Story shorts 02/10/13

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Pipeline career for new apprentice

A Morecambe lad is making a splash in the water industry after landing a place on one of the region’s most sought-after training schemes. James Ashworth, 19, beat thousands of hopefuls to join United Utilities as an apprentice in water network operations.

Health services group grading event

NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking for local residents to get involved in local health services by marking them on their performance in certain areas. The CCG is required to evaluate its performance on equality, diversity and human rights in accordance with the NHS Equality Delivery System. A workshop for people to become grading panellists has been arranged for October 11 at the CCG headquarters in Moor Lane Mills, Lancaster from 9.30am to 2.30pm, with a further event to grade the information on October 24 from 9am to 1.30pm. Contact the Equality and Inclusion Team via email on Equality&Inclusion@lancashirecsu.nhs.uk or by telephoning either Catherine Bentley on 01772 214096 or Jules Wall on 01772 214095.

Community football event

Police and members of Lancaster’s Blade Street Mosque came together to play a community football game. A team of police officers and staff and players from local team Moghuls F.C. representing the mosque played a seven-a-side game against each other at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus, with the Moghuls F.C. players coming out the victors with a 6-0 win. Sgt John Bond of Lancaster Police’s Community Cohesion Unit said: “The bruised egos of a few police officers aside, the whole event went really well. All the officers had a great time and really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with a section of our local community in a different way. Clearly, we’ll have to get more training sessions done before the next game though!”