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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, September 19 to September 25

Posted on - 26th September, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Friargate, In Case You Missed It, People, Preston Council, Preston News, Sport, UCLan, University, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Plungington stabbing CCTV
Police are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing in Plungington

Lots has happened in Preston in the past week.

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One of Preston’s most famous products returned home when Freddie Flintoff brought Jamie Redknapp on a visit to Moor Park. There was a police appeal after a man was stabbed in broad daylight in Plungington, and yet more school closures including four ‘year bubbles’ shutting at English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School in Sizer Street.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

City of Preston 10K cancelled due to rise in Covid-19 cases 

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The City of Preston 10K has been cancelled

The SPAR City of Preston 10K has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Preston City Council informed race organisers The Running Bee Foundation that the event would not be allowed to go ahead as planned on Sunday 25 October.

Read the full story here

Preston academic receives lifetime achievement award for dedication to deaf students

Dr Lynne Barnes
UCLan’s Dr Lynne Barnes, who has received the prestigious National Association of Disability Practitioners’ (NDAP) Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Central Lancashire academic has been recognised for her dedication to deaf students and British Sign Language education.

Dr Lynne Barnes has received the prestigious National Association of Disability Practitioner’s (NADP) Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.

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Swan rescued and rehomed in Southport after crash landing in Ashton backyard

Julie catching the cygnet
Julie catches the cygnet

A cygnet has been rescued and rehomed in Southport after it crash-landed in an Ashton backyard.

It appears the bird was one of the nine cygnets that were born on the Lancaster Canal in spring this year.

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Friargate set to reopen as UCLan Masterplan enters next phase

Part of the new road layout at the UCLan Masterplan Highways scheme
Part of the new road layout

Roads including Friargate are set to reopen as the £200m UCLan Masterplan development enters its next phase.

From mid October, a new east-west road in front of the new UCLan Student Centre will open, in addition to access from adjoining roads on Moor Lane and Friargate.

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Preston businesses encouraged to use new Covid-19 tracing app

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People can check in to venues using a QR code

Preston City Council is encouraging businesses to use a new Covid-19 tracing app to comply with the law for recording contact details.

The app – available from Thursday 24 September – was recently announced as part of the Government’s coronavirus testing and contact tracing programme.

Read the full story here

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