News in brief - 31/07/14

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Youths snatch necklace

AN elderly woman had an Indian gold necklace pulled from her neck while cleaning her car in Holme Slack Lane, Preston.

Police said the woman was very distressed by the incident which occurred at 9.15pm on Monday, July 21.

Two males, aged between 17 and 20 are wanted in connection with the robbery.

One was wearing all black with his hood up, and the other, was around 5ft 5in, slim, with dark shaved hair.

Call the police on 101 quoting LC-2014-0721-1566.

Sign up for walk through lights

THE Rosemere Cancer Foundation is hosting a five-mile “Walk the Lights” trek through Blackpool’s world famous illuminations and is calling for people to take part.

It will take place on Friday September 12, starting at 7pm in Bispham. Entry is £5. To enter call 01772 522913

Official opening

THE Mayor of South Ribble Coun Graham Walton will officially open a summer exhibition called Antarctic Witness at the South Ribble Museum in Leyland on Saturday morning.

Meet officers

LEYLAND residents can meet police at a PACT meeting on Tuesday at Chestnut Court Sheltered Accommodation, Off Worden Lane, at 5pm.

Park it launched

PRESTON Council’s Park It summer programme will launch on Friday at Ribbleton Park. Activities for young people will run from 5pm.

‘Garden grab’ worry in village

OBJECTIONS have been raised over plans to build a detached house with garage on land at 6 Marsh Lane, Longton.

The proposal is to have access to the property via Aspendale Crescent.

Residents of Aspendale Crescent say it will “destroy it as a low traffic area”, and is ‘garden grabbing’.

Whisky theft

LOUISE Joanne King, 38, of Gloucester Road, Chorley, has been fined a total of £55 after pleading guilty to stealing two bottles of Bells whisky worth a total of £29 from Booths supermarket.

Ex-gangster will speak

A REFORMED gangster will speak this weekend as the Christian tent mission onMorecambe promenade comes to a close.

Davey Falcus will share his ‘Gangland to God’ story on how his current life as an evangelist is very different to his past from at 7pm this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a memorial service for those killed in the both World Wars on Saturday at 2pm and at 11am on Sunday. For more details, contact