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Chorley youngsters free to make waves

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Youngsters can make waves this summer in Chorley as free swimming is back at two pools.

Woman's body found in Rivington Lake

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

3:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE body of a woman in her 20s has been found in a reservoir.

Parks fly Green Flag for South Ribble

Lancashire Telegraph: Wild flowers in Brintons Park

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Three of South Ribble’s parks have retained their Green Flag status hot on the heels of the announcement of a major new park for the borough.

Lancashire meals on wheels trial works a treat

Lancashire Telegraph: Changes to meals on wheels service finalised

5:11pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MEALS on wheels service aimed at ensuring people have access to a hot meal is being rolled out across the borough after a successful trial.

Chorley manager Flitcroft’s managing nicely with new eco business

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:35pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft is hoping to corner the property market after launching his own eco-friendly timber frame housing business.

Sheep stuck in mud between Rivington Pike and Winter Hill

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

It was certainly a rescue with a difference when these sheep had to be saved after they got stuck in some mud.

Members of public welcomed to First World War exhibition

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Members of the public will be able to see newly displayed artefacts and learn about conditions in a ‘trench experience’ for the centenary of the First World War.

Chorley women reach awards final

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A record number of entries to this year’s Enterprise Vision Awards hasn’t stopped five Chorley women from making the finals.

Chorley's first bubble tea bar opens

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Chorley’s first bubble tea bar has opened as part of a £350,000 council revamp of the town centre.

Chorley special constable sets up Polish Facebook page

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Chorley music pioneer who founded 80s band Ultravox given uni honour

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PIONEER of electronic music has been made an honorary doctor of philosophy.

Chorley man faces £340 bill over dropped cigarette

Lancashire Telegraph: Cigarette streets

2:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHORLEY man faces a £340 bill for dropping a cigarette end in a town car park.

Buckshaw Village choir sings out for children's hospice

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.

Chorley council looking for ‘independence’ from county

Lancashire Telegraph: Lindsay Hoyle MP

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

“Get behind us,” that was the message from Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle as he backs the borough’s ambitious plans for ‘independence’.

8,000 fill Astley Park for picnic

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The annual Picnic in the Park has been hailed as the most successful yet with more than 8,000 people from across Chorley and beyond enjoying a fun-filled afternoon in Astley Park.

A firm move for more jobs in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Guests from the fitness, sporting and business community celebrated the official opening of a new business that relocated to Chorley, creating 20 new jobs.

£21k Coppull benefit cheat jailed

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.

Scheme helps people cut energy bills

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A scheme to help people to cut their energy bills has led to people being better off by an average of over £150 on their annual bills.

‘Animals in the Park’ return to Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Visitors to Astley Park, Chorley, can expect to see more than just dogs being walked on Saturday as ‘Animals in the Park’ makes a return.

Cyclists gear up to ride in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Summer is here – and with it, British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local programme of free guided bike rides in Chorley.

Fight to save Buckshaw Village Health centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

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’.

Man arrested after alleged sexual assault on schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

10:15am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after an alleged sexual assault on a schoolgirl.

Police search for flasher

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

An image of a man who is suspected of indecently exposing himself on a train has been released.

Chorley displays are just blooming lovely

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chorley’s floral features and colourful creations took centre stage this week when the North West in Bloom judges visited the town.

Service to mark centenary of WW1 in Leyland

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.

Chorley couple in sixties attacked

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A COUPLE in their sixties were subjected to ‘appalling’ unprovoked violence as they walked home from an evening out.

Chorley Borough Council opposition group appoint new leader

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The opposition group on Chorley Borough Council has elected a new leader.

Girl, 14, is the victim of a terror ordeal in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

7:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl had an empty pint glass held to her throat before being robbed of her mobile phone.

Member of Chorley store staff ‘suspended’ after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A MEMBER of staff at a supermarket has been suspended after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy out shopping with his mum.

More affordable homes boost given to Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Chorley has topped the county charts with figures showing more affordable homes being built over the past three years than any other area.

Work starts to transform Chorley road in £1million revamp

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Short sections of Market Street will be closed to traffic from today as work starts on transforming the road, making it more pedestrian-friendly and appealing to visitors.

Woman’s body found in woodland near Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A WOMAN’S body was found in woodland close to a reservoir.

Teenager killed in Chorley blaze horror

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died after being engulfed in flames when a fireball ignited during attempts to light a garden chimenea.

200 jobs hope in £10m Chorley plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:22pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Plans have been released for a £10million shopping centre extension which could create 200 jobs and bring a flagship retailer to Chorley.

Chorley mum took £6.6k extra in benefits

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

8:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A mother-of-two from Chorley has been found guilty of benefit fraud totalling more than £6,000.

Raider threatened Chorley woman with kitchen knife – for £80

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Police have released a computer generated image of a man who threatened a woman with a knife in a robbery at her home.

Morrisons worker suspended over allegedly smacking four-year-old boy

Lancashire Telegraph: General view of signage for Morrisons supermarket on a trolley handle (7244394)

6:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A MEMBER of staff at a supermarket has been suspended after allegedly smacking a four-year-old boy out shopping with his mum.

TRAGEDY: Teen dies in garden chimenea fireball accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died after being engulfed in flames when a fireball ignited during attempts to light a garden chimenea.

Major Chorley rail route shut for six weeks

Lancashire Telegraph: The Clitheroe to Manchester line, currently single track

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A MAJOR rail route will be closed for six weeks as the track inside a tunnel is lowered.

Chorley teen robbed after pint glass held to her throat

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

1:19pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A 14-year-old girl had an empty pint glass held to her throat before being robbed of her mobile phone.

Chorley's Laura Massaro mixes with sporting royalty at Wimbledon

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:08pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Laura Massaro said it was a day to remember as she mixed with sporting royalty at Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Saturday.

Free for all music night in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: On song: Last year’s event

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Chorley Community Centre is staging a four-hour free music event on Friday from 6pm until 10pm.

Kicking off new art skills at St James’ Primary School

Lancashire Telegraph: ART ATTACK: St James’ primary pupils tackle art classes at Albany Academy

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A Chorley high school invited primary pupils to the school to enjoy World Cup-themed art classes.

Driver cut out of vehicle after Chorley smash

Lancashire Telegraph: 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’

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.

Chorley Council launches 30-minute bays after revamp works

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council at the new ‘free for 30 minutes’ car parking spaces in Fleet Street short stay car park.

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Improvements have been completed to one of Chorley’s major town centre car parks.

Lake tragedy brings back heartbreak for mother

Lancashire Telegraph: MOTHER’S WARNING: Beckie Ramsey, with a picture of her son Dylan

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A water safety campaigner whose son died in a hot weather swimming accident is fronting a regional campaign to keep youngsters safe.

Victoria Cross soldier’s relatives united after 100 years

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW RELATIONS: Stella Holmes and John McNamara meet at last a century after the Great War

3:41pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Research into a First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross has brought together his two remaining relatives for the first time almost a century after his death.

Patients urged to give views on Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

3:55pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A health watchdog is urging patients to give their views about services at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

More waste being re-used

3:52pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

South Ribble residents have recycled almost half of all their household waste during the past 12 months.


Chorley what's on

Britain’s Got Talent star joins pantomime team for classic story in Hoghton (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

WARM up on a cool winter’s night with Hotpants – or Hoghton Pantomime Society’s production of Dick…

Chorley Live music in streets (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 1:38pm Thu 21 Nov 13

Acts from Chorley Live will be returning to perform in the town centre as part of the festive activities in the…

Ideas for Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic society's next season invited (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:35pm Tue 17 Sep 13

SUBMISSIONS are invited for Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society’s (CADOS) next season.

Alistair McGowan among Edinburgh Fringe stars booked for Chorley (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 10:40am Wed 28 Aug 13

Chorley Little Theatre has announced a line-up that will bring the best highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival…

Rock band show (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 10:41am Wed 28 Aug 13

THE Adrian Gautrey Band will provide the entertainment at BJ’s Rock in the Blues Club at The Hop Pocket, Carr…

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