News in brief - Tuesday September 09, 2014

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Gospel choir come to town

TICKETS are on sale for Manchester Gospel Choir’s performance at St John’s Church in Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods on Saturday, September 20.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5, refreshments provided.Call John Murray on 07789294002.

Wikipedia event

LEARN more about Wikipedia at a Wikipedia Open Day at the Judges’ Lodgings in Lancaster on September 20.

The day starts at 10.30am until 4pm. To reserve a place, please call 01524 32808.

Group dog walk

PRESTON Dog Walking Group will meet on September 14.

For details of where to meet for the monthly group contact Pete Burns on 07961990098

Adult learning

LEARN how to turn a hobby or idea into a small business at Ingol Methodist Church on September 19. Call 01772 760 760 for details

Date set for forum meeting

A NEIGHBOURHOOD forum for people living in Samlesbury, Coupe Green, Gregson Lane, Walton-le-Dale and Bamber Bridge will take place on Thursday September 18.

The meeting will be held at Samlesbury Memorial Hall in Cuerdale Lane from 7pm and will last for an hour.

Mayor to attend health mela

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will attend the annual health mela in Leyland on Saturday.

It will be held at the Civic Centre in Towngate, Leyland and has been organised by the Rotary Club of Leyland.

The event, now in its third year, starts at 11am.

Meet with MP at surgery event

PRESTON’S MP Mark Hendrick will hold a surgery at Preston Community Transport in Friargate on Friday September 19.

It runs from 3pm to 5pm. Surgeries are run on a first come-first served basis.

Bottoms up for Challenge Walk

THE annual Bottoms Up Challenge Walk with the West Lancashire group of the Long Distance Walkers Association will take place on October 11.

The 13 and 23 mile routes will start at 8.30am from Hoghton Villiage Hall on the A675. For an entry form visit

Hay blaze ‘was deliberate’

TWO fire crews spent around an hour battling a blaze involving hay in a farmer’s field in Pope Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, yesterday afternoon.

Crews from Preston and Penwortham attended. It is believed the blaze was started deliberately.

Coffee morning to beat cancer

A CHARITY coffee morning will take place later this month.

In a bid to raise funds for Macmillan nurses, a Macmillan coffee morning will be held at Preston Minster on September 26. The event will run between 10am and 1pm.

For more information telephone 01772 901313.

Hospice cash

GENEROUS Asda shoppers have selected St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall as the charity to receive a £200 donation as part of the firm’s Community Life scheme.

Council meeting

A MEETING of Penwortham Town Council will be held tonight from 7pm at Penwortham Community Centre in Kingsfold Drive.

Bike worries

POLICE in the Cadley and Greyfriars areas of Preston are investigating reports of motorcycle nuisance in the Jubilee Park area.