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Latest news from the Lancashire Evening Post

Latest news from the Lancashire Evening Post

A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Holocaust remembered

Dignitaries from across Lancashire will attend a service of remembrance at Preston’s Minster of St John, in Church Street, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event, to remember the communities that suffered as a result of the Holocaust, the Second World War, and other tragedies worldwide, will start at 11.30am on Thursday, January 26. It will be led by 
Father Timothy Lipscombe.

Motor club donation

Garstang and Preston Motor Club has announced that during the last year, £400 was raised for its nominated charity the North West Air Ambulance. This was achieved by a collections at a rally in Anglesey and a local road rally as well as a percentage of any profits.

Deadline for nominations

West Lancashire Council wants people to nominate structures to be added to its list of locally important buildings. Nominations, and the reasons why, to ian.bond@westlancs.gov.uk by March 1.

Book reprinted

Popular demand has led to a Penwortham book, A History of Hurst Grange Park, being reprinted. The book costs £3, with all proceeds towards the restoration of the park coach house. Call Audrey Toft on 01772 743047 for more.

Housing hope

David Catlow has applied for permission to convert an existing barn into a house at Black Bull Farm, Button Street, Inglewhite. He also hopes to erect a lean-to extension to the south elevation, a plan previously rejected by Preston Council.

Pavilion seeks nod

Villagers have put in a retrospective planning application for a new pavilion. The timber building was created to go alongside a multi-use games area at Whitechapel Village Hall in Inglewhite, near Preston. The applicants said they did not realise further planning consent was needed for the building, used for storage and shelter.

 

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