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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

Police probing cycling route

Police are continuing to monitor part of Preston’s Guild Wheel, amid concerns from villagers that criminals are using it as an easy getaway route. Neighbourhood officers in Grimsargh have heard issues raised regarding criminals using the route as easy access to and from the village without being seen.

Hunt for animal friendly farmer

The RSPB has this week launched its annual search to find the UK’s most wildlife-friendly farmer – and is urging Lancashire entrants to get involved. The Nature of Farming Award celebrates farmers who work hardest to help threatened countryside wildlife. Applications will be accepted until April 18.

Night bikers 
are ‘nuisance’

Cyclists are causing a nuisance in part of Preston, it has been claimed. Residents across Ashton have raised concerns over cyclists mounting pavements to avoid traffic lights and not having lights on their bikes when cycling at night. Police say they will investigate.

Actor misses out on award

A young Preston actor has missed out on an award to pop star Will Young. Joshua Miles, 22, from Higher Walton, was in the running to be named the best newcomer on the London stage. At the awards event on Sunday night, the Pop Idol winner scooped the title.

Give blood at latest session

A blood donation session will be held at the GHS Cultural Centre in South Meadow Lane on Thursday afternoon. There will be two sessions. The first will be between 2pm and 4pm, and a further session is on between 5pm and 7.30pm. To book an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit

Police to meet communities

The date for the next Police and Communities Together meeting for residents in Lostock Hall and Tardygate has been set. The meeting will be held on March 19 at St Gerard’s Club in Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, at 7.15pm. To find out about other meetings visit

Cabinet meets tomorrow

Preston Council’s cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall in Preston at 6pm. Items on the agenda include proposals to designate the area around, and including, Moor Park as a conservation area.

Enjoy views on diesel railbus

Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running a diesel railbus service tomorrow. Passengers can enjoy a panoramic view of Preston Dock and a scenic run along the banks of the River Ribble aboard an original 1950s 
diesel railbus. The service runs from the museum at Riversway Docklands at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm.