Lancashire public assistance committee's estimated expenditure in the forthcoming year is £1,632,656, an increase of £56,588. Outdoor relief accounts are £681,430, an
increase of £27,830. The finance subcommittee has resolved that, subject to the approval of the county council, it will be prepared to consider an increase in coal-contract prices when a satisfactory wages increase has been granted to the miners.
The Rev. A. B. Short, parish-priest of the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, But. well, Nottingham, who recently underwent an eye-operation, has returned to Bulwell