News in brief - 14/08/14

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Discharge for magazine thief

A MAN who stole magazines from WH Smith in Chorley on three separate occasions was given a conditional discharge for six months by magistrates in the town.

David Andrew Winter, 47, of Chorcliffe House, Hollinshead Road, Chorley admitted all three charges of theft.

Fined for car loan

EMMA Louise Jones, 19, of Pingle Croft, Clayton-le-Woods, near Leyland, was fined £388 after being found guilty of allowing another driver to use her car without insurance and a licence.

Woman drunk

SUSAN Carol Dawson, 55, of Tennyson Road, Preston was given a conditional discharge for 12 months after admitting being drunk and disorderly.

Cannabis find

BARRY Porter, 23, of Ryelands Crescent, Ashton, Preston will serve a conditional discharge for a year after admitting possessing cannabis.

Fairness group need your views

A SURVEY by independent body, the Lancashire Fairness Commission, is asking for your views on whether local children are being given a fair start in life.

Visit to have you say about how the current economic climate is affecting you and your children.

Afternoon tea raises funding

A CREAM tea afternoon at a day centre for people with dementia has raise £200.

Altham Meadows in Morecambe, which is run by Lancashire County Council, offers daytime support for people who have been diagnosed with dementia, and holds fundraising cream tea afternoons twice a year.

Park event for First World War

A SPECIAL event to commemorate the First World War centenary will take place at Astley Park, Chorley this Sunday.

Displays from the Museum of Lancashire, talks from the Chorley Remembers group and music from the Chorley Air Cadets will be on offer between 11am and 4pm.

Monthly walking

A MONTHLY walking group for the over 50s will meet this Monday.

Please contact Sue Wright from The University of the Third Age Monthly Walking Group direct on 01772 717784 for information. Walks cost 50p.

Karaoke night

A DISCO and karaoke night for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers will take place at The Jubilee, St Mary’s Street North, Preston on August 28 from 6pm.

Supermarket to extend hours

MORRISONS Preston is to extend its opening hours from Monday next week to 7am to 11pm, and its petrol station opening hours to 6am to 11pm. Store general manager Andy Savage said: “Modern family life, more flexible working hours and busy schedules mean customers want us to be open for longer.”

Blood donation

BLOOD donation sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church in Fulwood on Thursday next week. They will run from 1.45pm to 3.45pm, and from 5pm to 7.30pm.