In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 15 to 21

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A Level student Oliver Atkinson will start a prestigious apprenticeship with BAE. Pic: Cardinal Newman

A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days.


Preston and South Ribble saw a number of new coronavirus cases reported over the last week, and students celebrated their GCSE and A Level results.

Below is a round up of the stories you might have missed in the last week.

Preston’s top 10 ‘Eat out to help out’ restaurants as voted on Trip Advisor

Inside The Ginger Bistro Pic: The Ginger Bistro / Facebook
Inside The Ginger Bistro Pic: The Ginger Bistro / Facebook

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme launched on August 4 with restaurants offering up to 50 per cent off meals in a bid to boost the economy.

Hundreds of restaurants have signed up to the offer, adjusting their seating and safety procedures as they step up to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

We gave you a run down of the top 10 to ‘go for a Rishi’ in Preston.

Read the full story here

‘I’m doing it for my grandchildren’ – one woman’s climate protest at Fishergate Barclays

Image from Beyond Politics' video of Susan's protest
Susan used a pink solution to protest against Barclays connections to fossil fuels

A grandmother handed herself into police after staging a one-woman climate protest at Barclays in Fishergate.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: “We were called to reports of criminal damage at a commercial premises in Fishergate, Preston, at 1.20pm on August 15.”

Read the full story here

Fulwood Central set to double in size a year after opening

Artist's impression of the Eastway development
Previous designs for the retail park included a gym

Fulwood Central retail park is set to double in size just a year after opening, as plans for Phase Two of the shopping space are released.

The new expansion is set to include retail units, restaurants, a gym and crazy golf along with the development of a container park.

Read the full story here

Preston’s test tramline could be back on track

More of the old railway line becoming clear near the West View Leisure Centre
More of the old railway line becoming clear near the West View Leisure Centre

A planning application has been submitted to use the old railway in Skeffington Road in Ribbleton as a test tramline.

The tram testline is set to connect from a Park and Ride at the M6 to the station, passing through Deepdale and Ribbleton before ending at Preston Station.

Read the full story here

Fishergate Bollard gets its own action figure

The Car Wars Fishergate Bollard Pic: Wayne Ashworth
The Car Wars Fishergate Bollard was created by artist Graham Pearce Pic: Wayne Ashworth

The Fishergate Bollard has been turned into an action figure by Penwortham artist Graham Pearce.

The Bollard – or lack of the Bollard – features under the heading Car Wars, a play on Star Wars and a reference to the many battles the Bollard has fought and lost with vehicles through the years.

Read the full story here

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