News in brief - 03/09/14

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Thieves looking for pedal cycles

A SPATE of shed and garage break-ins have been reported to police in Walton-le-Dale, with thieves targetting high-value pedal cycles.

Incidents have been reported in Jasmine Road, Simmons Avenue and Hampshire Road. Residents are urged to be vigilant and keep all outbuildings secure.

Cash boost for war costumes

LANCASTER Footlights Club and Grand Theatre has been given a total of £1,156.87 in Local Member Grants from County Councillors Vivien Taylor, Gina Dowling and Richard Newman-Thompson, towards the cost of hiring costumes for a play to commemorate the outbreak the First World War.

Concern over lorry parking

POLICE in Eccleston are investigating reports that HGV drivers are committing parking offences on The Green, by blocking zebra crossings and pavements.

The next PACT meeting takes place on the Chorley Rural West Facebook page, from 6.30pm on September 17 and 16.

Bunaglow ‘yes’

PROPOSALS to demolish a bungalow at Southernwood, 99 Chain House Lane, Whitestake, Preston, and replace it with a another single-storey detached dwelling and room for six cars, have been approved by South Ribble Council.

Plans withdrawn

BOSSES at San Marco restaurant in Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole, Preston, have withdrawn an application to build a single-storey extension to front and side of the current building.

Tickets on sale for charity night

A CHARITY ball in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) will take place next month.

It has been organised by Junior Miss Preston Guild Ivy Kusaloka and will be held at the Bowling Green in Sutton Lane, Tarleton, near Preston, on October 11.

It will include food, music, entertainment and a raffle. Tickets are £15. Call Ivy 07938153619.

Meet officers

THE Police and Communities Together meeting for the St George’s area of Preston will be held tonight.

It will take place at the Quaker Meeting House in St George’s Road, Preston from 6.30pm and is a chance for local people to raise any concerns with the police.

Mayor at event

THE Mayor of South Ribble Coun Graham Walton will officially open the New Longton Flower Show at the weekend.

It takes place at New Longton Village Hall on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Researcher to share history

A UCLan academic will share his expertise of history with North West enthusiasts later this month.

Senior history researcher Dr Nick Mansfield is giving a guest lecture entitled ‘The buildings of rural co‑operation 1830-1945’ in Rochdale on September 24.

Activist in city

LEADING feminist, green activist and journalist Beatrix Campbell will be at UCLan’s Darwin Lecture Theatre on September 17 to talk about her new book. It is free but booking is essential.

Minster meet

A NEW group for people suffering mental health issues is launching in Preston on Thursday at St John’s Minster in Church Street.

A Blazing time

PRESTON’S annual Blaze Festival, for budding young artists, takes place at the Harris Library this weekend.

Society looks back at the year

CHORLEY Historical And Archaeological Society holds its annual general meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Central Library, on Union Street, Chorley.

There will be a review of the year’s visits, outings and projects.

It costs £1 for members and £2 for non-members.

Parish meeting

BRINDLE Parish Council will hold its next meeting at 7.30pm on Monday, September 29 at the Community Hall, on Water Street, Brindle.

It is open to the public.