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Exhibition and events will explore life of celebrated East Lancs art icon

Chorley Citizen:

1:50pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE life and art of a world renowned surrealist artist whose work is currently showing at Tate Liverpool, will be explored during events at a Lancashire university.

UPDATE: Police discover two bodies following reports of sudden death of woman

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Friday 17th April 2015

THE bodies of two people have been discovered by police at a home in Chorley.

Chorley-based bottling firm invests in training as growth rises

Chorley Citizen:

1:07pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A CHORLEY-BASED business, which specialises in the bottling of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, is raising a glass to growth after receiving free support from Lancashire Skills Support for the Workforce.

National competition success for Chorley photographer

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

CHORLEY photographer, Sarah Kiley, has been announced as runner-up of a national photography competition.

Step back in time at Astley Hall in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

A NEW pop-up Astley Experience is set to open this weekend while conservation repairs continue at Chorley’s historic hall.

Chorley U-boat fraudster jailed over VAT

Chorley Citizen:

12:10pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A SELF-styled U-boat commander, whose unique vessel was a regular sight on the canal in Chorley, has been jailed for a £1million fraud.

Make new business connections at networking event in South Ribble

Chorley Citizen: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

11:49am Wednesday 15th April 2015

BUSINESSES in South Ribble can make new connections and find out how to access public sector procurement opportunities, at a free networking event this week.

Chorley Community Housing borrows £50m to build new homes

Chorley Citizen: Southgate students build houses for diploma

11:46am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A SOCIAL housing provider has borrowed £50 million in order to build more than 800 new houses.

Lancashire smashes record number for new businesses

Chorley Citizen:

8:45am Wednesday 15th April 2015

LANCASHIRE has smashed the record for the number of new businesses launched in the area in a single year, according to new research.

Leyland-based Progress Housing Group’s Digital Futures project is up for an industry gong

Chorley Citizen:

4:54pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A HOUSING group’s initiative that aimed to tackle digital exclusion among its customers has been shortlisted for a industry award.

Leyland ex-soldier is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for The Not Forgotten Association

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

AN INTREPID ex-soldier is taking on a towering challenge to raise cash for the charity which supported an army friend after he was maimed by a terrorist bomb.

Self-styled U-boat commander jailed for £1million tax fraud

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A SELF-STYLED U-boat commander, whose unique vessel was a regular sight on the Leeds/Liverpool canal, has been jailed for a £1million fraud.

Project looks set to unearth mysteries

Chorley Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 13th April 2015

EVERYONE knows about the Pendle Witches but a new Heritage Lottery funded project is hoping to unearth lesser known myths and legends and to retell the stories on film.

Chorley housing provider rises to building challenge

Chorley Citizen:

11:42am Thursday 9th April 2015

A SOCIAL housing provider has borrowed £50million in order to build more than 800 new houses.

Tiffany's top of the chops

Chorley Citizen:

9:50am Tuesday 7th April 2015

A YOUNG butchery apprentice is 'carving out' a successful future after winning a national award for her 'joint initiative'.

British Transport Police: Playing on railway ‘a fatal mistake’

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Saturday 4th April 2015

RAILWAY tracks are not playgrounds – that was the message from British Transport Police (BTP) for youngsters during Easter school holidays.

Iconic classical work of art on show at Burnley museum

Chorley Citizen:

3:32pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

IT’S an iconic classical work of art – and now a Burnley museum has got two of them.

Blackburn Arts club announces its upcoming shows

Chorley Citizen:

2:23pm Monday 30th March 2015

BLACKBURN Arts Club have announced their 2015-2016 schedule.

Homegrown Eighties hitmaker returns with highly-acclaimed new album

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

A PIONEER of electronic music - and in all likelihood Darwen’s only ever pop star - has released a critically acclaimed album this week.

Council officers to use body cameras to catch ‘irresponsible’ residents

Chorley Citizen:

2:40pm Thursday 26th March 2015

BODY cameras are to be worn by council officers to help catch people who fly-tip, litter and allow their dogs to foul.

Chorley garden firm’s aid for Vanuatu cyclone mercy squad

Chorley Citizen:

1:44pm Thursday 26th March 2015

SUPPORT from a horticultural firm has enabled a charity to deploy a team of arborists to Vanuatu, after the south Pacific island was left devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Petition to save Blackburn football pitch not needed as resurfacing work gets under way

Chorley Citizen: Girls Football in Wandsworth

1:34pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A SCHOOL football pitch described as a vital community facility is to be refurbished – ending fears that it was closing for good.

IT'S OFFICIAL! Lancastrians really are the friendliest in the UK - avoid the 'sour' southerners...

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

IF YOU want friendly neighbours, head north and avoid London and the sour southern counties, new research has suggested.

Churchgoers win battle to get improvements on street lighting

Chorley Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

RESIDENTS and churchgoers have won their battle to get improvements to street lighting in their neighbourhood.

Blackburn artist’s work set to sell for thousands - almost 200 years after he was born...

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Friday 13th March 2015

A VICTORIAN oil painting of an army officer is expected to fetch almost £3,000 at auction later this month – almost 200 years after the Blackburn artist who painted it was born.

Barrowford pupils use items from home to create their own stories

Chorley Citizen:

3:11pm Thursday 12th March 2015

STORY boxes replaced traditional storytelling ideas as Barrowford children were asked to create something a little different to tell their tale.

Pair saddle up for 3,800-mile US challenge

Chorley Citizen:

2:03pm Thursday 12th March 2015

TWO men are preparing for 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.

Woman suffers fractured finger after trapping hand in pizza dough roller

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Thursday 12th March 2015

AN accident in which a woman trapped her hand in a pizza dough roller has prompted an inspection of all premises across Chorley that use such machines.

Blackburn Resource Hub puts education on the high street

Chorley Citizen:

3:24pm Monday 9th March 2015

THE Blackburn Business Improvement District has welcomed a move by another business venture which has relocated to fill one of the empty units to offer a new improved service and extended opening hours.

Blackburn town centre Morrisons latest venue to host free NHS health checks

Chorley Citizen:

3:23pm Monday 9th March 2015

MORRISONS in Blackburn town centre is the latest venue in the borough to host free NHS health checks.

BRAVE: Woman fights off would-be thief by slapping him across the face

Chorley Citizen:

7:36am Monday 9th March 2015

A WOMAN fought off a would-be robber by slapping him across the face when he tried to snatch her handbag.

Man charged with illegal money lending following operation by trading standards

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Monday 9th March 2015

A MAN has been charged with illegal money lending following an operation by trading standards officers in Nelson.

Higham butchers get pinnies out for auction

Chorley Citizen:

12:08pm Friday 6th March 2015

A ‘BUFF’ butcher and bistro manager are preparing to ditch traditional uniforms for something a little more revealing, all in the aid of Comic Relief.

Childcare heroes get minister Sam Gyimah’s vote

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Thursday 5th March 2015

STAFF from a pre-school nursery were the toast of Westminster when they were held up as examples of how to give the best possible childcare to parents.

Discount retailer Poundland making final preparations before opening new store

Chorley Citizen: STOCK MARKET FLOAT: Discount retailer Poundland

8:40am Thursday 5th March 2015

DISCOUNT retailer Poundland is making final preparations before opening a new store in Colne which will create 20 jobs.

VIDEO: Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell maps out route to the top

Chorley Citizen:

4:15pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

HUNDREDS of business people from across Lancashire enjoyed the latest Choose Chorley event that saw an Olympic gold medallist speak about setting goals and overcoming obstacles enabling him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

12-year-old set for mile-long swim in father’s honour

Chorley Citizen:

12:11pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A GIRL whose father died the day before her sixth birthday is to take on a mile-long swim for the hospice who cared for him in his final days.

Woman who took barbering course to avoid making mess of husband's hair opens her own salon

Chorley Citizen:

3:32pm Friday 27th February 2015

A WOMAN who took a barbering course as she did not want to make a mess of cutting her husband’s hair has opened her own salon.

Walk honours Chorley Pals who went through town to war

Chorley Citizen:

6:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

CHORLEY Pals were remembered this week precisely 100 years on from when they marched through the town to go to war.

East Lancashire company restoring Lincoln Castle grounds may come across artefacts

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A LANDSCAPING firm chosen to transform the grounds of a historic castle is to be shadowed by an archaeologist in case its workers uncover any centuries-old artefacts.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS 2015: Afternoon of tea and friendship for retirees

Chorley Citizen:

2:22pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

MORE than 260 older people gathered in the splendid surroundings of the King George’s Hall to enjoy an afternoon tea and a social gathering.

Silver band appoint tuba player as youngest conductor in the country

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A LONG-ESTABLISHED brass band believes it has appointed the youngest conductor in the country.

Good Neighbours Awards 2015: Neighbours speak

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 19th February 2015

CARRIE Nestor, is the project co-ordinator for the Friends for Life group in Higher Croft which has 155 people over the age of 55 who meet to socialise and take part in a range of activities.

Decision to refuse permission for housing development on derelict Camelot site will not be appealed

Chorley Citizen: STRUGGLE: The theme park will not re-open in April after receivers moved in

11:31am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A DECISION to refuse permission for a massive housing development on the site of a former theme park will not be appealed.

DONKEY KONG: Retro gaming exhibition set for Blackburn return

Chorley Citizen:

9:34am Monday 16th February 2015

RETRO games art exhibition Pixel Lust will return to Blackburn for a second time next month.

Community Payback workers join with trust to help refresh popular waterway

Chorley Citizen:

10:05am Saturday 14th February 2015

THE canal though central Burnley is being given a spring clean by those serving community punishment for their crimes.

Walker fined £400 for left dog foul

Chorley Citizen: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

3:30pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A DOG owner faces a bill of more than £400 after failing to pick up after her pet when it fouled whilst out for a walk.

New Prairie Sports Village - which will include 18-bay golf range - rapidly taking shape

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

THE new Prairie Sports Village is rapidly taking shape with work starting on the main structure and footballers already training there.

Drugs linked to Clarets fan death after collapsing in street

Chorley Citizen: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

6:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

A ‘KIND and generous’ football fan died after collapsing in the street, an inquest has heard.

Annual business event welcomes Olympic athlete

Chorley Citizen:

1:59pm Monday 9th February 2015

A FORMER Olympic gold medallist will be the key-note speaker at an annual business event.

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