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Woman who took barbering course to avoid making mess of husband's hair opens her own salon

Chorley Citizen:

3:32pm Friday 27th February 2015

A WOMAN who took a barbering course as she did not want to make a mess of cutting her husband’s hair has opened her own salon.

Walk honours Chorley Pals who went through town to war

Chorley Citizen:

6:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

CHORLEY Pals were remembered this week precisely 100 years on from when they marched through the town to go to war.

East Lancashire company restoring Lincoln Castle grounds may come across artefacts

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A LANDSCAPING firm chosen to transform the grounds of a historic castle is to be shadowed by an archaeologist in case its workers uncover any centuries-old artefacts.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS 2015: Afternoon of tea and friendship for retirees

Chorley Citizen:

2:22pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

MORE than 260 older people gathered in the splendid surroundings of the King George’s Hall to enjoy an afternoon tea and a social gathering.

Silver band appoint tuba player as youngest conductor in the country

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A LONG-ESTABLISHED brass band believes it has appointed the youngest conductor in the country.

Good Neighbours Awards 2015: Neighbours speak

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 19th February 2015

CARRIE Nestor, is the project co-ordinator for the Friends for Life group in Higher Croft which has 155 people over the age of 55 who meet to socialise and take part in a range of activities.

Decision to refuse permission for housing development on derelict Camelot site will not be appealed

Chorley Citizen: STRUGGLE: The theme park will not re-open in April after receivers moved in

11:31am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A DECISION to refuse permission for a massive housing development on the site of a former theme park will not be appealed.

DONKEY KONG: Retro gaming exhibition set for Blackburn return

Chorley Citizen:

9:34am Monday 16th February 2015

RETRO games art exhibition Pixel Lust will return to Blackburn for a second time next month.

Community Payback workers join with trust to help refresh popular waterway

Chorley Citizen:

10:05am Saturday 14th February 2015

THE canal though central Burnley is being given a spring clean by those serving community punishment for their crimes.

Walker fined £400 for left dog foul

Chorley Citizen: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

3:30pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A DOG owner faces a bill of more than £400 after failing to pick up after her pet when it fouled whilst out for a walk.

New Prairie Sports Village - which will include 18-bay golf range - rapidly taking shape

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

THE new Prairie Sports Village is rapidly taking shape with work starting on the main structure and footballers already training there.

Drugs linked to Clarets fan death after collapsing in street

Chorley Citizen: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

6:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

A ‘KIND and generous’ football fan died after collapsing in the street, an inquest has heard.

Annual business event welcomes Olympic athlete

Chorley Citizen:

1:59pm Monday 9th February 2015

A FORMER Olympic gold medallist will be the key-note speaker at an annual business event.

Blackburn church films shine light into darkness

Chorley Citizen:

1:55pm Monday 9th February 2015

A TOURING exhibition of films by acclaimed film and video artists will be shown at an iconic Blackburn church next month.

Heart-warming Blackburn campaign sees fundraisers wrap up for elderly

Chorley Citizen:

1:53pm Monday 9th February 2015

BLACKBURN schools and businesses have been ‘wearing it woolly’ in a bid to raise cash for local services and to increase awareness of the issues faced by the elderly over the course of the winter period.

UP FOR SALE: Fancy a former police station to yourself? It's only £130,000...

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 5th February 2015

A FORMER police station and four closed pubs are among dozens of well-known premises going under the hammer at a property auction later this month.

Charity 10k attracts crowd to raise funds

Chorley Citizen:

5:40pm Monday 2nd February 2015

AFTER a week’s postponement due to bad weather, hundreds of runners donned their trainers for East Lancashire Hospice’s annual 10k run.

Bid for funding to support Blackburn playground

Chorley Citizen:

5:32pm Monday 2nd February 2015

THE Friends of Roe Lee Park group is currently compiling information and quotes to put together an ambitious lottery bid of up to £1m for a new extended playground and re-surfacing of the Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs).

FIVE ARRESTED: Police officers hit by getaway car after Accrington robbery

Chorley Citizen: police officer rear

6:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

TWO police officers were struck by a getaway car as it fled the scene of a robbery.

New East Lancashire ‘community paramedic’ one of first to be appointed in UK

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A NEW ‘community paramedic’ in East Lancashire is one of the first to be appointed in the UK.

Bus driver left 'shaken and nervous' after youth snatched takings on late-night service

Chorley Citizen: police officer rear

3:30pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A BUS driver was left “shaken and nervous” after a youth snatched her purse and takings as she commenced a late-night service.

TOUCH OF DOWNTON: Accrington Town Hall unveils £750k ballroom restoration

Chorley Citizen:

9:16am Friday 23rd January 2015

A TOUCH of ‘Downton’ has been created in Accrington as the Town Hall unveiled its £750,000 ballroom restoration.

Aldi store set to bring 50 jobs

Chorley Citizen:

4:11pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi are to open a new store, creating around 50 jobs.

Paddlers raising funds for Pendleside Hospice in Boundary Water Park

Chorley Citizen:

3:01pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A TEAM of swimmers are set to splash out in aid of hospice care when they cover the distance of English Channel.

SO CRUEL: Man admits causing unnecessary suffering to pigs and chickens found in ‘appalling squalor’

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A MAN has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to pigs and chickens found in ‘appalling squalor’.

PRECIOUS: Students enthralled by 4.6 billion-year-old moon rock

Chorley Citizen:

9:49am Tuesday 20th January 2015

MAN may have landed on the moon in 1969 but the moon landed in Chorley for the first time this week.

Budget supermarket chain Aldi set to open new store - creating 50 jobs

Chorley Citizen: Aldi has pledged to create 35,000 new jobs in the UK as it strives for 1,000 stores by 2022.

9:30am Monday 19th January 2015

BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi is set to open a new store in Chorley, creating around 50 jobs.

Burnley headteacher to retire after 30 years at school

Chorley Citizen:

3:34pm Friday 16th January 2015

A HEAD teacher who has presided over a Burnley school for more than two decades has announced he is to retire later this year.

Nelson school judged “outstanding” in all aspects of mathematics teaching

Chorley Citizen:

4:42pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A JUNIOR school had “sum celebration” after being judged “outstanding” in all aspects of their mathematics teaching.

Chorley GP suspended following watchdog investigation

Chorley Citizen:

4:25pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A DOCTOR who has worked as a town centre GP for 28 years has been suspended as an investigation into him continues.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: One in three people born in East Lancashire will live to 100

Chorley Citizen:

3:43pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

INCREASES in life expectancy mean that one person in three born in East Lancashire this year is expected to live to be 100.

Tributes paid to ‘superbly talented’ musician from Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

4:34pm Monday 12th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘superbly talented’ rock musician from Chorley who died suddenly in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Green company gets boost with £5.5m contract

Chorley Citizen:

3:50pm Monday 12th January 2015

A CHORLEY-BASED green services company has secured a £5.5 million contract to provide landscaping and tree management service for a power company.

Prime East Lancashire department gets NHS awards

Chorley Citizen:

12:50pm Monday 5th January 2015

MEDICS and hospital staff have been given recognition as being one of the leading departments in the country.

Special stamps celebrating achievements and iconic locations collected together

Chorley Citizen:

2:13pm Friday 2nd January 2015

SPECIAL stamps issued to celebrate achievements and iconic locations in the region have been collected together to mark 50 years since their creation.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche celebrates thrilling comeback at Manchester City by watching Cinderella

Chorley Citizen:

10:24am Wednesday 31st December 2014

CLARETS boss Sean Dyche took time out from the team’s busy festive period in a traditional way by joining a Burnley singing star at the panto he is performing in.

Clarets striker Danny Ings rewarded for off-field charity work

Chorley Citizen:

9:37am Tuesday 30th December 2014

STAR striker Danny Ings has been rewarded for his off-field charity work inspired by a young Clarets fan.

North West Blood Bikes: Meet the heroes on two wheels who speed vital supplies to medics

Chorley Citizen:

12:54pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A TEAM of dedicated motorcyclists and volunteers who provide a pivotal service to the NHS and hospices will be helping to save lives throughout the festive season.

WATCH: Video gig big hit for Nelson legal firm

Chorley Citizen:

11:07am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A LEGAL firm entered the festive spirit by producing a musical video hailing small businesses in Pendle.

Pupils remember First World War soldiers' wartime truce with football match

Chorley Citizen:

9:34am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have emulated players from the Premier League and Football League to mark an impromptu ceasefire 100 years after the event.

East Lancs schoolgirl who raised money for hospice described as ‘role model’ by her school

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL, who made Christmas stars in honour of her beloved grandad to raise money for a hospice, has been described as a ‘role model’ by her school.

Consultation period over Blackburn with Darwen library services

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 22nd December 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on the future of community libraries.

Meals on Wheels service to help the elderly

Chorley Citizen:

5:01pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A MEALS on Wheels service which has recently been rolled out to older people across is proving a huge success.

Church of England’s first ever female bishop began career in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

2:43pm Thursday 18th December 2014

THE woman appointed the Church of England’s first ever female bishop began her career in Blackburn.

Hundreds remember loved ones at East Lancashire Hospice event in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

12:15pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

MORE than 800 people packed into Blackburn Cathedral to remember loved ones at a hospice’s Light up a Life event.

First direct train from Burnley to Manchester in a generation

Chorley Citizen:

2:40pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE first direct train from Burnley to Manchester in a generation departed on Sunday - raising cash for charities along the way.

Derian House at Chorley to benefit from backing of The X Factor and The Chase

Chorley Citizen:

2:36pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A CHILDREN’S hospice will receive a cash boost worth tens of thousands of pounds after two of television’s biggest shows pledged support.

Top honour for man whose determination led to creation of Blackburn hospice

Chorley Citizen:

4:23pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A MAN whose single-minded determination led to the creation of a Blackburn hospice has been rewarded with a lifetime achievement award.

East Lancashire nursery nurse seals place in London Marathon - after years of trying...

Chorley Citizen:

5:06pm Monday 8th December 2014

AFTER failing to gain entry in the London Marathon for the past three years, 33-year-old Charlie Green from Great Harwood has finally secured a coveted place in the 26-mile long distance running event.

Vicar's ex-Blackburn parish voices shock at his murder arrest

Chorley Citizen:

10:57am Friday 5th December 2014

A COMMUNITY has been left in shock after its former vicar was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a baby.

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