A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Crash closes road for hours
A Range Rover Evoque skidded off Liverpool Old Road, near Bank Hall in Bretherton, and smashed into a lamp post at 2.20pm yesterday. Police said the driver was uninjured, but the road had to be closed for over five hours while the council removed the damaged lamp post.
Grizedale Crescent in Ribbleton was temporarily closed by police at 5.45pm yesterday, as they searched for a gang of teenagers reported to have kicked a woman and thrown stones at her car earlier in the evening.
A date has been set for the next Fishwick Police and Communities Together meeting. It will be held on November 12 at Bethel Church, Delaware Street, Preston, at 6pm.
Council runs boiler scheme
People in South Ribble are being urged to check if they are eligible for free home insulation or replacement boilers that could help save them money this winter. To find out if you are eligible call 0800 0232 746 and quote South Ribble 1.
Celebrate everything that’s great about dogs at the Positive About Dogs event to be held at the Preston Council for Voluntary Service, Guild Hall Arcade, Preston on November 4. Meet at 6pm until 7.30pm. Call 07833 095103 for info.
Fine art on offer
A Fine Art Fair will be held on November 9 at New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton. Entrance to the gallery is free between 10am and 5pm and the gallery cafe will be open all day.
Grimsargh Village Hall will be holding a quiz night at Preston Road, Grimsargh, on November 15 from 8pm on behalf of Dig In, a local project providing support for military veterans. Tickets £5 inc supper.
French evening with Louisa
BBC Choir Girl of the Year 2012, Louisa Stirland, will perform with Chorley and District Choral Society at St Andrew’s Church, Leyland, on November 2. The concert will be French-themed, with songs including the Fauré Requiem. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door.