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Local elections are coming up in Chorley

Local elections are coming up in Chorley next week with voting taking place in 17 of the borough’s 20 wards.

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Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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South Ribble Council offices

Councils to meet over “cover up” claims

South Ribble Council has been rocked by another crisis, this time involving services it shares with neighbours Chorley.

Business
The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
Natalie Hoyle

Daughter of Chorley MP in 'psychological torment' before she died, inquest hears

The daughter of Commons Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle had been in a "toxic" relationship before her death, an inquest heard.
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Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, died at her home in Heybridge, Essex, on December 15 last year.

Inquest held into death of Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle's daughter

An inquest into the death of the daughter of Chorley MP and Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle will be heard today.
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FOOD HYGIENE RATINGS 2018: Chorley celebrates its food hygiene highs

The quality of Chorley’s food remains at a high, with only one food seller having a zero star hygiene rating.

Business
Car park on King Street, Leyland

Tories suspend three in parking fees row

Three councillors with more than 30 years service between them have been suspended by the Conservative group on South Ribble Council for failing to toe the party line.

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Teenagers in the county have elected an all-female team of representatives to the UK Youth Parliament.

All-female team elected to represent Preston, Chorley and Leyland in UK Youth Parliament

Lancashire certainly has a gender pay gap - but in one area at least, young women are getting into the spotlight.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
Health
Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...

Business
The extra car parking is part of Chorleys Market Walk development for the town centre

Work starts on 200 new car spaces across Chorley town centre

Major work to increase parking capacity across Chorley town centre will get underway in April with more than 200 new spaces being created in the coming months.

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Lancashire peer Baroness Farrington dies aged 77

Lancashire peer Baroness Farrington dies aged 77

​Tributes have been paid to Labour former whip Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, who has died aged 77.

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
Environment

SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
Transport

VIDEO: New film shows off Chorley's best bits

In a bid to encourage more people to visit Chorley, the council has produced a video of the area's best bits.

Business
Potholes are a major concern on Lancashire's roads

Major cash boost for pothole repairs

Lancashire is to get an extra £2.4m of government cash to tackle its growing pothole epidemic.

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Chorley FC chairman Ken Wright and secretary Graham Watkinson sign the lease for the club's ground

New deal secures bright future for football club

Chorley football club has secured its long term future with the announcement of a new lease.

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