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WANTED: Chorley man wanted after breach of licence

A man from Chorley with links to Preston is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

Crime
Becky Sumner went up to the top of Preston Bus Station intending to commit suicide last week, and a Good Samaritan talked her down and saved her life

Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues

When the world was getting too much for Becky Sumner, the kindness of a stranger prevented her taking the most drastic of actions. Today, she bravely tells her story to SARAH CARTER, to help give others hope and encourage them to reach out

Health
Gordon and Donna Thorpe with two of their children Matilda, 21 months, and Phoebe, 7. Their eldest is Drew, 5

Holiday joy turned into ‘nightmare’

AN idyllic holiday turned 
into a “living nightmare” for a family from Charnock 
Richard when dad Gordon Thorpe was diagnosed with cancer.

News
Life Long Song company directors Janet Wright and Ali Maze have received an award  at the Adactus Breath Investment Grant Awards

Hitting the right note

Chorley’s Life Long Song came top of the pops at a ceremony for Adactus Breath Investment Grant Awards scooping the top prize in the older people’s category.

Chorley
Betfred winner Stephen Griffiths

Two punters scoop £200,000 in Lancashire’s ‘luckiest town’

A lucky punter is celebrating after scooping more than £13,500 with just a 25p football bet.

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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.
News 4
Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Megan Cross has gone missing from her home

MISSING: Girl, 15, missing from home

A 15-year-old girl with links to Blackpool and Morecambe has gone missing from her home in Chorley, say police.
Your lancashire
This image of Rivington Pike was emailed in by Paul Speight

ON YER BIKE - Take on the Ironman (well, a bit of it)

If, like me, you’re feeling a bit lethargic after the festive excesses, then stuff your over-fed frame into your best lycra and head to Rivington to take on (the best part of) the Ironman UK bike course.

Lifestyle
Tony Slater and Sir Tom Finney

The perfect dinner date

Who would be your dream guests at a dinner party? And what would be on the menu?
News
Helen Glover

Can you take on The Great Row for cancer?

A Chorley gym is encouraging people to pull together to beat cancer by taking part in a unique fund-raising rowing challenge.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

A first-time author from Buckshaw Village is to have her debut novel published and has already signed a book deal promising two more.

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Barbara Lowe, 81, from Adlington narrowly missed being tricked out of almost �2,500 by a scammer.
Barbara is pictured with her son Neil Cooper (left) and Carolyn Cooper (right)

Adlington pensioner, 81, almost cheated out of £2,500

An 81-year-old woman from Adlington narrowly missed being tricked out of almost £2,500 by a scammer.

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The Talbot pub which provided a hub for the Euxton community for 20 years celebrated its last orders on Saturday night.
Owners Steve and Sue Sharrock handed over the keys for the watering hole in Balshaw Lane on Monday, January 16, 2017

Last orders at The Talbot pub in Euxton

A pub which provided a hub for the Euxton community for 20 years celebrated its last orders on Saturday night.

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Transport company to axe key bus service

Transport company to axe key bus service

Residents are furious after a bus service providing a “lifeline“ to villages in Chorley is due to be axed.

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Adam Sumner

Shock cancer death spurs family fund-raising

When Adam Sumner revealed he had lung cancer, his relatives believed he would battle on and be successfully treated.
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Protest outside Wigan Infirmary A&E to highlight the impact that the closure of Chorley's A&E is having on other hospitals. Wigan has been affected with patients now coming from Chorley.

‘We’ll fight on for 24/7 Chorley A&E’

As Chorley’s A&E reopens, Megan Titley looks at what is next for the problem-hit department

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Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

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