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Blackburn schoolgirl is 'first football mascot to wear headscarf'

Chorley Citizen: Yaya Toure apparently feels unloved by his Manchester City employers

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL became an internet sensation after she escorted Manchester City’s Yaya Toure on to the pitch wearing her headscarf - in the club’s sky blue colours.

UPDATE: Hundreds of Colne homes and businesses without water

Chorley Citizen: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

12:40pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOL was forced to close as hundreds of homes and premises in Colne had their water supplies cut off or suffered pressure problems.

Heritage festival embraced by the whole of East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

1:24pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BLACKBURN’S market will open for the first time on a Sunday as the whole of the East Lancashire embraces heritage- themed events over the coming days.

Man who fell to death from Burnley multi-storey car park named

Chorley Citizen:

10:49am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN who died after falling more than 50ft from a multi-storey car park in Burnley town centre has been named.

UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after horror at Entwistle railway station

Chorley Citizen: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

AN INVESTIGATION is ongoing after a man received serious injuries to his feet after being struck by a train while on a railway platform.

CHORLEY LIVE: 200 live acts all for a fiver

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wristbands have gone on sale for the two-day music entertainment event Chorley Live.

Discover your inner author in annual short story competition

Chorley Citizen: Positivity needed

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Writers are being asked to consider their sins for Chorley and District Writers’ Circle as part of its annual national short story competition.

Travellers handed plot next to Chorley pub

Chorley Citizen: Euro Car Park, Eanam

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A PROPOSED location for a permanent Gypsy and Traveller site in Chorley has been confirmed – close to a pub and historic cottages.

North Ferriby victory puts Magpies in pole position

Chorley Citizen:

1:28pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CHORLEY hit the top of the Vanarama Conference North last night with a hard-fought 1-0 win over North Ferriby at Victory Park.

200 extra staff to dish out free food at East Lancs schools

Chorley Citizen:

3:12pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MORE than 200 extra staff have been recruited to cope with an anticipated 40 per cent increase in infants eating hot lunches at schools.

Ribble Valley tour guide publishes book based on ghostly goings-on and folklore

Chorley Citizen:

3:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POPULAR tour guide cited as one of the area’s ‘tourism superstars’ has published a book based on historic ghost stories and folklore.

UPDATE: Man in Burnley car park death plunge

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAN died after falling more than 50ft from a multi-storey car park in Burnley town centre.

Changing face of Blackburn subject of many poems by writer Mark Ward

Chorley Citizen:

4:40pm Friday 5th September 2014

A POET who takes his inspiration from the dramatically changing face of Blackburn is launching a new collection of his work.

Historic Lancashire ‘flying’ arches back in place after eight years

Chorley Citizen:

12:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

AN ARCHITECTURAL wonder has returned to Lancashire’s railway with the historic ‘Flying Arches’ re-introduced after eight years.

Historic architectural wonder returns to railway between Chorley and Leyland

Chorley Citizen:

4:05pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AN architectural wonder has returned to the railway between Chorley and Leyland with the historic ‘Flying Arches’ re-introduced after eight years.

Tributes paid to former Burnley headteacher and historian

Chorley Citizen:

3:50pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A FORMER headteacher who wrote a successful book about the West Pennine moors has died.

Tributes paid after death of Chorley mother and her toddler

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a woman and toddler who were found dead at their home in Chorley.

Blackburn teen's sights on flying

Chorley Citizen:

3:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGER is reaching for the skies with her ambition to become a pilot – and has already clocked up hours at the controls of several planes.

East Lancashire cricket stars doodle for charity

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Sunday 17th August 2014

CRICKET stars Jimmy Anderson and David Lloyd have gone back to the drawing board to be depicted in cartoon form by England players.

Woman and toddler found dead at Chorley home identified

Chorley Citizen:

9:15am Friday 15th August 2014

THE identities of a woman and toddler found dead in Chorley have been released.

Woman and toddler found dead at Chorley house

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MURDER investigation is underway following the deaths of a woman and toddler in Chorley.

Driver arrested as police investigate death of chef

Chorley Citizen:

5:11pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A DRIVER has been arrested after a young chef was found dead in the road shortly after leaving work at a nearby pub.

Curtain up on young Burnley actors’ Edinburgh Fringe thriller

Chorley Citizen:

4:11pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A THEATRE group is enjoying the culmination of a year’s efforts as it performs to an international audience, rubbing shoulders with stars of the future at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Magnificent Chorley march on in national cricket knockout

Chorley Citizen:

9:42am Tuesday 5th August 2014

CHORLEY eased to one of their greatest victories in years on Sunday as they saw off York with a scintillating display of controlled aggression.

Woman's body found in Rivington Lake

Chorley Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

3:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE body of a woman in her 20s has been found in a reservoir.

Blackburn-born Waltons star to attend fan convention

Chorley Citizen: In Brief

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Chorley music pioneer who founded 80s band Ultravox given uni honour

Chorley Citizen:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PIONEER of electronic music has been made an honorary doctor of philosophy.

Sword terror at Burnley betting shop

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SWORD-wielding masked robber terrorised staff at a betting shop before escaping with cash.

Three-acre Chorley fishing lake on sale for £40,000

Chorley Citizen:

2:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

I IT’S every angler’s dream to own a lake stocked with an abundance of fish.

Man arrested after alleged sexual assault on schoolgirl

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

10:15am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after an alleged sexual assault on a schoolgirl.

Promoted Magpies choose purple strip

Chorley Citizen:

4:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Newly-promoted Chorley will be donning a purple kit in the 2014/15 Conference North season.

200 jobs hope in £10m Chorley plan

Chorley Citizen:

4:22pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Plans have been released for a £10million shopping centre extension which could create 200 jobs and bring a flagship retailer to Chorley.

TRAGEDY: Teen dies in garden chimenea fireball accident

Chorley Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died after being engulfed in flames when a fireball ignited during attempts to light a garden chimenea.

Major rail route shut for six weeks

Chorley Citizen: Chorley Flying Arches

1:43pm Friday 27th June 2014

A MAJOR rail route will be closed for six weeks as the track inside a tunnel is lowered.

Lake tragedy brings back heartbreak for mother

Chorley Citizen: MOTHER’S WARNING: Beckie Ramsey, with a picture of her son Dylan

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A water safety campaigner whose son died in a hot weather swimming accident is fronting a regional campaign to keep youngsters safe.

New Eccleston library ready for the community

Chorley Citizen: read it: From left, County Couns Marcus Johnstone and Jennifer Mein; branch manager Julie Baxendale, Diane Scarborough, district manager; County Coun Kevin Ellard, and pupils from Eccleston Primary School

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Eccleston Library has officially opened the doors of its newly-built premises.

Victoria Cross soldier’s relatives united after 100 years

Chorley Citizen: NEW RELATIONS: Stella Holmes and John McNamara meet at last a century after the Great War

3:41pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Research into a First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross has brought together his two remaining relatives for the first time almost a century after his death.

Ex-Lancashire police dog put to sleep after attack

Chorley Citizen: Former police dog Max with his handler PC Jon Kelly

3:41pm Friday 20th June 2014

A POLICE dog who was forced into retirement after being attacked in the line of duty has been put down after injuring an officer who adopted him.

Call for garden champs in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: GREEN: Winners of the 2013 competition celebrate their success

3:27pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The final call is being made for blooming good gardeners to enter the town’s annual garden competition.

Nelson firm positive despite rise in bank debt

Chorley Citizen: Daisy CEO Matthew Riley

12:36pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

NELSON-based internet and telecommuincations company Daisy Group say they view the year ahead with “optimism and confidence” despite their bank debt rising by £33 million in the past 12 months.

Chorley champions desperate to show raiders the red card

Chorley Citizen: Chorley’s main stand has been repeatedly targeted

11:36am Wednesday 18th June 2014

REPEATED break-ins and vandalism at a football club are ‘threatening’ its ongoing development, officials say.

‘Live’ call to musicians and venues

Chorley Citizen: Performer Alex Hardcastle at last year’s Chorley Live

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Organisers of a two-day live music and entertainment event in Chorley are calling on local performers and venues who want to take part to come forward.

Work to start on Flat Iron car park

Chorley Citizen: resurfacing work: The Flat Iron car park, Chorley

6:00am Monday 16th June 2014

Visitors to Chorley town centre are being urged to avoid the town’s Flat Iron car park as improvement works to it will start next Monday, June 16.

Eccleston woman in cross Cuba cycle challenge

Chorley Citizen: Eccleston woman in cross Cuba cycle challenge

4:08pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A charity fundraiser has battled the elements to raise £3,500 in memory of her mum after cycling across Cuba.

Chorley girl's designs become a reality

Chorley Citizen: TALENTED TOT: Lola admires her designs,

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A pupil from Charnock Richard Primary School in Chorley visited a showhome to see the bedroom she designed transformed from paper to reality.

Pride of Chorley's new first citizens

Chorley Citizen: Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Councillor Roy Lees and his wife Margaret

6:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Long serving councillor Roy Lees has donned the chains of office as the new mayor of Chorley.

Weather doesn’t dampen spirits of Chorley carnival goers

Chorley Citizen: Thousands of people attended Chorley carnival over the weekend despite rain falling during the main parade.

3:54pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Thousands of people attended Chorley carnival over the weekend despite rain falling during the main parade.

Cowling Farm site ‘wrong place for gypsy site’

Chorley Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

3:49pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Plans for a permanent Gypsy and Traveller site costing more than half a million pounds in a rural area close to a pub and historic cottages have been revealed.

Walkers set to weave around Blackburn

Chorley Citizen: Fortnight of events will showcase town and country landscapes

2:58pm Monday 9th June 2014

A FORTNIGHT of organised walking from light strolls to countryside walks is coming to Blackburn with the Weavers Way Walking Festival taking place from June 16 to 27.

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