Retirement village gets in the festive spirit

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley.

Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

Charlotte Bower, 16, from Chorley got the chance to work on the set of CCBC show Blue Peter.

‘My dream job’ - Teen spends a day working on Blue Peter

A MEDIA student said working behind the scenes on one of her favourites children’s television shows was “one of the best days of my life”.

Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

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Kathleen and Roy Fisher

Fond farwell to man who ‘filled his life with service’

A pillar of the community in Chorley has died aged 95 following a lifetime of service to the area.

Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

Police want to speak to these to women in connection with a theft in Chorley

Thieves steal cash from 70 year old woman in Chorley

A 70-year-old woman was the victim of pickpockets in Chorley on Tuesday, December 29.

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The man was armed with a baseball bat

Man armed with baseball bat robs Clayton Brook shop

Police have released images of a man they would like to trace following a robbery at McColls convenience store on Tunley Holme, Clayton Brook.
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David Eatock as a Chorley player in 1997

Ex-Chorley player is latest to come forward in football abuse scandal

Former Chorley striker David Eatock is the latest player to claim he was abused by a football coach as a youngster.

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Delivered: The delegation outside Number 10

Massive Chorley Hospital petition gets Downing Street delivery

A 23,000-name petition was handed in at Number 10 Downing Street by Chorley Hospital campaigners this week.

This is the second fire to take place at Booths this week

Booths Chorley on fire AGAIN in second incident this week

Fire crews were called to the Booths in Chorley yesterday evening (Tuesday, 29 November) after it suffered its second fire related incident in a week.

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Residents in Coppull voiced their concerns at a meeting about 150 new homes at Yew Tree Farm about building on greenbelt land

Residents fight against Coppull greenbelt homes

A meeting about a controversial housing development on a greenbelt site in Coppull did not go as expected when the host walked out.

Pic by Martin Birchall

Black Friday bargains, then civilised Saturday shopping

Shoppers stepping out for retail therapy in Chorley this Black Friday were greeted with some winning deals.

Chorley celebrates Lancashire Day at Astley Hall.  Southport town crier Darryl Counsell.

Music and dance to celebrate county

The town crier and a peal of bells kicked off a ‘reet gud do’ in Chorley celebrating the town’s Lancashire heritage.

Chorley Council Astley Hall Illuminated with Spark the LED drummers

Crowds blown away by show

Chorley’s historic Astley Hall was transformed with brilliant LED spotlights at a 
special performance from Spark! a magical live music and movement performance group.

Adam Platt receives a Young Citizen Award from assistant chief constable Mark Bates and Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire at the time

Unsung community hero: Adam Platt

We are celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the first in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Adam Platt, who, despite his own health problems, always puts the lives of others before himself.
Miss England Elizabeth Grant with Max and Rachel at Derian House

Derian House children wish Miss England good luck

Staff and children at Derian House Children’s Hospice have waved off their ambassador, Miss England Elizabeth Grant, as she gets ready for the finals of Miss World 2016.

Claire Barratt after she lost weight. Photo by Simon Stanmore

Claire enjoys a lighter way to lead her life

A mum-of-two has lost 10 stone in 10 months, after an embarrassing Christmas photo of herself revealed the true extent of her steady weight gain.

Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

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