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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.

Rovers star and fully qualified hairdresser set to reveal his skills

Chorley Citizen:

9:35am Friday 22nd May 2015

A BLACKBURN Rovers star is to reveal skills of a different kind when he becomes a barber for the day.

Ex-Blackburn mayor’s £70k kidney care help

Chorley Citizen:

4:20pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A FORMER Blackburn mayor has handed over two new dialysis machines to the town’s hospital after raising £70k in his year in office.

Chelsea Flower Show judges impressed by piece telling the story of RAF navigator

Chorley Citizen:

3:50pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A GARDEN which reflects the amazing story of selfless bravery that began in 1943 involving an injured RAF navigator and a courageous group of French people has won a silver gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Victoria Cross recipient commemorated

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

A COMMEMORATIVE paving stone is set to be unveiled this week to honour the memory of a Victoria Cross recipient.

Chorley exhibit wins Silver at RHS

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Chorley’s first ever exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show has been awarded a silver gilt medal.

Chorley drugs gang jailed for a total of 26 years

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

TEN members of a Chorley-based cocaine and cannabis drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 26-and-a-half years.

Chorley Carnival back on after dispute over damage costs

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

CHORLEY Carnival is set to go ahead as planned after organisers seemingly cancelled the event on Wednesday.

LOVING AND FUN: Teacher honoured with lasting legacy for school

Chorley Citizen:

9:14am Monday 18th May 2015

THE memory of a teacher who spent her entire career at the primary school she had been a pupil at is leaving a lasting legacy for it’s pupils.

Duchess of Cambridge backs Derian House children’s hospice

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 15th May 2015

THE Duchess of Cambridge has sent a message of support to Derian House children’s hospice, which helps families across East Lancashire.

Ten members of cocaine and cannabis drugs gang jailed for 26 years

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Friday 15th May 2015

TEN members of a cocaine and cannabis drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 26-and-a-half years.

6 things to do this weekend in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

3:55pm Thursday 14th May 2015

FOR those wishing to get out for a fun family day in East Lancashire this weekend there are whole host of events taking place.

Intrepid duo cycle 3,800 miles across America for children’s charity

Chorley Citizen:

3:01pm Thursday 14th May 2015

TWO men have completed a 3,800-mile USA coast-to-coast bike ride to raise money in tribute to a 12-year-old boy who died from a brain tumour.

Pizza Hut set to deliver new outlet in town centre

Chorley Citizen: You're taking the Pizza - Roundhaw Estate a no-go for Pizza Hut delivery

9:45am Thursday 14th May 2015

GLOBAL food chain Pizza Hut is set to open an outlet in a new development in Chorley town centre.

Latest Blackburn crash brings new calls for safety measures on road

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

A COUNCILLOR has renewed calls for further traffic calming measures in a Blackburn street following another road smash.

Towneley Hall to open its doors after dark for free special tours

Chorley Citizen: Towneley Hall

2:10pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

IF HOLLYWOOD is to be believed, once doors at a museum are closed for the night, all exhibits come to life.

Inspired artist’s Chelsea Flower Show exhibit pays homage to dad’s valour

Chorley Citizen:

1:10pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A STORY of selfless bravery that began in 1943 involving an injured RAF navigator and a courageous group of French people will get the public attention it deserves as part of an East Lancashire town’s first ever exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show.

Police release E-fit of man wanted in connection with stabbing

Chorley Citizen:

12:41pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

A TEENAGER was stabbed while in the back garden of his own home.

New partnership set to boost jobs at haulage and logistics business

Chorley Citizen:

9:54am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A PARTNERSHIP between a leading haulage and logistics business and a pallet distribution network has created a new northern hub which will put Lancashire firmly on the map for national palletised distribution.

Chorley DJ is star of Peter Kay's sitcom 'Car Share'

Chorley Citizen:

9:25am Wednesday 13th May 2015

YOU might not recognise radio DJ Rob Charles – but his voice has been heard by millions on Peter Kay’s sitcom Car Share.

Brave Chorley navigator's story to be shown at Chelsea Flower Show

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A STORY of selfless bravery that began in 1943 involving an injured RAF navigator and a courageous group of French people will be a part of Chorley Council’s first ever exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show.

Chorley bucks national trend with General election results

Chorley Citizen:

8:39am Wednesday 13th May 2015

LABOUR retained Chorley with Lindsay Hoyle bucking the national trend and almost doubling his majority.

Pizza chain announces plans for Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Pizza Hut - 50% off Food

8:35am Wednesday 13th May 2015

GLOBAL food chain Pizza Hut is set to open an outlet in a newly built development in Chorley town centre.

BATTLING BACK: Blaze-hit traders vow to carry on despite market fire drama

Chorley Citizen:

8:34am Wednesday 13th May 2015

TRADERS at a farmers’ market and craft centre are continuing to trade after being hit by a fire.

Proud 'Darrener' and top writer loses brave battle with prostate cancer

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 13th May 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a renowned author and academic who has died after a battle with prostate cancer.

£5k raised in memory of boy who died from rare form of cancer

Chorley Citizen:

1:50pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

SCHOOLFRIENDS, family and neighbours of a nine-year-old boy who died from a rare form of cancer have raised £5,000 in his name.

12-year-old Chorley boy wins a new car during world record bid

Chorley Citizen:

10:56am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A 12-YEAR-OLD-BOY who won a brand new car in a competition says he will keep it until he’s old enough to drive.

Week of events to help people living with dementia in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

10:44am Tuesday 12th May 2015

A WEEK-long schedule of activities and events has been organised across the Chorley borough to raise awareness of dementia and the support services available in the area.

East Lancs mum honours memory of tragic Emma with new charity

Chorley Citizen:

10:25am Friday 8th May 2015

A MOTHER has set up a charity which hopes to provide relaxing breaks for those who are suffering from mental illness in East Lancashire in order to keep the memory of her daughter alive.

LITTLE FIGHTER: Blackburn girl ‘locked’ inside her own body defying the odds

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Friday 8th May 2015

THE parents of a little girl ‘locked’ inside her own body have described how she is defying the odds to survive after doctors recently told them to ‘prepare for the worst’.

Lancashire’s oldest building society makes choice of charity of the year for donation

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 9th May 2015

A CHILDREN’S hospice is set to benefit from a partnership with Lancashire’s oldest building society.

Albany Academy pupils to hold own election

Chorley Citizen: Lindsay Hoyle MP

5:02pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A POLITICS workshop was held at Albany Academy in the run up to the General Election.

Helpers plea from Leyland festival

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 7th May 2015

ORGANISERS of the Leyland Festival are on the lookout for volunteers – can you lend a hand?

Competition success for Chorley law student

Chorley Citizen:

4:55pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A LAW student has been crowned as a national mooting champion at London’s Supreme Court.

Charity buys portable bed for Retts Syndrome sufferer

Chorley Citizen: GRENADE: A controlled explosion was carried out on the beach at Tynemouth following the discovery of a rusted hand grenade

6:00am Friday 8th May 2015

A SPECIAL portable bed purchased by a charity means a disabled girl will be able to go on holiday and stay over with friends for the first time.

UPDATE: Woman fighting for her life after mysteriously being found unconscious in Darwen flat

Chorley Citizen:

6:20am Friday 8th May 2015

A WOMAN is fighting for life after mysteriously being found unconscious in a block of flats in Darwen.

12-year-old East Lancs boy wins a car

Chorley Citizen:

3:10pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy who won a new car in a competition says he will keep it until he’s old enough to drive.

GROOMING PROBE: Four men held on suspicion of raping girl - fifth suspected of sexual assault

Chorley Citizen:

10:00pm Thursday 7th May 2015

FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of rape as a result of an investigation into the alleged grooming of a girl aged between 12 and 17.

THE FORCE AWAKENS: Movie fans meet Star Wars characters at Turf Moor

Chorley Citizen:

1:01pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

THE Force was awakened in Burnley yesterday as a host of intergalactic characters celebrated the most famous film franchise in history.

Talented 26-year-old DJ dies in motorway smash

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

THE son of Nelson-born Antiques Roadshow expert Eric Knowles has died following a road collision.

Dozens of football teams vent fury over shutdown of Blackburn school’s astro-turf

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

A DECISION to close a football pitch used by more than 700 people each week has sparked fury.

Witton Park heart attack survivor says he owes his life to woman who used defibrillator

Chorley Citizen:

1:44pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A MAN whose heart stopped after he collapsed in Witton Park says he owes his life to a woman who used a defibrillator to revive him.

Eyesore former Blackburn health centre to be demolished - making way for hotel and restaurant

Chorley Citizen:

10:50am Thursday 30th April 2015

AN eyesore town centre building is set to be demolished in the coming weeks with regeneration plans for a conference centre, hotel and restaurant to replace it.

Top results for Holy Cross High School pupils

Chorley Citizen:

12:09pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

THREE Holy Cross High School students are speeding to athletic success.

Bore draw enough to secure fourth place for the Chorley Magpies

Chorley Citizen:

12:04pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Conference North Chorley 0, Solihull Moors 0

Ramsbottom festival to feature The Proclaimers

Chorley Citizen:

11:50am Wednesday 29th April 2015

THERE will be a distinctly Caledonian vibe at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival, with The Proclaimers and Idlewild the main headliners.

Chorley primary school pupils win place at netball finals

Chorley Citizen:

11:46am Wednesday 29th April 2015

PUPILS from a Chorley primary school have taken victory in high five netball to seal their place at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games County Finals.

Salvation Army officers win award for work with older prisoners in Leyland

Chorley Citizen:

11:17am Wednesday 29th April 2015

SALVATION Army officers, Majors Paul and Rita Conley, have been presented with a Butler Trust award by the Princess Royal at a special ceremony at St James’s Palace.

DOG OWNERS: Do you know the symptoms of Alabama Rot?

Chorley Citizen: WARNING: Dog owners are on alert after an outbreak of Alabama Rot in Leigh

11:11am Wednesday 29th April 2015

DOG owners are being urged to take extra precautions when out walking their pets this spring and summer, and be mindful of the deadly disease, Alabama Rot.

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