News in brief - 17/09/14

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Exclusive event at Fishergate

AN exclusive VIP Fashion Night will take place next week at Preston’s Fishergate Centre.

Between 6pm and 9pm on September 23, pop-up boutiques, vintage fashion stalls and exclusive store discounts will be on offer.

Entry is free.

Autumn show

REGISTRATION is now open for the first-ever Penwortham Autumn Show.

Categories range from flower arranging to artwork, photography and fruit and veg.

Contact 01772 625276.

Find a new job

A CAREERS and jobs fair will be held at Chorley Town Hall on September 25 aimed at helping get more people into work.

Group meeting

LOWER Burgh Meadow Conservation group will meet at Hunters Lodge, Preston Road, Charnock Richard on October 9 from 7pm.

Man jailed for breach of order

ROBERT Chilcott, 43, of Birkdale Drive, Ashton, Preston was jailed for a total of 30 weeks by city magistrates after admitting breaking a restraining order banning him from seeing a woman. His sentence included 90 days jail for breach of a suspended sentence.

Threatening call

JOHN Louise Brennan, 30, of Broadfield Drive, Penwortham was given eight weeks in prison suspended for 12 weeks by Preston Magistrates after admitting making a threatening phone call.

Man stole cash

JASON Lee Freeman, 38, of Gerrard Street, Preston was given a four-week curfew by magistrates after being found guilty of stealing £63 in cash.

Over the limit

JONATHAN James Humphrey, 24, of Arrowsmith Avenue, Hoghton, was banned for a year and fined £110 after admitting drink driving.

Quiz night to support park

THE Friends Of Astley Park currently have an exhibition at Chorley Library, which will run until October 1.

It will be followed by a fund-raising quiz night at 7.30pm on October 7 at Chorley Cricket Club.

Tickets cost £5, available by calling 01257 278759.

Go shopping

HIGHFIELD Primary School in Chorley is holding a “shop ‘til you drop” event from 11am to 3pm on Sunday at Tatton Community Centre.

There will be stalls selling hand-crafted items.

Parish council

HOGHTON Parish Council has announced its next meeting will be held at 7.45pm on Monday, October 20 at the Village Hall.

Blood donors

BLOOD donation sessions will be held tomorrow at Shaw Hill Hotel, in Whittle-le-Woods, from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Solar farm plan to be decided

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a 13 acre solar farm with 10,000 solar panels on land to the west of BAE’s site in Samlesbury will go before South Ribble Council’s planning committee tonight at 6pm, at the Civic Centre in West Paddock, Leyland. Public welcome to attend.

Race cash help

COUNTY Coun Susie Charles has approved a Local Member Grant of £100 for prizes and publicity for a Lancaster-based Race2Remember, a public running event aimed at raising awareness of dementia.

Pavement worry

POLICE in Bamber Bridge are investigating reports from residents of vehicles being driven on pavements in Station Road.

Manure shed

PLANS to build a covered manure storage shed at Wham House Farm, Moss Lane, Little Hoole, have been submitted to South Ribble Council.

Window display voting goes on

THERE’S still time to vote in Preston city centre’s Best Window Display competition.

The event has been organised by Preston Business Improvement District.

Anyone who takes part in an online vote has the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a Preston show.

Drink driving

CHRISTOPHER Brian Glasgow, 22, of Nabs Head Lane, Samlesbury, was banned for a year and fined £370 after admitting drink driving, no insurance and no licence. He was ordered to pay £85 costs.

Theft of mobiles

LEE Andrew Lockhart, 37, of Caroline Street, Preston, was fined £70 after pleading guilty to the theft of two i-Phones together worth £1,200.

Hard labour

KIMBERLEY Mary Sharples, 26, of Belle Field Close, Penwortham was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work after admitting assault.