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Family of severely disabled Blackburn teen twice forced to leave specially adapted homes due to bedroom tax

Chorley Citizen:

7:20am Tuesday 1st December 2015

THE family of a severely disabled 14-year-old forced to twice leave specially adapted homes because of the bedroom tax said they are having to fundraise to convert a third home.

Burnley's Turf Moor staff offices open after six-month construction project

Chorley Citizen:

2:01pm Monday 30th November 2015

BURNLEY Football Club’s new staff offices will open today after a six month construction project to improve Turf Moor.

Former Accrington soldier arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences after returning from Syria

Chorley Citizen:

2:42pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A FORMER soldier from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Brewery rounds off 150th anniversary with ‘complex but wonderfully balanced’ beer

Chorley Citizen:

1:42pm Thursday 26th November 2015

A BURNLEY brewery has launched a seasonal ale to tempt drinkers as it reaches the end of celebrations for its 150th anniversary.

Ramsbottom visitors are warned after row over parking fines

Chorley Citizen:

1:38pm Thursday 26th November 2015

WARNINGS have been given about visitors to Ramsbottom being fined after parking at nearby supermarkets and walking into town.

'We fired at them, we saw them drop': Accrington mercenary tells of bloody gun battles after 'fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria'

Chorley Citizen:

8:19am Thursday 26th November 2015

A FORMER soldier who claims to have helped gun down ISIS terrorists in Syria was set to return home today.

STAND-OFF: Police negotiators called to house after officers threatened with axe

Chorley Citizen:

11:38am Wednesday 25th November 2015

POLICE officers were threatened with an axe before a stand-off at a house.

Star’s a big hit

Chorley Citizen:

10:22am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A FORMER England hockey player has told pupils how mental toughness helped her to overcome bullying to become an international sports star.

Visitors flock to hall’s Christmas spectacular

Chorley Citizen:

10:21am Wednesday 25th November 2015

ALMOST 5,000 people visited Chorley’s historic Astley Hall last weekend as it was transformed into a magical winter wonderland again with spectacular lights, artistic performance and film.

Plans for homes and jobs off M61 and jobs and to develop canal-side land

Chorley Citizen:

10:08am Wednesday 25th November 2015

PLANS for the future development of land by junction 8 of the M61 will be drawn up over the coming months, with the potential to create hundreds of jobs and homes.

Blackburn Christmas shoppers urged to buy an extra gift for the needy

Chorley Citizen:

9:01am Wednesday 25th November 2015

THOSE doing their Christmas shopping in Blackburn are being urged to buy an extra little gift to help families in crisis.

Astley Hall looks majestic at show-stopping start to Christmas celebrations

Chorley Citizen:

7:23am Wednesday 25th November 2015

ALMOST 5,000 people visited Astley Hall as it was transformed into a magical winter wonderland with spectacular lights, artistic performance and film.

M61 site plan could create hundreds of jobs and homes

Chorley Citizen:

8:30am Wednesday 25th November 2015

PLANS to develop land by junction 8 of the M61 will be drawn up over the coming months, with the potential to create hundreds of jobs and homes.

Tributes paid to ‘devoted family man’ who died after accident on school car park

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 25th November 2015

TRIBUTES have been made to a ‘devoted family man’ and magistrate, who died after an accident on the car park of a Pendle school.

LAST LEG: Race for Life Burnley cancelled after failing to attract enough participants

Chorley Citizen:

8:10am Tuesday 24th November 2015

ONE of Burnley’s biggest annual charity events has been cancelled after organisers said it had failed to attract enough participants.

Hundreds stranded in Blackburn as rail work halts trains

Chorley Citizen:

8:10am Tuesday 24th November 2015

EAST Lancashire commuters were left stranded and frustrated yesterday morning after a number of services were cancelled and delayed due to overrunning track repairs.

Terminally-ill Burnley man fulfils dying wish to meet Manchester United squad

Chorley Citizen:

8:22am Monday 23rd November 2015

A TERMINALLY-ill man fulfilled a dying wish when he was welcomed by the entire Manchester United squad.

Miss UK Rachelle Perez on hand as Ribble Valley food firm triumphs at awards

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 21st November 2015

AN expanding Ribble Valley food firm has triumphed against bigger rivals to become Chilled Food Supplier of the Year.

Gritters hit Lancashire streets as forecasters predict sleet and snow

Chorley Citizen:

12:10am Saturday 21st November 2015

GRITTING crews are preparing to hit Lancashire’s streets for the first time in 2015 – as forecasters predict a reasonable chance of snow and sleet falling this weekend.

Lancashire girl, 5, rewarded for her commitment in completing mile-long swim

Chorley Citizen:

11:22am Friday 20th November 2015

A SWIMMING sensation was recognised at the Amateur Swimming Association’s night of celebration – all at the age of five.

Lancashire book illustrator one of five finalists for ‘unique blogger of the year’

Chorley Citizen:

11:08am Friday 20th November 2015

A BOOK illustrator has been selected as one of five finalists for ‘unique blogger of the year’.

New project to encourage ladies to get active nets £164,000

Chorley Citizen:

10:47am Friday 20th November 2015

A BURNLEY and Padiham sport project set up to get more women active has received a massive cash injection by Sport England.

Promising filmmaker to shoot new gritty flick on streets of Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Friday 20th November 2015

A NEW short film by one of Britain’s most exciting young directors will begin shooting early next year.

Mass tree planting to honour those who served in the war

Chorley Citizen:

2:33pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

A BLACKBURN park is set become a leafy haven in the next few years after 115 donated trees were planted.

Blackburn man in coma after being hit by car

Chorley Citizen:

2:08pm Monday 16th November 2015

A PEDESTRIAN from Blackburn is in a coma after being struck by a car.

Brave soldiers remembered at Blackburn Cathedral Quarter service

Chorley Citizen:

1:34pm Monday 16th November 2015

A WAR memorial for those who died in the First World War was re-dedicated during a moving service at Blackburn’s new town centre Cathedral Quarter.

Jobs boost set as Lancashire firm lands MoD contract

Chorley Citizen:

1:28pm Monday 16th November 2015

A MAJOR jobs boost for the area has been announced with a Chorley-based firm set to create 500 jobs over the next five years.

Alcoholics Anonymous opening its doors to the public in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

11:10am Friday 13th November 2015

FOLLOWING the success of previous year’s public meetings in East Lancashire, Alcoholics Anonymous will once again be opening its doors to the public.

Former Burnley striker Danny Ings' project shortlisted for award

Chorley Citizen:

11:20am Thursday 12th November 2015

A CHARITY set up by England striker Danny Ings during his time at Turf Moor has been held up as an example of how to involve disabled people in sport.

Up to 371 jobs set to go as BAE Systems slows down Typhoon aircraft production

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 12th November 2015

UP to 371 jobs are set to go in Lancashire as BAE Systems slow down production of the Typhoon aircraft.

Honour for Hyndburn hero who helped earthquake-hit Himalayan village

Chorley Citizen:

9:33am Thursday 12th November 2015

A HYNDBURN Rotarian has received a national award for his work helping bring running water to an earthquake-hit Himalayan village.

Calderstones staff warn moving patients into the community could have ‘devastating consequences’

Chorley Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 12th November 2015

STAFF representatives at Calderstones Hospital, which is set to close, have said that moving some of those cared for into the community could have ‘devastating consequences’.

‘Beautiful, loving and selfless’ Accrington girl dies suddenly at home from suspected blood clot

Chorley Citizen:

10:21am Thursday 12th November 2015

A ‘BEAUTIFUL, loving and selfless’ 16-year-old girl died suddenly at home from a suspected blood clot.

Fashion giant Boohoo all set for expansion in Burnley

Chorley Citizen: Boohoo.com Burnley site

1:57pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

FASHION internet giant Boohoo is set to expand further in Burnley by taking over the former Ultra-Finishing premises.

Restored gun mount unveiled in Whittle-le-Woods

Chorley Citizen:

1:28pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

A RESTORED Second World War gun mounting and pill box has been unveiled as a feature of a housing development.

Firework display at Astley Park draws crowds of 5,000

Chorley Citizen:

1:26pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

THERE was universal praise for a spectacular firework event which drew 5,000 to Astley Park.

Blackburn Word Superbike champion Carl Fogarty reunited with his first bike

Chorley Citizen:

11:32am Tuesday 10th November 2015

FOUR-TIMES Word Superbikes champion Carl Fogarty has been reunited with his first motorcycle — given to him by his dad on his 10th birthday.

WALKABOUT: Prime town centre venue set to re-open as student bar and nightclub

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 10th November 2015

A PRIME town centre location in Burnley is set to re-open as a bar and nightclub.

Now hockey fans can take the shirts off Blackburn Hawks stars’ backs

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Monday 9th November 2015

BLACKBURN’S professional hockey team has signed a deal with a sports kit manufacturer which will see fans able to buy match-worn jerseys.

Self-styled 'grannies army' transforming Blackburn eyesore into community garden

Chorley Citizen:

1:46pm Monday 9th November 2015

A SELF-STYLED “grannies army” has started to transform a neighbourhood eyesore into a community garden.

Major Blackburn road closed after man cut from car

Chorley Citizen:

10:51am Friday 6th November 2015

A MAN needed to be cut from a car by fire officers after an accident in Blackburn which closed a major road.

CHAMPION OF COMMUNITY: Former Blackburn teacher dies after collapsing with brain haemorrhage

Chorley Citizen:

1:20pm Friday 6th November 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘true champion of the community’ and former teacher who died suddenly.

Burnley sisters thrust into spotlight in new three-part BBC documentary Class of ‘92

Chorley Citizen:

11:30am Thursday 5th November 2015

TWO Burnley sisters have been thrust into the spotlight – without even realising their luck – when their designs were featured in the new three-part BBC documentary Class of ‘92.

Hundreds say heartbreaking farewell to tragic Blackburn Army recruit Megan Park

Chorley Citizen:

3:40pm Thursday 5th November 2015

BLACKBURN said goodbye to ‘a hero’ yesterday as the life of tragic Army recruit Megan Park was celebrated.

Bus driver hailed as Blackburn’s best by OAPs

Chorley Citizen:

3:40pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

A BUS driver hailed as the ‘best in town’ has put his popularity down to old-fashioned good manners.

Imagine flying to Australia in four hours - it could become reality thanks to Lancashire's defence giant BAE

Chorley Citizen:

2:34pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

LANCASHIRE’S defence giant is launching a project to combine jet and rocket engines to hurtle crafts at speeds of up to 25 times the speed of sound.

Former Dragons' Den star gives Lancashire company social media boost

Chorley Citizen:

1:34pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

A FORMER Dragons’ Den star has given a Bacup-based company a social media boost with his ‘Sunday business tweets’.

Barrowford no closer to having post office - nine months after last one closed...

Chorley Citizen: A Royal Mail post box

12:34pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

BARROWFORD is no closer to having a post office, nine months after the village’s closed, it emerged today.

Join the fight to save hedgehog

Chorley Citizen:

11:05am Wednesday 4th November 2015

THE future of Lancashire’s most-loved animal will be debated at a conference this month – with a warning that Bonfire Night is the worst day of the year for hedgehog injuries.

Chorley housing scheme celebrates tenth anniversary

Chorley Citizen:

10:23am Wednesday 4th November 2015

A HOUSING scheme which has helped hundreds of homeless people has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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