News in brief - 12/08/14

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

Weekly slot for children’s fun

A FREE event for five to 12-year-olds will be held at Harris Museum & Art Gallery every Wednesday.

There will be something different to make or do each Wonderful Wednesday between 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

There is no need to book in advance, just drop in and join in the fun.

Table top sale at church hall

A table top sale will be held at Penwortham United Reformed Church on Saturday September 13.

The sale will be held from 10am until 1pm and tables are available to book for £5 with proceeds going to a local charity. To book a table or for more information call 01772 746676 or 01772 745493.

Charity night

AN event in memory of well-loved pub landlord, Geoff Lambert is to be held on August 16 at 7pm at Penwortham Sports and Social club in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Jail time for repeat offender

STEVEN Michael Thew, 28, of Duke Street, Preston, has been jailed for 21 days after pleading guilty to stealing a No-No Hair Remover worth £192 from Boots.

Ormskirk Magistrates jailed him because he is a repeat offender who has failed to comply with previous court orders.

Fail to stop driver in court

JACK Laurie Perna, 21, of Liverpool Road, Tarleton, has pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident in Station Road, Hesketh Bank, where his uninsured Audi A4 caused an injury to Daniel Embley.

He was given a 120 day suspended jail sentence, a 12 month driving ban and ordered to pay £80 victim surcharge.

Add your items to Guild capsule

BRING your memorable Guild 2012 items to the Community Day on Preston Flag Market on August 30 to put in a time capsule to be opened again at the next Guild in 2032.

There will also be a wishing tree on the Flag Market with the capsule where people will be able to write their memories of Guild.

Classic car day

A CLASSIC car day, ‘Classics in The Park’ will be held on Derby Walk in Miller Park on August 16.

A range of around 50 to 60 classic cars will be on display for public viewing between 10am and 4pm.

The event is free to attend.

Bungalow plans

AN outline application to build a detached dormer bungalow in the garden of 124 Liverpool Road, Longton, has been approved by South Ribble Council. There had been concern from neighbours.

Police charity box thief nicked

A MAN who stole a charity box belonging to the Police Benevolent Fund has been given a conditional discharge by magistrates at Chorley.

David Andrew Bungay, 35, of Balshaw Road, Leyland admitted the theft and also stealing two joints of meat from a shop. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation.

Curfew for men in danger stunt

TWO Preston men were given eight-week curfews after admitting trespassing on railway property close to “dangerous” lines.

Adam Vaughan Goosney, 24, of Stratford Drive, Fulwood and Christopher Lee Sharp, 25, of Callon Street, were also found guilty of entering council premises with intent to steal.

Banned driver caught at wheel

LEWIS Stevens, 24, of Meadow Close, Coppull was ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to driving whilst disqualified and using a car without insurance.

Stevens was also given a further 12 month ban and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge by magistrates at Chorley.

Driver is banned

A MAN who failed to tell police who was driving his car when it was involved in a traffic offence in Preston was banned for six months by Chorley Magistrates.

Sebastian Szmit, 23, of Alexandra Road, Morecambe, was also fined £600.

Dog owner fined

RYAN Thomas Robertson, 25, of Wilmot Street, Preston was ordered to keep his pet bulldog Lola on a lead and fined £75 after admitting allowing it to run out of control in a wood at Preston.