Lancashire news in brief - 15/10/14

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Book a stall for festive market

TRADERS and organisations who would like a stall at the annual Penwortham Christmas Market are urged to contact the Town Council.

The event will be held on Wednesday, December 10.

Email details to or phone 01772 750533.

Coffee shop fire

TWO fire engines attended a blaze in J. Atkinson and Co in China Street, Lancaster, after coffee set alight in a roasting machine. A man was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after the fire yesterday.

Begging worry

COMPLAINTS have been made to police about people begging in city centre streets including Avenham Street, Fishergate and Friargate.

Officers said the issue is occuring both day and night.

Man cut free after car crash

A MAN was cut free from a car and taken to hospital after a crash in Leyland.

Emergency services were called to Flensburg Way in Farington at about 11am yesterday, to a two-car crash.

A man was injured and trapped and cut free by fire crews and taken to hospital.

Sale in church

A GOOD-AS-NEW sale will be held at All Saints CE Church in New Longton, from 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday.

Items include good quality clothing, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and gifts.

Cabinet date

THE next cabinet meeting of Preston Council will be held on November 5 at 6pm, at Preston Town Hall, and the meeting will be webcast live.

Foster charity

EXPERTS from charity Community Foster Care will be at the Cuerden Valley Farmers’ Market on Sunday October 26 from 10am to 2pm.

Tenants invited for check ups

CHORLEY Community Housing is inviting tenants to free health checks at their local office on St Thomas’s Road, Chorley.

Dates are Tuesday, October 28 and Monday, November 3, with appointments between 9.30am and 5pm. To book contact Samantha Hornsby on 0300 111 1133.

Joe’s school run

A CHORLEY school is to be presented with £2,400.

Joe Pettifor, a parent of Astley Park Special School, raised the money by taking part in The Great North Run last month.

Year-long ban from pizza shop

A 51-YEAR-old man has been banned from a Chorley pizza takeaway for a year after admitting assault and using threatening behaviour.

Ian Shacklady, of Bolton Street, Chorley was also given an 18-week suspended jail term and ordered to pay £100 costs and £80 compensation.

Speeding fine

KATE Ann Calderbank, 36, of Yewlands Drive, Garstang was given six penalty points and a £73 fine after being found guilty of driving at 100mph on the M6 at Samlesbury. She was ordered to pay £50 costs.

PlayStation theft

RYAN Michael Jones, 18, of Dorothy Avenue, Leyland, was ordered to do 36 hours at an attendance centre for stealing two PlayStations.

Driver banned

ANDREW Cooper, 25, of Thistle Close, Chorley, was banned from driving for 22 months and fined £130 after admitting drink driving.

Kitchen fire at town restaurant

FIREFIGHTERS were called to small fire at an Italian restaurant and takeaway in Hough Lane, Leyland, at 7.53am yesterday.

The fire started in an oven tray and did not spread, though ventilation was required to clear smoke from the property.

Message plea

SCOTT James Deakin, 19, of Stocks Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court on October 23, after pleading guilty to two counts of sending grossly offensive messages.

Youth problems

LEYLAND police are investigating reports that groups of youths are causing anti-social behaviour in the Leadale Green Park area.

Pub makeover

BOSSES at the Welcome Tavern in Hennel Lane, Walton-le-Dale, have got permission for a kitchen extention and new outdoor seating area.

Fundraising day for local RSPCA

A FUNDRAISING event in aid of closure-threatened Preston RSPCA takes place at Elements Day Spa, Leyland Road, Penwortham, from 6-9pm on Saturday, 
November 1.

Treatments will be available at discounted rates, and there will be raffle prizes to be won.

Opening hours

BOSSES at Aldi in Westgate, Leyland, have applied for opening hours of 9am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, meaning an extra hour in the evenings. They also want retractable bollards in force from 10.15pm to 7.30am.

Arts and crafts

AN arts and crafts fair, showcasing work by local craftsmen, will be held at Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturday, October 18. Free admission.

Church to hold top charity fair

ASHTON Methodist Worship and Community Centre in Wellington Road, Ashton, is holding its annual charity fair on October 25 from 10am.

There will be cards and gifts from Galloways society for the blind, MacMillan cancer support, Derian House, Cancer Help Preston, Space and more.

Best villages

THE winners of the Lancashire Best Kept Village competition will be presented with their awards at a ceremony next week.

It will be held at The Villa in Wrea Green on Monday.

Bulb planting

A SPLASH of colour will be added to Moor Park on Saturday when the community comes together for a planting session. It starts at 1pm.

Mayor’s meal

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Graham Walton, will host a fundraising evening at Runshaw College next Tuesday. Call 01772 625301.

Panel to work with veterans

PRESTON Council’s Communities Scrutiny Panel is due to meet tomorrow.

Members will meet at 6pm at Preston Town Hall.

Councillors are set to agree a scoping document for a new work plan study, which will look at services and support for veterans.

Market to be held on Sunday

A FARMERS’ Market will be held on Sunday at Hoghton Tower from 10am to 2pm.

There will be local produce on offer for visitors to sample and purchase, and the house will be open for guided tours from 11am to 5pm, with the last tour at 4pm.

A family friendly tour will be held at 1.30pm.

Illustrated talk on red squirrels

AN illustrated talk about the Wildlife Trust’s efforts to conserve the red squirrel will be given tonight.

It starts at 7.15pm in The Barn at Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge.

Admission costs £3 for adults, £2 for the Friends of Cuerden Valley Park and is free for children.