News in brief - 10/09/14

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A round-up of news from across Lancashire.

Remember to sweep chimney

LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the national chimney fire safety campaign in a bid to raise awareness that a build-up of creosote and soot in the lining of the chimney can be ignited by hot flames. Check for information on chimney sweeping.

Help wanted

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help look after the Walled Garden at Worden park.

Jobs include planting, weeding, DIY and painting. Anyone interested should call 07834480375.

Demolition plan

OUTLINE plans to demolish a stable block at 25 Preston New Road, Whittle-le-Woods, and build a house, have been submitted to Chorley Council.

Docks nuisance

THERE has been an increase in anti-social behaviour and motorbike nuisance around McDonalds and Homebase at Preston Docks, police said.

Print works due for demolition

THE former Goss Graphic Systems site in Preston could be demolished next month to make way for more university development.

UCLan, who now own the old printing press works in Greenbank Street, have asked the city council for permission to begin clearance.

Chips for free

DOG owners are being offered a free micro-chipping service for their pets at Tanterton Community Centre, Preston on Saturday September 27 (10am to 2pm). All dogs must be 12 weeks or older.

Preserve us

THE art of preserving will be the theme of the Happy Harvest Workshop at the Walled Garden in Worden Park Leyland on Saturday (12-3pm).

Moo-ving house

PLANS for a replacement cattle shed at Little Westfield Farm in Goosnargh have been submitted to Preston City Council.

Cat rescue to hold flea market

LANCASHIRE Cat Rescue will hold a Flea Market at Barton Village Hall on the A6 near Preston on September 14 to raise funds for the cats and kittens in care.

The market will start at 9am until 3pm. Entry fee is only 50p with accompanied children free.

Disability talk

AN Unseen Disabilities Conference will be held at the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland on September 19.

If you would like to attend contact Suzie Jones on 01772 558863

Still time to run

THERE is still time to register for this year’s Run Preston event on September 28.

Visit or call 07886 786246.

Scrap yard blaze

FIVE fire crews tackled a blaze at a scrap yard in Capernwray, Lancaster yesterday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation.