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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 17 to October 23

Posted on - 24th October, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It
Miller Park lodge at the entrance to Avenham and Miller Parks Pic: Gill Lawson
Miller Park lodge at the entrance to Avenham and Miller Parks Pic: Gill Lawson

We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week.

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The Harris was glowing purple to celebrate one year until the Rugby League World Cup, Preston’s coronavirus infection rate continued to grow and it plans to turn Miller Park Lodge into a young persons care home were approved.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Woman charged with murder of Longton man

Cedar Grove in Longton Pic: Google
A man was found inside the property in Cedar Grove Pic: Google

A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Longton.

Police were called around 3.50am on March 6 to a report of a serious assault at an address in Cedar Grove.

Emergency services attended with Raymond Conlan, 75, found inside the property with serious injuries to his head and body.

Read the full story here.

Landmarks on Preston Monopoly revealed as board game hits the stores

Preston Monopoly was released today
Preston Monopoly

The brand new Preston Monopoly hit the shops this week.

Preston residents are finally able to see what landmarks from around the city made the cut.

Landing a place at the top spot of the board, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has been crowned the ‘Mayfair of Preston’.

Read more here.

Full Preston City Council response in Ships and Giggles 1p meals tier-three restrictions row

Maudland Road behind the Ships and Giggles pub is to be shut for two years Pic: Tony Worrall
Maudland Road behind the Ships and Giggles pub is to be shut for two years Pic: Tony Worrall

A popular pub in Preston is serving food for 1p after a row with Preston City Council over new tier-three restrictions.

Ships and Giggles, on Fylde Road had been serving free food for customers since the middle of October.

However, following a phone call from Preston City Council just before they opened their doors for the night earlier this week, Andy MacDonald, owner of the pub on UCLan’s campus, was left ‘disheartened’ and ‘disgusted’ by accusations of giving out free food to stay open.

Read the full story here.

The Ferret and The Continental granted nearly £400,000 of funding

The Continental
The Continental

Some popular venues in Preston are receiving a share of £257 million as part of a financial boost from the Government’s billion pound Culture Recovery Fund.

Blitz, The Ferret, The Continental and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust are just a few of the places being awarded the much-needed funding.

The Ferret and The Conti will share £398,933, while Blitz will get £136,363, and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust will benefit from £183,600.

Read more here.

Teen arrested on suspicion of assault after Leyland boy left with life-changing injuries

Wigan Road Pic: Google
Wigan Road Pic: Google

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing life-changing injuries to a boy in Leyland.

The incident happened on October 10 at 4pm when the victim was buying sweets at the newsagents on Wigan Road.

He was approached by a stranger, unprovoked, who began to punch him in the mouth.

Read the full story here.

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