A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Group rescued from faulty lift
Five students were rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift at their student halls. Firefighters from Preston fire station were called to Lawson Halls in Lawston Street at 7.30pm on Wednesday night. The group had been stuck in the lift for 20 minutes. Nobody was injured in the incident.
The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner, will join with students, staff and parents at Runshaw College in Leyland on Monday night for the college’s annual A-level awards evening to celebrate student success.
The blood donation service will be at The Pines Hotel in Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, on January 15. There will be a sessions from 1.45pm and from 5pm. Call 0300 123 23 23.
Young farmers from Chipping will tour the village and also visit outlying farms on Monday singing carols to raise money for charity.
Ribble Valley Council is considering plans for a new war memorial in Ribchester in time for next year’s centenary of World War One.
Swoop nets unsafe cabs
A late night swoop on taxi ranks in Clitheroe found six out of 30 vehicles examined had faults. Council officers, police and HM Revenue and Customs officers ordered two cabbies to take their cars out of service immediately as unroadworthy and four more were given seven days to carry out repairs.
Students stuck in lift - twice
Fire crews were called out twice in three hours to students trapped in a lift. Officers were called to student accommodation in Lawson Court, Lawson Street, Preston, shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Three hours later they were called back. On both occasions they released five people.
The North West Preston Master plan will be discussed at Preston Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee meeting today. Other items to be discussed at the meeting, which starts at 10am, include empty homes.