Lancashire news in brief - 04/11/14

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Christmas flea market for cats

LANCASHIRE Cat Rescue will hold Christmas Flea Market at Barton Village Hall on A6 on November 9 to raise funds for the cats and kittens in care.

The market will start at 9am until 3pm, entry fee is 50p with accompanied children free.

Call 01772 750263.

Music festival

A FESTIVAL of Remembrance will take place at Chorley Town Hall at 7.30pm on November 8 featuring, former BBC choir girl of the year Louisa Stirland.

Call 01772 455185 for info.

Late night shop

LATE night shopping will begin on every Wednesday and Thursday in Preston city centre from November 15.

Free parking is available.

Get fit on a walk

A HEALTH walk will take place from Worden Park, Leyland at 1pm on November 6.

No need to book – simply turn up.

Window vandal put on curfew

A TEENAGER who smashed a double-glazed window at McDonald’s in Leyland was given a 28-day curfew by Chorley Magistrates.

Aiden James Dewhurst, 18, of Longmeanygate, Leyland, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay £170 compensation.

Housing forum

THE next Ribble Valley Housing Forum will take place on November 12, at 10am.

The forum, in the council chamber in Church Street, Clitheroe, will include presentations on the Core Strategy and universal credit.

Drunk in public

DANIEL David Ashmore, 26, of Carlisle Place, Adlington was fined £425 by Chorley Magistrates after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was ordered to pay £85 costs.

Charity thief to stay at home

A THIEF who stole £72.83 of sponsor money has been handed a community order.

Ben George Routledge, 22, of Westminster Road, Morecambe, pleaded guilty to thief at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

He must pay the money back and remain indoors between 8pm and 6am.

Fine for rod man

A CHORLEY man was fined £200 for fishing without a licence.

Carl Smith, 22, of Aniline Street, Chorley, admitted the offence before Lancaster Magistrates and was ordered to pay £147 legal costs.

City lift drama

PRESTON Fire Service rescued a man who was trapped in a lift yesterday. The man was stuck between the ground floor and basement of Lime House, Market Street, Preston and escaped unscathed.

Man admits to assault charges

RYAN Anthony Wells, 20, of The Foxholes, Lancaster, has pleaded guilty to two counts of beating a woman.

Magistrates decided that he must attend a relationship programme, be subject to a two-year community order, carry out 40 hours unpaid work, and pay a total of £145 in costs and victim surcharge.

Rubbish fires

RESILIENCE fire crews in Lancashire were called to 15 small fires in the first two days of the four day firefighters strike.

Bosses have warned the public to be vigilant as reduced cover lasts until 6pm tonight.

Police patrols

POLICE in the Tulketh area of Preston have vowed to target anti-social behaviour and carry out high visibility patrols in Howarth Road, Atherton Close, Trafalgar Close, Parker Street and Ridley Road.

Workshop fun for all the family

A FUN and crafty afternoon for children aged between eight and 16 will be held at a Family Lampshade Making Workshop at Croston Community Centre, Castle Walks, Croston, on November 8 from 3pm to 5pm.

Fabric, kits and refreshments are included in the £25 cost of the workshop.

Help plant trees

RANGERS at Ashton Park will be inviting people to plant a Remembrance Day tree with members of the Dig In veterans gardening team on November 9.

Between 1pm and 3pm.

Country dancing

HAVE a go at country dancing at Leyland Folk Dance Club every Tuesday at Moss Side Community Centre from 7.30pm.

Family history

A FAMILY history workshop for beginners event is to be held at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre on November 15 from 10.30am