Lancashire news in brief - 17/10/14

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World famous floral designer

WORLD famous floral designer, Stef Adriaenssens, will be in the Ribble Valley for an action packed weekend of with fun, flowers and entertainment.

Workshops will be held Friday-Sunday at Hurst Green Village Hall, near Clitheroe.

Contact Sara Barrow on 01772 866171 for information

Help is needed

THE Mayor of South will attend a charity dinner in Leyland next week.

Coun Graham Walton will be among the guests at Foxholes Restaurant, Runshaw College, Leyland, on Tuesday night.

Show your pet

A FAMILY pet show is to be held this Sunday at Chorley Town Hall from 10am.

£2 entry fee with proceeds to Paws for Kids charity.

Astley apple day

AN afternoon of juicy fun in Astley’s Walled Garden is planned for October 26.

Join in Astley Apple Day from 11am until 3pm

Call for junior choirs to sing up

DULCET-TONED youngsters from primary schools across Lancashire are being encouraged to raise the roof and boost funds at the same time.

True Bearing Financial Planners joined forces with the Lancashire Music Hub, among others, to launch the Last Choir Singing contest.

Art exhibition

BUDDING artists have until October 25 to get their entries in for the annual South Ribble art exhibition.

Residents from across the district can submit two different pictures.

A work of bark

AUTUMN was the subject of Chorley Artists’ latest weekly meeting.

Bill Horsfield, with his trees in a pointillism technique, was voted best painting.

Farmhouse visit

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley have an appointment in the park this evening,

Coun Roy Lees and his wife Margaret will attend the official opening of the new farmhouse in Astley Park.

Invitation to free firework display

PENWORTHAM’S firework display will run again this year on Wednesday, November 5 at Pear Tree Park, Middleforth Green.

The event, run by Penwortham Town Council, starts at 7pm and will feature entertainment and refreshments. Free admission.

Grill pan on fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a grill pan on fire at a house in Creswell Avenue, Ingol, at 3.30am yesterday.

New home plan

OUTLINE plans have been submitted to demolish Sherwood Garage in Todd Lane North, Lostock Hall, and build a house in its place.

Estate worries

ANTI-social behaviour around the Hawkshead Road estate area of Preston has been reported to police who are investigating.

Police meeting

THE next Bamber Bridge PACT meeting will be held on November 4 at the Morrisons store in Withy Grove Road. It starts at 5pm.

Woman fined for being drunk

A WOMAN who pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Chorley town centre was fined £75 by magistrates in the town.

Lisa Robinson, 36, of Botany Brow, Chorley was also fined £35 for a previous offence of drunk and disorderly and ordered to pay costs of £85.

Over the limit

MICHAEL Thomas Maycock, 65, of Hornby Road, Chorley was banned for 14 months after admitting driving while over the alcohol limit. He was also fined £215 with court costs of £85.

Used threats

DEAN Sean Taylor, 40, of Railway Street, Chorley was given a year’s conditional discharge after admitting using threatening behaviour.

Later opening

ALDI has applied to extend its opening hours at its store in Westgate, Leyland from 9pm to 10pm to bring it in line with other stores in the area.

In the dock

Driver accused of ‘racing’ car

A MOTORIST is to appear in court after an alleged “racing” incident.

James Neave, 22, of Withy Trees Avenue, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, will appear before Preston magistrates for a trial after denying driving without due care and attention and flouting a red light.

Toucher guilty

ALAN Kaye, 55, of Main Street, Lancaster, was found guilty of touching a woman.

Magistrates discharged him for two years and ordered him to pay £500 compensation and £400 costs.

Assault case

JOSHUA Kearns, 22 of Green Street, Lancaster, admits assault and must do 40 hours unpaid work and pay £100 compensation, a court ruled.

Thief in court

SHAUN Irving, 63, of Mainway, Lancaster, admits theft and was discharged for six months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £40 costs.

Order for man who stole bags

A MAN who stole handbags worth £309 has been given a community order.

Raymond Michael Mercer, 35, of Clitheroes Lane, Freckleton, near Preston, pleaded guilty to stealing the handbags from TK Maxx in Preston at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He must not enter the store in the city centre and was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

Man stole £12 meat from shop

A MAN who stole cooked meats from Tesco has been given a community order.

Andrew Jeffrey Kenyon, 40, of Threefields, Ingol, Preston, pleaded guilty to stealing £12.50 worth of meat at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He has been ordered to attend supervision appointments for six months.

And he has been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and £85 in costs.

Drunk man avoids prison

A MAN has been given a 12 month conditional discharge after being found drunk in the grounds of the Royal Preston Hospital in charge of a child.

Wojciech Glogowski, 34, of Scotforth Road, Preston pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court. He was ordered to pay £50 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.