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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, September 7 to September 11

Posted on - 12th September, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Health, In Case You Missed It, Plungington, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University, Winckley Square
St Cecilia's Roman Catholic High School Pic: Google
St Cecilia’s Roman Catholic High School is partially closed after a positive Covid test Pic: Google

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

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A school in Longridge saw a partial closure after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19, and a row broke out between residents and developers over Winckley Square apartment plans.

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

Craggs Mill set to be transformed into a multi-level community hub

Chris for Preston Here for Humanity (left) and Craggs Mill owner Richard outside the building
Chris for Preston Here for Humanity (left) and Craggs Mill owner Richard outside the building

Plans are moving forward to bring Craggs Mill back into use, after a Blog Preston post sparked huge interest from the community.

Owner Richard Porter revealed that, since the post, multiple organisations and individuals have been in touch offering to help with the redevelopment project, and asking for space in the finished building.

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New centre at Royal Preston Hospital assists mental health rehabilitation

The team at the Skylark Centre
The team at the Skylark Centre

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has opened a new rehabilitation unit at Royal Preston Hospital, to support patients recovering from mental health conditions.

The Skylark Centre will deliver care that enables people to regain the confidence and skills to carry out the typical activities of daily living.

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Preston Freeze Dry manufacturing business expands in £1.5 million investment

European Freeze Dry
European Freeze Dry has expanded its workforce. Pic: European Freeze Dry

A Preston-based food producer has continued to expand after a £1.5 million investment, bringing more jobs to the city.

The investment by European Freeze Dry will increase the companies manufacturing ability, with a plant based in Preston.

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Independent collectibles shop opens in Plungington Road 

Plunge into 67 Pic: Tony Worrall
Plunge into 67 Pic: Tony Worrall

An independent collectibles shop has opened in Plungington.

Plunge into 67 – based at 67 Plungington Road – stocks official licensed goods sourced from around the world.

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Pop-up cycle lane to be removed on A583 Riversway and Watery Lane

A583 Riversway and Watery Lane/Nelson Lane junction. Pic: Google maps
A583 Riversway and Watery Lane/Nelson Lane junction. Pic: Google maps

A pop-up cycle lane in Preston is due to be removed due to low usage, but other measures to boost cycling as part of the emergency response to the coronavirus are being well used and could remain in place into next year.

A number of measures have been introduced across the county to make it easier for people to cycle and walk as an alternative to using public transport

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