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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.

Blackburn church films shine light into darkness

Chorley Citizen:

1:55pm Monday 9th February 2015

A TOURING exhibition of films by acclaimed film and video artists will be shown at an iconic Blackburn church next month.

Heart-warming Blackburn campaign sees fundraisers wrap up for elderly

Chorley Citizen:

1:53pm Monday 9th February 2015

BLACKBURN schools and businesses have been ‘wearing it woolly’ in a bid to raise cash for local services and to increase awareness of the issues faced by the elderly over the course of the winter period.

UP FOR SALE: Fancy a former police station to yourself? It's only £130,000...

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 5th February 2015

A FORMER police station and four closed pubs are among dozens of well-known premises going under the hammer at a property auction later this month.

Charity 10k attracts crowd to raise funds

Chorley Citizen:

5:40pm Monday 2nd February 2015

AFTER a week’s postponement due to bad weather, hundreds of runners donned their trainers for East Lancashire Hospice’s annual 10k run.

Bid for funding to support Blackburn playground

Chorley Citizen:

5:32pm Monday 2nd February 2015

THE Friends of Roe Lee Park group is currently compiling information and quotes to put together an ambitious lottery bid of up to £1m for a new extended playground and re-surfacing of the Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs).

FIVE ARRESTED: 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.

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