Wheelton businesses rise from the ashes after blaze

Chorley Citizen:

4:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN iconic pub and adjoining restaurant largely destroyed in a huge fire are both set to re-open just six months after the blaze.

Pledge to obtain flooding funding for Croston

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

PROMISES have been made to secure funding for a flood prevention scheme in Croston after the council said they were ‘let down’ by all other levels of government.

Chorley hero in court after admitting downloading indecent images of children

Chorley Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

11:10am Sunday 28th September 2014

THE reputation of a ‘hero’ who saved the life of a teenager stabbed 27 times is in tatters after he admitted downloading indecent images of children.

Princess Royal visits Whittle-le-Woods to meet Chorley and South Ribble carers

Chorley Citizen:

3:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Princess Royal met carers from Chorley and South Ribble during a visit to a new housing development.

Buckshaw Village Community Association question and answer session

Chorley Citizen: Buckshaw Village, built on the former ROF site

3:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Buckshaw Village Community Association (BVCA) are holding a question and answer session with key stakeholders from across the village on Thursday, September 25. The meeting will take place at Buckshaw Village Community Centre.

Mind and body are the theme for Clayton-le-Woods fayre

Chorley Citizen: 1st Foots Cray Scouts - Pamper Day

3:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A mind, body spirit and wellness fayre will be held at the Pines Hotel, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods on Sunday, September 21 from11am to 5.30pm.

Buckshaw Village shoppers raise money for Manchester Dogs Home

Chorley Citizen:

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SHOPPERS at Tesco in Buckshaw Village have been leaving donations of food for the Manchester Dogs Home.

Charnock Richard welcomes thousands of visitors for scarecrow festival

Chorley Citizen:

3:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The village of Charnock Richard welcomed thousands of visitors during its annual scarecrow festival.

Cannons back at Astley Hall

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Two cannons which were presented to a Chorley business 50 years ago have been restored to a prominent position in Astley Park.

Sports car destroyed in fire near Chorley

Chorley Citizen:

5:30pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for the driver of a sports car which was found burning on the M6 today.

Brinscall teacher and author dies, aged 77

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A FORMER headteacher who conducted walking tours and wrote a successful book about Brinscall has died.

£500,000 levy could reduce risk of flooding in Croston

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

PEOPLE in Croston will be asked whether they would be willing to make a contribution to a £4.5 million scheme that would substantially reduce the risk of flooding in the village.

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.

Clayton-Le-Woods mum gets suspended prison sentence for £20k benefits scam

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

7:00am Monday 4th August 2014

A MUM has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence after admitting claiming more than £20,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

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.

Fight to save Buckshaw Village Health centre

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A ‘thriving’ GP surgery with more than 7,000 patients has been told its contract to provide care is to be cancelled in a move described as causing “distress and uncertainty’.

Service to mark centenary of WW1 in Leyland

Chorley Citizen: In Flanders Fields . . . . . . poppies blow

4:23pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A special ceremony will be held at the Civic Centre, Leyland, to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Driver cut out of vehicle after Chorley smash

Chorley Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

8:58am Sunday 29th June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a person suffering from back and neck injuries following a car smash early this morning.

Travel site hails Astley Hall’s ‘excellence’

Chorley Citizen: top reviews: Coun Bev Murray showing the excellence certificate at Astley Hall

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Astley Hall, has been presented with an award of excellence by the visitor and travel review site TripAdvisor.

New Eccleston library ready for the community

Chorley Citizen: read it: From left, County Couns Marcus Johnstone and Jennifer Mein; branch manager Julie Baxendale, Diane Scarborough, district manager; County Coun Kevin Ellard, and pupils from Eccleston Primary School

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Eccleston Library has officially opened the doors of its newly-built premises.

Art on show

Chorley Citizen: Sprout Arts Children's Art Club - Wednesday 18 June 4-5pm

3:25pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Albany Academy opened its doors to pupils, family members and the community for their GCSE art exhibition.

WI in party mood

Chorley Citizen: Sid Calderbank

3:24pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Members of Heath Charnock WI celebrated its 77th birthday with a party on Wednesday, June 11.

New jobs will be delivered in Buckshaw Village

Chorley Citizen: New jobs will be delivered in Buckshaw Village

3:20pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

More than 150 new jobs could be created at a new Parcelforce Worldwide centre, which was officially opened last week.

Eccleston woman in cross Cuba cycle challenge

Chorley Citizen: Eccleston woman in cross Cuba cycle challenge

4:08pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A charity fundraiser has battled the elements to raise £3,500 in memory of her mum after cycling across Cuba.

UPDATED: Man killed in industrial accident in Abbey Village

Chorley Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

6:10pm Saturday 17th May 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man has died after an accident at a business premises.

VIDEO: Inferno wrecks Wheelton country pub

Chorley Citizen: Picture by Adrian Ashurst

9:00am Friday 25th April 2014

SIX fire crews were battling a huge blaze at a pub in Wheelton this morning.

Wigan Athletic reveal plan for ex-golf club

Chorley Citizen: DESIGNS: Artist’s impressions show the development

11:31am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER golf course is set to be transformed into a Premier League standard training ground.

Have your say on new plan for rehab centre in Charnock Richard

3:30pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A provider of residential and nursing care is encouraging residents to view its revised plans to build a rehabilitation and therapy centre in Charnock Richard.

Hear about Buckshaw Village issues

Chorley Citizen: Buckshaw Village, built on the former ROF site

4:10pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Buckshaw Village Community Association’s next meeting is on Thursday, March 6, at 7.30pm at Buckshaw Village Community Centre.

Deal seals growth for Whittle-le-Woods-based Brothers carers

Chorley Citizen: NEW SERVICES: Richard Stowe at Lisieux Hall

7:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A CARE group is set to recruit 16 new staff as it expands its services.

Customers asked to name Buckshaw chippy

Chorley Citizen: COMPETITION: Mario Christodou and Jamie MacGregor at the chippy

6:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

The owner of a chippy which has opened without a name is offering customers the chance to come up with a suitable title for the business.

Eccleston woman gears up for Cuba ride in mum’s memory

Chorley Citizen: Gina Dalton saddles up to cycle across Cuba in memory of her mum Kathleen Dalton, who died of breast cancer at the age of 41

6:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

A charity fundraiser is gearing up for the ride of her life in memory of her beloved mum.

Buckshaw purse appeal cancelled

4:01pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

British Transport Police officers, investigating the theft of money from a purse at Buckshaw Parkway, have cancelled their appeal for information.

Chilling fine for Clayton Brook litter bug

6:00am Monday 16th December 2013

A Clayton Brook man who dropped the wrapper of an ice-cream he had just bought has been landed with a £420 bill.

Clayton Green superstore hosts charity coffee morning

Chorley Citizen: SUPER STORE: Staff from Asda Clayton Green hand over funds raised for Sue Ryder’s Cuerden Hall Centre during a visit to the centre, with cakes and treats

6:00am Tuesday 10th December 2013

A superstore recently held a coffee morning for staff and residents at Sue Ryder, Cuerden Hall Centre.

Buckshaw VAMP presents Cinderella

Chorley Citizen: Buckshaw VAMP presents Cinderella

1:37pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Buckshaw VAMP presents the traditional Christmas panto Cinderella on Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15 at 2pm and 7pm at Buckshaw Village Community Centre.

Cash windfall to help East Lancashire sports pitches

10:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

SPORTS pitches across East Lancashire will be improved using funding from the National Lottery.

St George's Church in Chorley to hold Christmas Fayre

10:54am Wednesday 27th November 2013

St George’s Church in Chorley's Christmas Fayre is on Saturday, November 30.

Girls invited to Rainbow and Guides in Clayton Green

10:53am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Girls aged five to 14 are invited to join new Rainbow and Guide groups at St Bede’s Old School, Clayton Green.

Father Christmas to take a tour of Buckshaw Village

10:45am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Father Christmas takes a tour of Buckshaw Village to double check his naughty and nice list on Sunday, December 1 between 4pm and 5pm.

Driver from Burnley killed in M65 smash

Chorley Citizen: Crash victim Mark Burgess

8:41am Monday 25th November 2013

A FATHER-OF-TWO died after his car smashed into a barrier on the M65 – causing a pile-up involving an ambulance with a patient on board and three other vehicles.

Appeal as victim from Clayton-le-Woods suffers serious head injuries in mountain bike collision

6:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

A man was left with serious head injuries after being hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.

Depressed Accrington man jumped off bridge

1:46pm Friday 1st November 2013

A MAN died after jumping from a road bridge onto a rail track, an inquest has heard.

Visiting teens clear up Chorley canal

Chorley Citizen: VOLUNTEERS: Youths from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with leaders Richard Scharff, Mary Black, Debbie McGlashan and Alan Surtess and Chorley Council neighbourhood officers Alan Harper and Lee on the clean-up

6:00am Friday 25th October 2013

A group of dedicated Scottish teenagers armed with litter pickers, bin bags and wellies took part in a canal bank tidy from Botany Bay to Cowling Brow.

£175k payout for Whittle-le-Woods woman's quad injury

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

A woman who suffered ‘catastrophic’ brain damage in a quad bike accident in Tasmania has been awarded around £175,000 in compensation.

New Brinscall music school hits the right note

Chorley Citizen: launch: Teachers Alex Danson, Joe Bradbury, Becci Flint and Ross Stevens

6:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013

A new music school orchestrated a special welcome as it welcomed visitors at its official opening.

Brindle residents asked for views on quarry

Chorley Citizen: ACTION: A rider from Chorley Motorcycle Trials Club

6:00am Monday 14th October 2013

A motorbike group has invited people who object to them using a disused quarry, to a demonstration of their sport.

Friends assaulted in Clayton-le-Woods

8:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

Two friends were assaulted as they walked home from a house party in Clayton-le-Woods.

Jail term for Nelson fly-tipper who was caught in the act in Chorley

Chorley Citizen: Ryan Clough is caught on CCTV dumping the panels

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

A FLY-tipper who dumped potentially hazardous roofing panels next to a residential garage has been jailed.

Eccleston Post Office to move 50 metres away

8:00am Monday 2nd September 2013

Eccleston’s post office is set to relocate and extend its opening hours, it has been announced.




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