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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.

Julie’s £1,000 jackpot will fund season ticket

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie’s £1,000 jackpot will fund season ticket

6:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A staunch Chorley FC supporter has won the jackpot of £1,000 this week, in the club’s Black and White Premier Draw lottery.

Man faces £700 bill after dropping cigarette end

Lancashire Telegraph: Embargoed to 0001 Friday October 11..File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has found. PRESS A

6:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A Chorley man faces a bill of more than £700 after he dropped a single cigarette end outside a takeaway.

‘Data match’ caught Clayton Brook benefits fraudster

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

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

A pensioner claimed more than £10,000 in benefits he was not entitled to, a court has heard.

Amy bags winning design for store

Lancashire Telegraph: Amy bags winning design for store

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A primary school is celebrating receiving a £500 donation after one of their pupils won a competition to design a new shopping bag.

Summer free for all in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: SUMMER FUN: Astley Park will be the venue for many of this year’s festivities

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

A series of free family events is due to take place over the summer months.

‘Live’ call to musicians and venues

Lancashire Telegraph: Performer Alex Hardcastle at last year’s Chorley Live

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Organisers of a two-day live music and entertainment event in Chorley are calling on local performers and venues who want to take part to come forward.

Free tennis sessions will mark centre’s anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph: WHAT A RAQUET: Les Hood, who has been playing at South Ribble Tennis and Fitness Centre since it opened 20 years ago. is pictured with centre assistant Sarah Kennedy marking the anniversary

3:32pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

South Ribble Tennis and Fitness Centre is set to serve up 20 years as a top sporting facility in the borough.

Delight as Chorley reach last 16

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:31pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A top notch team performance saw Chorley surge into the last 16 of the National Knockout with a win at St Annes on Sunday.

Musical star is a monster

Lancashire Telegraph: Musical star is a monster

3:29pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Chorley Little Theatre are staging a spectacular comedy musical about a killer plant to round off the current CADOS season.

Call for garden champs in Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN: Winners of the 2013 competition celebrate their success

3:27pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The final call is being made for blooming good gardeners to enter the town’s annual garden competition.

Art on show

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.


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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