Story shorts - 09/12/13

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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Drama after grill pan fire

Firefighters had to force entry into a house in St Stephen’s Road, Preston, at 8.30pm on Friday, after a neighbour heard the smoke alarm sounding. It was not known if the owner was inside. The property was empty, but officers found a small fire in the kitchen caused by a grill pan being left on.

Firefighters called to crash

A man had to be cut out of his car after a collision with another vehicle in Tanterton Hall Road, Ingol, Preston, at 2.18pm on Saturday. Firefighters said the man suffered minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was “walking wounded”.

Christmas tree event at church

An historic church, fighting back from a crime which caused £250,000 of damage to its roof, is staging a Christmas Tree Festival tomorrow. The event, at St Saviour’s in Church Road, Bamber Bridge, will be opened at 10am by the Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner.

Bedroom fire

Firefighters were called to a bedroom fire in Howgill Avenue, Lancaster, at 8pm on Friday. The fire started when lights wrapped around a headboard overheated.

Drug complaints in city streets

Drugs nuisance has been reported to police in the Plungington area of Preston. There are particular problems around Villiers Street area and the rear of Spar. The next PACT meeting for residents is on January 7 at 6pm in the Brook Street community centre.

Parking problem

Dangerous and illegal parking is being investigated by police in Leyland. Residents have reported particular concern in the Westfield Drive, Redwood Avenue and Larchwood Crescent areas.

Smoker’s area

Permission has been granted for the construction of a smoking shelter at Bamber Bridge Band Club, 275 Station Road, Bamber Bridge. Building work must start within three years.




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