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Story shorts - 10/12/13

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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Cupcake shop in closure

The Yummy Cupcake Company will close on December 21. The owners of the Lancaster shop are relocating to bigger premises in Cumbria to expand their internet business. But the cakes will still be available every Saturday at Lancaster market.

Nature’s tinsel

Arty types can learn how to make Christmas decorations from natural materials at Brickcroft Nature Reserve, Longton on December 22.

Fire crew leads man to safety

A man had to be led to safety by firefighters after a blaze broke out in the kitchen of his home in St Thomas’s Street, Preston yesterday. The householder was unhurt. But the fire damaged a pan and its contents and smoke affected the rest of the flat.

Microwave fire

Firefighters were called to an incident in Fulwood. The alarm was raised on Garstang Rd, Fulwood, Preston on Monday morning just after 9.30am where fire crews attended an incident involving a microwave.

Compost plea

Waste experts are urging people to cut the amount they put in bins and consider composting at home. County Coun Janice Hanson, cabinet member for waste, said: “Over 30 per cent of all the waste we throw away could be composted and this figure rises at Christmas. “As well as composting fruit and veg from the kitchen, and green garden waste, please make an effort to recycle any extra packaging or recyclables from celebrations, which as well as being good for the environment, helps us all save money on dealing with the waste.” Visit www.getcomposting.com.

Extension plan

Plans have been submitted to Preston Council to extend a home in Black Bull Lane, and will be decided under delegated powers.

Council meeting

A meeting of South Ribble’s planning committee will be held tomorrow in the Shield Room of the civic centre, Leyland at 6pm.

 

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