News in brief - 19/07/14

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Double drink driver is banned

A MAN who was caught drink driving twice – two days apart – has been banned for three years,

Anthony Trafford, 31, of Moorhey Crescent, Penwortham, near Preston, was given an eight week curfew after pleading guilty to Preston magistrates.

He was over the limit when stopped in a van on June 29 and July 1. He must pay a £60 surcharge and £170 costs.

Thief stole cans of deodorant

A SERIAL shoplifter who flouted a suspended jail term for theft by stealing 10 cans of deodorant has been locked up for 12 weeks.

Lukman Mallu, 32, of Richmond Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to theft, and a breaching a suspended sentence order, at Preston Magistrates’ Court

The bench heard he stole the items, worth £26.60, at a Sainsbury’s store on July 7.

Two teenagers in car theft quiz

TWO boys aged 16 and 17 were arrested by detectives after a car was stolen on Ryelands Road in Chorley.

Police were called just before 4am on Saturday July 12.

The teenagers were arrested a short time later and have been released on bail, pending further inquiries, a police spokesman said.

Assault case

SCOTT Ashton, 20, of Station Road, New Longton, was found guilty of assault and must observe a 12 week curfew and pay £200 costs.

Fat fire at food produce firm

BLACK smoke could be seen coming from the roof of an Indian food producer in Ranglet Road, Bamber Bridge just before noon yesterday, after a fire in a commercial extractor.

Firefighters said the blaze was caused because residual fat set on fire. The flames were contained in the flue, with no structural damage caused.

Fined for assault on police officer

A WOMAN who admitted assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in Lancaster Road, Preston was made the subject of a community order when she appeared before the city’s magistrates.

Cheryl Ann Hesketh, 20, of Mark Close, Penwortham was also fined £20.

Caravan crash

THE North West Air Ambulance was called to an overturned caravan on the M6 northbound between junction 27 at Parbold and junction 28 at Leyland, at 2.20pm yesterday.

Police said two people suffered minor injuries.

Society for blind to host party

GALLOWAY’S Society for the Blind in Penwortham will host its first ever party at the park today in and around the grounds of its head office, Howick House, off Liverpool Road.

The awareness raising event will run from 11am until 4pm and there will be fun for all the family.

Mayor to attend leaving event

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will join staff and pupils at Higher Walton CE Primary School on Monday evening for a school leavers barbecue.

Coun Walton will meet with children who are leaving the school this summer ahead of starting high school in September.

Talent show raises £200

A TALENT show at Deepdale Labour Club in aid of The Cleft Lip And Palate Association (CLAPA) held last weekend raised £200.

Organisers said the show was a huge success and would like to thank Deepdale Labour Club for its support and Uncle Jim’s. The joint winners were Josh, five and Tyra, four.

MP surgery date

PRESTON’S MP Mark Hendrick will host a surgery today.

He will be at the Quaker Meeting House in St George’s Road, Deepdale from 11.45am.

Surgeries are run on a first come, first served basis.

Open garden

A GARDEN at 50 St Saviour’s Close, Bamber Bridge, is open to the public between 11am and 4pm today, in aid of The Children’s Society.

Admission £2.50 per adult, children enter for free.

Plans to make city go to place

LATEST proposals to re-brand Lancaster as a “go to place” will be presented to the city council cabinet.

Last year Cabinet endorsed the development of two major new destination brands; Lancaster (incorporating the Lune Valley) and Morecambe Bay.

A progress report on a new marketing the district as a tourist attraction will be discussed on July 29 and Coun Ron Sands, cabinet member with responsibility for tourism, said: “The work done so far has been a vitally important exercise in developing strong, individual identities for Lancaster and Morecambe to enable them to compete with other similar areas.”

Save lives by giving blood

BLOOD donation sessions will be held at St Mary’s church hall on Cop Lane, Penwortham, on Friday July 25.

Session times are from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Most people aged between 17 and 66 weighing over seven stones and 12lb can give blood. If you have given blood before, you can donate to 70.

Book an appointment on 0300 123 23 23 or walk in.

Walk to raise funds for cause

A 5km walk will take place tomorrow from Avenham Park pavilion in Preston in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

The walk will be along the Riverside and Penwortham area.

Sign in starts at 10:30am and the walk will set off at noon. The fee is £10.

Date set for police meeting

THE next Police and Communities Together meeting in Bamber Bridge is set to take place on Tuesday August 5.

People can meet officers and raise any concerns or issues from 5pm at the Morrisons store in Withy Grove Road.

To find out about PACT meetings in your area visit

Viking hoard walk sets off

HISTORIAN David Hunt will be leading a walk to the site of the discovery of the Cuerdale Viking Hoard tomorrow at 2pm.

The walk, around three miles in length, sets off from St Leonard’s Church in Cuerdale Lane, Walton-le-Dale.

Strong shoes essential.

Classroom permission

CUMBERLAND School in Church Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, has been given permission to install a demountable classroom building for a two year period.