News in brief - 11/08/14

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

Classic cars event at park

IF cars get your engine going, make sure you get to Preston’s Miller Park on Saturday August 16 for a Classic Cars show.

The free event will take place on the park from 10am to 4pm and will host around 50 vintage, classic and performance cars.

Free preview

A FREE event celebrating The Dukes in Lancaster’s forthcoming season will take place at the theatre on September 2.

Call the box office on 01524 598500 for details.

Onesie fun run

THE Rosemere Cancer Foundation will hold a Onesie Family Fun Run on Sunday September 28. Call 01772 522913 for details.

Blood donation

BLOOD donor sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edwards Church, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston on Thursday August 21.

Owner fined for guest’s driving

A MAN who allowed an uninsured and unlicensed driver to use his car was fined £600 by Chorley magistrates.

Bradley Kitt, 22, of The Brooklands, Wrea Green, near Preston, was found guilty in his absence and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and given six penalty points on his licence.

Rain hits events

SEVERAL events were cancelled yesterday owing to wet and windy weather.

The Sunday leg of Cuerden Beer and Cider Festival was axed and Preston North End’s women’s team tweeted that their game against FC Utd was called off due to bad weather.

Boatman freed

A SPECIALIST water rescue team from Penwortham Fire Station helped paramedics free an injured worker after he fell into mud at a boatyard in Hesketh Bank. He suffered shoulder and head injuries.

Dusk ‘til Dawn code challenge

A CODE breaking test faces 120 youngsters taking part in the Dusk ‘til Dawn 3 adventure at the Anderton Centre in Chorley, on the evening of August 21 to the morning of August 22.

Hosted by Lancashire County Council, the challenge for them will be to find imaginative ways to contact the outside world.

The themed idea stems from many differing sources such as The Hunger Games.

Pavement obstructions

POLICE in the Plungington area of Preston are investigating obstruction of the pavements around the area of That Shop in Plungington Road and the upstairs flat of 87a Villiers Street.

Vehicle obstructions to pavements in Plungington Road and surrounding streets such as Crofters Green have also been reported by residents to officers at a recent PACT meeting.

Market returns to historic hall

A FARMER’S market runs at Hoghton Tower on Sunday, August 17, from 10am.

Stalls for local produce including fruit and veg, cheese, meat and crafts. Admission £1 per car to the market.

The house will also be open for tours. Admission for house tours is £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions.

Surgery date

PRESTON MP Mark Hendrick will next hold a surgery for constituents at 3pm on August 15 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Brass for band

COUNTY Coun John Fillis has approved a Local Member Grant of £300 to Banks Brass Band for transport and accommodation costs.

Meet tonight

RESIDENTS of the St Matthew’s area of Preston can meet local police officers tonight at Bethal Church in Delaware Street from 6pm.

New hospice parking ‘yes’

PERMISSION has been given to create extra parking spaces at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall.

The exisitng car park will be extended by 23 spaces, and a new 26-space car park will be created next to the farmhouse to cater for increased visitors to new facilities on site including a cafe.

Scrap warning

THIEVES are walking onto private property and removing scrap items without permission in the Lea and Cottam areas, according to neighbourhood police who are investigating.

Laugh like a Lancastrian

THE Mayor of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees, is hosting an evening of Lancashire humour and song to raise money for his charities.

It will be held on September 19 at Chorley Town Hall.

Tickets cost £12, including a hotpot supper, available from Malcolm’s Musicland, on Chapel Street, Chorley, or from the town hall.

Youngsters can have fun in park

CHILDREN under the age of 11 will have plenty to do when Playtime In The Park is held at Chorley’s Astley Park.

From 11am to 3pm on August 27, there will be free attractions including amusement rides, Punch and Judy, crafts, donkey rides, giant games and a chance to look round Astley Hall.

Parish meeting

COPPULL Parish Council will meet tomorrow at Springfield Park Leisure Centre, on Springfield Road North, Coppull.

The meeting starts at 7pm.

In the dock

Breach man is bound over

A PRESTON man has been ordered to keep the peace after a disturbance in the city.

James Bowen, 57, of Hammond Court, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace at the city’s magistrates court.

He was ordered to enter into a £50 agreement to keep the peace for six months.

Man admits he had cannabis

A MAN was ordered to pay £15 after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis.

Alexander James Briggs, 22, of Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, was found to be in possession of the Class B drug and pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He was granted a six-month conditional discharge.

Thief stole food

A MAN who stole £29 of food from Iceland has been granted a 12-month conditional discharge.

Martin Alan Pyle, 40, of Heaton Road, Lancaster, must pay £100 costs.

One-way street driver is fined

A PRESTON man, who drove the wrong way down a one-way street, was fined £55 by magistrates in Chorley.

William Henry Bore, 45, of Morris Road, Ribbleton pleaded guilty to the offence in Kennington Road, Fulwood and was ordered to pay £85 costs and given three points on his licence.

Driver spared a ban to keep job

A DRIVER escaped a totting up ban after a court heard disqualification would cost him his job.

Christopher David Edwardson, 31, of Garsdale Road, Ribbleton was found guilty of driving without insurance. He was fined £425, ordered to pay £85 costs and given six points on his licence.

Kieran Jolly, 19, of no fixed abode, admits damaging a garage door handle and drainpipe, and stealing clothes. He must pay £85 costs.

Luke Todd, 19, of Dunscar Drive, Chorley, admits breaching the peace and must pay a £150 sum and keep the peace for 12 months.

Kieron Tilley, 22, of Waverley Gardens, Ribbleton, Preston, admits sending an offensive message and must have 18 months supervision as well as paying

a £60 surcharge and £50 costs.

Levi Wilson, 21, of Evans Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, admits possessing cocaine and was given an eight-week curfew and pay a £20 surcharge.

Martin Marriot, 26, of Tootell Street, Chorley, admits being drunk and disorderly and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge.

Michelle Hall, 42, of Carrington Road, Adlington, Chorley, admits failing to comply with a community order and was given a seven-day curfew.

Lewis Barrow, of Milton Road, Coppull, Chorley, was fined £75 and ordered to pay a £20 surcharge and £200 costs after admitting dropping fast food packaging in a Chorley car park.

Sarah Boardman, of Redwing Drive, Chorley, was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 surcharge and £200 costs after admitting dropping a cigarette in Market Street, Chorley.

Christopher Beckett, 33, of Croft Meadow, Bamber Bridge, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly, and possessing cannabis. He was discharged conditionally for two years but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

PRESTON: Kenny Lee Walkden, of Starrgate Drive, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, is to be sentenced on August 19 at Preston Crown Court after admitting maliciously wounding a woman.

The 32-year-old was remanded in custody by Preston Magistrates Court.

The bench heard which heard it was a domestic violence case.

PRESTON: A 19-year-old man is to be sentenced after admitting breaching an exclusion order by entering Squires nightclub in Preston.

Preston Magistrates Court will sentence Joshua James Murray, of Leicester Court, Preston, on December 12, 2014, after he admitted entering the licenced premises.

PRESTON: Simon Lee Cooney, 26, of Alexandra Street, Preston, admitted taking a vehicle without consent, while disqualified and uninsured.

He was fined £560 by Preston magistrates and must pay a £56 surcharge and £85 costs.

PRESTON: A man who wrongly claimed benefits when he was working has been ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work by magistrates in Preston.

William Chadwick, 53, of Edale Court, Preston, admitted dishonestly claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, housing benefit and council tax benefit. He was ordered to pay £50 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

GARSTANG: Managing director Simone Catherine Peacock, of Ticklebanks, Catterall, Garstang, escaped a totting up ban for speeding after Preston magistrates were told her not being able to drive would cost her three employees their jobs. The 49-year-old, who pleaded guilty, was fined £265 and given three penalty points.

PRESTON: Daniel Davis, 27, of Roebuck Street, Ashton, Preston, must pay a £90 fine, £20 victim surcharge and £150 costs after admitting soliciting on Irvine Street, Preston, and harassing a woman, Preston magistrates ordered.