PEOPLE living in some of the county's most isolated and disadvantaged communities will be able to learn how to use computers regardless of where they live.

They will be given access to a mobile cyber-cafe, entitled Mobile Zone, which will comprise of a bus fitted with laptop computers connected to the Internet with staff on hand to help increase confidence and understanding of the technology.

It also features a radio studio which will give a voice to people around the region.

The project was launched this week by Chorley's gold medallist Jason Queally, leader of the County Council John West, chairman of education Hazel Harding and chairman of Lifelong Learning Dorothy Westell.

The mobile cyber-cafe is the first of its kind in the country. The County Council provided £250,000 towards the scheme, which matched Government funding from the Lottery New Opportunities Fund and the Capital Modernisation Fund.