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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

On song for fundraising

A choir will sing to raise cash for disadvantaged students. The UCLan Chamber Choir Concert will support the university’s Harris Bursary Fund as well as raising money for choir robes. The show on March 13 will feature guest choirs from Runshaw College, Fulwood Academy and Harris Primary School. Call 01772 894106.

Village ramble on offer to all

A six-mile ramble around Longton has been organised for Friday, March 15. Starting at 10.30am at Longton Nature Reserve off Liverpool Road, the walk will take in local field and footpaths. No need to book. Price is £1 per person on the day. Walkers advised to take food.

Egg throwing

Complaints have been made to police covering the Lostock Hall area about youths throwing eggs in Victoria Terrace, Rosemead Avenue and Emily Street. There has also been complaints raised about shoplifting at the Spar shop in Brownedge Road, as well as problems with teenage nuisance in the area surrounding Pages Court.

Ball area shut

The caged football area in Malthouse Way and Alderfield, Penwortham, has been temporarily closed while Your Housing Group carries out a survey of its residents in the local area. The association intends to make an application for a new ball games area in the locality.

Talk at garden centre tonight

Leading gardening author Val Bourne will give a lecture as part of The Hardy Plant Society meeting tonight. The society will meet at 7.30pm at Birkacre Garden Centre in Birkacre Rd, Chorley. Val Bourne will attend for the group’s annual celebrity lecture. Tickets are £10 for non members and available from the Garden Centre or Glenda Ostick on 01204 300214.

Deputy Mayor at fundraiser

The Deputy Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Dorothy Gardner, will attend a fundraising evening in aid of Rosemere Cancer on Friday. The event, to mark the third birthday of MatteFinish Photography, will be held at Wellington Park from 7pm. The evening is also in support of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Charity ball raises £7,000

A charity ball has raised £7,000 for the British Heart Foundation. The Red Heart Ball held at the Marriott Hotel in Broughton earlier this month. The evening was organised by friends Amy Smeaton and Donna Peat.