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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Tickets for ball still available

Tickets for Galloway’s Society for the Blind’s Autumn Ball are still available.

The ball at Bartle Hall, Lea takes place on Saturday.

Local singing star Stephen Bayliss, DJ Darrel Edwards and close-up magician Jason Rea will be providing the entertainment.

Call telephone 01772 744148 or 07743 825818.

Apple day fun at valley park

Apple Day will be celebrated at Cuerden Valley Park from 11am to 3pm on Sunday.

Younger visitors can enjoy apple themed crafts, quizzes and games.

People can also sample different apples and try their hand at using an apple press to make fresh apple juice.

Piping promo day planned

International Uilleann Pipes Day will be celebrated at the Harris Museum on Saturday.

Five pipers will play short sets and others will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

It runs from 12pm-3pm.

Fresh produce from farmers

The Ashton-on-Ribble Farmer’s Market will take place this Saturday, October 20.

Supporting small producers locally providing fresh quality local produce.

The market will be held at St Michaels Church, Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston between 9am and 1pm. For information call 01772 906045

Autumnal walk at Brockholes

A MID-week meander will take place at Brockholes

Nature Reserve on Wednesday, October 17.

Acoompany the reserve guides for a tour of the reserve and find out more about the conservation aims.

Meet at the Welcome Centre in the Visitor Village at 1.30pm for the free event. Adequate footwear required.

Vampires rock at Samlesbury

Transylvania Mania will take over Samblesbury Hall on Friday, October 19 as the greatest Vampires in the world gather for their annual Halloween ball. Tickets are £32.50 and include three-course dinner & coffee. Call 01254 812010 to book.

Barn plans in need of time

Planning chiefs have been asked for more time to convert a barn into a new home.

Planning officials in Chorley are to consider an application relating to a farm on North Road, Bretherton, near Leyland. The application is for an extension of the time limit on the permission.

Property plans given go-ahead

Outline plans to build four, three bedroomed bungalows on land at Grimbaldeston Farm, Preston Road, Longridge, have been given passed by Ribble Valley Council.

The development would be accessed by another planned development nearby, which also has outline permission.

Charity to host next open day

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation is inviting people to find out how they spend the money raised by the

public to help cancer patients at their annual open day at the weekend.

The open day will take place on Saturday.

It will include displays and presentations from staff.

Call 01772 522913.

Get ready for high tide walk

A five mile walk to

Longton Marsh to see the high tide coming in is set to take place tomorrow.

There is no need to book and the walk is priced at £1 per person.

Call 01772 611497 for more information.

Food well-done after small fire

Preston Fire Service were called to a cooker fire at a house on Trafford Street, Preston on Monday


The fire crew tackled the small fire which resulted in heat damage to the cooker and a burnt grill tray.

Comedy seats still available

Tickets are still available for funnyman Paul Foot’s, ‘Kenny Larch Is Dead’ gig at UCLan’s 53 Degrees this Friday night.

Priced at £12, tickets are available on the door.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.