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Laura keen to end season on a high

Reigning PSA Dubai World Series Finals Women’s champion Laura Massaro is relishing the prospect of defending her title in Dubai next month.

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Halifax Town v Choley National Conference North Play-off Final at the MSI stadium Halifax.  Towns Scott Garner challenges Chorley's Adam Blakeman. Picture Tony Johnson.

New era dawns for ambitious Magpies

A new era of success on the pitch and improvements off it has been ushered in at Chorley FC.

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Free £5 FA Cup final bet for every reader

Premier League champions Chelsea take on Arsenal this Saturday in the FA Cup final, with the Gunners left with something to prove after missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years.

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Plans taking shape for pre-season as manager Jansen looks to strengthen

he dust has only just settled on an epic National League North season but Chorley are already looking ahead.

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Laura Massaro is hoping to defend her PSA World Series Finals crown next month (photo: PSA)

Laura aiming to be cream of the crop

Chorley squash ace Laura Massaro will bid to be crowned the ‘best of the best’ when she competes in Dubai next month.

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Mark Sheffield with his 1979 steel framed racer that was his Dad's main form of transport for many years

Polish up those bicycles and pedal along at parade in Croston

Keen cyclists are scrubbing up their vintage and unusual bikes for a parade through the picturesque village of Croston.

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Ken Wright (above) has become the new owner of Chorley FC alongside fellow Board member and club secretary Graham Watkinson

Big interview: Chorley FC chief Ken Wright

Ken Wright has a little chuckle to himself when he sums up the job of being Chorley chairman.

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First place for Croston’s Jaimie Almond in body building comp

A tree surgeon from Croston has claimed a top bodybuilding title in a national competition.

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New era dawns for ambitious Magpies

Chorley chairman Ken Wright is hoping his and fellow board member Graham Watkinson’s acquisition of the club will herald an exciting new era at Victory Park.

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Chorley FC announce new owners

Chairman Ken Wright and fellow board member Graham Watkinson are the new owners of Chorley Football Club.

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Blackpool CC V Chorley CC at Stanley Park, Blackpool.
Chorley's Edwin Moulton

Chorley Cricket Club youngster expected to line-up alongside Chanderpaul for Lancashire’s second XI

Chorley ace Edwin Moulton is set to line-up alongside former West Indies star Shivnarine Chanderpaul for Lancashire’s second XI today.

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Thumb injury rules out Leyland skipper Makinson

Leyland Cricket Club captain Dave Makinson is set to miss the next few weeks after breaking his thumb.

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Chorley boss Matt Jansen salutes the fans after the play-off final defeat at Halifax (PHOTO CREDIT JOSH VOSPER)

Jansen vows ‘We’ll be back with a vengeance next year’

Chorley boss Matt Jansen says his men will lick their wounds after their heartbreaking extra-time play-off final defeat at FC Halifax and come back fighting once again next term.

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Club chairman Gary Hill, centre, with Phil Roberts, former chairman and coaching co-ordinator, left, and open age player Peter Heatley.

‘Overwhelming’ support for the Warriors

An arson-hit rugby club says it is staggered by the amazing support it has received following a devastating blaze which gutted its clubhouse.

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Adam Blakeman celebrates his equaliser. PHOTO CREDIT: JOSH VOSPER

PLAY-OFF FINAL: Halifax 2 Chorley 1 (AET

The call from the club before the game was to evacuate Chorley and there certainly would not have been many locals pounding the streets of Market Walk at 3pm on Saturday as nearly 2,000 fans watched the Magpies agonisingly fall at the final hurdle as they lost to FC Halifax in extra time.

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Adam Roscoe celebrates scoring the winning goal against Kidderminster in the play-off semi-final

THE BIG INTERVIEW

Craig Salmon talks to Chorley play-off semi-final hero Adam Roscoe , who wiill be hoping to help the Magpies win promotion today against FC Halifax Town

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Stephen Jordan faces a late check ahead of the game at The Shay

Jack’s back to give the Magpies big lift

Chorley have an attacking boost ahead of tomorrow’s crunch play-off final clash at FC Halifax Town as they bid to end a 27-year absence from the National League.

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‘The Eagle’ soaring to a stage show landing

Britain’s most famous loser is coming in to land in Preston next month.

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