Market play goes down a storm in Chorley

A theatre show about a town’s market space might not sound like it would break box office records.
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with their enquiries.

Woman threatened with knife in Chorley after row in supermarket car park

A woman was threatened with a knife in Chorley after she intervened in an argument in supermarket car park, say police.

Artist's impressions of what could be the new Chorley United Reformed Church

Chorley United Reformed Church finds a new home

A church in Chorley which has been on the hunt for a bigger space has finally found a new home.

An artist's impression of the new Whittle Surgery

Fresh plans for super surgery in Whittle-le-Woods

A surgery in Whittle-le-Woods has launched plans for a major expansion to cope with rapidly growing patient numbers.

Lisa Topping (left) celebrating the opener with Scarlett Smith

Chorley Ladies breeze past Blackpool into semis

Chorley Ladies claimed a place in the County Cup semi-final when they beat Blackpool Girls and Ladies 3-0.

Police arrested three men following the incident

Three arrested after attempted burglary at Adlington supermarket

Three men have been arrested following an attempted burglary at a supermarket in Adlington, say police.
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, October 16, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Fire crews from Chorley were called

Chemical reaction requires emergency crew call out

A Lancashire firm was evacuated and fire crews called after a chemical reaction created hazardous fumes.
A headteacher has issued a stranger danger warning

Head issues 'stranger danger' warning after attempted abduction

A headteacher has written to parents after a man attempted to lure a schoolgirl into a car in Lancashire.

Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors Ltd in Preston

Chorley and Preston solicitors wear it red for Rosemere

Clients of law firm Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors Ltd saw red when they turned up at the company’s offices in both Preston and Chorley.

Bank Hall is shrouded in scaffolding as work on the historic mansion, who dates back to 1608, is underway

PROJECT UPDATE: Long-awaited restoration work underway at Jacobean mansion

What is happening at Bank Hall?

Daniel Hull raises a toast to new micro pub venture, Toastie Tavern

Pint-sized watering hole Toastie Tavern is new addition to Chorley's micro pub scene

Another micro pub has joined Chorley’s growing stock of popular pint-sized drinking establishments.

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Thirteen-year-old Lucy Letch from Euxton

Budding ballerina Lucy Letch from Euxton is en route to success

A young ballerina with stars in her eyes has been accepted into a world-renowned ballet school.

Trio of fundraisers and veterans of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Colin Gifford, Steve Tranter and Martin Hall endured a 47 mile walk from the pier head in Liverpool to Botany Bay

Volunteers’ walk helps raise funds for Queen’s Lancashire Regiment memorial

Volunteers at a veterans’ charity pulled on their walking boots for a gruelling trek to help raise funds for a lasting tribute in honour of a Lancashire regiment.

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David Dickinson with his wife Ann

Tributes paid to 'gentle giant' David Dickinson from Hoghton who died aged 85

Friends and family have paid tribute to 'gentle giant' David Dickinson who has died aged 85.
Jazz men Pinto Beans will be in action at The Ale Emporium in Preston on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (October 13 to 16)

The weather is forecast to be pleasant this weekend, so why not head out to try one of these events?

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Visual aid

Galloway's Society for the Blind hosts a Low Vision Roadshow in Preston and Chorley

A blind charity is hosting Low Vision Roadshows across the county.

Police attended the incident at Chorley Train Station

Police intercept train in Chorley after reports of 'threatening' behaviour

Police intercepted a train in Chorley after a man was said to be abusive and threatening towards a female passenger.
Laura Massaro in quarter-final action (photo: PSA)

Chorley star Laura reaches her fifth US Open semi-final

World No.4 Laura Massaro put on a masterclass of squash to book a place in the semi-finals of 2017 US Open in Philadelphia.

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