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11:25am Thursday 30th October 2014

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Chorley floral features scoop more awards

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Adrian Lowe, pictured centre with the North West in Bloom gold award certificate, and many those who pulled out all the stops to make Chorley bloom for the North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions

2:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHORLEY’S fabulous floral features this summer have scooped more awards for the town.

Clayton Brook teenagers help with the online ‘journey’

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Computer-savvy young people from Clayton Brook dropped into a local sheltered housing scheme to help their older neighbours adapt to life in the digital age as part of national ‘Get Online Week’.

Call for aid to research the oldest scout group in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The oldest scout troop in Chorley is looking for the help of its former members in order for a written history to be produced.

150 extra places at Chorley school are planned

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A proposal has been agreed to increase the number of pupils at a Chorley high school.

Chorley scoops Britain in Bloom silver awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Chorley has scooped two national awards for its spectacular floral features and colourful creations that bloomed this summer.

Spotlight on gangs at Runshaw College

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

RUNSHAW College students were given a rare insight into gang culture and policing strategies in a conference held there.

‘Drop your speed’ plea at Whittle-le-Woods Primary School

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN at Whittle-le-Woods Primary is aiming to improve road safety around the school following several incidents.

‘State of shock’ at Euxton football match death

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GIRLS’ football club is in ‘a state of shock’ after a teenage opposition player collapsed and died while playing a game on Sunday.

Biker injured in Hoghton crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CRASH in Hoghton has left a 29-year-old motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Cheaper homes boost for South Ribble families

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Plans to create 200 new affordable homes across four sites in South Ribble have been approved.

BT to create 45 new NW engineering posts

Lancashire Telegraph: The rural superfast broadband programme has put BT in a "quasi monopolistic position", a watchdog says

4:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BT have this week announced a major expansion of the recent recruitment drive in the North West by its local access network business, Openreach.

Barber Al is keeping up family trade

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new barbers’ business has opened with the interior entirely filled with 1950s furniture and memorabilia.

Steal a look at Adlington musicians

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chorley Arts Partnership are hosting live music headed by Caught Steelin', a four piece acoustic band from Adlington.

Pumpkin festival for half term fun

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHAT strange creatures are lurking in the murky depths of the pond?

Diocesan role for former Chorley teacher

Lancashire Telegraph: SETTING Blackburn Cathedral is one venue  for the Poetrython next month

4:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Chorley teacher Stephen Whittaker has been appointed new director of education for the Diocese of Blackburn.

£20k grant to check pollution in rivers

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

A-listers film Hollywood blockbuster at Rivington Pike

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SCENES for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver have been shot in Lancashire.

Chorley teacher: Ray Cole’s release unbelievable

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

Wheelton businesses rise from the ashes after blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

New service will help with search for a job

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

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

Scenes for new movie being shot at Rivington Pike

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SCENES for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver have been shot this week in Lancashire.

Luxury surprise for big Magpies fan Nigel

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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’

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.


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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