News in brief - 04/09/14

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Hunt for Preston man in Dubai

A MAN is wanted by police for conspiracy to cheat the public revenue, conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to sell or offer for sale goods with an unauthorised trade mark.

Faisal Patel, 37, from the Sharoe Green Park area of Preston is believed to be in Dubai. Call 101

Help the kittens

THE Preston and District branch of the RSPCA are looking for donations of kitten food pouches.

Someone will be at the animal centre until 4.45pm each day for donations.

Cat-themed fair

A CAT Extravaganza will be held at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshall’s Brow, Penwortham on September 6 between 2pm and 4pm.

Free tea club

A FREE tea club for the over 50’s will be held at St Christopher’s, Lea on September 8 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm

Cosmetics help for patients

PEOPLE who are having or have had chancer treatment can find out more about skin care or makeup at an event at Vine House in Ribbleton on September 17.

It runs from 7pm until 9pm where there will be a chance to talk to Look Good Feel Better consultants.

Places are limited so call to reserve a place on 01772 793344.

Importance of early diagnosis

CHORLEY MP Lindsay Hoyle has highlighted the importance of improving earlier cancer diagnosis as a means of increasing one-year cancer survival.

In Chorley, only 69 per cent of people with cancer will live for a year after diagnosis.

The MP has written to Clinical Commissioning Group leaders for an update on initiatives to encourage earlier diagnosis.

Mawdesley PC agenda issues

A PROPOSAL to make Mawdesley a “dementia friendly village” is on the agenda at the next meeting of the village’s parish council.

Other items include a progress report on repairs to the road leading to the village hall and a request from Lathom Parish Council for support in objecting to a solar panels planning application. The meeting is in the village hall, next Wednesday, at 7.30pm.

Quiz night in aid of heating fund

ST PAUL’S Church in Adlington is holding a quiz night to raise money for the church heating fund.

It will take place in the club behind the church off Railway Road, on Saturday, September 13, at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 (£2.50 for accompanied children) which includes supper and there will also be a raffle.

Civic Society

Chorley Civic Society 2014 awards will take place on Thursday, September 25.

Residents nominated initiatives and projects.

Army look to extend barracks

THE Army has applied for planning permission for a single storey extension to two buildings within Fulwood Barracks at Preston.

The city’s planning committee is expected to agree to the extra space in the sergeants’ mess and single living accommodation.

Hospital repairs

A SMALL area of Clitheroe’s new community hospital has been closed while problems with the flooring are rectified. The building, which cost £7.8m, only opened three months ago.

Charities bloom

FOUR charities will each receive £1,000 following the annual Longton Open Gardens event and art exhibition last month. A fifth charity, in India, will also benefit.

Free chips

DOG wardens will be at Avenham Park, Preston on Saturday offering to micro-chip the city’s pet pooches for free (10am to 2pm).

Apply online for school places

Online applications to apply for school places in Autumn 2015 are now open at Lancashire County Council’s website.

The closing dates are October 31 for secondary schools, and January 15 for primary.

For more information, go to

Bridge repairs

REPAIRS on two bridges in Preston will start on September 10.

Essential maintenance will be carried out on the Blackpool Road railway bridge and Deepdale Mill Street bridge.