Lancashire news in brief - 20/11/14

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Woman, 57, cut free after crash

A 57-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon after a road accident in Cockerham, near Lancaster.

The woman’s car was involved in a collision with a lorry on Marsh Lane.

Firefighters cut the woman free from her vehicle and she was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Disability and carers festival

A DISABILITY and Carers Festival will take place on November 28 at St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston.

Children’s will receive presents from Santa, and stalls will be available on disability living and benefits advice.

Call 01772 228863 for further information.

Over 50s club

A TEA Club for the over 50s will be held on every second Monday of the month at St Christopher’s Church Blackpool Road, Lea, from 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The club is free but donations are welcome.

Assault man to pay his victim

A MAN has been ordered to pay £50 compensation to a man he assaulted.

David Blair, 46, of Mill Lane, Coppull, Chorley, was also ordered to pay a £160 fine, £20 surcharge and £50 costs when he admitted the offence before Chorley Magistrates’ Court.

Drink driving

MICHELLE Gerrard, 39, of Victoria Street, Wheelton, Chorley, admits drink driving and is banned for 29 months.

Chorley magistrates ordered her to pay a £60 surcharge, £75 costs and take part in a driver programme.

Litterbug fined

ANTHONY Jump, 35, of Eaves Green Road, Chorley, was fined £35 and must pay a £20 surcharge after admitting to Chorley magistrates he threw a cigarette paper on the ground.

Tickets on sale for concert day

The A Cappella Singers will be making a visit to Our Lady & St Patrick’s Church in Walton-le-Dale on December 7 at 2.30pm, for their Annual Christmas Carol concert. For tickets call Pat Vanden on 01772 338491

Charity ball

SOUTH Ribble Mayor Coun Graham Walton will attend Legacy Rainbow House’s charity ball on Saturday at the Park Hotel in Chorley.

Safety first for primary school

SPECSAVERS in Preston has donated 300 high visibility vests to the local St Stephen’s CE Primary School to coincide with national Road Safety Week.

All the youngsters have also taken part in workshops to ensure they’re safe when walking to and from school.

Running costs

COUNTY Councillors Kim Snape and Cynthia Dereli have both approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to Lancashire Best Kept Village Competiton towards the cost of running the competition.

Waste problem

A FLY-TIPPING problem beside the shops on the Savick estate in Preston has been reported to police who have vowed to investigate.

Festive fair

A CHRISTMAS fair runs at St Aidan’s Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, on Saturday, November 29 from 11am to 3pm. A variety of stalls.