A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Students asked to respect town
Students are to be asked to avoid causing noise nuisance to local residents when they start life at Edge Hill University this week. West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership will welcome the students to the campus in Ormskirk with a programme of advice.
Football-mad gamers are invited to join a new weekly FIFA league starting at Glovers Bar in Preston. The tournament starts on October 2. Visit www.fifaleagueuk.co.uk for details.
A free autumn wildlife walk will be held at Fishwich Local Nature Reserve next month. Meet at Fishwick recreation ground at 10am on October 1.
Preston MP Mark Hendrick is hosting a surgery at the Harris Museum on October 12. You can speak to the MP from 11am to 1pm.
New bus route for travellers
Stagecoach has launched a new bus service between Morecambe and Lancaster by public request. The company says the new 41A will make it easier for residents along Morecambe Road to access Lancaster bus station. The service will run four times a day, leaving Morecambe depot at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and returning 20 minutes later.
Back the NHS
A show of support for the NHS will be held on Preston’s Flag Market on Saturday (11.30am), involving trade unionists and health staff.
Learn about family history
A family history workshop takes place on Saturday, September 28, at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre in Church Road, Leyland. The session is open to all and runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and will feature experts giving information and advice. For further information, call the venue on 01772 422041.
Police covering the Fishwick and Callon areas of Preston have vowed to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour in Waldon Street near to Callon Stores. Residents have also told officers about concerns over drug dealing on the Callon estate.
Changes to shop
Plans to change 16 Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, from a bait and tackle shop to a hot food takeaway, have gone before South Ribble Council. A decision will be made in coming weeks.
Ferry shocker for Knott End
The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry will be able to call on a cardiac defibrillator from tomorrow in case of emergencies. The life-saving piece of equipment will be handed over during a special presentation at the Fleetwood Lifeboat station.
Fylde Mayor Coun Linda Nulty will be a chief guest at Weeton, Westby and Wrea Green Parish Council’s annual dinner on Thursday, September 26.