Keep faith in Market Walk says council leader

Council bosses have urged residents not to lose faith in the development plans for Chorley’s Market Walk despite a major setback.

County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
The Parkers Arms in Chorley will now merge with an Indian restaurant

Chorley pub and curry house join forces to open as The Sizzling Indian

Times are tough for both pubs and Indian restaurants, with dozens of old favourites closing down in Lancashire.

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Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Drivers are being warned of the closure

Roads closed in the Chorley area after flooding

Drivers this morning are being warned of two road closures in the Chorley area.
St Elisabeths Parish Church Choir

Lights of Love event for Derian House

Blackburn Cathedral will open its doors for a very special service of celebration for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Barry Anthony Woodhead was jailed after a  after a four-day trial at Preston Crown Court.

'Predatory' rapist who abused young girl jailed

A pervert who sexually abused a little girl when she was as young as three has been caged for 16 years.
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

Lucy Davis

Chorley athlete Lucy turns to modelling after swimming and weightlifting disappointment

A Chorley swimmer-turned-weightflifter has added another string to her bow with a modelling contract.
Sweaty Mama natal fit group in Chorley is collecting Christmas gifts for children at Derian House

Sweaty Mama in Buckshaw Village to deliver Christmas wishes to children at Derian House

A mother and baby fitness group in Chorley is collecting Christmas gifts for children at Derian House.
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, November 20, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases from Preston's courts.
Laura Massaro (left) in semi-final action (photo: PSA)

Semi-final exit for Laura in Hong Kong

Chorley’s England squash No.1 Laura Massaro bowed out of the 2017 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open at the semi-final stage of the PSA World Series event.

Kyran Peet.

“Like most people going into their teens, I thought I was more grown-up than I actually was” - child sex exploitation survivor

A child sexual exploitation survivor says that young people often think they are more grown-up than they are, leaving them at risk of grooming from online predators.

Teenager Kyran Peet tells AASMA DAY his story and how he believes the world of social media can be a dangerous place for children and how they should either steer clear or only befriend people they already know.

Stonehouse Childcare in Leyland took part in a full week of activities for Children in Need
Holly, Max, Gabriel, Aydin, Leon and Thomas

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Children in Need

Youngsters have been going dotty with Pudsey Bear over this year’s Children in Need appeal.

Santa's grotto at Rainbow House

Christmas fair at Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Families are invited to Rainbow House’s annual Christmas fair next month.
An artists impression of the Market Walk development

What next for Chorley's Market Walk retail scheme?

As the flagship temant pulls out of Chorley’s Market Walk development, doubt has been thrown onto the future of the entire scheme.

Meet 'N' Match host a LGBT friendship and dating agency for people with learning disabilities, with Voice for All, user led advocacy group and Brothers of Charity service, held at Brothers of Charity, Liseuax Hall, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley.

A fun night for the LGBT community with Meet ‘N’ Match in Chorley

People within the LGBT community who have learning disabilities were given the rare chance to socialise and meet other like minded people through a specially organised gathering.

Laura Massaro (right) beat Tesni Evans (photo: PSA)

Massaro in semi-final clash with world No.1

Chorley’s England squash No.1 Laura Massaro is through to the semi-finals of the 2017 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open.

The woman was walking along Rossendale Avenue at around 5.50pm on Wednesday, November 15 when she was attacked.

Woman injured after bag snatch

A woman was injured after she had her bag ripped from her hands by a thief in Adlington, say police.


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