A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Skating their way to victory
Preston ice-skaters are among those who have been picked for the national Performance Squad.
The National Ice Skating Association has named three skaters from the North West in its Performance Squad that will represent Team GB at international competitions during 2012 and 2013.
Amongst the skaters selected are 23-year-old Stacey Kemp, from Preston, and her skate partner David King, 28, from Carlisle.
The seven-time senior British Champions have been called up in the Senior Pairs category.
Preston-born Louise Walden, 28, will be in the senior dance category.
Fun for young people at park
There will be a host of free activities for young people in Ashton Park tonight.
As part of a series of events called ‘Park It’, activities will run between 5pm and 8pm at the park on Blackpool Road.
The scheme has been organised as part of a bid to get young people away from anti-social behaviour.
It has been set up by the police, Preston Council and Lancashire Council.
‘Park It’ is hosted at a different park each week.
Next Friday it will take place at Ribbleton Park.
PACT on car crimes
Concern over car crimes in part of Leyland has been raised by residents.
Police officers in Farington were told of the fears of residents in Bristol Avenue and the surrounding area.
The concerns were raised at the area’s latest Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting where residents can speak to officers.
Temporary tip open to public
A temporary tip has now opened on the Lancashire Business Park in Centurion Way, Farington, near Leyland, while the normal tip is being redeveloped.
The centre will be open every day between 8am and 5pm and a full household waste recycling service will be available at the facility.
Charity’s new centre
A charity is to open a new craft centre in a wildlife haven.
The Shaw Trust is opening the exhibition at the Mere Sands Woods visitor centre in Rufford, near Chorley, next Wednesday.
The centre will be manned by local artists who will put on demonstrations of craftwork.
Mayor hosts garden party
The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark, will host a garden party in Worden Park, Leyland, tomorrow to raise money for his chosen charities.
Strike on hold for more talks
A strike at a factory for disabled workers has been put on hold.
Staff at the Remploy electronic waste recycling site on the Roman Way Industrial Estate in Preston had been due to walk-out for a further 24 hours on Monday.
Rab Leggatt, the GMB trade union represntative for the site, said talks between the company and the union’s leadership were continuing.
Visitor centre at nuclear site
A new visitor centre is to open to give people a look behind a pair of huge nuclear reactors.
EDF Energy has said it will open the facility at Heysham early next year which is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors a year.