Investigation after death of woman, 24, in Clayton-le-Woods

A police investigation is underway after the sudden death of a 24-year-old woman in Clayton-le-Woods.

A single candle flame caused a family to flee their home after the flame engulfed a bedroom.

Family forced to flee after fire caused by a single flame engulfs their home

A Chorley family have had to flee in the dead of night after a fire, caused by a single tealight flame, engulfed their home.
Kieran Grogan

Clayton-le-Woods man fund-raising for Children with Cancer UK

A Chorley man may have to skip the cakes he is selling as he is in training for his first marathon.
Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Harry Cross

Whittle-le-Woods boy ran 30 miles in 30 days for St Catherine's Hospice

A schoolboy ran a mile for every day that his beloved grandad was cared for at St Catherine’s Hospice, to raise funds for the charity.

CCTV of the knifepoint robbery at an off-licence in Clayton-le-Woods

UPDATE: CCTV shows shop robber in creepy Halloween mask

Police have now released CCTV images as they appeal for help in solving an armed robbery.

17-year-old Joshua Stock, who has been missing from Chorley

Police hunt missing Chorley teenager

Police are searching for a teenager from Chorley who has been missing for a week.

BMX champ Finley Hough, seven, from Clayton-le-Woods

Clayton-le-Woods BMX rider Finley Hough is British champion aged just seven

A seven year old BMX rider from Clayton-le-Woods has raced his way to the top becoming a British champion.
Nursery expansion plans in Clayton-le-Woods blocked at unanimous vote

Nursery expansion plans in Clayton-le-Woods blocked at unanimous vote

Plans to extend a nursery school to allow for more pupils have been blocked.

Funding drive to get special home for little Thomas

Funding drive to get special home for little Thomas

Parents of a severely disabled baby boy have launched a £250,000 fund-raiser to fund a specialised home to suit his complex needs.

Pupils at Wheelton Primary School in the 1950s. Geoffrey Wilson, top row, second from right.
His best friend Graham Baxendale is middle row, second from left.

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.

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.

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.

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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