In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 10 to October 16

Posted on - 17th October, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Crime, Food & Drink, Health, In Case You Missed It, Lancashire Police, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week.


The search for the Pride of Preston has begun, Preston County Council leader has joined calls for a national ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown and a family-run fruit and veg store are expanding their unit at Preston’s Market Hall.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Preston and all of Lancashire to move to tier-three coronavirus restrictions

St Walburge's and St Marks on Preston's skyline Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston’s skyline Pic: Tony Worrall

All of Lancashire is to move into tier-three coronavirus restrictions.

Council leaders have been locked in negotiations with central government since Friday (9 October) when the move to the new three-tiers started to become apparent.

Local Democracy Reporter, covering Lancashire County Council, Paul Faulkner confirmed a deal had been done – and Lancashire had secured £42million of support for businesses and communities as and when it moved into the new tier-three restrictions.

Read the full story here.

Longridge micro pub to close temporarily due to ‘restrictions uncertainity’

Applejacks is temporarily closing its doors Pic: Google
Applejacks is temporarily closing its doors Pic: Google

Applejacks in Longridge has made the decision to close its doors temporarily.

In a post on Facebook, the popular micro bar stated that they will be closing until some of the restrictions imposed on Lancashire have been lifted.

The Applejacks team also announced that when they reopen, they will have a brand new upstairs space for new and existing customers to use.

Read more here.

Police appeal after ‘gang feud’ gunshot fired at parked car in Ashton-on-Ribble

Ashton Bank Way Pic: Google
Ashton Bank Way Pic: Google

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a parked car was hit with a firearm on Monday night.

The incident occurred at around 8.35pm on October 12 in Ashton-on-Ribble.

A white saloon car was driving along Ashton Bank Way when a shot was fired from the vehicle.

Read the full story here.

Preston’s College switching to full virtual teaching for a week in ‘circuit breaker’ 

Preston's College Pic: @GentryPNE
Preston’s College Pic: @GentryPNE

Preston’s College has announced that all of their classes will be moving online as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The new measures will come into place from Monday, 19 October and will be in place for the week before half-term week.

During those two weeks, including the half-term, the college will be closed to everyone, with a small number of agreed on-site provision taking place in exceptional circumstances.

Read more here.

Former biscuit factory near UCLan comes crumbling down for student flats

View of the demolition from Sizer Street Pic: Blog Preston
New student flats will be built in the former biscuit factories place

Demolition work to bring down a former Victorian biscuit factory near UCLan has begun.

The former Thomas Powell and Son Ltd. factory is making way for student accommodation.

The multi-million-pound scheme, dubbed The Printworks, comprises apartments that are modular studio rooms each with kitchenette and en-suite. They are the first of their kind in to be built in Preston.

Read the full story here.

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