News in brief - 29/08/14

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A round-up of news from across Lancashire.

Investigation outcome is due

A STRING of posts made online by a UKIP candidate who stood in the local elections in may will be discussed at a regional meeting of the party next month.

In May UKIP said it had launched an investigation over the posts made by Liz Mahon who was standing in the Garrison ward. The outcome of the investigation will be determined at the meeting.

Read more on student’s trip

A WEBSITE to read the blogs of Lancashire student Lewis Holden who spent four weeks in Palestine has gone live.

Lewis appeared in the Evening Post yesterday where we published excerpts of some of the posts he has written so far. To read more visit:

Call to register with a doctor

HEALTH chiefs in Lancashire are urging university students to make sure they register with a GP at the start of the new academic term.

Maureen Kirwan, from NHS England, (Lancashire) said this is when students are most vulnerable, and susceptible to stress and anxiety.

Black tie dinner

RAISED in Ribble Valley is planning a £75-a-head black tie event on October 17 to raise money for Child Action Northwest. Profits will go to the charity’s work in the Ribble Valley.

Fake notes

POLICE are appealing for information following counterfeit notes being used for payment in Westgate News, in Morecambe.

Kids group

A TRAILBLAZER club for youngsters aged six to 12 years old will be held at Penwortham Library from September 11 at 4pm.

Shopmobilty batteries boost

COUNTY Councillor Kim Snape has approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to Chorley and South Ribble Shopmobility, which will go towards providing batteries for their disability scooters.

Each councillor is given a £2,000 allowance each year for community schemes.

Agent expands

REEDS Rains estate agents want permission to convert the former Lloyds Pharmacy at 185 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, into new offices due to expansion and growing staff numbers.

Car park worries

POLICE say youths are causing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage on the car park to the rear of shops in Pope Lane, Penwortham.

Meet the police

A PACT meeting for the Longridge area will be held at The Conservatory in Berry Lane, from 7pm on September 18.

Commissioner at parish council

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, will give a presentation and answer questions at the next meeting of Wheelton Parish Council.

It starts at 8pm on Monday at Heapey And Wheelton Village Hall, on Meadow Street.

Give blood

BLOOD donation sessions will be held on Tuesday at The Pines Hotel in Clayton-le-Woods, near Chorley.

They run from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Get walking

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Fit Squad leads group walks at 1.30pm on Mondays, starting at the cafe at Astley Park, Chorley.

Council meets

CHORLEY Council will hold a full council meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday in the council chamber at Chorley Town Hall, on St Thomas’ Road.

Have your say on Grid plans

NATIONAL Grid is starting the countdown to consultation on plans to connect new sources of electricity generation into the national network in Cumbria and Lancashire.

The 12 week exercise starts on Thursday. Go to:

Fashion help

A TOUCH of glamour will be brought to tomorrow’s Preston Community Celebration Day, as fashion retailer Quiz supplies its on-trend collections to two charity stalls on the Flag Market.

Meeting place

THE next Winckley Square Business Hangout will take place on Thursday September 25 from 4pm to 6pm in the iconic Preston park.

Saddle up

THERE are still places available on the four-mile River Ribble Bike Ride on Sunday from Frenchwood Recreation Car Park, Preston, from 2pm.

Maintenance check meeting

LANDLORDS in Lancaster and the surrounding areas have been invited to a special meeting to discuss property maintenance and fire safety, by the National Landlord’s Association.

The meeting takes place at Holiday Inn Lancaster Haldon Suite on September 4

Nutritional aid

THE AFC Fylde Community Foundation has raised funds to help finance a programme which will see staff working with 23 primary schools across the area.

They will deliver health and nutrition advice to the nine and 10 year olds.

Getting online

PEOPLe wanting to learn the basics of getting online can join a class at Penwortham Library in Liverpool Road on September 2 from 2pm.

School for hire

PRESTON’S Moor Park High school is opening it’s doors to the public by hiring out the state-of-the art facilities to the public.