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Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

today, 00:53 in Regional North West

Poignant Slight Night rendition at Derian House Lights of Love

Hundreds flocked to Derian House Children’s Hospice annual Lights of Love event, which saw the Blackburn Cathedral illuminated by hundreds of Christmas tree lights – each one representing the life of a cherished one. The event also included festive...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional North West

Rivington Barn Bikers deliver presents to Derian House in Chorley

More than 100 bikers armed with toys and gifts made a huge delivery at Derian House Children’s Hospice. The generous Rivington Barn Bikers travelled en masse from Rivington to Chorley to deliver gifts for the children and young people, which they had...

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional North West

Lancashire gets the least nursery school funding in England

Nursery schools in Lancashire receive the lowest level of government funding  anywhere in the country, a committee of councillors has heard. All local authority-run nurseries - as well as private or voluntary operators - are handed £4.30 for every...

yesterday, 13:10 in Regional North West

Festive fun and good times over the border in Glasgow

With Christmas less than three weeks away, the present shopping is well underway and a visit to Glasgow is highly recommended. I was very much looking forward to a trip to the city. While I have visited Edinburgh previously I had never been to Glasgow...

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional North West

EIGHT earth tremors recorded in less than one hour at Lancashire fracking site

EIGHT earth tremors have been recorded in less than an hour at the Cuadrilla fracking site in Lancashire. The quakes measured magnitudes of between -0.4 and 0.0, between 9.35am and 10.18am this morning. The British Geological Survey recorded the...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional North West

Families give big High 5 to their many supporters

Looking after a child with special needs may be hard, but two mums have found a way of making it more fun. When Sarah Kiley and Nannette Holliday suddenly found they were without support after their special needs health visitor retired, they formed...

yesterday, 11:14 in Regional North West

Chorley's Winter Wonderland returns with ice rink and Christmas teepees

Families have been flocking to the festive extravaganza on the Cleveland Street car park, which for December is playing host to an ice rink, Christmas teepees and market stalls, and a collection of food outlets. 1. #Tue Dec 11 10:32:53 GMT...

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional North West

Chorley FC Supporters Trust's 24-mile walk to FC United of Manchester to raise money for Chorley Help the...

A group of intrepid football-supporting walkers are dusting off their hiking boots for a 24-mile trek to raise money to help Chorley’s homeless population. On Boxing Day members of the Chorley FC Supporters Trust will walk from Victory Park to...

yesterday, 10:30 in Regional North West

Father and son team behind £21,000 revamp of Chorley's Euxton Mills pub

Two years after the long term future of a Chorley pub was secured the new team behind it is celebrating restoring it to past glories. Euxton Mills bar and restaurant off Dawbers Lane, Euxton, has been taken over by father and son team Lee and Leam...

yesterday, 10:21 in Regional North West

Project Feed Chorley: Four mile park run organised hoping to raise thousands for warehouse appeal

A festive four-mile fund-raiser has been organised to raise money for the Project Feed Chorley campaign, organised by the Guardian, Chorley FM, and Chorley FC. Race organisers the Montane Lakeland 50 and 100 are bringing the Astley Park Festive Four...

yesterday, 10:21 in Regional North West

Mystery surrounds future of former Applejax nightclub building in Chorley

Mystery surrounds the future of Chorley’s premier nightclub premises after forfeiture notices were placed on its front door. Town nightclub Applejax had been set to reopen as Myst, with more than £200,000 set to be invested by Preston-based Switch,...

yesterday, 10:14 in Regional North West

Preston train journeys disrupted after Northern Rail service breaks down and blocks tracks

A train has broken down and blocked the line between Preston and Euxton Balshaw Lane. It means services running through these stations will be diverted, as trains heading to Preston are unable to call at Euxton Balshaw Lane. The disruption is expected...

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional North West

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday December 11 2018

Here is a summary of court cases involving people from Chorley and Leyland. Melissa Quinn, 25, of Holmes Meadow, Leyland, was given a community order for five counts of being in charge of a dangerous dog out of control, injuring a man, woman and...

yesterday, 09:29 in Regional North West

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:22 in Regional North West

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