News in brief - 12/09/14

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Carnival date set for next July

ORGANISERS of Adlington And District Carnival have announced that next year’s event will be held from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12.

More committee members and helpers are needed to organise the carnival. Email to get involved.

Haigh Hall talk

THE Chorley branch of the Lancashire Family History And Heraldry Society meets at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Chorley Library, on Union St, Chorley.

There will be a talk about Haigh Hall in Wigan.

Country crafts

A COUNTRY crafts day will be held from noon to 4pm on Sunday at Bank Hall in Bretherton as part of its Heritage Open Weekend.

Parish council

EUXTON Parish Council will meet at 7.15pm on Thursday at Euxton PC Community Centre, on Wigan Road, Euxton.

Driver obstructs police officer

A MAN admits he obstructed a police officer in Tarleton after being caught driving without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Micheal Armstrong, 38, of Lenham Gardens, Bolton, received a curfew and must pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Woman beaten

WARREN Lavery, 23, of Utting Avenue, Walton, admits assaulting a Burscough woman and damaging her car, and must do 80 hours unpaid work and pay £150 compensation.

Man accused

SHAUN Garrity, 38, of Birkdale Drive, Preston, will appear at Preston Crown Court on December 9 accused of threatening unlawful violence.

M&S meat thief

Nigel Wilde, 34, who stole meat from a Preston shop has been jailed for two weeks.

Wilde, of Ingthorpe Ave, Bispham, targeted M&S.

Big coffee morning to help charity

A COFFEE morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will take place on Friday September 26 at Lostock Hall Conservative Club in Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall.

It starts at 9am and is expected to last until 12.30pm.

The charity event is open to all.

To find out more about the charity or to organise your own coffee morning visit:

New forest boss is named

THE Forestry Commission has appointed James Simpson as the Forest Management Director for the North England District.

His areas of responsibilty include Lancashire.

James said: “I am really excited about taking on the North England job; it’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of a great team.”