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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.

Team set up to cut your energy bills in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Coun Peter Wilson

3:35pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A new scheme to help people to cut the cost of their energy bills has been launched.

Award for Chorley coach who saved doctor’s life

Chorley Citizen: WELL DONE: Chris Swain, right, receiving his award from David Lloyd Leisure's group property director Paul Guyer

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A sports coach who helped save a doctor’s life when he suffered a heart attack while playing squash, has been given an award.

Strict orders for World Cup pubs in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: The World Cup returns home

6:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

Pubs in Chorley have been given a World Cup warning from police ahead of the month-long festival of football.

Fund helps East Lancs veterans revisit battlefields

Chorley Citizen: Scenes from the D-Day Landings

1:22pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

AN MP has urged Second World War veterans to take advantage of a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to revisit historic battlefields like Normandy.

Rogue East Lancs doctor asked to be struck off

Chorley Citizen: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

1:10pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A LEADING doctor obtained drugs illegally from a high street chemist and stole books from Chorley Hospital, a medical tribunal heard.

Engineers needed in the North West at BT

Chorley Citizen: Sajid Javid, secretary of state for culture, media and sport and minister for equalities

3:01pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

BT has announced plans to create up to 130 new engineering jobs in the North West as part of a major recruitment drive across the UK.

South Ribble mayor takes up chains of office

Chorley Citizen: IN OFFICE: South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress  Councillor Graham and Karen Walton

6:00am Monday 26th May 2014

The new Mayor of South Ribble has been officially installed in his post.

Step up for grand opening of walk in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: REFURBISHED: New kissing gates on Chorley Circular Walk

6:00am Sunday 25th May 2014

There will be a grand opening of Chorley’s newly restored Circular Walk on Saturday, May 24 from 10am.

Celebrating 90 years of Astley Hall history

Chorley Citizen: OPEN FOR VISITORS: Astley Hall, Chorley

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

A historic hall is to mark a major anniversary in its past with a whole host of fun and games for all the family.

Dad-to-be killed in work crush tragedy near Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Richard Calsen

2:40pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A 25-year-old man died after being crushed while working at a welding company.

Chorley bride left devastated after photographer's no show on wedding day

Chorley Citizen: Chorley bride devastated after photographer's no show on wedding day

2:35pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A bride was left ‘distraught and inconsolable’ when she arrived for her wedding ceremony to find a photographer she had booked and paid for had failed to turn up.

No-show hits East Lancs bride's big day

Chorley Citizen: Samantha and Tony on their wedding day

9:10am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A BRIDE was left ‘inconsolable’ when she arrived for her wedding ceremony to find a photographer she had paid for failed to turn up.

Chorley nurse who stole vaccinations can work again after suspension

Chorley Citizen: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

4:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

A NURSE who stole vaccinations before asking a colleague to inject her will be allowed to return to work.

Singing East Lancs airman impresses Ed Sheeran in Afghanistan

Chorley Citizen: Oli Upton, left, with Ed Sheeran

1:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

AN AIRMAN serving in Afghanistan saw his musical dreams come true when he performed a song for pop star Ed Sheeran as he entertained troops.

Rising star Jack shows how to box clever

Chorley Citizen: CONTRACT SIGNING: Boxer Jack Catterall with promoter Frank Warren

4:40pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Rising boxing star Jack Catterall took his pro record to 8-0, easing to a points victory over Krzysztof Szot at the Liverpool, OIympia.

Vacancies on rise

Chorley Citizen: Vacancies on rise

4:37pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A growing sense of confidence among recruiters has been lent an extra boost by new research showing a 6 per cent quarterly growth in the number of advertised North West job vacancies.

Class is ‘trucking’ in to a tasty prize

Chorley Citizen: Class is ‘trucking’ in to a tasty prize

6:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A Leyland schoolgirl has won healthy eating workshops for her classmates in a design a bag competition run by a supermarket.

Tightrope walker braves the weather to walk over circus big top

Chorley Citizen: DAREDEVIL The tightrope walker high above the circus tent at Botany Bay and top right a close-up of the tightrope walker in action

4:28pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Gusts of wind and rain failed to dampen the spirits when a tightrope walker walked over a big top Motorists on the M61 had a close up view when Marco Paolo of Mr Fips Wonder Circus performed the stunt at Botany Bay, where the circus is staying until this weekend.

Euxton chippy’s taste of Norway

Chorley Citizen: Serving up a portion of fish and chips. Pictures: OX62062

6:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Skippers Fish and Chips in Euxton will be serving up 99p portions of Norwegian cod and chips on Saturday to celebrate Norway Day.

New view for Adlington folk is blooming better

Chorley Citizen: IN BLOOM: From left, resident Evelyn Norris, Samantha Hornsby and Jeanette Lowe from the Adlington in Bloom group

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

The Adlington in Bloom group have received a funding boost to create new flower beds and brighten up the area where elderly residents live.

Treasures to be illuminated with once a year spectacular event

Chorley Citizen: SPECIAL SPECTACLE: Astley Hall lit up on a previous occasion

6:00am Sunday 18th May 2014

Astley Hall is set to undergo a glowing transformation for two nights as more than 200 candles and LED spotlights are brought in to illuminate the historic building as part of the national Museums at Night festival.

A ‘wonderful’ year ends for Mayor of South Ribble

Chorley Citizen: CEREMONY The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner

6:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

The Mayor of South Ribble is preparing to hand over her mayoral chains to the new civic leader after an ‘absolutely wonderful’ year representing the borough.

Fans celebrate with their local league heroes in civic reception

Chorley Citizen: Chorley captain, Andy Teague is interviewed on stage

3:59pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

More than 500 people greeted their heroes as the town celebrated Chorley Football Club’s achievement in winning the title and promotion.

Big Lunch promises fun for all the family

Chorley Citizen: Navy floral picnic basket, £89.95, Joules

6:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

A Big Lunch is taking place later this month where residents are being invited to spend time getting to know others in their community.

Three days of carnival fun planned for Chorley Carnival

Chorley Citizen: PACKED STREETS:Huge crowds watch the parade last year

3:53pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

ORGANISERS of Chorley Carnival, which was revived last year after a gap of more than 20 years say the event has resulted in an “upsurge in community spirit” in the town.

Little Lola has grand designs

Chorley Citizen: Little Lola has grand designs

6:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

A primary school is bursting with future interior designers after three pupils took home first, second and third places in a recent design competition.

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