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St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

Body found by police in Meadow Street

The incident took place in Meadow Street Pic: Google The body of a woman was found in Preston during Saturday morning. Preston Police confirmed they were called to Meadow Street. A woman’s body was found in the street at […]

18 hours ago
New mini-supermarket planned off Ribbleton Lane

The empty unit, pictured at the back, is due to become a mini-supermarket Pic: Blog Preston A new small-scale supermarket is planned in the St Matthews area. Plans have gone in to change a former storage unit off Ribbleton Lane into a new store. The unit […]

1 day ago
Public warned not to approach man wanted for New Hall Lane burglary

Frankie Dwyer is wanted by police A man is wanted after an armed gang broke into a flat off New Hall Lane. Update: Police say Frankie Dwyer has now been arrested during Thursday (11 April) evening […]

2 weeks ago
West View Leisure centre restores hoist for disabled swimmers

The pool at West View One of Preston’s leisure centres has put in a new hoist for disabled swimmers after being criticised on a regional news programme. ITV Granada highlighted in February how the hoist […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement New Hall Lane closure sees fire crews rescue man from flat

Firefighters at work in New Hall Lane Pic: Farhan Shaikh A major road in Preston has been shut after emergency services had to rescue a man from a flat. Emergency services are clearing up in New Hall Lane following the […]

1 month ago
Section 60 order in place following second Fishwick stabbing

A Section 60 order has been put in place in Fishwick after a second teenager was stabbed. Extra police patrols, including mounted, have been in the area to offer reassurance […]

1 month ago
Arrests after second stabbing in Fishwick

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed in Fishwick, making him the second victim of knife crime in the area this month. Police have today arrested seven teenagers after the incident, […]

1 month ago
Police continue patrols in Fishwick but halt stop and search

PC Mike Simpson out on patrol Pic: Preston Police Police have now stopped their stop and search zone across a part of the city. Following the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Fishwick on Sunday night a Section 60 […]

1 month ago
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