News in brief - 08/08/14

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A round-up of the news in brief from across Lancashire.

Cemetery help

PENWORTHAM Town Council is looking for volunteers to help keep the cemetery in Hill Road neat and tidy.

Anyone willing to help would be working alongside the council’s groundsman.

For more information on the activities required and hours, contact Steve or Maries at the town council on 01772 750533.

Get cash bid in

LANCASHIRE students who have not applied are being reminded to get their applications in for finance early to avoid any problems when the university term starts in a few weeks.

Campus opens

LANCASTER University is putting the finishing touches to plans for its annual communities day for the local public.

Honorary award

SPORTS philanthropist and entrepreneur Barrie Wells was made an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Edge Hill University.

Van fire tackled by firefighters

FIRE crews tackled a blaze in Watery Lane, near Avenham Road in Fishwick, after a van caught fire.

Firefighters were called at about 11pm on Wednesday and found the van “well alight” in the country lane.

Nobody was with the van at the time, and police were investigating.

Hair and beauty plan for building

A CITY-CENTRE building could be refurbished to create a new hair and beauty supplies business.

Plans have been submitted to Preston Council, relating to an empty building in Lancaster Road North. Proposals include 14 parking spaces, two mobility spaces and a boundary fence.

Potter around on your bike

A BIKE ride will start at 2pm on Sunday at Astley Park in Chorley.

It is named the Astley Park Potter and is described as “easy-going”.

The ride is one of a series of free, guided bike rides around the borough organised by Sky Ride Local.

Market stalls

MORE than 40 stalls selling antique, vintage and handmade goods will be at a fair at Cedar Farm, on Back Lane, Mawdesley, from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Entry costs £1.

Dog show

A CHARITY dog show will be held on Sunday, August 24 at Astley Park in Chorley by Hillcrest Animal Hospital and Chorley Council.

Council meeting

HEATH Charnock Parish Council will meet at 7.30pm on Thursday at Adlington and District Community Centre in Adlington.