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Explore the fells around the Lakes

Keen walkers in Chorley are offering a coach trip to the Lake District fells on the second Saturday of every month from March to July. Chorley Ramblers will walk Troutbeck to Patterdale on March 11, Patterdale to Grasmere on April 8, Grasmere to Langdale

today, 10:07 in Regional North West

Give your pennies’ worth over scheme in Clayton-le-Woods

Residents living around the site of a former landmark hotel in Clayton-le-Woods are invited to give feedback on plans for a new Lidl and retirement apartments. The Pines Hotel, which closed down last February, has been earmarked for the new development l

Saturday, 12:10 in Regional North West

Foodies turn out to Hoghton Farmers’ Market despite bad weather

Meat, vegetable, beer and pie producers all packed into The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower on Sunday for its monthly farmer’s market. Despite the bad weather about 500 people turned out to stock up on their favourite food and drink or to try something new.

Saturday, 09:10 in Regional North West

Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours. The pair kicked off their trek around England and Wales before dawn yesterday at Preston North End’s stadium. And they

Friday, 20:45 in Regional North West

Storm Doris leaves 7.5k properties without power

More than 7,500 properties in the northwest were left without power in the wake of Storm Doris, say Electricity North West. Engineers from Electricity North West worked late into the early hours of Friday morning to restore power to properties affected b

Friday, 14:01 in Regional North West

See comedians Brennan Reece and Chris Washington in Chorley

Two northern comedians are hoping to have audiences in stitches when they perform in Chorley. Two northern comedians are hoping to have audiences in stitches when they perform in Chorley. Award-winning Brennan Reece and supporting act Chris Washington wi

Friday, 13:51 in Regional North West

Always keeping up with the
news – even while in Egypt

There is nothing like browsing through your local paper when you are feeling 
homesick. Ronnie Carter’s parents sent him the Chorley Guardian every week while he was in Egypt when he was doing his national service from 1952 and 1954. The 84-year-old, who

Friday, 13:51 in Regional North West

SCAM ALERT: Police warning after £5k internet scam

Police in Chorley have issued a warning after a local resident was conned out of £5,000 in an internet scam. Criminals have accessed a person's online bank account claiming to be calling on behalf of an internet provider, say police. They are now warning

Friday, 13:43 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire. Vida Tapas and Bistro, Lytham Vida Tapas and Bistro, in Church Road, Lytham, topped our online poll, with 29 per cent of votes. The restaurant offers an eclectic take on traditional tapas wit

Friday, 13:33 in Regional North West

Have a go at.... line dancing

Line dancing is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms. It accompanies many popular music styles since the early 1970s including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin, rhythm and blues and jazz. Why

Friday, 12:39 in Regional North West

YELLOW WARNING: Met office issue rain warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in Lancashire. Residents in Lancashire have been warned to expect heavy rain all day on Saturday with the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption. The latest weathe

Friday, 12:27 in Regional North West

Storm Doris causes havoc across Lancashire

Storm Doris caused havoc in Lancashire yesterday as it battered the county from all sides. Relive Storm Doris as it happened here Trains were delayed, roads closed and even injuries sustained as people were blown over by the 50mph gales. Along with drivi

Friday, 11:33 in Regional North West

Bank staff donate £20,000 to hospice

Caring bank staff at Chorley Building Society are banking up dates in the calendar for a series of fundraising events in support of their charity of the year St Catherine’s Hospice. The team will hold a charitable event every month, from raffles to book

Friday, 10:16 in Regional North West

Rail passengers urged not to travel today

Train services have been suspended as the effects of Storm Doris hit Lancashire. In a Tweet Virgin Trains has said: “Hourly services between Euston & Birmingham, Euston & Stafford and Preston & Scotland. All other services are currently...

Thursday, 18:06 in Regional North West

Storm Doris whips through Chorley

Storm Doris has brought down a tree in Runshaw Hall Lane in Euxton. Authorities are in the process of clearing it. Meanwhile in Croston the world’s biggest hot pot has so far defied the strong winds. A spokesman for Croston Fest, which is taking place th

Thursday, 17:09 in Regional North West

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