joke former Mayor to quit

The leader of Pendle Council has again called on former Mayor Rosemary Carroll to resign after she shared a racist joke on social media.
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Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Former Mayor apologises for "racist joke accident"

The former Mayor of Pendle, recently accused of sharing a racist joke on Facebook, has said she had intended to delete it.
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Conservative Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Former Mayor of Pendle suspended over racist joke share

The Tory former Mayor of Pendle has been suspended from her party after complaints she shared a racist joke on social media.
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Matthew Bennett and his son Callum are returning to their roots in Pendle to perform at the Love Musi Hate Racism concert.

Father and son rap artistes return to roots for concert to combat racism

A father and son are returning to their roots in Pendle for a concert that aims to fight racism.

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

Pendle MP is new Government whip

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will be playing a prominent role in ensuring every vote counts in the new Parliament now that he has been promoted to join the Government Whips’ Office.

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The "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

£17k for signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf auctioned in the Ribble Valley

A buyer paid £17,000 for an "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf during an auction in Clitheroe this morning.
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The blue cloth-covered 1935 edition bears the Nazi dictator's signature on the front fly leaf.

Signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf up for auction in the Ribble Valley

An "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is to be sold at a Clitheroe auction house this morning.
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The 11EOD Tour de Troops team.

Earby Sargeant's 1,100-mile cycle for bomb disposal charity

An Earby Sargeant in the British Army has taken on a daunting 1,100-mile cycling challenge alongside fellow soldiers to raise funds for a charity in aid of bomb disposal accident victims.
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Theresa May

Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Andrew Stephenson

Tories hold on to Pendle

Conservative Andrew Stephenson has retained his seat as the MP for Pendle, but with a much lower majority.
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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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Andrew Stephenson retains his seat

Conservatives hold onto Pendle seat

Conservative Andrew Stephenson has held onto his seat in Pendle, but with a much reduced majority.
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Votes being counted for the general election

General Election 2017: What time the results in Lancashire could be called

Find out what time your consistency will declare its result.
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