News in brief - 16/08/14

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Prison for cell door damage

A MAN charged with trespassing with intent to steal and damaging a police cell door while on remand has been sent to prison for 16 weeks.

Christopher David Shields of Fox Street Homeless Shelter in Preston pleaded guilty at Chorley Magistrates’ Court to a charge of entering a property on Melrose Avenue, Preston, with another man with intent to steal while he was already on bail.

He admitted causing £100 damage to a cell door.

Conditional discharge

A 40-year-old man received a conditional discharge for six months after he was found drunk and disorderly in the city.

John Lee Walsh of The Grange, Fir Tree Road, 
Preston, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court to being drunk and disorderly in Great Shaw Street in the city centre.

He was also order to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Wildlife help after degree

CONSERVATION graduates are being given a chance to hone their employability skills.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering the volunteers the opportunity to help with a wide range of conservation activities, including water vole surveys, botanical monitoring, and land management at the 600 acre West Lancs reserve.

Pepper spray man in court

ALBERT Alan Scott of Ryan Close, Leyland, was given a conditional discharge and told to pay £15 costs by magistrates in Preston after admitting carrying a pepper spray in public.

Student homes

PLANS to replace one of the last terraced houses in Preston’s Moor Lane with student flats have been given the green light – seven years after the first application.

Blood sessions

BLOOD donor sessions will be held at Lea Social Club in Blackpool Road on Tuesday August 26 from 1.45pm-3.45pm and 5pm -7.30pm

Grab a share of £9,000 fund

CHORLEY Community Housing is inviting of bids for a share of £9,000 from their Neighbourhood Fund.

Individuals, residents, community groups, charities and social enterprises working in areas where CCH have homes are urged to submit bids before September 5.

Graffiti problem

POLICE in Penwortham are investigating resident’s reports of youth nuisance in Factory Lane as well as graffiti in Pope Lane and around the Hawksbury Drive shops in Kingsfold.

Child care ‘yes’

FOOTPRINTS Child Care Ltd in School Lane, Bamber Bridge, have been granted permission to increase the number of children to 62 from 51.

Meet with police

A PACT meeting will take place at Moor Nook Housing Office in Langden Drive from 6pm on September 3. Residents can raise issues.

Mobility rider lands in court

PAUL Anthony Hirst, of Victoria Terrace, Chorley , was fined £165, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs by the town’s magistrates after pleading guilty to driving a mobility scooter on a road without a registration number and over the drink drive limit.

Charity box theft

James Andrew Hartley ,39,of Fishergate Hill, Preston, has been sent to prison for 18 weeks after admitting stealing two charity boxes from Starbucks in the Fishergate Centre.

Youths joibs fair

LANCASHIRE County Council is planning to host a recruitment for young people in West Lancashire next month.

Time to register

PRESTON Council has been running competitions to enciourage people to signed up to the new Individual Electoral Register.

Bus fares to city to be slashed

EVENING bus fares to and from Preston will be cheaper from next week.

Transdev Lancashire United is bringing in a new price structure after 7pm from Monday.

Passengers can travel anywhere within Blackburn, Darwen and Accrington for just £1, and into Preston for £2.

Crowds will flock to tractor pull

THOUSANDS of visitors are expected at the UK Tractor Pulling Championships in Great Eccleston later this month.

The North West Tractor Pullers Club is hosting the “world’s most powerful motor sport” event at the Great Eccleston showground on August 23 and 24.

Don’t miss the big market day

PRESTON’S popular Lancashire Market is on all day today from 10am to 5pm.

The area around Friargate Brow and Orchard Street will be transformed with stalls from more than 100 leading local producers.

Street food will also be available at the celebration of Red Rose produce.

Plans go-ahead

PLANS to build 77-new homes in a Lancashire village have been given the go-ahead.

The plans for Stalmine, which include a car park and a footpath link to the village’s primary school, have been approved by Wyre Council planners.

Talking farming

MARK Pearson has been appointed a senior agriculture manager at HSBC’s Commercial Centre in Preston, dealing with farmers and the agriculture industry in Lancashire and Cumbria.

Man sent to jail

DANIEL John Lyttle, 19, of Alder Road, Ribbleton, was sent to prison for six months by city magistrates after he pleaded guilty to entering premises in Melrose Avenue, Preston, with intent to steal.

The offence took place while he was serving a conditional discharge.

Night adventure

A GROUP of 12 to 19-year-olds will be taking part in an overnight adventure in Rivington next week, organised by the county’s Young People’s Service,

Homes plan

PLANS have been submitted for a single storey extension, dormer extension and detached garage to a property in Birkdale Avenue, Longton.

Blood session

Blood donor sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edward’s Church in Marlborough Avenue, Fulwood on Thursday August 21.