Chorley working mum ‘on benefits’

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

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A mother-of-three from Astley Village, Chorley, has been found guilty of benefit fraud totalling nearly £2,000.

Chorley chaos nears end as trains resume

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Improvements to the rail network in Chorley which have caused disruption to passengers and motorists this summer will be finished on time.

Fun for all as clowns roll into Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A fortnight of fun in Chorley town centre kicks off this week with shoppers being entertained throughout the last two weeks of August.

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.

Redevelopment will follow demolition of Chorley building

Chorley Citizen: Coun Peter Wilson

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A derelict former children’s home which has blighted a neighbourhood for decades is set to be bulldozed to make way for affordable housing for local people.

Gruelling bike ride boosts care funds

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Big-hearted volunteers from two local firms raised more than £14,000 Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall by cycling the difficult and challenging 170-mile-long ‘Way of the Roses’.

Allergy scare echo of family tragedy after curry

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A FOOTBALL coach suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction after tasting an Indian takeaway containing peanuts — 10 years after his sister died from eating a curry from a Chorley takeaway.

Moving tribute to casualties of WW1

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A poignant ceremony was held in Leyland to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Chorley X Factor finalist Jonjo signs for tribute to heroes

Chorley Citizen: Jonjo Kerr

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Chorley X Factor finalist and Army veteran, Jonjo Kerr has taken part in a new recording of the hit marching song ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ for the national military charity SSAFA.

Woman and toddler found dead at Chorley home identified

Chorley Citizen:

9:15am Friday 15th August 2014

THE identities of a woman and toddler found dead in Chorley have been released.

Chorley girl to take dip with Olympic champion

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington will appear at a charity event inspired by a miraculous ‘water baby’.

Woman and toddler found dead at Chorley house

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MURDER investigation is underway following the deaths of a woman and toddler in Chorley.

Boys face trial over ‘arson’ at Leyland school

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A trial date has been set for five boys accused of arson after a massive fire at a Leyland high school.

Driver arrested as police investigate death of chef

Chorley Citizen:

5:11pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A DRIVER has been arrested after a young chef was found dead in the road shortly after leaving work at a nearby pub.

Have your say on £10m Market Walk shopping centre

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

People still have the chance to give their views on proposals to extend the Market Walk shopping centre.

Winning Leyland air squadron soaring above the rest

Chorley Citizen:

5:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Leyland’s 2050 Squadron Air Training Corps is officially the top squadron in Lancashire and Cumbria after roaring back to the top slot at the 2014 Wing Training Day competition.

Ranger day’s a wild success for youngsters

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHILDREN were given the chance to go wild as part of the first ever Junior Ranger Day hosted by South Ribble Borough Council.

Whittle-le-Woods £20k benefits cheat avoids spell in prison

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

6:30am Monday 11th August 2014

A woman has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail, suspended for a year, after she pleaded guilty to benefit fraud of more than £20,000.

Police hunting ‘vulgar’ Ironman route racists

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

Racist vandals scrawled anti-Islamic graffiti on part of the bike route used for Ironman UK event through Chorley.

Public invited to display World War One commemorative items

Chorley Citizen: Soldiers in a World War One Trench

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

PEOPLE with World War One memorabilia are being invited to display it on Chorley Markets as the traders look to remember the role local people played in the war.

Chorley shows its splendours to Britain in Bloom judges

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Chorley’s floral features will take centre stage when the judges for the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition come to town today.

Blackspot road reopens after repairs

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A road has reopened after repairs were carried out on a building which was damaged in a fatal traffic incident.

Chorley fly-tippers will be named and shamed

Chorley Citizen:

6:23pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PEOPLE dumping rubbish are to be named and shamed and face prosecution as a campaign is launched to stop those making the borough look a mess.

Missing woman found safe and well in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A WOMAN who was missing from home has been found.

Inspectors’ second rap for Withnell care home chiefs

Chorley Citizen: Care Quality Commission logo

5:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A care home has been rapped by a watchdog for the second time this year after failing to make several improvements that were demanded by inspectors.

Degree joy for Doctor Foxx

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A PIONEER of electronic music whose influence still resonates today has been made an honorary Doctor of Philosophy.

Chorley and South Ribble care centre bid is ‘step in the right direction’

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A health watchdog has welcomed plans to build a new Urgent Care Centre at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

Ramona’s born in the USA, reborn in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

AMERICAN Ramona Mulligan has found happiness in Lancashire – thanks to her love of Bruce Springsteen.

Chorley youngsters free to make waves

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Youngsters can make waves this summer in Chorley as free swimming is back at two pools.

Woman's body found in Rivington Lake

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

3:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE body of a woman in her 20s has been found in a reservoir.

Parks fly Green Flag for South Ribble

Chorley Citizen: Wild flowers in Brintons Park

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Three of South Ribble’s parks have retained their Green Flag status hot on the heels of the announcement of a major new park for the borough.

Lancashire meals on wheels trial works a treat

Chorley Citizen: Changes to meals on wheels service finalised

5:11pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MEALS on wheels service aimed at ensuring people have access to a hot meal is being rolled out across the borough after a successful trial.

Adlington skate park nears completion

Chorley Citizen:

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG people in Adlington will soon have an arena to finely-tune their skating skills with work on the new Jubilee Recreation Ground skate park set to start in the next few weeks.

Chorley manager Flitcroft’s managing nicely with new eco business

Chorley Citizen:

5:35pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft is hoping to corner the property market after launching his own eco-friendly timber frame housing business.

Sheep stuck in mud between Rivington Pike and Winter Hill

Chorley Citizen:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

It was certainly a rescue with a difference when these sheep had to be saved after they got stuck in some mud.

Members of public welcomed to First World War exhibition

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Members of the public will be able to see newly displayed artefacts and learn about conditions in a ‘trench experience’ for the centenary of the First World War.

Chorley women reach awards final

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A record number of entries to this year’s Enterprise Vision Awards hasn’t stopped five Chorley women from making the finals.

Chorley's first bubble tea bar opens

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Chorley’s first bubble tea bar has opened as part of a £350,000 council revamp of the town centre.

Chorley special constable sets up Polish Facebook page

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

FOR SALE: Net yourself a fishing lodge in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

IT’S every angler’s dream to own a lake stocked with an abundance of fish.

Chorley music pioneer who founded 80s band Ultravox given uni honour

Chorley Citizen:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PIONEER of electronic music has been made an honorary doctor of philosophy.

Leyland station’s new ticket office opened

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

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW ticket office has been officially opened at Leyland station, bringing a phase of improvement work to completion.

Chorley man faces £340 bill over dropped cigarette

Chorley Citizen: Cigarette streets

2:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHORLEY man faces a £340 bill for dropping a cigarette end in a town car park.

Buckshaw Village choir sings out for children's hospice

Chorley Citizen: Derian House - Coffee Morning

2:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHOIR which is based in Buckshaw Village is staging two shows in aid of a children’s hospice this week.

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.





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