The Chorley Guardian’s long-serving reporter, Vanessa Taylor, has left the paper after 20 years.
Taylor has decided to retire in order to spend more time with her family and assess her options. She said: “The newspaper industry has undergone major changes of late so I decided to take the opportunity to move on. For 34 years my life has revolved round my job, so now it’s time to put my family first.”
She has been a journalist at several newspapers in the area and has been assistant editor at the Chorley Guardian for the last six years.
Editor Chris Maguire said: “To say we’ll miss her is an understatement but she’ll always be part of the Guardian family and will remain in Chorley.”
No replacement has been announced.