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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Extra living area proposal

The owner of 37 Green Drive Lostock Hall, Preston, has applied for permission to make large scale changes to the building. The proposals include a two storey extension to side and rear with living accommodation in roof space. A decision on whether to allow the plans will be taken in coming weeks by South Ribble Council.

Children’s hospice boost from president

Derian House has benefitted to the tune of £1,050, thanks to fundraising events organised by Chorley Catenian Circle’s President George Culshaw during his Presidential year. The final event was a ‘Big Band’ night, held at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, when 130 Catenians, ladies, and friends enjoyed music, dancing and a supper. Music was provided by The Starlight Swing Orchestra. A cheque for £1,050 was presented to Sue Ellingham of Derian House by Circle President George and his wife Rosemary. Derian House, based in Chancery Road, Astley Village, need £2,9m a year to keep running.

Get ready for fashion show

Ashton Methodist Church in Wellington Road, Ashton is holding a ‘new to you’ fashion show on Friday. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission is £5 including refreshments. There will also be racks of clothing for sale.

Crews called to grass fire

Fire crews were called to dampen a grass fire. Firefighters from Preston Fire Station were called to a blaze on Longridge Road in Ribbleton just after 6pm on Tuesday. A small fire had started in a grassy area near to the RSPCA centre and crews used beaters to put it out.