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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.

Fly-tipper caught on camera dumping asbestos in Whittle-le-Woods

Chorley Citizen: A CCTV image of the incident

10:17am Wednesday 28th August 2013

A fly-tipper was caught on CCTV dumping corrugated roofing down the side of a garage, a court heard.

Wiggins book among 'most abandoned'

10:58am Wednesday 28th August 2013

Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography ‘My Time’ is one of the top ten books to be left behind in hotels, according to a study by Travelodge.

Brindle pub in line for Britain in Bloom award

Chorley Citizen: Brindle pub in line for Britain in Bloom award

8:00am Monday 26th August 2013

A village pub has been selected as a candidate for this year’s North West Britain in Bloom after extensive work on its gardens.

Harvest a win for Whittle-le-Woods pub contest

4:57pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

A Chorley pub is offering wine connoisseurs the opportunity to produce their favourite tipple direct from their own plot of French vineyard.

Parish meeting

4:50pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

The next meeting of Brindle Parish Council will be held on Monday at the community hall, Water Street, Brindle at 7.30pm.

Ponds plan

4:50pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

Plans have been approved for a building to be used for a fish hatchery and the creation of two brood stock holding ponds at High Heys Farm, Langton Brow, Eccleston.

Man found hanged in Chorley park

11:21am Wednesday 7th August 2013

A MAN was found hanged in Chorley’s Astley Park on Saturday, police have confirmed.

Athletes descend for Ironman triathlon challenge in Chorley area

Chorley Citizen: Competitors will ride through and on the outskirts of Chorley villages including Anderton, Rivington, Buckshaw Village, Eccleston and Coppull

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

Several roads in the area will be closed on Sunday as the Chorley area hosts one of the UK’s toughest challenges, the Ironman UK triathlon.

Eccleston mum-of-two in £6k benefit scam

3:54pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

A mum-of-two from Eccleston who fraudulently claimed nearly £6,000 in benefits must now pay it back and undertake community service.

Chorely Football Club to appear in town centre this Saturday

3:49pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

Chorley Football Club will be in the town centre this Saturday to promote the new season at Victory Park.

Buckshaw primary school to double in size

Chorley Citizen: How the school will look

8:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

Work has begun on construction work to double the size of a primary school Buckshaw Trinity Primary School opened its doors less than three years ago but has already seen the number of reception places double from 30 to 60.

Eccleston pilot escaped crash landing

8:00am Friday 26th July 2013

A pilot and passenger walked away from crash landing when a light aircraft ended up upside down at a farm airstrip at Cockerham.

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