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  1. Victoria Grimes, ITV News

Chorley's A&E is open again - but campaigners want a 24 hour service

The protesters chants turned to applause for the doctors and nurses returning to duty as a Lancashire Accident and Emergency unit re-opened.

Chorley's A&E had been closed in April because of a shortage of staff.

It's back in business, but not 24/7, which has left campaigners saying today was only a partial victory.

Here's Victoria Grimes with the story:

Lindsay Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, has been involved in efforts to get the the unit reopened.

He told Tony the campaign was 50% towards its goal:

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Teenager dies after early-hours collision in Chorley

The junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street, Chorley Credit: Google

A teenager has died after a car overturned on a roundabout in Lancashire.

The 18 year old from Chorley died in hospital from serious head injuries following the incident at 12.05am.

Police say the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving collided with a Toyota Yaris at the junction of Sherpherds Way and Clifford Street in the town.

His passengers, an 18 year old and a 17 year old, were also injured.

The driver of the Yaris, a 52 year old man from Blackburn, was uninjured and later arrested in connection with the incident.

The road was closed for six hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

"This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this time. We believe a number of people were in the area at the time and would encourage them to come forward and talk to police."

– Sgt Finn Quainton, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log reference 0002 of January 15.

  1. Rob Smith, ITV News

France's highest honour for Chorley's heroes of Normandy

Two veterans of the Second World War have been honoured for their part in one of its most decisive battles - D-Day, the invasion of France in June 1944.

They received medals from a grateful French Government at Chorley town hall.

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A and E campaigners on the move

Campaigners fighting to fully reopen Chorley Hospital's Accident and Emergency department are on their way to a rally at Westminster.

They have collected more than 23,000 signatures on a petition to restore the unit to round-the-clock cover.

Chorley A&E campaigners to protest outside Parliament

Campaigners want the A&E to be fully reopened Credit: ITV

Campaigners fighting to fully reopen Chorley Hospital's Accident and Emergency department will rally in Westminister today.

They have collected more than 23,000 signatures on a petition to restore the unit to round-the-clock cover.

Last week, it was revealed that the A&E would reopen on a part-time basis only, because of a staffing crisis.

WATCH: Chorley A&E to reopen part-time from January

Chorley Hospital's A&E department will reopen on a part time basis from next year.

The trust has not been able to recruit enough staff to run it, instead it will be asking its doctors and nurses to work extra hours.

An independent review into the closure of the department has found that it could reopen for 12 hours a day despite staffing shortages. But the report says the department cannot return to a 24 hour service.

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