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INJURED: 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.

Storage Hunters TV star in search for most creative Christmas card

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

THE winner of a children’s art competition run by a historic market will get a visit from the American star of television’s Storage Hunters.

Chorley Asda faces claims it breached permission

Chorley Citizen: ASDA has reported its worst quarterly sales performance in nearly a decade today as it launched a war of words against the "panic" promotional tactics of its rivals.

5:05pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE new Asda store has breached its planning permission by not operating a pay-and-display system on its car park, council bosses said.

History repeats itself as couple re-create marriage proposal at original spot

Chorley Citizen:

2:44pm Monday 24th November 2014

A COUPLE were able to re-enact the most romantic moment of their lives, 25 years on from getting engaged.

Heritage ‘hub’ role for historic building

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A £130,000 restoration of a historic farmhouse is set to give it new lease of life as home to several heritage groups and a centre of ‘regional importance’.

Chaos as man talked down from Blackburn multi-storey car park

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

A MAN seemingly threatening to jump off a multi-storey car park caused disruption in Blackburn town centre yesterday afternoon.

New Billington country hotel owners aim for ‘excellence’

Chorley Citizen:

2:22pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A COUNTRY hotel has been bought for £1.2 million by a couple who intend to ‘regain its excellent reputation’.

Preparations in place for Blackburn’s biggest bonfire party

Chorley Citizen:

5:20pm Monday 3rd November 2014

PREPARATIONS are well advanced for Blackburn’s biggest bonfire party at Witton Country Park.

Car theft sparks police manhunt

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary, car break in and the theft of a Mercedes in Whittle-le-Woods.

School reunion to bring together former pupils after more than 30 years

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SCHOOL reunion is set to bring together former pupils who haven’t seen each other for more than 30 years.

Call for aid to research the oldest scout group in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The oldest scout troop in Chorley is looking for the help of its former members in order for a written history to be produced.

‘State of shock’ at Euxton football match death

Chorley Citizen:

4:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GIRLS’ football club is in ‘a state of shock’ after a teenage opposition player collapsed and died while playing a game on Sunday.

Former East Lancashire headteacher found dead had sent suicide letter to police

Chorley Citizen: Former headteacher Alan Robinson, who died suddenly, was a keen sportsman

3:08pm Friday 17th October 2014

A FORMER headteacher was found dead at his home after sending police a letter saying he intended to kill himself, an inquest has been told.

Adlington man sentenced to life for murder

Chorley Citizen:

4:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN Adlington man has today been given a life sentence for the murder of his 54-year-old wife.

Blackburn-born Diana Vickers backs Reece Bibby for X Factor success

Chorley Citizen:

10:35am Friday 10th October 2014

ACTRESS and singer Diana Vickers, who enjoyed her big break on the X Factor, has given her backing to teenage boy band member Reece Bibby, who has reached the final stages of the show.

Chorley disruption ahead as revamp work continues

Chorley Citizen:

4:11pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SHOPPERS and motorists are set for disruption as Chorley’s main central car park closes completely next week as an improvement project continues.

Inquest opens into death of 12-year-old East Lancs biker

Chorley Citizen:

9:16am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a 12-year-old boy who sustained fatal injuries after falling from his motorbike.

East Lancs woman's dying wish to visit beloved horse fulfilled thanks to hospice staff

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A WOMAN’S dying wish to see her beloved horse for a final time was fulfilled when it was allowed to visit her at a hospice.

Chorley teacher Kate out of Africa – with £5k for school

Chorley Citizen:

2:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DRAMA teacher has netted £5,000 for her school through her success as an international singing star.

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