Chorley children are full of the joys of spring

Chorley Citizen: St James School pupils and staff heading out on their spring watch walk to Healey Nab with Janet Howarth from Friends of Healey Nab

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group which encourages families to enjoy one of Chorley’s rural treasures has received a financial boost for their activities.

Mystery sculptor adds magic to woodlands in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: An owl sculpture in Duxbury Woods

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SPECTACULAR wood sculptures, carved from storm damaged trees, have appeared in park woodland.

Chorley FC run successful Easter hols football club for children

Chorley Citizen: James Dean

9:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Easter holidays saw a successful half-term soccer school run by Chorley Football Club.

Chorley student volunteer honoured by Diabetes UK

Chorley Citizen: Vanessa Haydock

9:21am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PSYCHOLOGY student from as won a volunteering award from the charity, Diabetes UK.

Probe after man dies on M61 motorway

Chorley Citizen: Mr Hayes

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A 68-year-old man was killed while on foot on the M61 after shortly after visiting a nearby service station.

Chorley FC to stage its annual golf day

Chorley Citizen: On the fairways: Garry Flitcroft (right) and Matt Jansen

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Chorley Football Club will stage its annual Golf Day on July 15.

Chorley goes cycle crazy for a day

Chorley Citizen: CYCLING CHALLENGE: The first Sky Ride Local sets off from the Flat Iron

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Bicycles took over the town centre at the weekend as the town celebrated all things cycling.

£35,000 for new bigger litter bins in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Coun Adrian Lowe next to one of the new-style bins outside Chorley Town Hall

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Outdoor litter bins are set to be replaced with 150 brand new waste containers with £35,000 being spent on the project.

Chorley town centre revamp ready to welcome new superstore

Chorley Citizen: FINISHED: Coun Peter Wilson outside the new retail units on Market Street where work is now complete

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Chorley’s iconic Big Lamp will be moved to a pedestrianised area as the roundabout where it stands is being developed into a traffic light junction.

Venues for new Chorley literary festival announced

Chorley Citizen: PEN PALS: Molly Bell, nine, Henry Ode, seven, Bradley Derbyshire, nine, and Bethany Smith Topping, ten, with headteacher at St Gregory’s Primary School, Ros Wroblewski, with short stories written by the pupils

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The venues for Chorley’s new event celebrating the use of words through reading, writing and listening have been announced.

Family farewells to Chorley roads victims

Chorley Citizen: Simon Williams

3:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Loving tributes have been paid to two men who died in separate road accidents in Chorley at the weekend.

Grant to feed the needy

3:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A church charity which provides meals to the needy has been given a cash boost.

Cabaret fun will aid cancer cause

3:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A grand cabaret night in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation will be held at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Devonshire Road, Chorley on Friday, May 2.

Chorley MP backs Parkinson’s group

Chorley Citizen: Lindsay Hoyle MP

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle visited local volunteers promoting Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

Bid now for Chorley green grants

3:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Chorley Community Housing (CCH) has launched a £15,000 Green Grant scheme.

Chorley claimants given curfews

3:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO women from Chorley have been given curfews after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming money.

Tiny trains group in Leyland lands £10,000

Chorley Citizen: Tiny trains group in Leyland lands £10,000

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A miniature railway in Leyland is among 194 projects in the North West receiving Big Lottery Fund awards.

Chorley's Royal Ordnance Factory celebrates 75 years

Chorley Citizen: The original photograph, taken 75 years ago...

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A celebration of 75 years of the Royal Ordnance Factory in Chorley has taken place.

Chorley's American football club looking for new members

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHORLEY’S own American Football club is recruiting new members.

Chorley Community Housing 'one of the best in the country'

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Tenants are moving into housing association properties in Chorley within 12 days of them becoming empty.

Work to create new sensory garden in Astley Park has started

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Work to create a new sensory garden in Astley Park has begun.

Life-saving equipment installed across Chorley

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Vital equipment that could save lives is now more widely available in key areas across Chorley.

Adlington artist Tony Kerin goes back to his roots

Chorley Citizen: Some examples of Tony's work

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A figurative illustrator has seen his work go on display at Chorley’s Astley Hall.

Coppull and Leyland pair to run the London Marathon for charity

Chorley Citizen: Runners Lee Swales, left, and Max Halsall with their boss Steve Collinson, outside the reception of Fairport Containers

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A former Marine and a welder are in the final stages of training for the London marathon.

Clayton-le-Woods mum to run the London Marathon for her cancer-beating dad

Chorley Citizen: Keen athlete Kirsty Corbridge and her father, James Laurie Skuce

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MUM-of-three from Clayton-le-Woods will run the London Marathon at the weekend for her cancer-beating father.

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital raising money using old incubators

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Money is being raised for the incubator appeal at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital.

Last call for CFC 200 club

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Chorley Football Club have issued a final call for businesses wishing to sign up to the CFC 200 Club.

Chorley car dealer renews sponsorship of local football club

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MOTOR dealership the Chorley Group have agreed a seventh year of sponsorship with Chorley Football Club.

Easter fund at Astley Park Coach House arranged for the weekend

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The Chorley and Leyland branch of childrens charity NCT will hold an Easter Eggstravaganza at Astley Park Coach House this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.

Whistle-stop tour for Boris Johnson

Chorley Citizen: Boris Johnson with staff at Shackerley (Holdings) Group, Euxton, which makes ceramic granite cladding for Tube stations

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Lord  Mayor of London Boris Johnson delighted fans when he visited Lancashire on a whistle-stop tour of the county.

Motorway chaos accused from Abbey Village appears in court

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A man is in custody pending trial after an incident on the M65 which brought traffic to a standstill on Friday night.

Help for Chorley first aiders

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Chorley Community Housing has recently funded uniforms, equipment and kits for the Chorley’s Angels community group through the neighbourhood fund.

Grants now available for South Ribble groups

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Applications for community funds from South Ribble Partnership can now be made.

Fun day to be held in Astley Park

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Pedal power will take over Chorley town centre on Saturday.

Chorley health club to host charity event

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DAVID Lloyd Health Club in Chorley will host several stalls and family activities on Saturday in aid of the NSPCC.

Homes work begins on derelict Chorley land

Chorley Citizen: ON SITE: From left, Paul Joyce and Richard Houghton of Chorley Community Housing, Coun Terry Brown, Andy Gannon – Southdale’s construction director and Brian Coupe site manager

7:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WORK has started to transform a derelict piece of land into new rented homes.

'Ambitious' plans revealed for Chorley's mall

1:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Market Walk shopping centre could be expanded in a bid to attract a flagship retailer to the town.

Magpies record biggest win in almost 70 years

Chorley Citizen: James Dean, left, scored a hat-trick which has boosted manager Garry Flitcroft's Chorley goal difference

2:52pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Chorley served up a once-in-a-lifetime goal-feast for a crowd of 849 in recording their biggest victory since 1946.

Chorley juniors take part in athletics meet

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SIX juniors from Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club took part in the Wigan open track and field meet.

Pop band set to play in Chorley

4:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

POP rock covers band Off The Rails will perform on Friday night at The Minstrel in Eaves Green Road, Chorley.

Children's charity event to be held in Chorley

3:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

DAVID Lloyd Health Club, in Chorley, will host several stalls and family activities on Saturday, in aid of the NSPCC, from 10am to 3pm. It is open to all, and entry on the door is by donation.

Chorley writing contest will be magic!

Chorley Citizen: GET INSPIRED: Joanne Tyrer, Nick Halstead and Lindsay Greenhalgh from CCH

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A short story competition for children has been launched by a housing group as part of the What’s Your Story, Chorley? event.

Ex-Derian House Hospice head to face disciplinary hearing

Chorley Citizen: Derian House - Coffee Morning

8:32am Monday 7th April 2014

THE former head of care at Derian House Children’s Hospice was due to appear before a disciplinary board today.

London 2012 medallist visits Chorley schools

Chorley Citizen: Rik Waddon with Parklands pupils

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A London 2012 silver medallist joined pupils from two Chorley schools for a special problem-solving activity day.

13-1...Rampant Chorley serve up a treat

Chorley Citizen: Garry Flitcroft

8:58am Monday 7th April 2014

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Riders revved up for sprint at Hoghton Tower

Chorley Citizen: Len Wallace, of Clitheroe, goes through his paces on his Velocette   Pictures: KIPAX

11:04am Monday 7th April 2014

RIDERS from across Britain got revved up for the 35th running of the annual Hoghton Tower Sprint yesterday.

Astley Park set to host Easter activites

Chorley Citizen: DAYS OUT: Astley Hall in the spring sunshine

7:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

The Easter holidays are gearing up to be a busy period as activities for families in Astley Park.

Police man who tasered blind pensioner to keep his job

Chorley Citizen: ‘shot’: Colin Farmer with his stick

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A POLICE man who tasered a blind pensioner after he mistook his white stick for a samurai sword can keep his job, a hearing has decided.

Chorley teen bike rider dies at event

Chorley Citizen: Motocross bikes taken by burglars in Bradford

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A TEENAGER has died after falling from his motorbike at a motocross event.

Famous artists’ work to go on show in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Original drawings, limited edition prints and sculptures by Dali will be on show plus a small selection of Picasso works

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Original works by one of the world’s most prominent and controversial artists are on display at a gallery near Chorley.

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