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Man is trapped in garage door

LEYLAND fire brigade rescued a man who was trapped in a garage door, The fire service were called out to an incident at a house on Pintail Close, Leyland at 2,30pm yesterday.

A spokesman said: “It was a complex job, we had to free a man who got his fingers trapped in the mechanism of a garage door. We cut the wires and freed him. He went to hospital as a precaution.”

Dog microchip

FREE dog microchipping events are running in Longton, Penwortham and Leyland.

Staff from the Dogs Trust will carry out the chipping, while council officers will offer advice about responsible dog ownership. Events on July 23, 29 and 30. Call 01772 421491 for more information.

Nursery plan

FOOTPRINTS Child Care Ltd in School Lane, Bamber Bridge, has applied for permission to increase its capacity from 51 to 62 children.

Foster talk

COMMUNITY Foster Care will be at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Lancaster Road, Morecambe, on July, 18 to answer questions about fostering. Emma Weaver, the charity’s registered manager, said: “It is an opportunity for anyone interested to have an informal chat.”

Youngster take over at Dukes

YOUNG people can get involved in the programming and running of The Dukes Lancaster for the first time on July 18-19.

The End of Term Takeover celebrates the start of the school summer holidays. For more information visit

Jazz on the lawn

JAZZ on the Lawn is back at Houghton Tower on July 20. Pick up your picnic at the Farmers’ Market then enjoy a lazy afternoon with the Red Rose Silver Bell Jazz between 12pm and 4pm.

Open until late

BROCKHOLES Nature Reserve off the M6 will be open until 9pm on Friday, July 11, as part of their Summer Nights event calendar.

Free microchips

GET your dog microchipped for free at Longton Brickcroft Visitors Centre, Liverpool Road, Longton on July 23 between 11am and 3pm.

Date set for school reunion

A REUNION for the class of 1980 of the former St Thomas More School in Preston will be held on August 24 at the Greyfriar in Friargate, from 3pm. Email or call 07739585501.

Scout awards

SOUTH Ribble’s Mayor, Coun Graham Walton, will present the Chief Scout’s Gold Award certificates to Scouts at Wellington Park on Monday.

In the dock

Roofer bailed

A ROOFER accused of going equipped for theft is to stand trial at Preston Crown Court.

Ross Brown, 26, of Thompson Street, Preston, denies the charge. He was bailed by Blackpool Magistrates to appear at the higher court on September 3.

Landlady found over drink limit

A LANDLADY was found to be over the limit when she drove onto the car park of the pub she ran.

Michelle Camilleri, manager of The Lord Derby, St Annes, was followed by a patrol after police received a tip-off she had been drinking on June 22. Camilleri, 33, of Greenacres, Freckleton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was bailed for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Pamela Baldwin at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.