Chorley council looking for ‘independence’ from county

Chorley Citizen: Lindsay Hoyle MP

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

“Get behind us,” that was the message from Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle as he backs the borough’s ambitious plans for ‘independence’.

8,000 fill Astley Park for picnic

Chorley Citizen:

3:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The annual Picnic in the Park has been hailed as the most successful yet with more than 8,000 people from across Chorley and beyond enjoying a fun-filled afternoon in Astley Park.

A firm move for more jobs in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Guests from the fitness, sporting and business community celebrated the official opening of a new business that relocated to Chorley, creating 20 new jobs.

£21k Coppull benefit cheat jailed

Chorley Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Coppull mum has admitted benefit fraud totalling more than £21,000.

Scheme helps people cut energy bills

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A scheme to help people to cut their energy bills has led to people being better off by an average of over £150 on their annual bills.

‘Animals in the Park’ return to Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Visitors to Astley Park, Chorley, can expect to see more than just dogs being walked on Saturday as ‘Animals in the Park’ makes a return.

Cyclists gear up to ride in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Summer is here – and with it, British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local programme of free guided bike rides in Chorley.

Fight to save Buckshaw Village Health centre

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A ‘thriving’ GP surgery with more than 7,000 patients has been told its contract to provide care is to be cancelled in a move described as causing “distress and uncertainty’.

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.

Police search for flasher

Chorley Citizen:

4:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An image of a man who is suspected of indecently exposing himself on a train has been released.

Chorley displays are just blooming lovely

Chorley Citizen:

4:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chorley’s floral features and colourful creations took centre stage this week when the North West in Bloom judges visited the town.

Service to mark centenary of WW1 in Leyland

Chorley Citizen: In Flanders Fields . . . . . . poppies blow

4:23pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A special ceremony will be held at the Civic Centre, Leyland, to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Chorley couple in sixties attacked

Chorley Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A COUPLE in their sixties were subjected to ‘appalling’ unprovoked violence as they walked home from an evening out.

Chorley Borough Council opposition group appoint new leader

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The opposition group on Chorley Borough Council has elected a new leader.

Girl, 14, is the victim of a terror ordeal in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

7:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl had an empty pint glass held to her throat before being robbed of her mobile phone.

Member of Chorley store staff ‘suspended’ after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A MEMBER of staff at a supermarket has been suspended after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy out shopping with his mum.

More affordable homes boost given to Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Chorley has topped the county charts with figures showing more affordable homes being built over the past three years than any other area.

Work starts to transform Chorley road in £1million revamp

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Short sections of Market Street will be closed to traffic from today as work starts on transforming the road, making it more pedestrian-friendly and appealing to visitors.

Woman’s body found in woodland near Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A WOMAN’S body was found in woodland close to a reservoir.

Teenager killed in Chorley blaze horror

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died after being engulfed in flames when a fireball ignited during attempts to light a garden chimenea.

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.

Woman dies after being hit by car in Leyland

Chorley Citizen: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

4:50pm Monday 7th July 2014

A WOMAN has died after being hit by a car in Leyland.

Chorley mum took £6.6k extra in benefits

Chorley Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

8:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A mother-of-two from Chorley has been found guilty of benefit fraud totalling more than £6,000.

£250k spend on cleaner Leyland and South Ribble streets

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Three brand new sweepers will be keeping the streets Leyland and South Ribble clean.

Raider threatened Chorley woman with kitchen knife – for £80

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Police have released a computer generated image of a man who threatened a woman with a knife in a robbery at her home.

Morrisons worker suspended over allegedly smacking four-year-old boy

Chorley Citizen: General view of signage for Morrisons supermarket on a trolley handle (7244394)

6:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A MEMBER of staff at a supermarket has been suspended after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy out shopping with his mum.

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.

£8m care centre plans withdrawn

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Controversial plans to build an £8million health facility close to ancient woodland have been withdrawn.

Major Chorley rail route shut for six weeks

Chorley Citizen: The Clitheroe to Manchester line, currently single track

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A MAJOR rail route will be closed for six weeks as the track inside a tunnel is lowered.

Chorley teen robbed after pint glass held to her throat

Chorley Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

1:19pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A 14-year-old girl had an empty pint glass held to her throat before being robbed of her mobile phone.

Chorley's Laura Massaro mixes with sporting royalty at Wimbledon

Chorley Citizen:

4:08pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Laura Massaro said it was a day to remember as she mixed with sporting royalty at Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Saturday.

Fun day will make Leyland market matter

4:04pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

As part of the Making Markets Matter campaign, Leyland Market on Hough Lane is hosting a free family fun day on Saturday.

Free for all music night in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: On song: Last year’s event

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Chorley Community Centre is staging a four-hour free music event on Friday from 6pm until 10pm.

Kicking off new art skills at St James’ Primary School

Chorley Citizen: ART ATTACK: St James’ primary pupils tackle art classes at Albany Academy

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A Chorley high school invited primary pupils to the school to enjoy World Cup-themed art classes.

Driver cut out of vehicle after Chorley smash

Chorley Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

8:58am Sunday 29th June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a person suffering from back and neck injuries following a car smash early this morning.

Travel site hails Astley Hall’s ‘excellence’

Chorley Citizen: top reviews: Coun Bev Murray showing the excellence certificate at Astley Hall

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Astley Hall, has been presented with an award of excellence by the visitor and travel review site TripAdvisor.

Chorley Council launches 30-minute bays after revamp works

Chorley Citizen: Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council at the new ‘free for 30 minutes’ car parking spaces in Fleet Street short stay car park.

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Improvements have been completed to one of Chorley’s major town centre car parks.

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.

Patients urged to give views on Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

3:55pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A health watchdog is urging patients to give their views about services at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

More waste being re-used

3:52pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

South Ribble residents have recycled almost half of all their household waste during the past 12 months.

Flag raised to honour forces’ folk in Leyland

Chorley Citizen: The flag flying over Dudley

3:50pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Graham Walton has raised a commemorative flag at the Civic Centre, Leyland, in honour of Britain’s service men and women.

Man hit to ground in Leyland fight on match night

Chorley Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

3:43pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A man suffered serious head injuries after being punched on a Leyland street.

Julie’s £1,000 jackpot will fund season ticket

Chorley Citizen: Julie’s £1,000 jackpot will fund season ticket

6:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A staunch Chorley FC supporter has won the jackpot of £1,000 this week, in the club’s Black and White Premier Draw lottery.

Man faces £700 bill after dropping cigarette end

Chorley Citizen: Embargoed to 0001 Friday October 11..File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has found. PRESS A

6:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A Chorley man faces a bill of more than £700 after he dropped a single cigarette end outside a takeaway.

‘Data match’ caught Clayton Brook benefits fraudster

Chorley Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A pensioner claimed more than £10,000 in benefits he was not entitled to, a court has heard.

Police appeal after man found with head injury in Leyland

Chorley Citizen: Police and fire crews were called to the river around 10.40am on Church Road following reports a Citroen Picasso had crashed into the water

1:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A MAN suffered serious head injuries after being punched on a Leyland street.

Amy bags winning design for store

Chorley Citizen: Amy bags winning design for store

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A primary school is celebrating receiving a £500 donation after one of their pupils won a competition to design a new shopping bag.

Summer free for all in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: SUMMER FUN: Astley Park will be the venue for many of this year’s festivities

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

A series of free family events is due to take place over the summer months.





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