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  • Most of all, though, I love Clitheroe, which is exactly how a town should be – by which I mean, of course, that it is the way towns were when I was little, and my idea of heaven was a Swizzels lolly and a bottle of green pop you say limeade; I say green pop.

    My food Narnia is just past Preston

  • Trains from Clitheroe: to Blackburn (22 mins); Bolton (51 mins); and Manchester (78 mins).

    Where else can I go?

  • Health service East Lancashire NHS teaching primary care trust – which runs Clitheroe community hospital – has "good" quality of commissioning and "fair" financial management.

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  • This pub-restaurant with rooms near the ancient market town of Clitheroe offers "impulse breaks" on its website – Friday or Sunday nights, at a discounted rate of £85 instead of £99 per room, provided you eat dinner.

    Accommodation review | The Spread Eagle, Sawley, Lancashire

  • The pretty town of Clitheroe is famed for its quirky shops.

    Accommodation review | The Spread Eagle, Sawley, Lancashire

  • Kaleidotrope contributor Heather Clitheroe ( "Replicate Fade," April 2009) reads her short story "Come to Me" from the new vampire anthology Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead:


  • Helen Clitheroe, aged 37, finished fourth in the 3,000m with a new personal best of 8:39.81 – the fastest time in Europe this year – while Jenny Meadows won the 800m in 1:59.22, the third fastest time in Europe this year.

    Mo Farah hits the heights as new methods pay off in Birmingham

  • As Mrs Forbes bullies her gentle, frustrated husband, who consoles himself online with "a dusky beauty in Samoa but who actually lives in Clitheroe," Graham gets himself entangled with a blackmailing policeman, and his clever, determined wife takes control as once again, farce drives the story to its satirical denouement.

    Smut: Two Unseemly Stories by Alan Bennett – review

  • A hardened couple, featureless and hooded inside their green anoraks, gave Elizabeth Clitheroe a muffled greeting.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • And Elizabeth Clitheroe felt, as she made her way back to her car, that Zoe was suspicious with good cause.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing


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