News in brief - 06/09/14

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Celebrating fund milestone

FULWOOD Methodist Church in Watling Street Road, is hosting celebrations from 4.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, September 27 to mark raising £1.2m for redevelopment.

Previous minister Rev Peter Sheasby, who guided the fundraising team through the build, will appear via Skype.

Grow your own

AWARD-winning gardener Sue Jeffries will be teaching a short course at Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland starting on Sunday and running for four sessions. To book call 01772 433777.

Mayoral dinner

THE Mayor of South Ribble Coun Graham Walton will attend the Bamber Bridge Squadron Air Training Corps dinner on September 13.

Vehicle thefts

POLICE are investigating thefts from vehicles at B&Q in South Rings Business Park, Bamber Bridge, at all times of the day and night.

Supervision for man with knife

A MAN who was found with a kitchen knife in the street was given an 18-month supervision order when he appeared before magistrates in Chorley.

Dwayne Curtis Barnes, 23, of Stafford Road, Chorley pleaded guilty to possessing the weapon in Stump Lane and was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60. The court did not take action on an earlier conditional discharge.

Fined for threats to two men

A 22-YEAR-OLD man who issued threats to two other men was fined £70 by magistrates in Preston.

Daniel Carl Mullarky of Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour.

The court also ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.

Assault man had cannabis

FRANKLYN Peter Johnson of Plumton Road, Ashton, Preston was fined £180 after pleading guilty to a charge of assault.

The 22-year-old also admitted being in possession of cannnabis when he appeared before the city’s magistrates.

Johnson was ordered ro pay court costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £20 and the drugs were confiscated.

Found guilty of police assault

A MORECAMBE man who assaulted a police officer was given a supervision order for 15 months after being found guilty by magistrates in Preston.

Daniel Brown, 38, of Hestham Avenue, admitted a separate charge of damaging two windows. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation, £65 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge. Magistrates also ruled he should reside at Hestham Avenue for 14 days.

Industrial estate to house estate

CHORLEY Council has granted permission to allow the demolition of industrial units at Finnington Industrial Estate, Finnington Lane, Withnell, and the building of 18 houses in their place.

There will be 14 semi-detached homes and four detached homes. All will be three-bedroomed.

Heroic deeds for fundraising

NORTH West Air Ambulance is calling out for heroes in Preston this September to mark National Air Ambulance Week.

The campaign, which runs from September 22 to 28 is asking supporters to become a ‘Heli Hero’, and do something heroic to raise funds. Call 0800 587 4570 for details.

New medical director at trust

THE University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled one of the country’s top doctors as its new medical director.

Dr David Walker, deputy chief medical officer for England, is the deputy chief medical officer of England. He is expected to take up his new post by the end of the year.

MP message for early diagnosis

CHORLEY MP Lindsay Hoyle is highlighting the importance of improving earlier cancer diagnosis to increase one-year survival rates. Figures show only 69 per cent of Chorley people with cancer will live for a year after diagnosis. He has written to the Clinical Commissioning Group for an update on diagnosis.

Leyland Mela

THE third Leyland Health Mela will be held at the Civic Centre on West Paddock, Leyland on Saturday September 13 from 11am to 4pm.

The fair is dedicated to the promotion of health and wellbeing and will have many family friendly stalls.

Blood donation

BLOOD donor sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church on Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston on Thursday September 18.

Call 0300 123 23 23.