£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.

New homes for pensioners in Coppull

Chorley Citizen: BUILDING: From left, Adactus Group Chief Executive Paul Lees with Chorley Borough Councillor for Coppull Matthew Crow and Lancashire County Councillor for Coppull Steve Holgate

7:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

NEW bungalows are being built on the site of a former sheltered housing scheme at The Willows in Coppull.

Former Rovers stars reunite for charity evening at Chorley Football Club

Chorley Citizen: Matt Jansen

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THREE former Blackburn Rovers stars are reuniting for a special legends evening at Chorley Football Club.

Long-standing customer cuts Coppull Lloyds Pharmacy ribbons

Chorley Citizen: RIBBON CUT: Ada Banks and the team from Lloyds Pharmacy, Coppull, at the opening

2:14pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A longstanding customer cut the ribbon when Lloyds Pharmacy, Coppull, officially opened its new concept premises last Thursday.

Coppull lights plan on track

2:10pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Mid-Lances BMX Club has applied for planning permission to build three 18.3m high floodlighting columns at its track at Chisnall Lane, Coppull. The lights will allow the track to be used for longer periods.

Noisy Coppull tenant loses home

Chorley Citizen: HOUSING BOSS: Bernie Keenan

7:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A nuisance tenant has been evicted from her home in Coppull due to her anti-social behaviour.

Coppull pupils swap class for building site

Chorley Citizen: LAYING FOUNDATIONS: Coppull Primary pupils at the site with Morris Homes staff

4:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Pupils from Coppull Primary School have helped to lay some of the bricks for the first properties at new housing development.

Coppull hamper raffle boosts charity funds

Chorley Citizen: Coppull hamper raffle boosts charity funds

7:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

Residents of The Heys, Coppull raised cash by running a raffle for a luxurious Christmas hamper.

Help for smokers in Coppull

5:25pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

A pharmacy in Coppull is offering smokers the chance to help both themselves and others.

Coppull man's £1k mountain mission

Chorley Citizen: Craig Noonan and Darren Tootle

8:00am Monday 29th April 2013

A fundraiser from Coppull is feeling on top of the world after completing a five day climbing and cycling challenge to raise money for young carers.

Give feedback to get rewards

5:30pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

A new way of getting customer feedback which means participants could get rents lowered has been unveiled by Chorley Community Housing.

Homes plan for Coppull caravan site

8:00am Thursday 14th March 2013

A large housing development is planned for a former caravan and motor home site in Coppull.

Coppull benefits fraud mum claimed £2,000

8:00am Friday 8th March 2013

A mother from Coppull has pleaded guilty to fraud after obtaining more than £2,000 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Coppull band retains top title

5:39pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

After recently retaining their national title at the Butlins Mineworkers Championships, Coppull and Standish Band have won again in their most recent competition.

Funding boost for new Coppull boxing gym

5:35pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

A boxing gym run by former world welterweight champion Michael Jennings has received funding to help train youngsters.

Free advice at Coppull pharmacy

8:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013

The pharmacy team in Coppull is encouraging people in the village to make the most of free professional advice.

Former British boxing champ opens gym in Coppull

Chorley Citizen: Jennings and brother Dave, left, in their new gym in Coppull where youngsters train

8:00am Tuesday 8th January 2013

His desire to fight on still burns within, but Michael Jennings is taking his first steps as a trainer after opening a new gym for up-and-coming boxers.

Debt help wins £5,000 for Coppull tenant

6:00pm Sunday 9th December 2012

Chorley Community Housing (CCH) has won more than £5,000 in unclaimed benefits for a disabled tenant.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry in Coppull

2:35pm Friday 7th December 2012

POLICE are appealing for information after a pedestrian was knocked down and killed in Coppull this morning.

New woods to go on Coppull Moor colliery site

8:00am Wednesday 14th November 2012

The Chisnall Hall colliery site at Coppull Moor is to be the site of a large woodland.

Police launch blitz on unlocked homes and cars in Coppull

7:00am Monday 29th October 2012

Police blitzed the streets of Coppull running a crime prevention operation codenamed ‘Operation Cannon’.

Coppull poster ploy drives home road safety message

Chorley Citizen: Mrs Green, year 6 winner James Fox, and PCSO Liz Coleman. Inset: Amy’s winning poster

7:00am Thursday 11th October 2012

The police and primary school pupils in Coppull have teamed up using art to promote responsible motoring.

Praise for 'rat' case witness

8:00am Monday 6th August 2012

A Coppull man who called a woman a ‘rat’ in his local supermarket has been found guilty of breaching a court injunction.

Publican failed breathalyser

8:00am Saturday 28th July 2012

A Coppull publican failed a breathalyser when he was stopped by police as he went to pick up a regular customer on a Sunday afternoon.

Bulldozers roll in at sheltered housing flats in Coppull

Chorley Citizen: TO BE RAZED: The Willows in Dickens Road

4:53pm Wednesday 8th February 2012

Demolition has started on a block of 23 sheltered housing flats in Coppull.

Coppull dog owner told to keep dog on lead

4:01pm Wednesday 25th January 2012

THE owner of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been told that her dog must be kept on a lead and muzzled when outside her premises after it savaged a cat.

Chorley housing bosses welcome new move on tenancy fraudsters

Chorley Citizen: WELCOME MOVE: Staff from CCH during October’s Catch a Cheat week

3:41pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

HOUSING bosses in Chorley have welcomed proposals to make tenancy fraud a criminal offence.

Chorley man walks away unhurt from crash into home

Chorley Citizen: DESTRUCTION TRAIL: The Seat Cupra as it came to rest in the back of a home, main picture

3:35pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A DRIVER had an amazing escape after his car crashed through a fence, leaving a trail of destruction before embedding itself into a conservatory.

Coppull housing is set for demolition

1:12pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A sheltered housing scheme in Coppull in which elderly residents have resided for decades is to be demolished.

70 jobs lost in Coppull as leisure firm fails

Chorley Citizen: 70 jobs lost in Coppull as leisure firm fails

9:30am Wednesday 19th October 2011

The biggest employer in Coppull, caravan retailer Discover Leisure, has collapsed with the loss of 240 jobs across the country.

Call to review closure of Chorley forensic office

9:51am Friday 14th October 2011

A PARLIAMENTARY committee has urged the Prime Minister to review the decision to close the Forensic Science Service.

Memorial tree for children vandalised in Coppull

1:38pm Monday 20th June 2011

A memorial tree dedicated to chidren who have died has been damaged after vandals broke into a BMX track in Coppull.

Coppull woman saving lives with her dog in Afghanistan

Chorley Citizen: L/Cpl Usher with dog Fax

12:26pm Friday 11th March 2011

A Lance Corporal from Coppull and her dog are saving lives in Afghanistan by helping to find deadly bombs and weapons.

Staff from Coppull firm give charity 'ramble' support

Chorley Citizen: Staff from S&S Northern visit the centre to promote the Rainbow Ramble

3:40pm Monday 21st February 2011

A team of 14 colleagues, friends and family from a Coppull-based business have signed up to do The Rainbow Ramble to support a disabled children’s charity, The Legacy Rainbow house.

Coppull mum admits falsely obtaining benefits

8:00am Sunday 16th January 2011

A MUM of two from Coppull has pleaded guilty to falsely obtaining over £1,000 in housing and council tax benefits.

Affordable homes on site of former Coppull pub

Chorley Citizen: Representatives from Adactus, Arley Homes, Chorley Community Housing and Chorley Council outside the new homes

2:06pm Monday 30th August 2010

PEOPLE keen to get a foot on the property ladder now have the chance thanks to a new development with low cost homes.

More affordable homes allocated at new Coppull development

Chorley Citizen: Nicola Johnson, Adactus, Mike Murphy, Chorley Community Housing (CCH), Simon Ward, site manager Arley Homes, Councillor Peter Malpas, Debbie Despres, Chorley Council's affordable housing officer, Morna Maines, project manager Adactus

3:29pm Friday 20th August 2010

Part of a new housing development has been turned over to affordable homes for people in Chorley keen to get a foot on the property ladder Eleven affordable homes have been built as part of a new housing estate called The Meadows on the site of the former Waggon and Horses pub in Chapel Lane, Coppull.

Coppull fire: Man treated for 'severe burns'

1:00pm Friday 23rd July 2010

A man in his 30s is being treated in hospital for ‘severe burns’ after a fire struck at a Coppull breakers yard.

Major fire at Coppull scrapyard

Chorley Citizen: Fire crews at the scene

2:38pm Thursday 22nd July 2010

A major incident was declared after fire struck at a Coppull breakers yard.

Urban football boost for Coppull youngsters

Chorley Citizen: Youngsters try out the inflatable pitch

12:18pm Thursday 6th May 2010

A two-month scheme in Coppull for youngsters to sample ‘urban soccer’ has been deemed a success by local police.

'Blighted' Coppull subway closed off

4:03pm Friday 9th April 2010

A subway under the West Coast Mainline railway in Coppull has been closed after becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Coppull community house to open this week

1:23pm Monday 15th March 2010

A new community ‘hub’ is being opened in Coppyull on Friday.

Chorley drug arrests: five charged

2:08pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

FIVE men have been charged with various drugs and money laundering offences after police executed a series of warrants at addresses in Chorley, Coppull and South Ribble yesterday.

Alleys bricked up on Coppull estate

Chorley Citizen: BLOCKED: The alley end at Longfield Avenue

1:55pm Monday 1st March 2010

Alleyways have been bricked up to keep out the yobs on a Coppull estate.

£500,000 project to convert Coppull flats begins

Chorley Citizen: Arcon House

1:28pm Monday 22nd February 2010

work will start shortly on a £500,000 scheme to convert unloved bedsit flats into spacious apartments for older people.

Bogus workmen warning in Chorley and Coppull

2:51pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

LANCASHIRE Constabulary is warning people in Chorley and Coppull to be on their guard against bogus workmen.

Coppull housing scheme residents will be allowed to stay

4:43pm Thursday 4th February 2010

Chorley Community Housing has confirmed that it has taken a decision regarding the future of The Willows sheltered housing scheme in Coppull.

Coppull guided walk here to stay

4:13pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

A new weekly walk has been launched after a trial run proved popular.

Coppull sheltered housing scheme set to close

12:26pm Monday 21st September 2009

A sheltered housing complex is set to close under plans to deal with unsatisfactory housing conditions at two schemes in Coppull.

Chip pan sparks Coppull house blaze

9:43am Wednesday 19th August 2009

Two men were taken to hospital after a house fire in Coppull last night.

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