Lancashire news in brief - 31/12/14

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Shopping on society agenda

SHOPPING will be the topic at the next meeting of the Chorley branch of Lancashire Family History And Heraldry Society.

Dr Mike Winstanley will give a talk named Markets To Supermarkets: Exploring 200 years Of Shopping.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 20 at Chorley Library, on Union Street, Chorley.

There will also be a raffle.

Blood donors

BLOOD donation sessions will be held on Monday at The Pines Hotel in Clayton-le-Woods, near Chorley.

They take place from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

To make an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23 or go to

Parish council

WHEELTON Parish Council will hold its first meeting of the New Year at 8pm on Monday.

It will take place at the Village Hall, on West View, Wheelton.

It is open to all.

Firefighters stop an oil leak

LANCASHIRE fire and rescue service stopped an oil leak in Garstang Road, Little Eccleston with Larbeck on Monday.

The crew was called at 2pm to a fuel leak in a domestic central heating system from a storage tank valve. Firefighters used absorbent wadding to prevent spilled oil from entering drains.

Two cars collide on city street

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a collision in Preston on Sunday evening.

The crew attended a two-car collision on Eastway, Fulwood, with emergency services just after 5pm on December 28 to make the scene safe.

There was no fire, no-one was trapped and it believed there were no injuries.

In the dock

Man ordered to restrain contact

A MAN who admitted harassing a woman has been made the subject of a restraining order.

James Singleton, 28, of Clarence Street, Morecambe, must not contact the woman except through a third party to arrange contact with a child. He must pay a £55 fine and £20 costs.

Clamp damaged

A MAN who damaged a bailiff’s clamp was ordered to pay £50 compensation.

Jason Kent, 42, of Crossgill Place, Lancaster, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

Sex charges

JEFFREY Stables, 29, of Britannia Drive, Ashton, Preston, is accused of touching a woman without her consent and engaging in sexual activity without consent, and will appear at crown court on January 2.

WOODPLUMPTON: A man who failed to give details of a driver at the wheel of a car registered to him has lost his licence for six months.

John Fletcher, 59, of Newsham Hall Lane, was also fined £600 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 surcharge after Preston magistrates heard he was a repeat offender. He was handed six penalty points.

PRESTON: A teenager who rode his bike on the pavement has been fined £200.

Adam Marc Guffogg, 18, was not present at Preston Magistrates Court when the ruling was made.

The court heard Guffogg rode his bike on the footpath of Blackpool Road.

He must pay £105 costs.

PRESTON: A woman has been handed a domestic violence protection order to stop her harassing her partner.

Anthonia Boland, 24, of Heathfield Drive, Ribbleton, must stay away from John Melling.

PRESTON: A prolific shoplifter has been jailed for seven weeks after going on a stealing spree in the city.

Yvonne Marie Bamber, 37, of Fishergate Hill, pleaded guilty to theft of boots, make up, Christmas lights and food worth more than £200 from shops in Preston when she appeared before the city’s Magistrates Court.

PRESTON: A man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting assaulting a woman.

Adam Czerniak, 24, of Bowness Road, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to the offence before Preston Magistrates Court.

He was handed the 18 week sentence suspended for 12 months with £165 costs.

PRESTON: A man has been jailed for 16 weeks for driving while disqualified.

Zuber Ugrader, 20, of Church Court, pleaded guilty before Preston Magistrates Court.

He must pay £80 surcharge.

Court snaps

Jessica Hindle, 35, of Charnock Street, Deepdale, was fined £200 with £105 costs after being convicted of driving without a seatbelt.

Site Glass Ltd, of Bankside, Clayton le Woods, was fined £400 with £125 costs after failing to give the details of a driver believed to have committed an offence.

James Allsup, 37, of no fixed address, was granted a 12 month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to two counts of fare dodging and theft of £30 of razor blades in Preston.

Phillip Forsythe, 30, of Samuel Street, Preston, was placed on a six week curfew and ordered to pay £145 legal costs after admitting two counts of failing to comply with a sexual offences prevention order.

Deborah Francis Wright, 49, of Ribblesdale Road, Ribchester, was fined £390 with £235 costs after failing to give information about a driver believed to have committed a motoring offence.

Shiela Louise Farrell, 28, of Mark Close, Penwortham, was granted a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 surcharge after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis.

Albert John Hamill, 55, of no fixed address, was fined £110 with a £20 surcharge for using threatening, abusive words or behaviour in Preston.

Omar Abdullah Modir, 27, of West Cliff, Preston, was fined £300 with £110 costs after pleading guilty to possession of a knife in Guild Row, Preston.

Dale Steven Thomason. 20, of Mill Bank Court, Preston, was granted a 12 months conditional discharge after admitting possession of cannabis. he must pay a £15 surcharge.

The parents of two primary school children who failed to ensure they attended regularly have been fined £120 each and ordered to pay £70 legal costs.