In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 3 to October 9

Posted on - 10th October, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Fulwood, In Case You Missed It, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston Docks, Preston News
A room in the Lancashire Archives in Preston city centre

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


The city’s streets are set to be improved for the visually impaired, Lancashire Archives are back reopen to the public and a man was arrested for throwing slate at a police officer in Ashton-on-Ribble.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Thief smashes through Preston pub wall in £100,000 jewellery heist 

George Banks Jewellers in Lune Street Pic: Tony Worrall
George Banks Jewellers in Lune Street was raided via Plug and Taps next door Pic: Tony Worrall

An investigation is underway after more than £100,000 of jewellery was stolen following a burglary in Preston city centre today (Monday, October 5).

Police were called at around 4.45am to reports of a burglary at George Banks Jewellers in Lune Street.

Officers attended to find a substantial amount of jewellery had been stolen.

Read more here.

Clayton-le-Woods woman’s marathon was her 188th consecutive daily run

Ramona on her 184th consecutive daily run
Ramona on her 184th consecutive daily run

A Clayton-le-Woods woman who has been running daily for six months took part in the London Virtual Marathon on the 188th day of her challenge.

Ramona Joy Mulligan started running at least 5k per day on 1 April, just after lockdown began, to help her mental wellbeing.

Since then she has racked up around 1,000 miles and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Read more here.

Sea of flowers left in tribute after death of Fulwood primary school staff member

Flowers left in tribute to Mrs McMullen [inset]
Flowers left in tribute to Mrs McMullen [inset]

Dozens of bunches of flowers have been left in tribute to a teaching assistant at a Fulwood primary school.

Mrs McMullen, who worked at Fulwood and Cadley Primary School for 20 years, passed away last month.

Pupils and parents, and staff members, laid flowers which covered benches in the peace garden in memory of the teaching assistant and member of the Parent Teacher Association for the primary school in Black Bull Lane, Fulwood.

Read more here.

Lime Bar Lounge in Penwortham closes doors temporarily due to coronavirus cases

Lime Bar in Penwortham Pic: Andrew Livesey
Lime Bar in Penwortham Pic: Andrew Livesey

A bar in Penwortham has decided to voluntarily close for a fortnight after two staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Lime Bar Lounge in Liverpool Road said it was ‘putting the health and welfare of staff and customers first’.

Hospitality venues which have Covid-19 cases are not required to close but the owners of Lime Bar said they had decided to close their doors until Thursday 15 October.

Read more here.

Investigation underway after fire in abandoned building near Preston Docks

Fire in Chain Caul Way
LFRS said the fire was caused by rubbish inside the building

An investigation is underway after a fire at an abandoned building near Preston Docks.

The incident occurred in what was office units in Chain Caul Way.

Crews from Preston, Fulwood and Penwortham attended the scene at around 6pm on Monday (28 September).

Read more here.

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