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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Ambulance’s advent of jobs

North West Ambulance Service is profiling a number of the many different job roles at the organisation on its Facebook page. From December 1 to Christmas Day, the page will profile The Advent Calendar 25. Visit: www.facebook/nwasofficial.

Health trust is among the top

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust been recognised for being committed to equality and diversity. The trust has been rated as the top achieving trust in Lancashire and one of the top five in the North West.

Give a pint to help save lives

Blood donor sessions will be held at Our Lady and St Edwards Church on Marlborough Drive, Preston, on Thursday December 20 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.

Event gives fun for all the family

A community fun day is being held. Bamber Bridge Community Fun Day will take place on Sunday between 11am and 2pm at Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre on Brindle Road. Admission is free and there will be attractions including free swimming, bouncy castle and big rubber Lego.

Roadshow to give tips in city visit

United Utilities will be holding a Winter Wise roadshow at Wickes in White Lund Industrial Estate, Lancaster tomorrow and Sunday. Staff will be handing out advice packs with tips and goodies to help people beat the bursts and blockages. Campaign manager Rose Francis said: “Every year hundreds of people get caught out by the cold snap and fall victim to the misery of burst pipes and ice which can even cut off their water.” For advice visit

Fire involving a microwave

A fire broke out in a microwave after an elderly lady put something inside it to dry out. Firefighters from Penwortham fire station were called to an address in Meadow Croft at around 6.10am yesterday morning to put out the fire. It is understood that the lady was unhurt.

Blaze involving parked car

Fire crews were called to a car fire on Roman Way, Ribbleton, Preston in the early hours of yesterday morning. On arrival firefighters were faced with a Citroen Xantia that was alight on the a car park. The firefighters from Preston fire station used a hose reel to put out the fire.

Crews called to lift rescue

Firefighters from Preston fire station were called to Sandown Court in Avenham, Preston, to rescue a person trapped in a lift. Crews were called at 6.30am yesterday to free the trapped person, who was unharmed.