Now book yourself in for very special memories

As we contemplate Christmas books, we think about the characters portrayed in them, and as a child, one letter to Santa was for a Rupert Bear book.

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Paralympic champion Stephanie Slater with pupils from Class Four at Longridge CE Primary School, as they interview Stephanie about her achievements thoughout her career and her experience at Rio 2016.

Steph talks medal joy

Pupils turned reporters for a special meet and greet with Longridge’s Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie Slater.

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Rev. Andrew Froud with pupils from St Michael and St John's Primary School choir, as they sing at the annual Crib Dedication ceremony at Clitheroe Castle gates.

Primary pupils sing at crib dedication service

Clitheroe Town Council’s annual crib dedication service took place at the Castle Gates this week.

Ribblesdale High School skiers who are (boys team) Will Austin, Ciaran Bradwell, Joel Whitfield and Daniel Wilson and the (girls team) Eleanor Jessop, Rebecca Heselton, Georgia Singh and Ellie Culshaw. (s)

Skiers' success was all downhill

Talented skiers from Clitheroe's Ribblesdale High School have brought sporting glory to the Ribble Valley.

David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Jane Booth and Graham Lowe with advice about helping  young people to stay safe on line

Help keep your kids safe online: Essential safeguarding tips from Lancashire experts

As the gift season approaches and young people hope for new phones and other Internet accessing devices two Lancashire safeguarding experts tell Fiona Finch why it’s time for a rethink on just what we tell the children.

Chef Lisa Goodwin Allen (front row centre) with catering staff  who are (back row,left to right) Lou Fulwell, Kim Sherlicker, Kelly Baron, toni Warburton and Joanne Jackson and (front row)
Amanda McCreadie and Sandra Garner.

Top chef educatering in school's new dining hall

How many school dining areas can boast a Michelin Star chef? Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe can.

School children in a classroom

Unions claim hundreds of Lancashire teaching jobs will go in next four years

HUNDREDS of teachers could be lost from schools across Lancashire over the next four years, trade unions have claimed.

Will, Dan and Kev show off their new website Impulse

Students launch website to help plan the best night out

A website which tells you where to go on a night out in Preston has been launched by three university students in the city.

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St James' CE Primary School Year Five pupils working with The Young Uns.

Folk band helps primary school pupils record a song

Pupils at a Clitheroe primary school penned and recorded a song as part of a local history project.

Mark Hendrick MP

MP Mark Hendrick says foreign students benefit Preston

Preston MP Mark Hendrick has warned that leaving the European Union could seriously disadvantage British universities seeking to attract foreign students.

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Rachel Pinder in the kitchen.

Clitheroe cookery student Rachel creates her own ‘Knives and Fawkes’ evening

A Clitheroe A Level 3 professional cookery student from Accrington and Rossendale College got the chance to put her culinary skills to the test when she hosted her very own Brought to You By menu in the college’s state-of-the-art Roots Restaurant.

Tarja Wilson and Dave Padley received their Landscapes For Life awards from County Coun Albert Atkinson

Bowland duo gain coveted Landscapes For Life awards

Two of Lancashire’s most dedicated countryside experts have been formally thanked for their contribution to the Bowland countryside.

Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School has been rated "good" by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted’s praise for village primary school

A Ribble Valley village primary school continues to be “good” according to Ofsted inspectors.

Staff at Inspirations, Preston

Children in Need madness

Schools, shops and business have been showing their fun side as part of this year’s big Children in Need fund-raiser.
Lancashire County Council have placed traffic warning signs outside Sabden Primary School.

‘Small village school with big school aspirations’ says Ofsted

A Sabden school is celebrating after getting a huge thumbs up from Ofsted.

Brockholes Wood Community School pay tribute to  World War One soldiers with their new art work

City remembers with tour of Commonwealth graves

The spotlight will be on Preston’s Commonwealth war graves as part of Remembrance Day commemorations this weekend.

Local dignitaries and guest of honour, with Gareth Bowden (centre), along with some of our prize winners at St Augustine's RC High School's awards evening.

Pupils reflect on results and successes

There was a special feel to the awards evening held at St Augustine’s RC High School as former pupils celebrated their time at the school while reflecting on wider successes over the past years.

Jacob Lutwyche who has been chosen to play hockey for Team GB

Talented young ice hockey player chosen for Team GB

A student from Whalley has been selected to represent Great Britain in the under 16s elite ice hockey team in December.

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Schools in the Ribble Valley have been warned to be vigilant to prevent an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Schools appealed to be vigilant as winter vomiting bug season arrives

Schools across the Ribble Valley have been warned to be vigilant to prevent an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

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