News in brief - 13/09/14

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Fundraiser in charity abseil

A PRESTON man will walk to the top of the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and then abseil down to raise cash for charity.

Stuart Evans, 28, who works for Morrisons at Preston Docks will take on the challenge on September 23 in aid of Brian House Children’s Hospice in Blackpool. Visit:

Kitchen firm’s charity evening

PRESTONS Kitchens is hosting a charity event for Vine House on September 24.

There will be drinks and canapes and money raised will be donated to the cancer charity.

There will also be a chocolate making demonstration by BeChocolate and other fundraising activities.

Meet with MP

PRESTON folk can meet with MP Mark Hendrick at his next surgery on Thursday.

It takes place at Preston Community Transport in Friargate from 3pm.

Children online safety research

A FIFTH of parents in Chorley now talk to their children about online safety when they are five or younger, research reveals.

As e-safety is placed firmly on the new school curriculum, 43 per cent look to schools to approach the subject, says Disney’s Club Penguin.

WI move venue

CLAYTON-le-Woods WI have changed their venue

Meetings, on the second Wednesday of each month, will now be held in the community hall in the grounds of Manor Road school.

A winter oil call

CHORLEY’S heating oil users should stock up for winter.

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers has launched a ‘buy oil early’ campaign.

Fifties meeting

EUXTON 50 plus group next meets on Thursday.

The venue is Euxton PC community centre, from 2pm to 4pm.

Performing arts group recruits

A PERFORMING arts academy is recruiting new students.

Visage Academy of Performing Arts in Kirkham is looking for children over five years old to get involved.

Classes run twice a week. To find out more, contact founder Vicki Gallagher on 07411 618 517 or email

Counting down for cycle event

THE countdown is on to this year’s Breeze Challenge Events in Preston.

They take place in Preston on Sunday, October 12, with both a 50km and a 100km route

To sign up or find out more about Breeze Challenge Events, visit

Police apply for dog destruction

LANCASHIRE police are to ask for the destruction of an alleged pit bull type dog called Boss which is said to have killed another dog.

Owner, Oliver Perry, 23, of Heysham Road, Morecambe, told a court he would oppose the application to have his pet put down. The case was adjourned to October 15 by Blackpool magistrates.

Duvet day

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will attend Midge Hall Methodist Church, Leyland, on September 18 to open the Hutton Priory Patchers Quilt Exhibition which will celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary.