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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.

Cyclist death crash appeal

Chorley Citizen:

2:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police call on mortorbikers 'in the area' at the time

State-of-art machinery sparks increase in East Lancs company's sales

Chorley Citizen:

3:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW company has literally become ‘cutting edge’ after being awarded funding to buy machinery which can penetrate through virtually anything.

Chorley dog owners - you have BIN warned

Chorley Citizen:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dog owners who fail to pick up after their pet are being targeted as the Don’t Mess With Chorley campaign tackles the problem of dog fouling.

Chorley hero admits having extreme child porn

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN who was given numerous bravery awards after coming to the aid of a 14-year-old who had been stabbed more than 20 times has pleaded guilty to the possession of extreme child pornography.

Medics squadron to be rewarded with freedom of borough

Chorley Citizen:

3:38pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Freedom of the Borough of Chorley is set to be granted to a regiment of army medics who have been based in the town for decades.

Giant pumpkin grown in Blackburn given to hospice for seasonal ‘guess the weight’ contest

Chorley Citizen:

2:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A GIANT pumpkin is set to ‘squash’ the opposition to be the centrepiece of a hospice fundraising scheme.

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.

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