It was founded in 1983 as the Chorley Town Crier, but became the Chorley Citizen with the first issue of 1987. The circulation area and the title were expanded to include Leyland in May 2012.
It’s published by Newsquest (North West). It was formerly one of a series of three Citizen freesheets published from editorial offices in Blackburn as a companion to the Lancashire Telegraph. (The others, the Blackburn Citizen and the Burnley and Pendle Citizen, merged in April 2013 to form a single title, The Citizen.)
Since May 2012 it’s also been available through pickup points at supermarkets and convenience stores.
It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available free on the website.