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Newman College closed due to gas leak

Posted on - 2nd December, 2016 - 9:04am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre
Cardinal Newman College's new building

Cardinal Newman College’s new building

Cardinal Newman College, located in the centre of Preston, has been closed on Friday (2 December) due to a reported gas leak.

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The college notified students via their Twitter account @Newman_College that: “there is a potential gas leak at college” and that everyone is being advised to: “wait outside the buildings”.

The college then added: “college is closed to students today.”

Newman College announces closure

Newman College announces closure

The announcement comes late in the morning for some students at Newman, as many travel from surrounding areas such as Blackpool and Blackburn, meaning they face long journeys back.

So far, the announcement has been met with mixed response, with one Twitter user responding: “I’ve trekked an hour and a half for college!” and another user writing: “yeee boy” (a common internet ‘meme’ reaction to ‘good’ news).

Students react to Newman closure

Students react to Newman closure

Blog Preston will update you as we learn more.

Are you a student at Newman? Have you been affected by today’s closure? Let us know in the comments below.

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