Charnock Richard welcomes thousands of visitors for scarecrow festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

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

Sports car destroyed in fire near Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

Wigan Athletic reveal plan for ex-golf club

Lancashire Telegraph: 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.

Grand launch of Charnock Richard school garden

Lancashire Telegraph: Mayor of Chorley, Coun John Walker, Coun Adrian Lowe, Coun Paul Leadbetter with council and school staff and children at the grand opening of woodland garden

8:00am Sunday 14th July 2013

Children have celebrated the opening of a woodland garden after months of hard work in regenerating part of their school grounds.

Extension plan for Charnock Richard club

6:00pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Charnock Richard Football Club, based in Charter Lane, have applied for permission to extend their existing building to provide additional changing rooms.

Charnock Richard boss fined over worker's death fall

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Halligan

5:15pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

A company director has pleaded guilty to serious health and safety breaches after an employee fell to his death into an empty water storage tank.

Homes in Charnock Richard to be demolished

Lancashire Telegraph: The properties in Charnock Richard

8:00am Sunday 31st March 2013

A row of cottages is being pulled down after years of standing empty because of the cost of refurbishing them.

Charnock Richard cottages to be demolished

5:14pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

A terrace of run-down cottages in Charnock Richard is to be demolished to make way for starter homes.

Charnock Richard pub re-opens

3:00pm Friday 9th November 2012

A village pub in Charnock Richard has reopened after more than 18 months.

Construction safety event in Charnock Richard

12:00pm Thursday 8th November 2012

A free construction safety event will be held in Charnock Richard on Wednesday, November 14.

Charnock Richard boss charged over fall death

8:00am Thursday 18th October 2012

A Charnock Richard man will appear in court this week charged with breaches of health and safety after one of his employees fell to their death in an empty water tank.

Charnock Richard villagers host scarecrow festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Dylan Carter, six, Lea Daniels, two, Harvey Hodgkinson, three and Kayla Mahoney, nine

8:00am Saturday 15th September 2012

Charnock Richard became home to a colourful array of new characters for the weekend as thousands of visitors attended the annual Scarecrow Festival.

Charnock Richard woman gets £500 fine over ‘danger’ dog

3:25pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £500 and a suspended destruction order has been placed on her dog after it bit a man walking past her property.

Electric car charging points at Charnock Richard services

Lancashire Telegraph: PIONEERING: Charnock Richard Services on the M6

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Charnock Richard service station has installed pioneering charging points for electric cars.

Chorley thieves flee with £4,000 haul in milk float

9:49am Friday 14th October 2011

THIEVES used a converted electric milk float to escape with goods worth £4,000 from a Lancashire theme park.

Boy falls from ride at Camelot theme park

4:33pm Tuesday 23rd August 2011

A BOY is said to have been injured after falling from a ride at Camelot theme park.

Camelot bosses stunned by applications

3:30pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

BOSSES at Camelot Theme Park said they have been left “staggered” by the number of application they have had for seasonal jobs.

Chorley teenager told to muzzle dog

2:54pm Monday 7th March 2011

A TEENAGER has been told to keep his dog muzzled, and on a lead, or it will be destroyed.

Spate of car break-ins at Charnock Richard hotel complex

2:50pm Tuesday 15th February 2011

Police are warning of thieves operating in the vicinity of a Chorley hotel complex.

200 workers being recruited at Camelot Theme Park

Lancashire Telegraph: JOUST A MINUTE Knights at the tournament event at Camelot

3:08pm Wednesday 9th February 2011

A LANCASHIRE theme park is recruiting more than 200 staff to work in a uniquely historic environment - the realm of King Arthur.

Lanes reopened after M6 van crash

4:30pm Tuesday 8th February 2011

UPDATE: Two lanes of the M6 in Lancashire were closed after a van crashed this afternoon.

Last orders for Charnock Richard pub after 150 years

Lancashire Telegraph: landlady Heidi Westland leaves the Dog and Partridge for the last time

12:56pm Tuesday 11th January 2011

A village pub described as the “hub of the community” has closed after a brewery offered it for sale to developers.

Euxton pensioner dies after road accident

10:48am Monday 10th January 2011

Tributes have been paid to an Euxton pensioner who died following a crash while cycling in Charnock Richard.

Woman driver, 30, dies in crash on M6

Lancashire Telegraph: TRAGEDY: Victoria Catherine Makishti

8:56pm Saturday 27th November 2010

A WOMAN died in a crash on the M6 near Charnock Richard this morning.

Moped rider in hospital after Chorley crash

8:53am Wednesday 13th October 2010

A moped rider is in a critical condition in hospital after a road accident in Charnock Richard last night.

Chorley theme park welcomes eight rare-breed arrivals

Lancashire Telegraph: Bertha with her offspring

3:27pm Thursday 29th April 2010

Camelot Theme Park has welcomed eight new arrivals this spring with the birth of octuplets from farm resident, Bertha the pig.

Chorley drug arrests: five charged

2:08pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

FIVE men have been charged with various drugs and money laundering offences after police executed a series of warrants at addresses in Chorley, Coppull and South Ribble yesterday.

Police chief says Chorley forensic lab closure could hit fight against drugs

4:33pm Tuesday 16th February 2010

CRACKING drug crime in Lancashire could be hit by the closure of the county’s forensic lab.

Chorley theme park to recruit more than 200 people

1:54pm Tuesday 16th February 2010

A Chorley theme park is recruiting more than 200 people as it starts its annual search for seasonal staff.

Police meeting with truckers held at Chorley motorway services

4:28pm Thursday 5th November 2009

Police held a PACT meeting with a difference, attended by around 100 heavy goods vehicles and their drivers.

Police meeting for Charnock Richard and Heskin

11:35am Thursday 29th October 2009

A new monthly police meeting is starting up for residents living within Charnock Richard and Heskin.

Chorley theme park launch for sign language campaign

Lancashire Telegraph: Sarah Murray from the British Deaf Association signing help

1:07pm Monday 3rd August 2009

The British Deaf Association’s annual Learn to Sign Week campaign, which will take place in October, is being launched at a Chorley theme park.

Police meeting in Charnock Richard

4:29pm Friday 31st July 2009

A police community meeting wil take place in Charnock Richard on Monday, August 3.

Charity horse show in Charnock Richard

3:03pm Tuesday 21st July 2009

A charity horse show takes place at Parkers In The Fields Farm, Belth Lane, Charnock Richard, on Saturday August 1.

Motorway chaos after multiple accident near Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: The air ambulance lands on the M6 near Chorley

1:40pm Monday 13th July 2009

The air ambulance landed on the M6 near Chorley on Sunday after a multiple accident left a motorcyclist injured.

Police warn Chorley horse owners after spate of equipment thefts

1:59pm Monday 13th July 2009

Police in Chorley are advising people involved in equestrianism to keep their equipment locked up and to be wary of anyone offering equipment for sale.

Half-price Camelot fun for Burnley fans

Lancashire Telegraph: FUN: Camelot park

11:34am Wednesday 3rd June 2009

JUBILANT Burnley fans who witnessed their team’s play-off success are being offered half-price admission to the Camelot Theme Park.

Came-lotta! Crowds flock to re-opened Camelot theme park

Lancashire Telegraph: Came-lotta! Crowds flock to re-opened Camelot theme park

3:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2009

CAMELOT Theme Park has reported a bumper start to the season, just weeks after being on the brink of closure.

Wine lorry overturns on M6 at Charnock Richard

12:17pm Monday 27th April 2009

A lorry laden with wine has overturned on the M6 causing lane closures and delays for motorists.

Hundreds of jobs available at Camelot theme park

1:41pm Wednesday 15th April 2009

Hundreds of seasonal jobs are up for grabs this weekend for those wishing to work the "knight shift".

Camelot Theme Park saved

Lancashire Telegraph: STRUGGLE: The theme park will not re-open in April after receivers moved in

1:50pm Tuesday 31st March 2009

Camelot Theme Park has been saved from receivership and will reopen in May.

Charnock Richard hotel saved - but Camelot's future still unclear

Lancashire Telegraph: JOBS SAVED: The Park Hall Hotel

1:25pm Thursday 12th March 2009

AROUND 80 jobs have been saved after the future of Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard, was secured.

Camelot Theme Park calls in receivers

Lancashire Telegraph: STRUGGLE: The theme park will not re-open in April after receivers moved in

5:11pm Tuesday 3rd February 2009

Camelot Theme Park and Park Hall Hotel were placed into receivership today, threatening more than 100 jobs.

Chorley mayor's invitation to have a ball

Lancashire Telegraph: BALL: Mayor and mayoress of Chorley Councillor Terry and Mrs Julie Brown

9:20am Saturday 10th January 2009

One of the biggest nights of the Chorley Mayor’s calendar is getting closer and the public are being invited to dance the night away while at the same time raising funds for charity.

'Royal visit' at Charnock Richard pub

Lancashire Telegraph: 'Royal visit' at Charnock Richard pub

9:07am Tuesday 6th January 2009

Pub-goers at the Bowling Green in Charnock Richard had to do a double take last week when a Royal visitor popped in for some food.

Santa clash at Charnock Richard hotel for TV comedy drama

Lancashire Telegraph: TV DRAMA: Mark Benton, left, and Robson Green, filming Clash of the Santas

4:44pm Friday 19th December 2008

A Charnock Richard hotel was transformed into a Lithuanian town for the filming of a star-studded TV drama.

Charnock Richard car fire brings M6 traffic to a halt

4:07pm Friday 14th November 2008

Traffic is stationary on the M6 southbound near Chorley due to smoke blowing across the road from a car fire just after Charnock Richard Services.

Lorry causes M6 traffic chaos

10:23am Thursday 13th November 2008

Traffic came to a standstill on the motorway at Charnock Richard after a lorry broke down.

Charnock Richard toilets win four star rating

7:50am Saturday 8th November 2008

Drivers caught short at the Welcome Break services at Charnock Richard can be safe in the knowledge that they are spending a penny in a lap of luxury.


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