A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Keith drives off with a beauty
Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer chairman Keith McIntosh has taken delivery of a VW Passat, provided by Knickerbrook Cars of Chorley. Keith founded Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer in 2001 to support the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
The £250,000 Digital Makers Fund, to help young people make digital technology, has opened. Visit www.nesta.org.uk/digitalmakersfund
West Lancashire Borough Council wants the public to comment on plans to introduce a levy on developers on new developments.
Food trail app to be unveiled
Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Sherras is set to unveil the new Food Trail app on Wednesday. It will take place at Mrs Dowson’s Ice Cream, Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road in Clayton-le-Dale. The award-winning Ribble Valley Food Trail will now be accessible via smartphones, allowing benefits such as one-click booking, video and digital vouchers.
Lucky escape for blaze man
A man had a lucky escape when he fell asleep after a night out, leaving a pan to burn. Fire crews were contacted by a passing cyclist who heard the smoke alarm in Preston’s Cemetery Road. Watch manager Mark Woodward said the occupant woke up just in time. He warned: “After a night out, don’t come home and start cooking.”
DEBRA Charity shops in Preston and Southport are urgently looking for donations of clothes, electrical and furniture items. The shops fund research and care into Epidermolysis Bullosa. If you can donate something, please call 07428 207274.
Envirocare’s Gala Awards Ceremony is being held at the Marriott Hotel, Preston, on November 8. The Leyland-based firm is a national grounds maintenance company with 17 depots.
Blazing toaster causes damage
A kitchen worktop was badly damaged when a toaster burst into flames. Firefighters were called to the house in Pall Mall, Chorley, shortly after 8am yesterday. The toaster and an area of worktop was badly damaged, and the kitchen suffered smoke damage.