Patients get first look at new Croston Village Surgery

A new-look village surgery is holding a special open day for its patients next month.

Al fresco

VOTE: Where are the best al fresco restaurants in Lancashire?

This heat wave offers the perfect opportunity to eat outside.
Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court listings - Tuesday June 26 2018

Here is a summary of court cases held at Chorley and Preston magistrates courts.

Jonathan Knowles ready to cut the ribbon at the Rainbow House Ramble

Get ready for the Rainbow Ramble in Croston, Eccleston and Mawdesley

Families are invited to a colourful walk to raise funds for a conductive education centre in Lancashire.
Presenter Chris Bavin with gardeners from Chorley in Bloom

Chorley and Croston to appear in BBC Two series Britain in Bloom

Lancashire is coming out in bloom after both Chorley and Croston were picked to feature in a new BBC television series.


Where to play boules in Lancashire

Boules or pétanque is a traditional game where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
Nick Jones,owner of FitBox

Nick Jones launches second FitBox in Buckshaw Village

A former professional fencer has turned his attentions to becoming a personal trainer, with an added focus of helping clients with disabilities and health concerns.


IN PICTURES: Croston music festival

Croston music festival got off to a good start with performances from a host of top local bands.

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.

Saskia Gregory takes a break during filming

Picturesque village of Croston celebrates with TV appearance

Croston made it to the final four  before it was knocked out of a Channel 4  competition to discover the UK’s “Village of the Year”.

Croston was heavily affected by the floods on Boxing Day in 2015

Chorley Council launch fight for flooding relief cash

A fight has been launched to get almost £1m flood cash from the Government - two years on from the Boxing Day storm of 2015 that hit the county.

Kevin Shurmer who has MS and has launched the "Balls To MS" campaign to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Kevin gets a kick out of saying ‘Balls to MS’

A Lancashire man who was suddenly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which has robbed him of his ability to do the sporting activities he loves has launched a “Balls to MS” campaign and has amassed a collection of sporting memorabilia which he is planning to auction to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He tells AASMA DAY his story

Croston Town Bridge

Lancashire County Council consult residents over plans to close Croston Town Bridge to traffic

Residents are being consulted over a proposed move to stop traffic from using a historic bridge in the heart of their picturesque village.

Mark Cowley, vice-chairman of Croston Parish Council. Generally council members were in favour of closing the bridge for preservation

Historic bridge in Croston could face closure

A 17th century bridge in Croston could be closed to traffic.

Performers from last year's Croston Fest

Musicians invited to perform at this year’s Croston Fest

Preparations are under way for a village’s three day music festival.

Christmas in Croston

Croston rings with festive cheer

The picturesque village of Croston was buzzing with Christmas festivities at the weekend.

Flooding in Lancaster. Claughton

Benefits of flood defences outweigh costs says study

Building dams to protect against climate change-fuelled floods saves cash, according to new research.
Chris Sims, who works for Trust in Blue in Wigan and Chorley

Trust In Blue handymen will get your odd jobs done in Chorley

There is now a new way of having the boys in blue round the house, as they swap their truncheons for drills to provide a handyman service across Lancashire.

Croston salutes Bastille Day

Croston salutes Bastille Day

Croston welcomed a French choir as part of its celebrations to mark Bastille Day.

Photo Neil Cross'Emma Howard Boyd cuts the ribbon at the official opening of �7 million Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme

New £7m anti-flood scheme unveiled

A £7m scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding for more than 400 properties in Lancashire was officially opened yesterday.

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