There were testing times for Geoffrey in schooldays

It sounds like a common recurring nightmare – turning up to school and being unprepared for an exam.

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Ethan Leigh, a year 5 pupil from Manor Road School was threatened with a knife

Pupil held knife to face of boy, 9

A primary school pupil was thrown to the ground and pinned down by another boy who held a knife to his face and threatened to stab him at school.

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Victoria Sewell with her son Louie

'Miracle' baby shows there is a life with Crohn's Disease

After having 18 inches of her bowel removed, Victoria Sewell was unsure if she could have children.
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Gas pipe 'ruptured and ignited' during Clayton-le-Woods blaze

A gas main 'ruptured and ignited' during a blaze in Clayton-le-Woods in the early hours of this morning.
Left to right: Olivia Richardson and Macey Martin had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK

Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.
Bay Leaf, Chorley

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Tributes pour in for Iman Zainab Javed, 11, who died in a tragic crash on the M61 at Walton Summit

Family and friends have paid tribute to a “beautiful and much loved” 11 year old girl who died in a tragic car crash on the M61 at Walton Summit.

The Pines Hotel

Historic Pines hotel to be demolished and homes built

Chorley’s historic Pines hotel is set to be demolished and a retirement village and supermarket built on the site.

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Nick Else, 31, from Clayton-le-Woods is taking part in the  Diabetes UKs Swim22 challenge

Nick's charity swim to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK

A Clayton-Le-Woods man, who shed more than 100lbs after a health scare forced him to transform his lifestyle, is to take on a charity swimming challenge.

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Proud parents: Sally White and Alex Minuti from Clayton-le-Woods

Baby Michael couldn’t wait another minute!

Michael Alan George Minuti couldn’t wait to be the first baby of 2017 born at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Jack Johnstone

Hundreds attend funeral of little Jack

FAMILY and friends of 10-year-old Jack Johnstone have gathered to celebrate the life of “Mr Courage”.

Jack Johnstone with dad Kev, sister Isobelle and mum Tina

Fundraisers aim to bring cheer to Clayton-le-Woods family who are facing Christmas heartbreak

A COMMUNITY is rallying around a family facing a heartbreaking situation this Christmas.

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Lancashire Vehicle Club present a cheque to members of the North West Blood Bikes

A fast way to raise money

Two groups’ enthusiasm for fast and reliable vehicles has sparked a successful year of fund-raising.

Police tackle vehicle offences in Clayton-le-Woods

Police tackle vehicle offences in Clayton-le-Woods

Sixteen vehicles were pulled over by police yesterday as part of a multi-agency traffic operation in Clayton-le-Woods.

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Mike Thompson and his son Dean at the finish line in the Gobi Desert

From the Gobi to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

A father and son duo, who have braved the searing heat to run across some of the world’s most infamous deserts, are about to undertake their latest challenge much closer to home and they want volunteers to join them.
Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - November 1 2016

Here is a list of cases at Chorley and Preston magistrates' courts.
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Neil Calvert

Long-serving trustee to bid farewell to Derian House

A long-standing trustee of a children’s hospice is stepping down after more than a decade.
Last year's Winter Sparkle

Get ready for a winter wonderland

Christmas is nearly here, as a children’s hospice launches its annual Winter Sparkle Spectacular.
Staff at Asda store in Clayton Green were joined by staff from Active Nation. From left, Sharon Neill, Kate Brickell, Debbie Kirkman, Rachel Sumner and Vikki Pridgeon (front right)

Volunteers tickled pink with bike challenge

Staff and shoppers at a supermarket pedaled their way to mark two decades of fund-raising.

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