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Laura Massaro hoping for home advantage at world championships

The globe's best squash players are descending on the North West as the World Championships come to Manchester.

It all gets underway this week and one player hoping to win her second world crown is Chorley's Laura Massaro.

The 2013 champion is hoping to use home advantage to her advantage. David Chisnall went to meet her.

If you want to watch Laura in action at the PSA Squash World Championships in Manchester you can get your tickets here.

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WATCH: Chorley woman could change bereavement law in landmark case

One woman could change the way unmarried couples are treated in the eyes of the law in the event of a bereavement.

It's being called a landmark legal victory for NHS worker Jakki Smith from Chorley.

Jakki's partner John Bulloch died six years ago after he contracted an infection following surgery.

If she'd been John's wife or civil partner she would have been entitled to a sum of more than £12,000.

Police appeal to find wanted Chorley man

Joseph Lancaster from Chorley is wanted in connection with a burglary Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a wanted man from Chorley.

Joseph Lancaster, 49, of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with a burglary at an address on Heapney Road, Chorley.

Det Con Warren Gibson, of Chorley Police, said:

We would like to speak to Joseph Lancaster and are asking anybody with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Similarly we would urge Lancaster himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in straight away.”

– Det Con Warren Gibson, Chorley Police

Lancaster is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short, greying hair and a scruffy beard. He speaks with a Chorley accent.

  • Anybody with information is asked to email 1864@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call either 07939684096 or 101, quoting log number 405 of November 5th.

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Chorley welcomes Duke of Lancaster’s soldiers

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The people of Chorley took to the streets to cheer on the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment as they marched through the town today.

The Regiment was awarded the Freedom of the Borough by Chorley Council in 2007. This ceremonial parade, organised by the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and Chorley Council will see the Regiment exercising their right to march through the streets.

Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier Peter Rafferty told us it's always a great day:

Exhibitions preserves memories of Chorley mills

The exhibition is on show at Botany Bay. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

Photos of people who worked in the last cotton mills in Chorley are being shown at a former canal mill at Botany Bay.

The exhibition features objects from the mills and interviews about their history. It's part of a project to preserve memories of the workers' lives for future generations.

Elderly couple found dead after house fire in Chorley

The scene of the house fire where an elderly couple have died Credit: ITV Granada

An elderly couple have died after a house fire in Chorley this morning.

The fire broke out just before 9am this morning at the house on Devonport Way. The bodies of an elderly couple were found inside the house.

Emergency services remain at the scene and an investigation is underway.

Police say a post mortem will take place shortly.

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