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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

An illustrated talk on wildlife

An illustrated talk by Lancashire Wildlife Trusts’ Brian Ashworth on Wildlife behaviour and the importance of conservation will take place at The Barn, Cuerden Valley Park on February 18. Adults £3, Friends of Cuerden Valley Park £2, accompanied children free; 7.15pm-9pm.

Pet owner event

Owners of pets with joint problems may be interested to attend an event showcasing the latest laser treatment. Ribble Vets host the evening at St Leonards Church, Cop Lane at 7pm on February 6.

Volunteer help

An eating disorders support service is looking for volunteers. For information call SEED on 0844 391 5539.

Help for elderly

Get your free bobble-hat egg cosy and energy saving advice at Age UK, 61-63 St Thomas’ Road, Chorley on February 7 between 10am and 2pm.

Success for new job club

The Chorley Community Housing job club has seen its first success. Lawrence Baines received help with his CV and started work as a driver after three years of unemployment. The club meets from 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays at Ann James House, St Thomas’s Road, Chorley.

Police focus on priority areas

Officers covering the Lostock Hall area have made tackling anti-social behaviour in Watkin Lane, around Booze Stop, their top priority for the month ahead, They have also vowed to concentrate on reports of vehicle crime reported in the Victoria Hotel car park and Fir Trees Avenue.

Demolition plan

Plans to demolish a detached double garage and single storey side extension at 44 New Lane Penwortham, in order to build a house, have been submitted to South Ribble Council. A decision will be made in coming weeks.

Yew trees to be replaced in park

Yew trees are being replaced around the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park to enhance the historic landmark. Lancaster City Council is removing existing trees from around the outside of the Mmemorial and more than 40 new trees will be planted in exactly the same spot.

Agriculture plan

Plans have been submitted with Preston Council to build an agricultural livestock building at Goosnargh Lodge on Langley Lane in Goosnargh. A decision will be made under delegated powers.

Cabinet to meet

Preston’s Council’s cabinet is due to meet tomorrow evening at 6pm. The meeting is scheduled to be held in Preston Town Hall.

Planning date

The planning committee of Preston Council is scheduled to meet at 10am on Monday February 3 at Preston Town Hall.