A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Give a pint to help save lives
Blood donor sessions will be held tomorrow, Thursday, at the sports hall at the Gujarat Hindu Society Cultural Centre on South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston.
Session times will be from 2pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Most people aged 17 to 65 weighing at least 50kg can give blood.
To book an appointment or find out more about giving blood, call 0300 123 23 23.
Get creative at painting class
Age Concern’s Friendship Club on Lourdes Avenue, Lostock Hall, near Preston, will be running a beginners drawing and painting class from Monday September 10.
The classes on the eight-week course will run from 10am to noon.
The Friendship Club runs many other classes including computer, Internet and e-mail courses
To find out more or to enrol, call 01772 321868.
Last chance to see art display
A ‘POP-UP’ art show depicting scenes from the former Preston to Southport railway line will be held on Preston Flag Market today.
The exhibition, by amateur watercolour painter John Matthews, 60, from Cop Lane, Penwortham, aims to celebrate the history of the city and Preston Guild and will run from 10am to 3pm.
Six month ban for speeding
A Preston man has been banned from driving for six months after speeding.
Uzair Hansrot, 29, of Harewood Road, admitted exceeding 30mph in Victoria Road, Walton-le-Dale.
Classic motors come to tower
A classic car and motorcycle show will be held at Hoghton Tower on Sunday.
Cars, motorbikes, autojumble and trade stands will run from 11am to 4pm.
Admission is £6.
Complaints over football
Residents have registered complaints with police about youngsters playing football on a Preston estate.
Neighbours on the Holme Slack estate, in Deepdale, Preston, complained to neighbourhood officers about football being played in the streets and causing a nuisance.
The issue has been made a priority by officers at the Deepdale PACT meeting.
Deadline for bid comments
Anyone wishing to make representations about plans by a restaurant to extend its opening hours has until September 14.
Mad About Chicken, in Friargate, wants to stay open until 4.30am.
Anyone wishing to make representations can write to Preston Council licensing at the Town Hall.
Council budget is discussed
Lancashire County Council’s current financial position will be discussed at a meeting of the authority’s cabinet members later this week.
The meeting takes place at County Hall at 10am tomorrow.