The Chorley promoter looking to make waves in the music industry with Grizzly Promotions

As a big music fan, it took little persuasion for Craig Hopkinson to take his passion, use his skills and spin a new career.

Tara Palin, with picture of her daughter who was sent away to Middlesbrough

£4m spent sending mental health patients out of Lancashire

A lack of beds at Lancashire’s mental health trust saw patients being sent as far away as Somerset, it can be revealed.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Yarrow Valley Country Park

New £80k flood prevention works at Chorley beauty spot

A major project has begun to protect local communities from flooding, while improving a much-loved country park.

Coach trip to Trentham Gardens in the 1950s. Barry Malpas, of Chorley, on front row (dark jacket)

NOSTALGIA: Washing day in Chorley and a fun coach trip out

Does anyone recognise any faces on these two pictures?

Buckshaw Village

Alarm bells at buying homes at new build estates

A homeowner in Buckshaw Village has urged buyers to be wary of purchasing homes from new housing estates.

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The Hyatt in Dole Lane, Chorley

Popular Indian restaurant could become taxi hire unit

The owner of a once thriving Indian restaurant in Chorley has wished a taxi company which could move into his old venue “Good Luck“.

Council tax

Why Lancashire residents are set to count the cost of Government cuts

A financial squeeze is set to be passed on to Lancashire residents from April as cash-strapped authorities firm up their budget plans.

Jodie Pilling in action

Feds get better of Chorley Ladies late on

Chorley Ladies fought valiantly but narrowly lost 1-0 at FAWPL Northern Division One leaders Liverpool Feds.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 19, 2018

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Chippy of the year 2018

Top 10 revealed in Lancashire Post Chippy of the Year 2018

We’ve got our top finalists for the Chip Shop Of The Year 2018 and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one.
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Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

The fire near to Waterford Close.

Police on the scene of 'suspicious' field fire near Adlington

Police have attended the scene of a fire just outside Adlington.
The car (top) smashed into a garden wall and parked cars at the property (bottom). Photo via Lancashire Road Police.

Shocking images after car ploughs into garden wall

Police have revealed shocking images of a late night car crash in Chorley.

Councillor Susie Charles

Voters aged 11 go to the polls to elect MPs

Children as young as 11 are being urged to cast their vote next month to elect Lancashire’s five members of the UK Youth Parliament.

Chorley Christmas Lights Switch-on

Festive frenzy in Chorley

It’s not even Easter but Chorley’s already preparing for Christmas.

Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
Laura Massaro is in the Team England squad

Laura in England squad for Gold Coast

Chorley’s world No.4 Laura Massaro is on her way to Australia’s Gold Coast after being named in Team England’s squash squad.

Sir Lindsay pulls pints at historic Chorley pubs

Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP pulls pints at historic Chorley pubs

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, MP for Chorley, tried his hand at pouring pints on a visit to two of the borough’s historic pubs.
In one picture a scuba diver pops up from one water-logged hole in the road.

Drivers go potty over potholes

Motorists all over Lancashire are being driven potty over potholes.
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