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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Lessons on web surfing

A three week Internet course for beginners will begin next week. Three, two hour-long sessions will run in the Citezenzone at Our Lady & St Bernard’s Church, Elswick Road, Ashton, from January 15 and both morning and afternoon sessions will be available. Early booking is essential. Please call Stephen or Kelly on 01772 903417 for information or to book.

Free event at the museum

Youngsters are invited to discover what it takes to be a museum curator at an event at The Harris Museum. Youngsters can find out if they have the skills to become a curator of history at the Harris at the free Hands on History event on January 12. Suitable for ages between five and 12, there is no need to book and participants can visit any time between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Flood roles up for grabs

A committee that specialises in deciding local flood priorities is looking for two new members. The Environment Agency is looking for the members to join the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which will cover the major river catchments in the region, as well as the coast. People with expertise in the water industry or agriculture and land management are urged to find out more. The deadline for applications is February 15. Email or call 01925 542464 to apply.

Civic duo visit sports club

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble Coun Colin Clark and his wife Margaret will attend an open night at a Lancashire sports club tomorrow. The pair will visit the Longton Victory Memorial Sports and Social Club in School Lane at around 7.30pm. They will join with others to celebrate the club’s improvement programme.

Next meeting of flower club

The Longton with Hutton Flower Club will meet next Wednesday. The meeting, called A Little Creativity, will be held at Hutton Village Hall. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, the demonstrator is Heather Hayse. Visitors are welcome and the cost is £6, including refreshments.

Bird feeders workshop date

A session for children to make bird feeders will be held at Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve on Sunday. The event will start at 10.30. Booking is essential. Call 01772 625625 for more information.