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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Live’ call to musicians and venues

Chorley Citizen: Performer Alex Hardcastle at last year’s Chorley Live

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Organisers of a two-day live music and entertainment event in Chorley are calling on local performers and venues who want to take part to come forward.

Free tennis sessions will mark centre’s anniversary

Chorley Citizen: WHAT A RAQUET: Les Hood, who has been playing at South Ribble Tennis and Fitness Centre since it opened 20 years ago. is pictured with centre assistant Sarah Kennedy marking the anniversary

3:32pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

South Ribble Tennis and Fitness Centre is set to serve up 20 years as a top sporting facility in the borough.

Delight as Chorley reach last 16

Chorley Citizen: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:31pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A top notch team performance saw Chorley surge into the last 16 of the National Knockout with a win at St Annes on Sunday.

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