A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Cooking blaze ruins kitchen
A chip pan fire severely damaged the kitchen of a terraced house in Inkerman Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, at 8pm on Wednesday. The woman occupant and her young son managed to evacuate safely after being alerted by a smoke alarm.
Bard hair day
The Elizabethan setting of Samlesbury Hall is the inspiration for a Shake Up Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night, by creative company Stage Write, on January 6.
Motorbikes are being used illegally on canal tow paths in Ingol, Preston, as well as on waste ground in Haslam Park and Bexhill Road, police said.
The owner of 7 Westfield Drive, Hoghton, has applied for permission to build a single storey extension to the side and rear.