A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Canon Amurey Montjean will lead a special retreat at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Leyland Road, Penwortham on Saturday, October 12 from 2pm.
Tast of Italy
A rare opportunity to sample the delights of Italy right in the heart of Preston city centre will be on offer between 9am and 6pm on the Flag Market on October 16.
Talk on Brontes for society
A talk on the Brontes of Haworth is to be given to Garstang Historical Society members at their meeting tonight. The speaker is Anna Easton of Churchtown. The meeting is to be held at Garstang United Reformed Church hall at 7.30pm. Call 01995 605824.
Police are renewing their appeal for information to trace the owners of a dog more than 17 months after it attacked a jogger in Ormskirk. The incident happened on May 6 2012 about 11am. Call 101.
Cycle challenge to raise cash
Children and police officers will cycle the Guild Wheel this Friday to raise money for Galloway’s Society for the Blind in Penwortham. Year five and six children from Goosnargh Oliverson’s CE school, and the Broughton local policing team, will be taking part in the cycle.
Revolution is re-opening on October 12 following major refurbishment. It will open with a party starting at 6pm to include canapés, cocktails, live music, DJ’s and entertainment.
The taxi and Miscellaneous Sub-Committee meeting will take place tomorrow at 10am at Preston Town Hall.
A new exhibition at The Dukes in Lancaster is set to showcase portraits of writers taken between 2006 and 2013. The exhibition of Johnny Bean’s work will run from October 16 to 20.
A free talk on the history of Preston’s poets will be held at the Harris Museum in Preston today from 2pm to 3pm. There is no need to book.
Police tweet bid for football fans
The officer responsible for tackling football hooliganism at matches in Lancashire has launched a police twitter account - @PNEPolice - to interact with Preston North End’s fans. Football Intelligence Officer Paul Elliott will offer match day and travel advice to PNE supporters.
Patient raises cash for charity
A pensioner who suffers paranoid schizophrenia has raised £400 for the mental health charity MIND North West after carrying out a collection to mark National Mental Health week. David Hoyle, 71, used to work as an auditor at County Hall but became ill and now lives in a rest home in Preston.
A car boot sale will be held t raise fund for Deepdale community group CRaB. Stalls are £5. The event will take place on Saturday October 12 between 10am and 3pm at the Catherine Beckett Centre on Meadow Street.
A security postcoding event for students with bikes will be held at Lancaster University’s police office. The free session will take place on October 28 between 9am and 3pm.