Jeremy Corbyn could be "seen" on the streets of Clitheroe on Saturday, battling to save the NHS from an axe-wielding Theresa May! The Labour Leader was "out and about" in the town to promote a fundraising gig for the Ribble Valley Labour Party to fight government cuts to services.Giles Bridge, chairman of the local branch and one of the organisers, said: "For the Valley – Save our NHS event has been a great success."Wearing papier-mache heads representing Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May and accompanied by members dressed in scrubs, our NHS campaign leaflets were distributed and promoted at the gig, which was held on Saturday. Jeremy in particular had a great reception with cars and buses tooting their horns and people posing for selfies. It was an unusual and fun way to get our message across."The gig, held at St Mary's Centre, started with an acoustic session in the afternoon, followed by a band night attended by over 200 people. The local acts included George Banks, Mike … [Read more...] about Corbyn ‘comes’ to Clitheroe – to save the NHS!
In pictures: Clitheroe youth worker A well-respected and award-winning youth worker is taking up a new post after 44 years of dedicating his time and efforts to the youngsters of Clitheroe. It’s the end of an era for Giuseppe “Pino” Pozzi who walked through the Trinity Centre’s doors in 1974 and threw himself into youth work.One of his first tasks were to raise much-needed funds by setting up a disco at the centre. He mainly provided discos, DJ instruction and Judo instruction with young people. After 10 years volunteering, Pino undertook youth work training and got paid work where he continued to develop his skills, particularly in outdoor education, including Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, survival events, mountain biking, climbing and canoeing, as well as introducing Italian cooking to the Trinity Youth Club.Nineteen years ago he received a special award in recognition of 25 years of service to the local youngsters. His friend and former colleague, Tim … [Read more...] about Fond farewell to popular Clitheroe youth worker
Another piece of silverware is on the line when Jack Dewhurst leads his side out for his first competitive game as Clitheroe captain. The Lancashire League champions, who also won the Twenty20 under former skipper Paul Gaskell, take on Worsley Cup winners Darwen in the Ron Singleton Trophy at Birch Hall on Sunday.Last season’s top two in the league beat each other on their own turf last season with Darwen prevailing by six wickets in the first encounter.After professional Fawad Alam (61) and opener Charlie Dewhurst (56) helped the visitors to a competitive 207-6 finish, an 84-run unbeaten stand between paid man Calvin Savage and John Cordingley helped the hosts over the line.However, it was a completely different tale in the second phase of the season at Chatburn Road when Clitheroe registered a seven-wicket win.With the away side extinguished for 72, thanks to the bowling of Sam Halstead (4-25) and Alam (3-21), the Pakistan batsman fired a match-winning 42 not out.But they … [Read more...] about Clitheroe look to add even more silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet
A one-woman cabaret guaranteeing marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines is heading to Clitheroe this April as part of the Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring. Rebecca Perry is gearing up to perform her “From Judy to Bette - The Stars of Old Hollywood” show this side of the pond as part of her UK tour, which will see her come to Clitheroe Library on Saturday 21st April at 7pm.Suitable for ages 12 and above, the show shines a light on the '30s. Movies are being made faster than you can say MGM, budgets are increasing, and the studios are making pictures bigger and bigger. Within the industry, four women emerge who refuse to be “just another ingénue": Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Lucille Ball, and Bette Davis each made their own strides to make women a more prominent and powerful force in Hollywood.“The show is a power-punch of cabaret style entertainment that chronicles the life and times of four trailblazers, who saw their value before … [Read more...] about ‘Marvellous and scandalous’: one-woman cabaret show heads to Clitheroe
Motorists are being advised to drive with care after a fallen tree has blocked the A671 Pimlico Link Road. According to reports, the road is blocked both ways due to a fallen tree and there's slow moving traffic between the A59 and Lincoln Way and it's affecting traffic heading between Worston and Clitheroe.More details will follow on this website … [Read more...] about Clitheroe road blocked due to fallen tree