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Fans of Blackburn’s last heavy metal pub backing campaign to reopen live music venue

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

FANS of Blackburn’s last heavy metal pub are backing a campaign to reopen the live music venue.

DICING WITH DEATH: Police warn children trespassing on railways after eight near-misses in a month

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 30th June 2015

POLICE were today issuing a warning to parents to stop their children trespassing on East Lancashire’s railways after eight near-misses in less than a month.

Rail passengers fed up with late services, expensive tickets and dirty trains

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 27th June 2015

A RAIL chief has apologised to passengers after a major survey showed they are fed up with late services, expensive tickets and dirty trains.

Darwen barber's set for youth 'hang-out zone' which could host FIFA tournaments

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Monday 22nd June 2015

A HANG-OUT zone, including computer consoles, could be created at the back of a Darwen barber’s shop.

FRESH APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this woman

Chorley Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

POLICE have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Leyland last year.

Towers crash teen will sue

Chorley Citizen:

12:34pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A TEENAGER seriously injured in the Alton Towers Smiler crash is expected to make a “substantial claim for damages” and expects a criminal prosecution to be seriously considered, her lawyer says.

'Good natured' rider donates payout to hospice

Chorley Citizen:

12:32pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A CYCLIST who was injured when a tree fell on him has donated £500 of the compensation he was awarded to Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Police appeal for couple who may hold clues to raid car

Chorley Citizen:

8:59am Tuesday 9th June 2015

DETECTIVES investigating a post office robbery in Rishton are appealing for help identifying two people who may hold vital clues.

Talk reveals the secrets of how to tame TV dragons

Chorley Citizen:

4:34pm Monday 8th June 2015

THREE of the biggest names in Lancashire’s economy will give talks at an event in Blackburn this week.

489 Blackburn families on the brink of being kicked out of their homes

Chorley Citizen:

4:28pm Monday 8th June 2015

MORE than 1,650 families across East Lancashire are on the brink of being kicked out of their homes, according to figures released today.

Darwen singer who performed at Glastonbury set for comeback

Chorley Citizen:

11:25am Monday 8th June 2015

A SINGER, who has performed at the Glastonbury Festival is making comeback to the music scene with a new album, single and animated music video.

10 things to do this weekend across East Lancashire - and it's going to be SUNNY!

Chorley Citizen:

2:23pm Friday 5th June 2015

WITH the weather improving there are numerous events for families to enjoy in the area this weekend.

Police net tightens on Twitter and Facebook trolls

Chorley Citizen: Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday April 15

File photo dated 10/12/13 of icons 
for social networks as the increasing number of older people using digital technology has sparked a social media exodus among younger users, a report has claimed. PRESS ASSOCIATION

2:20pm Friday 5th June 2015

SOARING numbers of alleged crimes on social media are being probed by police in the district.

Autumn 10k event aims to highlight Padiham’s great surroundings

Chorley Citizen:

3:22pm Thursday 4th June 2015

ATHLETES and fun-runners from around the North West are set to descend on Padiham in the autumn for a new race designed to show off the town.

New Clarets store will be three times bigger than current premises at Turf Moor

Chorley Citizen:

3:17pm Thursday 4th June 2015

BURNLEY Football Club is building a new supporters’ shop as part of the regeneration of Turf Moor.

Staff at Calderstones hospital in protest over ‘20% pay cut’

Chorley Citizen:

2:09pm Thursday 4th June 2015

STAFF at a secure hospital have staged a protest and are to ballot for strike action after a number were told they face a pay cut.

MONSTER: Teen catches 37lb carp on holiday in France - one of the largest ever brought in on a rod

Chorley Citizen:

1:23pm Thursday 4th June 2015

AN EAST Lancashire teenager angler had nothing to carp about after reeling in a massive catch.

HYNDBURN HELPERS: Hot food is on its way for homeless

Chorley Citizen: CHARITY: On a Bolton street an As Suffa volunteer helps a homeless man with a hot meal and a food parcel

1:14pm Thursday 4th June 2015

A GROUP which gives out food and support to vulnerable people is to get a new kitchen so it can resume distributing hot food to the homeless.

East Lancashire fashionista will be blitzed by colours in charity run

Chorley Citizen:

12:18pm Thursday 4th June 2015

AN EAST Lancashire fashionista will be blitzed by colours this weekend to raise money for charity.

UPDATE: ‘Despicable’ couple use young boy as decoy to steal from 93-year-old woman

Chorley Citizen:

7:30am Friday 5th June 2015

A ‘DESPICABLE’ couple used a four-year-old boy as a decoy to steal from the house of a 93-year-old woman.

Chorley squash star focuses on $100k tourney success

Chorley Citizen:

3:14pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

LAURA Massaro is hoping to end the season on a high as she competes in the Alexandria International Squash Open in Egypt this week.

Stone installed for VC recipient

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 9th June 2015

A COMMEMORATIVE paving stone has been unveiled to honour the memory of a Victoria Cross recipient.

Enthusiastic students enjoy music masterclass

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Monday 8th June 2015

WEST End star Kate Chapman is giving students tips from the top – and her musical theatre after-school club has proved a hit.

Campaign launched to save one of East Lancashire’s oldest cemeteries

Chorley Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A CAMPAIGN is being launched to save one of East Lancashire’s oldest cemeteries from falling into disrepair.

Big Lunch is an ‘ice breaker’

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Sunday 7th June 2015

PEOPLE from South Ribble joined together to celebrate their community and enjoy a ‘Big Lunch’ at Worden Park in Leyland.

Bird attacked and killed in front of shocked onlookers

Chorley Citizen:

2:28pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A MOTHER swan who had recently hatched three cygnets has been savaged and killed by a dog in front of appalled witnesses in a park.

Euxton Villa FC gets funding boost

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 6th June 2015

EUXTON Villa FC has been given a funding boost, thanks to sponsorship from local business, The W Howard Group.

Tee off for fundraising golf day in aid of Derian House

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 5th June 2015

A POPULAR golf event in aid of a Lancashire children’s charity will return this month for the 18th successive year.

Logistics firm takes top prize

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

A CHORLEY haulage and logistics business has beaten international rivals to win a major accolade from a manufacturing giant.

New play area opens at Astley Park

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

CHILDREN visiting Chorley’s Astley Park can now create their own outdoor adventure after the area’s first themed destination play area was officially opened.

Chorley's new cabinet is announced

Chorley Citizen:

1:53pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

THE executive cabinet at Chorley Council was announced at the annual meeting.

Community dealt a ‘body blow’ as RBS pulls out of Coppull

Chorley Citizen: RBS to axe 30,000 jobs as part of plans to shrink bailed-out bank

1:49pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A BANK branch which has been at the core of a village for generations is to close.

Community food event is a home-grown success

Chorley Citizen:

1:28pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

AROUND 60 residents and staff took part in a ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ community food growing day at the Great Meadow Planter in Astley Village.

New cocktail bar and English tea room to be unveiled in Darwen

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A NEW cocktail bar and English tea room is to be unveiled in Darwen next month.

More than 5,500 new homes needed in Pendle, according to report

Chorley Citizen:

11:56am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

MORE than 5,500 new homes are needed in Pendle, according to a report that has been published this week.

Firefighters called to attic fire in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

9:11am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

TWO engines attended a fire in Burlington Street in Blackburn last night.

Former Darwen pub could be turned into 15 flats

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A DARWEN pub could be converted into bedsits, it has emerged.

Blackburn man set to cycle through Southeast Asian jungles to help fund stillbirth research

Chorley Citizen:

1:50pm Monday 1st June 2015

A BLACKBURN man is to cycle through the Southeast Asian jungles to help fund research to reduce the number of stillbirths.

IN PICTURES: Accrington beauty named town's official carnival queen

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

AN Accrington teenager is practising her waves after becoming the town’s official Queen.

Astley Park’s new themed ‘destination play area’ due to open on May 29

Chorley Citizen:

3:41pm Friday 29th May 2015

CHILDREN will soon get the chance to play on Astley Park’s new themed ‘destination play area’ after it was announced that it will open on May 29.

ATTENTION! Crowds urged to line Chorley streets as regiment granted freedom

Chorley Citizen:

3:33pm Friday 29th May 2015

A MILITARY regiment will parade through the streets next month after they were granted the freedom of the borough — only the fourth time such an accolade has been awarded.

Six pedal down country to honour one of ‘Rossendale’s kindest men’

Chorley Citizen:

1:21pm Friday 29th May 2015

AN EMOTIONAL ride the length of Britain in celebration of one of ‘Rossendale’s kindest men’ reaches its finale today.

Controversial £20m re-development of Rawtenstall town centre stalled

Chorley Citizen: MP Jake Berry

1:17pm Friday 29th May 2015

THE controversial £20m re-development of Rawtenstall town centre has stalled while talks are held to ensure the town’s heritage is maintained.

VIDEO: Britain’s Got Talent star Ella Shaw vows to battle on after semi-final exit

Chorley Citizen:

9:42am Friday 29th May 2015

SHE has proved she has got the voice — and now she is vowing to prove the judges wrong.

Mother swan savaged by pet dog dies after attack

Chorley Citizen:

9:40am Friday 29th May 2015

A MOTHER swan who had recently hatched three cygnets has been savaged and killed by a dog in front of appalled witnesses in a park.

Queen set for Lancashire visit - a place she'd like to retire to...

Chorley Citizen:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

THE Queen is in Lancashire on Friday – visiting an area she has said she’d like to retire to.

Dance workshop giving introduction to Northern Soul moves for beginners

Chorley Citizen:

2:40pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A DANCE workshop giving an introduction to Northern Soul moves for beginners is being held as interest in the musical genre grows.

Great Harwood Show: Thousands join in the fun of Bank Holiday event

Chorley Citizen:

2:15pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

FROM pygmy goats to ferret racing, medieval jousting and birds of prey, Great Harwood Show left a crowd of more than 10,000 thoroughly entertained.

Darwen chemical plant staff set to strike over hours increase without pay

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Monday 25th May 2015

AROUND 250 workers at a chemical plant in Darwen are set to strike tomorrow after bosses announced their hours would be increased by 3.5 hours per week with no extra pay.

LANKY TWANG: Calls for Lancashire phrases to follow 'shizzle and 'obvs' into Scrabble list

Chorley Citizen:

9:37am Friday 22nd May 2015

A CHAMPION of Lanky Twang has called on a popular board game to help resurrect the county’s lost language.

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