News in brief - 25/09/14

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Preston Pride to mark diversity

THE third Preston Pride event will be held on Saturday to celebrate the diversity of the city and unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture under one rainbow on Preston’s Flag Market.

There will be a programme of music and entertainment from 12pm to 5:30pm.

Chips for dogs

FREE microchipping for dogs will take place at Tanterton Community Centre car park in Preston on Saturday October 4 from 10am to 2pm.

For details, call 01772 906907.

Bulb planting

HELP add a splash of colour to Preston’s Moor Park by helping to plant bulbs on Saturday October 18 from 1pm to 3pm. Call: 01772 906471.

Cancer funds

A COFFEE morning will be held at Kingsfold Community Centre in Penwortham on Saturday to raise funds for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Road closed for three hours

A DRIVER was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crash between a car and a lorry.

It happened at 11.30pm on Tuesday night on Flensburg Way, Leyland and involved a DAF truck and a VW Lupo.

The driver of the VW was taken to hospital by ambulance. The road was closed for three hours.

Meet officers

THE next Police and Communities Together meeting in Plungington will be held on October 7 at Plungington Community Centre in Brook Street from 6pm.

Next meeting

THE next full meeting of South Ribble Council will take place next Wednesday. It will be held at the Civic Centre in West Paddock, Leyland, from 6pm. It is open to the public.

Mayor’s Lanky night fund-raiser

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees and his wife Margaret, had a ‘reet good’ Lancashire Night.

Guests enjoyed northern humour from Rob Mason and music from Coppull and Standish Band. The event raised more than £1,800 for the mayor’s charity appeal.

Art and photos

CHORLEY Library is currently hosting a joint exhibition of surrealist art and radical photography by Peter Harris and David Beale.

It is running until next Monday.

Out to find fungi

A FUNGAL foray . . .

Chorley and District Natural History Society will search for fungi in Chorley cemetery on Sunday morning.

Coffee morning

A COFFEE morning in aid of Macmillan cancer charity takes place in the council chamber of Chorley Town Hall at 10am tomorrow.

Ladies’ Day at racing event

PRESTON Sea Cadets will hold a Ladies’ Day themed race night tomorrow at Lostock Hall Royal British Legion to raise much-needed funds.

Doors open at 7.30pm with the first race at 8pm.

Tickets available on the door cost £5 including hot supper.

Farmers market

STALLS brimming with local fresh foods and crafted items will be on offer at the Cuerden Valley Farmers’ Market this Sunday.

Visit the Barn Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, from 10am until 2pm

Building fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called into action on Wednesday morning.

A crew from Preston attended a building fire shortly before 7am on Fox Street in the city.

Found guilty of woman assault

A MAN who was found guilty of assaulting a woman was ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work by magistrates in Preston.

Ryan Thomas Robertson, 25, of Wilmot Road, Preston was also ordered to pay £400 costs and £100 compensation to his victim.

Guilty of assault

CHUN Kwong Lo, of City Views, Preston was given a conditional discharge for six months after pleading guilty to a charge of assault.

The 59-year-old was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

Damaged doors

MICKEY David Newsham, 22, of Woodplumton Road, Preston was fined £70 after admitting criminal damage to two doors. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

No seat belt

DANIEL Bak, 21, of St Aidan’s Road, Bamber Bridge, was fined £200 for driving without a seat belt.