Get in step for 1940s weekend with dance lessons

Dance lessons will be held in the run up to the popular Padiham on Parade weekend.


VIDEO: A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers.
Nicole with her rocket car.

Nicole's design raced through to the semi-finals

A 12-year-old Ribble Valley pupil certainly had her foot on the gas when she secured a place at the regional semi-finals of a national rocket car racing competition.

The Canal Turn

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas.

Two fire engines were called to the scene of an allotment blaze in Barrowford yesterday afternoon.

Fire crews battle allotment blaze

Firefighters battled an allotment blaze for 45 minutes yesterday afternoon.

Have you seen the missing snake?

Pet Python snake on the loose

A pet Python snake is still missing in Clitheroe despite a local pet store posting a message on social media alerting residents.

Country pub

Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

One of the fragile bound yearly books of the Clitheroe Advertiser.

Help preserve town's history by sponsoring a volume

Clitheroe Civic Society is appealing to local authorities, businesses, societies, charities and members of the public to “Sponsor a Volume” to fund the refurbishment of 93 bound copies of the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times which date from 1889 up to 1975.

The founder of LANX Shoes, Marv Vaghetti.

Ribble Valley footwear enthusiast’s new brand

A Clitheroe shoe enthusiast who visited 10 countries in Asia looking for creative inspiration for his new shoe brand will launch his new collection later this month in the Ribble Valley.

Grieg Barnes.

It’s a trip down memory lane for Ribble Valley head chef Grieg

An award-winning Ribble Valley inn is serving up dishes of nostalgia later this month to celebrate its head chef and general manager’s 20th year there.
Willow's Force Free Grooming, in Blackpool

The best dog grooming salons in Lancashire

Dogs and their owners have been voting.

National Garden Scheme

Beautiful Lancashire gardens available to view via National Garden Scheme

People love a good nosey around someone else’s garden to see how they form their perennials and now is the perfect chance to snoop.
Mike Connolly transformed Cat's Whiskers into a clubbing mecca. (s)

Gentleman Mike leaves behind Cat's Whiskers legacy in Burnley

A Burnley nightclub boss who transformed Cat’s Whiskers and “put the town’s nightlife on the map” has died.
Ribble Valley Under 10s with Kerry Almond. All photos by Jonathan Haworth.

Thousands attend local netball tournament

If anyone had any doubt that netball is on the rise, then the answer was clearly visible in Longridge this weekend as Ribble Valley Netball Club held its annual tournament at St Cecilia’s RC High School, writes Jonathan Haworth.
Spring Wood Picnic Site near Whalley

Do you fancy becoming a countryside volunteer?

Lancashire County Council's countryside service has opportunities available for anyone who enjoys the outdoors to get involved in looking after their favourite local beauty spot.

Sarah Hirst set up her own business making gluten free food after finding out she had Coeliac disease.

Sarah on a mission to feed the world with gorgeous gluten free food

Bread and Belgian buns were two of Sarah Hirst's favourite foods.
Dog grooming

Where are the best dog grooming salons in Lancashire?

Dogs love being pampered and groomed.
The home has been described as "one of the finest homes in the North West."

Stunning £3.75m Simonstone home "one of the finest in the North West"

A local estate agent has called a nine-bedroom luxury home in Simonstone boasting a heated indoor swimming pool and 10 acres of land "one of the finest homes in the North West".

Where to do glass making and blowing in Lancashire

Being taught to blow, make and shape your own glass product
The property is a Grade II-listed building. (photo credit: Savills)

Swimming pool included: nine-bedroom Burnley home on sale for £3.75m

For anyone house hunting with a cool £3.75m burning a hole in their well-lined pockets, a local nine-bedroom, Grade II-listed property replete with a heated indoor swimming pool, Victorian stables, and a tree-lined driveway might be of interest.
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