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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.

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 or call either 07939684096 or 101, quoting log number 405 of November 5th.
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