Lancashire news in brief - 11/11/14

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Council set to give away trees

SOUTH Ribble Council is giving away 200 broadleaf trees at Worden Park in Leyland on Saturday morning.

The trees will be available at the bottom of the main car park at the entrance into the park from 8am until 1pm. The giveaway is to encourage residential tree planting.

Charity concert

THE A Cappella Singers will raise funds for Our Lady & St Patrick’s Church in Walton-le-Dale on December 7 at 2.30pm, when they will be giving a concert called Jesus’ Christmas Party. For tickets call 01772 338491.

Gala date set

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will attend the Leyland Barracudas Swimming Club Annual Gala on Saturday afternoon from 3pm at Leyland Leisure Centre.

MP support for dairy farmers

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken in Parliament in support of farmers.

He wants to see supermarkets pay a higher price for milk.

He said: “The dairy industry is particularly important for rural constituencies like the Ribble Valley as it provides employment to local people and is important to the local economy.”

Raise issues with the police

A POLICE and Community Together (PACT) meeting for residents living in the Wychnor area of Ingol will take place today from 7pm at Harris Primary School.

Residents will have the chance to speak to police and council officers about issues in the neighbourhood.

Interview skills are just the job

TUTORS from Lancashire Adult Learning will be on hand at the Harris Museum this Thursday to give advice on producing CVs and covering letters, completing applications and Interview skills.

The free Work Club event takes place every Thursday between 1pm and 4pm.

Puzzle meetings

IF you enjoy doing jigsaws and meeting other people, Ingol library hosts a weekly Jigsaw Club every Monday between 10am and 1pm.

Refreshments are provided and is free to attend.

Girls allowed

ASHTON Girls group will meet tomorrow at the Ashton Young People’s Centre for 12-19 year olds.

Call 01772 728573.

Writer’s group

A WEEKLY writer’s group will meet at Tarleton library every Thursday between 10am and 12pm.

Free admission.

Charity needs willing partners

A CHARITY is looking for willing partners in the hope of increasing donations from people who wish to leave money in their will.

Galloway’s Society for the Blind currently supports around 6000 blind and visually impaired people to help the charity or for more information call 01772 744148.

Results event

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will attend Foxholes at Runshaw College on Thursday for the results of the young chef competition organised by the Rotary Club of South Ribble.

Donate a pint

PEOPLE can give blood at a session at the Gujarat Hindu Society in Preston tomorrow. Call 0300 123 23 23

Car interference

TAMPERING with a car cost Shaun Robert Abbott a week in prison.

The 22-year-old of Walnutwood Avenue, Bamber Bridge pleaded guilty to interfering with the Honda Accord with intent to steal.

Store food theft

ANGELA Craigie, 39, of Marsh Lane, Preston was given a conditional discharge for six months after admitting stealing food worth £5.29 from Morrisons. She was ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

In the dock

Jailed for attack on police officer

A MAN who assaulted police for the second time in seven months was sent to jail for four weeks.

Edward Lawson, 22, of Hazelwood Close, Leyland admitted punching a police constable in the street and also an offence of being drunk and disorderly.

James Newsham, 34, of Arcon Road, Coppull, Chorley, admits entering a house as a trespasser and stealing a TV, Nintendo Wii, and stereo worth £1,200.

He has been jailed for four months, suspended for 12 months.

Chorley Magistrates ruled he must have drug treatment and pay an £80 surcharge.

Joseph Duddle, 43, of Robin Hey, Leyland, has admitted harassing a woman by turning up unannounced at her home and sending her letters.

Preston Magistrates Court imposed a restraining order and six months drug treatment.

He must pay a £50 fine, £100 compensation, a £60 surcharge and £40 costs.

A man has admitted carrying out an arson on a Suzuki RGV worth £2,000 in Clayton Brook.

Richard Paul Lowry, 30, of Greenwood, Preston, will next appear before Chorley Magistrates on November 13.

A man has admitted a string of offences to magistrates.

Matthew Wilson, 31, of Cunnery Meadow, Clayton-le-Woods, admits two counts of criminal damage, possessing cannabis, threatening behaviour and two counts of possessing amphetamines, and must pay £200 compensation, a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

A Preston man has admitted three counts of breaching a restraining order against his ex-partner by sending her letters.

Anthony Dickinson, 48, of Fylde Road, Preston, is expected to be sentenced by Preston magistrates on November 12, after indicating guilty pleas.

Mark Andrew Riley, 55, of Fusiliers Close, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, was jailed for 28 days for assault by Preston magistrates, who said he “has a flagrant disregard for people and their property”.

Court snaps

Firm MP Haulage, of Paragon Way, Lancaster, admitted failing to identify a driver and must pay a £500 fine, £50 surcharge and £85 costs.

Driver Garreth Allen, 34, of Young Avenue, Leyland, is banned for 17 months after admitting failing to give a blood test and must pay a £110 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

William Appleton, 59, of Wellington Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, admits stealing ham and cheese and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £50 costs.

James Delaney, 44, of Hall Road, Penwortham, Preston, admits stealing alcohol from ASDA and was given an eight week curfew, but must pay a £60 surcharge and £50 costs.

Bhavesh Parekh, 33, of Friargate, Preston, was jailed for six weeks after admitting stealing five hip flasks and a watch, and must pay an £80 surcharge.

Poiter Skrzkwski, 32, of Raikes Road, Preston, admits assaulting a man and will be sentenced on December 12 at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

Gary Stock, 32, Fishwick Parade, Preston, admits stealing a bluetooth speaker and aftershave, and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge.

Philip Kirkman, 44, of Carr Field, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, admits using threatening behaviour and must pay a £35 fine and £20 surcharge.

Habibul Haque, 33, of Pall Mall, Chorley, was found guilty of driving without insurance, and must pay a £165 fine, £20 surcharge and £200 costs.

Luke Kennedy, 32, of Carlyle Grove, Morecambe, was found guilty of failing to give driver information and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.