Lancashire news in brief - 28/10/14

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Caribbean eaterie dates

AN opening date has been announced for Preston’s new Caribbean restaurant.

Turtle Bay will open on Thursday, November 27 in the Crystal House development in the city centre.

It will be offering classic Caribbean dishes and a selection of rum cocktails to being a little taste of sunshine to Preston.

Election bid

PRESTON Councillor Damien Moore has been chosen as Southport’s Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the 2015 General Election.

Damien, who comes from Cumbria, moved to Preston in 2002 where he studied history at UCLan. He is currently the party’s Lancashire chairman.

Civic opening

THE Mayor of Preston, Coun Nick Pomfret, will join with staff and students for the official opening of a new training school at Preston’s College in Fulwood on November 8 from midday.

Whole school in poppy parade

SCHOOLCHILDREN are planning to pay tribute to the war dead by walking from St Michael’s CE School in Kirkham to the town’s war memorial to lay poppies.

The mass parade will form part of the work being done in school to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Aiming high

VOLLEYBALL Preston, based at Broughton High School, is hoping to persuade 13 to 18 year olds to take up the sport.

Ex- England cadet and coach Chris Martin is running sessions from November 10.

Club evacuated

CLUBBERS were evacuated from Evoque nightclub in Preston at 2am yesterday, after a smoke machine triggered a fire alarm.

School deadline

PARENTS have been warned that there are only four days left to apply for 2015 secondary school places in Lancashire.

Top grades from nuclear chiefs

FIFTEEN apprenticeship programmes from three major nuclear employers, including Salwick’s Springfields Nuclear Fuels Ltd, have been approved at the highest industry standard.

The rigorous assessment is carried out via a framework developed by nuclear experts.

Drugs offence

LISA Robinson, 36, of Derwent Road, Chorley, was fined £110 by the town’s magistrates after admitting possessing cocaine.

She was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Dog fouling fine

HEATHER Buck, 51, of Acrefield, Clayton Brook, was fined £70 by Chorley magistrates after admitting failing to clean up after her dog on local playing fields.

Extension bid

PLANS have been submitted to Fylde Council for a proposed two-storey side extension at a house in Preston Old Road, Freckleton.

Police to meet with residents

PEOPLE living in the Broadgate area of Preston will be able to meet police at the next Police and Communities Together event in November.

The meeting will take place at St Stephen’s Church Hall in Bird Street, Preston on Wednesday November 12 from 7pm and is a chance for local people to raise any concerns or issues they may have with the local neighbourhood policing team.

Conversion plan for surgery

A DOCTORS’ surgery could be converted into student accommodation if plans are given the go-ahead.

An application has been lodged to change the use of the property in Ashton Street, Preston. The proposals, to be decided under delegated powers by Preston Council, are for the conversion of the building into rentable accommodation, including seven study bedrooms.

Town Hall meeting date

THE next meeting of Preston Council’s overview and scrutiny management committee is due to be held this Friday.

Coun John Swindells, cabinet member for planning and regulation, has been invited to the meeting for interview.

Members of the meeting will discuss topics including the cabinet agenda.

Santa in SOS

ORGANISERS at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston is on the lookout for a “stand-in Santa” to help out in its grotto over the festive rush.

Glitz and glam for charity night

TICKETS are still available for a fundraising dinner in aid of local military charity, Dig In.

The event takes place on Friday, November 7 at Grimsargh Village Hall and will feature a three-course meal, entertainment by award-winning magician Jason Rea, an an auction.

To book call 07810128019 or email

Housing plans

THE owner of Beverley House in Hall Lane, Longton, has applied to renew expired planning permission for the erection of two two-storey detached houses on the land.

The original 2011 application to South Ribble Council drew several objections from neighbours.

Nuisance worry

POLICE in Leyland have vowed to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour, under age drinking and noise nuisance said to be happening in Downham Road at all times of day and night.

Anniversary celebrations

ONE of the world’s leading literary critics, is taking part in Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a special public interview tonight his distinguished career.

Terry Eagleton is distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster.

RBL poppy run

CHEER on Lancastrian runners at the Poppy Run - the Royal British Legion’s 5k race this Saturday. Lancashire’s Poppy Run starts at 10am on Sunday at St John’s Primary School, Baxenden, Accrington.

Lancashire day

CELEBRATE Lancashire Day with Red Rose entertainment at 7pm at Houghton Tower on Thursday. For tickets call: 01254852986

Exhibition event

SOUTH Ribble’s Mayor, Coun Graham Walton, will open the annual art exhibition at South Ribble Museum on Saturday.

In the dock

A man is set to be sentenced on November 5 after admitting harrassing a woman, possessing cannabis and driving without insurance and while disqualified.

Hiten Lakha, 34, of Fishwick Parade, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court, which heard he had visited a woman’s address shouting threats and abuse.

A man who wrecked a woman’s possessions in her home while children were present has been jailed for 56 days.

David Broadbent, 33, of no fixed abode, admitted criminal damage before Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He must pay an £80 surcharge.

Alan Rheinheimer, 42, of Edale Court, Deepdale, Preston, admits causing £200 damage to a woman’s car and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay £200 compensation, a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

A man has been found guilty of stealing mail from two men, and stealing a provisional licence from one of them. Conor Salter, 23, of Brixey Street, Preston, was given a 16 weeks curfew by Preston Magistrates’ Court and must pay a £60 surcharge and £620 costs. The offences happened between March 23 and April 16.

Nigel Wilde, 34, of no fixed abode, was jailed for eight weeks by magistrates after admitting using racially aggravated threatening behaviour, and using threatening behaviour towards three police officers.

Court snaps

Raymond Mooney, 41, of Browsholme, Lancaster, admits two counts of assault and must pay £100 compensation, a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Craig Nightingale, 39, of East Street, Leyland, admits stealing a bike worth £400 from a garage and was discharged for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £40 costs.

David Duxbury, 29, of Elcho Street, Preston, admits assaulting a woman and was discharged for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Jarolslaw Choluj, 33, of Cliffe Drive, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, admits drink driving and is banned for 16 months and must pay a £110 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

William Skachill, 62, of Broad Oak Lane, Penwortham, Preston, was given a seven day curfew after admitting drink driving and is banned for 24 months and must pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Michael Lofthouse, 34, of Ringwood Road, Deepdale, Preston, admits breaching a non-molestation order and must pay a £300 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Benjamin Graham, 20, of Otway Street, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £60 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Damien Darnley, 28, of Greenwood Street, Preston, must do 200 hours unpaid work and pay £50 compensation, £60 surcharge and £85 costs after admitting assault.

Stephen Leigh, 53, of The Martindales, Clayton-le-Woods, near Chorley, admits stealing booze from Asda, and was discharged for 12 months but must pay £17 compensation, a £15 surcharge and £50 costs.

Mark Illingworth, 40, Poulton Crescent, Hogton, Preston, was banned for six months after admitting failing to give driver information, and must pay a £360 fine, £36 surcharge and £85 costs.