News in brief - 29/09/14

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Application for new visitor hub

A PLANNING application has been submitted to Chorley Council to build a single storey eco-friendly visitor centre at the tea shop at The Barn, in Cuerden Park, Bamber Bridge.

The outline application from Jim Longbottom for the new facilities includes a cafe with kitchen, toilet facilities, administration and office space, as well as a classroom and storage space.

NHS workers to stage stoppage

UNISON members working in the NHS are planning a four-hour stoppage between 7am and 11am on Monday, October 13.

This will be followed by four days of action between Tuesday, 14 and Friday, October 17, when members will take their scheduled breaks.

Teaching team is up for award

THE Voluntary and Third Sector management team at Edge Hill Business School has been shortlisted for a prestigious Prospects Postgraduate Award.

The Business School team has been shortlisted for the Best Teaching Team (Business & Social Sciences) at the second annual awards.

China visit to boost markets

REPRESENTATIVES from 15 UK businesses have visited China as part of the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme which has been developed and delivered by Lancaster University with the aim to boost the UKs position in global export markets, create jobs, help businesses and boost the economy.

Help for charity

KIND-Hearted staff at the Three Fishes in Mitton are backing the Lancashire-based children’s charity, Child Action Northwest to raise the profile of the need for therapeutic counselling across the Ribble Valley.

Coffee break

STUDENTS from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston took a break from lectures to help raise money for charity with a mammoth coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Care.

In the dock

Man wasted police time

A MAN has been ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work after admitting wasting police time by making 999 calls to the emergency services.

Ian Stewart Wallace, 47, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, appeared before Chorley Magistrates’ Court where he also admitted breaching a conditional discharge.

It follows 999 calls he made in August.

Chorley Magistrates’ Court also imposed 12 months supervision and a £60 surcharge.

A man has been jailed for 120 days after admitting assaulting a woman on July 22.

Kenny Lee Walkden, 32, of Starrgate Drive, Ashton-On-Ribble, had committed offences against the same victim before, Preston Magistrates’ Court heard.

The bench imposed a restraining order.

A man who was found in an enclosed yard at a recycling centre on Tom Benson Way, Preston, admitted he was intending to steal.

Andrew Kirkham, 26, of New Hall Lane, was in the yard on September 10 for an “unlawful purpose” magistrates heard.

He must pay a £35 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

A man is to be sentenced after admitting producing 14 cannabis plants in Chorley.

Johnathon Clark Knowles, 23 of Bentham Street, Coppull, will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on October 7.

A man who breached a restraining order against a woman and assaulted her has been jailed for a total of 20 weeks.

Joshua Dacres, 23, of no fixed abode, admitted assault, criminal damage, twice contacting her, and failing to comply with a community order.

The bench ruled he had a “flagrant disregard” for orders.

A man is to be sentenced for attacking another man.

Ian Shacklady, 51, of Bolton Street, Chorley, pleaded guilty to beating a man and a further charge of using threatening behaviour..

He will appear for sentence on October 2 at Chorley Magistrates’ Court.

A man who exposed himself has been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work by Preston Magistrates’ Court.

Gary Joseph Fox, 52, of Ridley Road, Ashton, must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Court snaps

Victoria Duffy, 26, Eastfield Drive, must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of failing to give driver information.

Peter Andrew Baxter Smallwood, 34, of St Peter Mews, Lancaster, admits possessing amphetamines and was discharged conditionally for 12 months.

He must pay a £15 surcharge and £50 costs.

Zoe Holden, 25, of Trumacar Lane, Heysham, was fined £100 and must pay a £20 surcharge and £90 costs after admitting assaulting a woman.

Leon Kemp, 20, of Pilling Lane, Chorley, admits obstructing a police officer and riding and uninsured scooter, and must obey a 15 hour attendance centre order

Ryan Patrick Murphy, 20, of Belmont Road, Adlington, Chorley, admits drink driving and is banned for 18 months.

He must pay a £260 fine, £26 surcharge and £85 costs.

Adam Robert O’Malia, 22, of Froom Street, Chorley, admits drink driving and is banned for 20 months and must pay a £150 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Jordan David Wright, 20, of Willow Road, Chorley, admits stealing a driving licence and £40 and must have treatment for alcohol dependency for six months and nine months supervision.

He must pay a £60 surcharge.

Scott James Gillard, 37, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, admits stealing household goods from a supermarket and was given an eight week curfew.

Philip Lewis, 39, of Yates Street, Chorley, admits possessing cannabis and must do 40 hours unpaid work.

He must pay a £60 surcharge

Anthony Ainsworth, 49, of Moor Road, Chorley, admits stealing two legs of lamb and must pay a £75 fine and £20 surcharge.