“ Has provided the best local news, information and advertising in the area since it was first published in 1871. It is therefore no surprise that the local community rate the Guardian well ahead of all other media, being best for local news, sport and information in general. „
As im from the chorley area i thought i would write my review of this local paper which ive read for many years now.
As local papers go, this is pretty darn good. The stories are all well written and relevant to the local area, there are plenty of updates and columns telling you whats going on in the area and lists of local companies and jobs.
The front page is usually a good story, and has a good relevant picture with quotes from relevant people. The paper isnt like national ones and doesnt stir things up or make people look bad or pick on certain individuals, companies or members of local councils.
Once inside the paper, there is the usual adverts alongside the stories, these arent too bad and dot smother or drown the paper so you have plenty of stories to read and not trapsing through adverts to find the stories.
The journalists are ok aswell, they write descriptive stories, go out of their way to get quotes and pictures and as i said earlier they wont make you look bad or alter quotes to make it look like something else was being suggested.
The sport is probably the biggest let down as i dont feel enough is covered. They show the local football and cricket team but i think more on the younger teams with maybe more leagues and updates to be printed would be more beneficial to the local youngsters so they can see their names in the papers and an update on how they are doing.
There are also classifieds with local companies showing what they can offer which is always useful, there are also news on the local jobs on offer with contact details and how to apply which again is very useful as there are always people looking for jobs and locally aswell.
Overall this is a well written informative paper which keeps the locals up to date on the local news, stories, sport and anything else which is going on. Its based in chorley, written by chorley folk for chorley folk so if your in chorley for a while id get a copy of this paper and find out whats going on in the area when your around. My one negative is the lack of sport content, i hope they improve this in the near future.
As my boyfriend is from Chorley I have had several opportunities while visiting his parents to read the local paper, and on each occasion I have been left distinctly unimpressed.
The paper, as you would expect for a small town paper, focuses mainly on human interest stories. These stories focus on local people, accidents, events, and other goings on, in and around the Chorley area.
As well as the general day to day stories there are sections conerned with consumer mishaps, readers problems, and complaints by readers about Chorley issues. The sports section is perhaps the best part of the paper, but these are fairly dull and only concern a handful of local teams.
Like with many local rags, a large portion of the paper is made up of advertisements - both commerical and those for locals' own rubbish.
Generally the stories are dull in nature, and are made even less exciting by the mundane writing of the Guardian team. There is no real effort on their part to make the stories interesting, and a distinct lack of any rhetoric merely panders to its target audience - the lowest common denominator. While I understand that there is a need in local papers to dumb down information, this paper is particulalrly poor.
There is one exception to this banal reporting, Karl Holbrook appears to be a competent writer, and his work on a particularly emotional murder case last summer is excellent.
The good news is that you won't waste too much money should you chose to check out the paper, costing only 55p (approx) The Chorley Guardian is not too expensive.
The Chorley Guardian Is a local news paper for Chorley, Leyland and surrounding villages. It has all the latest local news and sports Like many small town news papers, it doesn't really get any big stories. My favourite story of all time has got to be the mystery of the missing cheese!!! £7.00 worth of cheese had been stolen from a local burger van.
The Chorley Guardian has been printing since 1871. It is on sale every Wednesday in all local news agents and supermarkets and costs 55p.
The paper has a section with all the latest job vacancies, car sales, properties and local ads. It also has a section show casing entertainment in the Chorley area, including plays that are on in THe Chorley Little Theatre and each week they review the food in local pubs and restraunts. It features the 'Consumer Champion', who receives letters from the readers regarding money issues, i.e. if theey had been given a parking fine they dont belive to be right, the Consumer Champion would challange the local council to have the fine written off.