News in brief - 08/09/14

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Campaign goes to the market

THE Conservative candidate for South Ribble, Seema Kennedy, will be launching her campaign for election to Parliament with a street stall at Leyland market on Saturday, September 13.

Ms Kennedy will be available to speak to residents and answer questions from 8.30am in the market area.

Reunion party for nightclub

STEP back in time at a Squires nightclub reunion night.

The club, which opened in 1981, has now been rebranded as Cameo and Vinyl, prompting former head doorman Phil Kaila to host the reunion at the venue on Saturday, November 29 from 8pm.

Over 25s only, jackets and ties for men, dresses for girls.

Demolition plan is thrown out

PLANS to demolish Dove Cottage at 427A Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank, and replace it with another, slightly larger size, have been refused by West Lancashire Council.

Planners it would be inappropriate by reason of its scale, mass, bulk and design and would be detrimental to the Green Belt.

Village show

COUNTY Councillor Michael Devaney has approved a Local Member Grant of £180 to Brindle Village Show for the hire of Brindle Community Hall and advertising and promotion.

Each councillor has a £2,000 annual allowance to give to community groups.

Yellow lines

DOUBLE parking on double yellow lines in the areas surrounding Waterloo Road, Ashton, is being investigated by local neighbourhood policing officers who are working with the council.

Launch to name charity of year

THE launch, to officially welcome Headway as Sainsbury Deepdale’s charity of the year, will take place in store on September 13.

There will be various activities during the day September between 9.30am and 4.30pm along with the chance to enter a competition to win a bike and helmet.

Engine problem causes bus fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to single decker bus on fire in Clayton Brook Road, Clayton Brook, at 7.30pm on Friday.

The bus was empty at the time the driver noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment, and he pulled over in a bus stop.

The fire was caused by a faulty belt that had melted.

Abandoned car destroyed in fire

FIREFIGHTERS from Chorley were called to a Volvo F60 car on fire on the hard shoulder of the M6, southbound between junctions 28 and 27, at 4am yesterday.

Officers said the car had been abandoned and there was no sign of the driver or any occupants. A police enquiry has now been launched.

Discover more about policing

LANCASHIRE Police are opening their doors on September 28.

Between 10am and 4pm at Police Headquarters in Hutton, Preston, visitors can see demonstrations, police horses and vehicles and can find clues at a crime scene.

INTACT event for the over 50s

AN INTACT Lunch Bunch, Healthy lunch and Chat event is to take place next week.

The event, for the over 50s in Preston at Intact community centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, will be between 12pm and 1pm for £2.50.

Council discuss war memorial

HOGHTON Parish Council will hold its next meeting at 7.45pm on Monday, September 15 in the Village Hall.

Items on the agenda include the war memorial, a report from the fire authority and time for members of the public to ask questions.

Charity event

CHORLEY Building Society will support Macmillan Cancer Care’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 26.

Cakes will be on sale at its branches and a book stall will be held in the Leyland office.

History AGM

CHORLEY Historical And Archaeological Society holds its annual general meeting at 7.30pm tomorrow at Central Library, Union Street, Chorley.

Networking date

A BUSINESS networking event will be held from 5.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday, September 17 at Chorley Town Hall.

In the dock

PRESTON: Matthew John Power, 43, of Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, was jailed for 18 weeks for a string of motoring offences.

He admitted taking a car without consent, driving without insurance or a licence and drink driving.

Chorley Magistrates banned him for five years and said it was aggravated by his record.

PRESTON: A woman who repeatedly flouted court orders by shoplifting has been jailed for three months by Preston Magistrates Court .

Shara Lydia Gibbs, 31, of Douglas Street, Ashton, Preston, admitted stealing groceries.

The bench said the matter was aggravated her record.

CHORLEY: A woman who was found with a metal pipe in Chorley town centre has been given an absolute discharge. Jayne Higham, 23, of Steeley Lane, Chorley, admitted possessing an offensive weapon at Chorley Magistrates Court.

LONGTON: Kirk James Michael Roberts, 34, of Shirley Lane, Longton, must do 100 hours unpaid work after admitting charges of using threatening behaviour and assaulting a woman and a police officer on July 4.

Preston Magistrates imposed 12 months supervision, and he must pay a £60 victim surcharge, £50 costs and £50 compensation.

PRESTON: A man who beat a woman has been jailed for 18 weeks by Chorley Magistrates Court.

Kenneth Bullen, 36, of Albany Court, Chorley, attacked the woman on July 10.

The bench said the offence was serious because the defendant had a flagrant disregard for court orders.

PRESTON: Billy Nathan Butler, 19, of Birkdale Drive, Ashton-on-Ribble, was ordered to pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs by Preston Magistrates after he admitted possessing cannabis.

Court snaps

Jade Colgan, 31, of Applegarth Road, Heysham, near Lancaster, was found guilty of driving in a position where she could not have proper control of the vehicle and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Steven Garcia, 43, of Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, was found guilty of driving without wearing a seatbelt and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs

Christina Hills, 23, of Thurston Road, Leyland, was found guilty of driving without wearing a seatbelt and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs

Lorna Hunt, 29, of Alder Close, Leyland, was found guilty of driving without a road licence and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs

Anthony Kay, 38, of North Cliff Street, Broadgate, Preston, was found guilty of using a pedal cycle with faulty lamps and must pay a £100 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Terence Doherty, 57, of High Grove Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, admits beating a woman and harassing her, and must have nine months supervision and pay a £60 surcharge and £620 costs.

Laila Ali, 27, of Marlborough Drive, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, admits breaching the peace and has agreed to pay £50 and keep the peace for three months

Warren Riley, 41, of Perthshire Grove, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, was found guilty of driving without insurance and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs

Daniel Wilcock-Billington, 26, of South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston, was found guilty of failing to comply with a red traffic light and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs

Bradley O’Mara, 21, of Westgate, Morecambe, was found guilty of exposing himself twice at Preston Prison and was discharged for 12 months, but must pay a £15 surcharge.