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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Councillors are due to meet

South Ribble Council’s cabinet is due to meet tomorrow evening.

The councillors will meet at the Civic Centre, Leyland, at 6pm.

Items on the agenda include the localisation of the Council Tax support scheme.

A decision will also be made on who the next Mayor of South Ribble will be.

Donation for SPACE appeal

A Catholic men’s group has raised £100 for the SPACE Centre appeal. Members of Council 468 Penwortham of the Knights of St Columba sent the money to the under-fire Ashton centre as part of its festive period donations.

Prayers for a new Bishop

Christians across Lancashire are being invited to Blackburn Cathedral on Wednesday, January 16, to pray for a new diocesan bishop. The Crown Nominations Committee will meet in mid January, and then again at the end of January, voting on who to succeed Bishop Nicholas Reade, who retired last year. A spokesman for the Diocese said: “We want to surround them in our prayers so the choice made is inspired by God the Holy Spirit. “Come and pray for as long or as short a time as you can.” The cathedral will be open between 7pm and 9pm, with different prayer stations open for people to pray alone or in groups.

Hospital wards reopen

Four wards, closed because of a new norovirus outbreak, have reopened at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. To try to resolve the outbreak, the hospital trust closed the affected wards to visitors. The affected wards were 21, 34, 35, and 37. Jackie Holt, executive chief nurse, said: “We are asking for the public’s help once again to help us control and resolve this new outbreak.”

Model railway day at centre

It will be full steam ahead at Martin Mere Wetland Centre this month when the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust hosts a model train show. The event near Rufford will run on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.