PROJECT UPDATE: Work begins on £17m town centre revamp

As work begins on a £17m facelift for Chorley’s town centre, we take a look at the latest updates on the scheme


Town keeps on truckin’ as model trail launched

From the Roadrunner to the Military Martian and the Super Hippo - Leyland took on a model edge as the world’s first Truck Trail was unveiled in the town.

Mick Cash

'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

Photo Neil Cross
Martin Ainsworth and fiancee Shelby Rigg have set up We Are Juice juicing business that is going from strength to strength.
They have decided that for every sale, they are going to give fruit/veg/juice to the homeless people or food banks in the local area. Pictured with three day old daughter Brooklyn

Nutrient boost for city’s needy

A couple behind a fledgling juice business have made a vow to support the homeless with every product they sell.

Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a works van in Cleveleys. Pic: Googlemaps

Woman taken to hospital after crash in Cleveleys

A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a van in Cleveleys, say fire services.
Northcote hotel

Top Lancashire hotel has been named the best in England

A Lancashire hotel has been named the best in England at the national tourist awards.

The Naaz Indian Restaurant in Bamber Bridge

Sadness at closure of The Naaz restaurant

Curry enthusiasts have taken to social media to express their sadness at the closure of one of the area’s best-known Indian restaurants.

Uncertain future for one of Preston’s oldest clubs as premises put up for sale

Uncertain future for one of Preston’s oldest clubs as premises put up for sale

Staff at one of Preston’s oldest members clubs say they are unsure of their future after the premises were put up for sale.

Graham Cowley speaking at the UCLan conference

Conference hails experienced workforce

A business strategy expert has called on Fylde coast companies to value older workers.
A view from the Cuadrilla monitoring eportal

Website aims to reveal shale gas site monitoring

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has created an online ePortal to allow the public to view the status of environmental monitoring of its drill site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.
Botany Bay, Chorley

Lancashire recommends... Shopping experiences

Shopping can be so much more than wandering aimlessly from high street chain to another. Here is our pick of the best shopping experiences in Lancashire.
Photo Neil Cross
Chris Hayward, Jim Carter, Caroline Baker and Neil Thornton at the launch of Preston's City Living Prospectus at the Harris Museum

Launch of City Living scheme gets underway

“The time is right to invest in Preston”.

Preston City Centre
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Purchase brings Chorley firm back from the brink

Telecoms firm PLC has purchased Comms Consulting Limited, trading as Comms Supply.


VIDEO: Watch as cops use stinger on fleeing van

A white van was chased through Hambleton after refusing to stop for police last night.

Wyre and Garstang
The accident happened at junction 34 of the southbound carriageway
Pic: Highways England

Lane closed on southbound M6 after accident

One lane has been blocked on the M6 southbound following an accident.
The districts Preston city centre is to be divided into, to attract City Living investment

Vision for Preston’s own Northern Quarter

A vision to create a Northern Quarter-style living boom in Preston city centre is being launched today.

Small Business of the Year Winner Festive Lights at The North West Chamber of Commerce BIBAs

Business awards have direct impact on county

Two suppliers to one of Lancashire’s leading business awards have praised the direct impact it has on the county’s economy.

RMT members will walk out on Friday

Train operator reveals Friday strike timetable

Northern Rail will operate two trains an hour from Blackpool during strike action this week.
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