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Councillor denies assaulting his former partner

A CHORLEY councillor has appeared in court accused of attacking his partner. Stephen Murfitt, 56, of Pear Tree Road, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, denies causing actual bodily harm to his former partner on May 9 last year and a further charge of assaulting

yesterday, 14:44 in Regional North West

Activists to walk 15 miles between hospitals in Preston and Chorley to "bring our A&E home"

CAMPAIGNERS who want to see Chorley's A&E back are undertaking a 15-mile walk to raise money. They are aiming to collect £250 to put towards "bringing our A&E home". Activists will be waving placards at Royal Preston Hospital...

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North West

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat. The fund-raiser will take place on the squash courts at Leyland Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday November 26 and 27. Organiser and sq

Friday, 16:15 in Regional North West

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action. Whether it be sky diving 4,000ft, skiing in Europe or UK expeditions, the Lancashire Army Cadet Force puts together a packed programme of activities for 800 plus members

Friday, 16:00 in Regional North West

Brian May's Preston concert postponed

Brian May and Kerry Ellis have had to pull out of their December concert dates in the UK, due to "a persistent illness." The pair were to perform 11 Candlelight Concerts in the three weeks leading up to Christmas, including at the Guild...

Friday, 14:35 in Regional North West

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats. Falling temperatures attract them into our homes - via the tiniest of gaps in a wall or roof space. Rotting left-overs or half-empty food containers will attract a numbe

Friday, 14:35 in Regional North West

Celebrity singer Kevin Simm to perform on BBC Strictly's It Takes Two

Chorley celeb Kevin Simm is to appear on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing sister show It Takes Two tonight. The singer, who won television talent show The Voice in April, sent a Tweet to his fans. Kevin rose to fame as a member of pop group Liberty X and has

Friday, 13:52 in Regional North West

What a transformation for volunteer Peter

RSPCA volunteer and fundraiser Peter Dalgleish has had his first haircut in 40 years in a bid to raise funds and awareness of the animal charity’s work. ‘Handy man’ and long time fundraiser Peter collected more than £300 for his charity effort at the Pre

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North West

Help Stand Up to Cancer at live event

Looking for a Friday night out? A Chorley fundraiser is joining forces with his local pub for a Stand Up to Cancer event tonight Neil Wilson and the team from the Prince of Wales in New Market Street are hosting a night of live entertainment to raise vit

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North West

Concerns grow for missing nine-year-old

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a missing nine-year-old boy. Maklaine Bottomley was last seen at 3.15pm on Thursday, October 20 on Webster Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston by his foster parent. It is believed that Maklaine was returning

Friday, 10:55 in Regional North West

Stonemason behind Lancashire’s iconic buildings dies age 77

A stonemason who sculpted some of the county’s most iconic structures has died. Kenneth Proud worked on buildings including Preston Guild Hall and the Mormon temple at Chorley, as well as no less than 12 Fylde coast churches in his 50-year career. He lov

Friday, 10:23 in Regional North West

Chorley woman took charity cash for herself

A former hospital worker has been cautioned by police after stealing a large sum of money meant for charity. Tracy Crook, 44, of Nab Wood Drive, Chorley, was part of a team of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to raise money for charity bu

Friday, 08:58 in Regional North West

REVEALED: Top 10 streets for crime in Chorley

MORE than 700 crimes were reported across the borough of Chorley in a single month, according to new figures. Home Office data has allowed us to map crime rates in Lancashire and today we look at Chorley, where 743 crimes were reported in August (the lat

Friday, 08:58 in Regional North West

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection. The CD, which was created as part of the Chorley charity’s two-year-long Derian Dreams fund-raising camp

Thursday, 17:49 in Regional North West

Special supermarket sweep to give coffers a £25,000 boost

Supermarket workers swapped a trolley dash for a pedal push on a three-day cycling adventure for Chorley Guide Dogs. The team from Sainsbury’s Bamber Bridge joined forces with volunteers from the Chorley branch to cycle to all their Lancashire stores, to

Thursday, 16:48 in Regional North West

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