Lancashire news in brief - 01/11/14

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Charges over station damage

ANDREW Richard Cunningham, 32, of Regent Park Avenue, Morecambe has pleaded guilty to damaging a toilet and cubicle door at Lancaster Bus Station while shouting obscenities on September 30, an act he was prohibited from doing under an ASBO.

He has been remanded on unconditional bail and will next appear at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 11, where he will be sentenced.

Minsters to host charity card sale

A CHARITY card sale is being held in Preston Minster on two separate days in aid of Children In Need.

Terry O’Toole, who leads painting classes in the church, will be hosting card sales on November 11 and 14.

Hand painted Christmas cards and others for all occasions will be on sale.

Victims voices will be heard

PRESTON Domestic Violence Services and Soroptimist International of Preston are holding a Victims’ Voices and Survivors Stories event on Tuesday, November 25.


It will take place at Cotton Court, Preston Street, Preston with guest speaker Professor Lorraine Radford from UCLan. Registration from 9.15am. Call 01772 201301 to book.

BT reunion date

ALL BT engineers past and present, internal and extrenal, are invited to attend a renuion event at the New Meadow Street Labour Club, North Road, Preston, on Thursday, November 27, from 7.30pm.

Includes a hot pot supper. Contact Derek Hadley on 01772 716303.

Window work

BOSSES at the Holiday Inn Express in Craven Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, have been granted permission by South Ribble Council to replace all timber windows to all elevations with grey UPVC windows.

Dementia bus rolls on to docks

PRESTONIANS will have a chance to find out more about dementia as the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow rolls into the city this week. The bus will stop off at Homebase, Mariners Way, between 10am and 4pm, on Thursday, and Friday,

Research base

The Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHA, the first of its kind in the UK has been opened at Edge Hill University. It will examines the various relationships between humans and other animals.

Building plan

A proposal to build up to 130 homes on land off Kepple Lane in Garstang is going before Wyre Council’s planning committee.

Church Sing

THE BBC’s Songs of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes is guest of honour at Hoole Methodist Church near Preston on Sunday November 16.

Appeal after armed robbery

ROBBERS were seen transferring their haul from one van to another in Preston.

Three masked men entered a unit on Altham Industrial Estate, Altham at 7.30pm on Wednesday. They threatened staff and made off with electronic items. An hour later a group of men were seen on Roman Way, Preston, unloading items from a large white van into a smaller white van.

Modern history

YOUNGSTERS from Rossall School will take to the stage at Preston’s Charter Theatre to perform their version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Thespians from the independent school will take to the stage on November 11.

Last chance

PEOPLE have until Monday to submit evidence to Lancashire’s independent Fairness Commission. Set up set up in June, public meetings have been across the county to look at reducing inequality.

Minster to light up for charity

ST John’s Minster in Church Street, Preston will be lit up purple tomorrow night as part of efforts by charity Pancreatic Cancer UK to raise awareness of the illness.

The purple lights will come on at 6pm to mark the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Festive fair date

A CHARITY craft and Christmas fair will be held between 10am and 3pm tomorrow at St Aidan’s Church Hall in Station Road, Bamber Bridge in aid of Vine House, there will be a selection of stalls selling various items.

A team effort

THE team at Evans Halshaw in Lancashire played a part in the national chain raising more than £16,500 for charity. Hope for Tomorrow. Staff at dealerships in Preston and Chorley were involved.