£20k grant to check pollution in rivers

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pollution of both the Chor and Yarrow rivers will be investigated after a cash grant was agreed.

Wheelton bypass gastro-pub set for name change

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A gastro-pub is set for a name change – and a new lease of life, after it has been acquired by a restaurant owner.

Chorley man suffered burns after falling asleep with cigarette

Chorley Citizen:

10:43am Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHORLEY man was taken to hospital with stomach burns after falling asleep with a lit cigarette last night

Police in warning about keeping firearms secure

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE have warned gun owners to make sure that their firearms are being kept securely as officers begin a series of unannounced home visits.

Chorley teacher: Ray Cole’s release unbelievable

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Chorley man who launched a campaign to secure free a man jailed in Morocco for being gay is overjoyed at his release.

Show off your pets at Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Citizen:

3:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CHORLEY Town Hall will be the venue for a family pet show on Sunday, October 19.

Adlington man sentenced to life for murder

Chorley Citizen:

4:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN Adlington man has today been given a life sentence for the murder of his 54-year-old wife.

New service will help with search for a job

Chorley Citizen: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW service aimed at helping people from Chorley back into work is already proving a success.

Fame beckons for Albany Academy students

Chorley Citizen:

4:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

ALBANY Academy hosted its annual primary school dance competition.

Comedian Vikki Stone to play it for laughs at Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Award-winning comedian Vikki Stone is bringing her Edinburgh show to Chorley Little Theatre next month.

Thousands enjoy Chorley Live music festival

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the town’s second ever Chorley Live with the event hailed a huge success.

Luxury surprise for big Magpies fan Nigel

Chorley Citizen:

6:30am Sunday 12th October 2014

ONE of Chorley FC’s biggest fans celebrated the club’s promotion to the Conference North in style – thanks to the Magpies’ main sponsors.

South Ribble kids get lesson in politics

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

CHILDREN from across South Ribble came together this week to learn about democracy at a mock council meeting.

Themed play area for Chorley park given go-ahead

Chorley Citizen: A big chunk has been taken out of the corner of this swing.

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

PLANS for a themed ‘destination play area’ in Astley Park have been approved.

Police appeal after £3,000 stolen from elderly woman's bank account

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

AN elderly woman had more than £3,000 cleared from her bank account after her purse was stolen in a supermarket.

Chorley disruption ahead as revamp work continues

Chorley Citizen:

4:11pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SHOPPERS and motorists are set for disruption as Chorley’s main central car park closes completely next week as an improvement project continues.

Insight into a village

Chorley Citizen: Katherine Baxter, curator of archaeology at Leeds City Museum, with a Fantail brooch, AD 70-130, from Wattle Syke, West YorkshireExcavated in 2007 during the Bramham to Wetherby A1 upgrade

4:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society will hold their next meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Central Library, Union Street.

ST Joseph’s Anderton winners of science quiz

Chorley Citizen:

4:33pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ST Joseph’s Anderton were the winners of Holy Cross Catholic High School's Year Five Science Quiz.

Engineering accolade for Euxton student

Chorley Citizen: NATO BOUND: Aircraft heads towards Cardiff Bay and Newport via Barry (10083600)

4:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A STUDENT from Euxton has been named among the UK’s brightest young engineers after winning a scholarships from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

'Famous Five' South Ribble councillors given top honour

Chorley Citizen: IN OFFICE: South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress  Councillor Graham and Karen Walton

4:17pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FIVE councillors who have together clocked up an impressive 175 years of service on South Ribble Borough Council have been honoured with a special new award.

Chorley teen the toast of Westminster

Chorley Citizen: Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 11File photo dated 17/5/2009 of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London as MPs are braced for a major public backlash today when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. PRES

7:00am Monday 6th October 2014

A teenager from Chorley was the toast of Westminster after a government minister thanked her for helping to mould the biggest special educational needs reforms in a generation.

Reputation of Chorley ‘hero’ in tatters over child porn

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE reputation of a ‘hero’ who saved the life of a teenager stabbed 27 times is in tatters after he downloaded child porn.

Chorley boss Flitcroft takes £20k payout after phone hacking claim

Chorley Citizen: Garry Flitcroft's Genesis side were on target twice against Clitheroe.

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CHORLEY FC manager and former Blackburn Rovers captain Garry Flitcroft is among several big names that have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

CHORLEY LIVE: Event is ‘like Glastonbury without all the mud’

Chorley Citizen:

4:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BUZZ of anticipation has begun as the town centre gears up for the Chorley Live event that has been described as ‘Glastonbury without the mud’.

Chorley teacher Kate out of Africa – with £5k for school

Chorley Citizen:

2:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DRAMA teacher has netted £5,000 for her school through her success as an international singing star.

Shappi is latest in comedy top acts

Chorley Citizen:

4:47pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chorley Little Theatre hosts more top comedy when Shappi Khorsandi performs her brand new show for 2014 on Friday, October 31 at 8pm.

Police make appeal in death probe

Chorley Citizen:

4:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for a motorcyclist who may have been in the area at the time of a crash which killed a former international cyclist to come forward.

A 'reet good do' at event for charity

Chorley Citizen: Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Councillor Roy Lees and his wife Margaret

4:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Councillor Roy Lees and Mrs Margaret Lees, had a ‘reet good do’ at their charity Lancashire Night which was held at the appropriately named Lancastrian suite at the Town Hall.

Group up for funds award

Chorley Citizen: St John Ambulance offers free first aid demonstrations

4:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A group of St John Ambulance Badgers from Chorley has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community fund and are in with a chance of winning up to £3,000 of funding.

Mayor laughs off 'unhappy' survey

Chorley Citizen: IN OFFICE: South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress  Councillor Graham and Karen Walton

4:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

South Ribble’s mayor has laughed off survey results claiming the borough is one of the least happy places to live in the UK.

Chorley dog owners - you have BIN warned

Chorley Citizen:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dog owners who fail to pick up after their pet are being targeted as the Don’t Mess With Chorley campaign tackles the problem of dog fouling.

Big Chorley lights switch-on date fixed

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Familes from across Chorley are being urged to mark Saturday, November 15 in their diaries as the date when the town will officially switch on its Christmas lights.

Illustrator shortlisted for top two awards

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

AN illustrator of children’s books has been nominated for two awards.

Chorley hero admits having extreme child porn

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN who was given numerous bravery awards after coming to the aid of a 14-year-old who had been stabbed more than 20 times has pleaded guilty to the possession of extreme child pornography.

Medics squadron to be rewarded with freedom of borough

Chorley Citizen:

3:38pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Freedom of the Borough of Chorley is set to be granted to a regiment of army medics who have been based in the town for decades.

Cyclist dies after collision with motorcycle on Rivington Road

Chorley Citizen:

4:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A 43-year-old cyclist was killed after being involved in a collision with a motorcycle.

5-in-6 people in the North West happy to see more females in manual jobs

Chorley Citizen:

4:53pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS in the North West are giving sexism the brush-off after a survey revealed they are the most enlightened in the country when it comes to hiring female traders.

Chorley theatre first to screen Billy Elliot the Musical

Chorley Citizen:

4:51pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Chorley Empire Community Cinema presents the best of West End theatre on their big screen at Chorley Little Theatre.

Housing group extends applications deadline

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A housing group has extended the closing date for bids for a share of £9,000 from their community grant scheme.

New way to PASS for being over-18

Chorley Citizen:

4:44pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE police are appealing to young people to leave their passports and driving licences at home and carry a PASS card to prove their age.

Councillors have packed agenda

Chorley Citizen: Positivity needed

4:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday, September 29 at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle commencing at 7.30pm.

Chorley parks flagged up as outstanding

Chorley Citizen:

4:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FOUR of Chorley’s parks have won prestigious Green Flag Awards after being recognised as being among the best green spaces in the country.

Chorley girls experience their dream jobs

Chorley Citizen:

4:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THREE local businesses.

Chorley man charged with robbery

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN has been remanded in custody after being charged with robbery.

Chorley businesswoman donates £100 to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity

Chorley Citizen: Making music for hearing dogs charity

4:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A businesswoman has donated £100 to the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, to mark her one year anniversary of opening.

Miller Homes launches Chorley photography competition

Chorley Citizen:

4:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Housebuilder Miller Homes is launching a photography competition across Chorley, encouraging people to submit a photo they have taken which encapsulates all that is great about the area in which they live.

Chorley squash player setting his sights on world numer one

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN up and coming professional squash player from Chorley is following his dream of becoming world number one thanks to a Bolton shopping centre.

Chorley schools in road safety drive

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SCHOOLS in Chorley are invited to enter designs for road safety banners as part of a competition linked to Road Safety Week in November.

Comedian Seann Walsh set to appear in Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

5:33pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FOLLOWING his sell-out spectacular at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, comedian Seann Walsh is back touring with his brand new show ‘28’.

Chorley illustrator shortlisted for two top awards

Chorley Citizen:

2:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN illustrator of children’s books has been nominated for two awards.

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