News in brief - 18/09/14

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Special talk on architecture

A TALK on Architecture for the Masses will take place at UCLan’s Foster Building on October 8.

Between 6pm and 8pm, James Shen of People’s Architecture Office, Beijing will lead the talk at Lecture Theatre 4, Foster Building, Corporation Street.

The event is free.

Internet lessons

BEGINNERS internet and email courses will be held at Ribble Lodge from September 23 and Acregate Lane from September 18.

For more information contact 01772 903417

Fine and costs for attack man

A MAN who assaulted a woman and destroyed her £500 iPhone has been ordered to pay £160 compensation,

Andrew Philip Peel, 40, of Langdale Road, Lancaster, committed the offences in June, Lancaster Magistrates’ Court heard.

He must pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge and £125 costs.

Man charged over sex attack

A MAN has been charged over an alleged sex attack on a woman earlier this month.

David Taylor, 52, of no fixed abode, is accused of attacking the woman on September 6.

He appeared before Lancaster Magistrates and is remanded until September 22, when he appears at Preston Crown Court.

Driver banned

BENJAMIN Ashton, 21, of Main Street, Warton, Carnforth, admits drink driving and must pay a £350 fine, £35 surcharge and £85 costs.

He was banned for 12 months by Lancaster Magistrates Court.

Woman jailed for assault

CHRISTINE Mary Petho, 53, of Melrose Avenue, Fulwood was jailed for four weeks by Preston Magistrates after admitting assaulting a man.

The court also invoked a concurrent four-week suspended sentence given to Petho a month earlier for breaching a restraining order.

No seat belt

NOT wearing a seat belt cost driver Daniel Bak, 21, of St Aidan’s Road, Bamber Bridge a £200 fine.

Bak pleaded guilty in Chorley Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Drunk in street

KIERAN Raymond Michael Tilley, 22, of Fox Street, Preston was fined £70 after admitting being drunk and disorderly in Church Street. He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Time left to sign up for bike ride

THERE are just four weeks before hundreds of women take to the streets of Preston for the Breeze challenge ride.

With both a 50km and a 100km a broad range of riders can take part in the challenge ride.

To get involved visit

Farmers market

THE Hoghton Tower Farmer’s Market is back on September 21.

Admission is £1 per car to the market with house tours priced at £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions

Guided ramble

A FREE guided ramble will depart from Moss Side Playing Fields, Moss Side Way, Leyland at 10am on September 24.

Scout reunion

A REUNION of the 9th Scouters will be held at,The Scout Centre, Wright Street, Chorley from 11am to 2pm on September 20.

Community can have their say

HAVE you say at Penwortham’s next My Neighbourhood Forum.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October, 2, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham.

The hour long forum starts at 7pm and will be chaired by Jenny Hothersall.

For more details contact council officer Rebecca Heap on: 01772 625276 or see:

Music concert

THE first lunchtime classical music concert of the 2014-2015 season of The Harris Music Club will take place on September 24.

A programme of Czech Music by Novak, Smetana & Suk will be played at Preston Minster between 1pm and 2pm for £9 including refreshments.

Guild meeting

THE first autumn meeting of the Guild of St Mary is on September, 22 at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Guild Room at St Mary’s Church, Church Avenue, Penwortham, Preston.