In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week September 26 to October 2

Posted on - 3rd October, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Physios posing for the charity calendar
RPH physios posing for a charity calendar

Lots has happened in Preston in the past week.


Preston Station’s historic glazing is getting a modern replacement, staff at the Royal Preston Hospital bared all to raise money for charity and community groups were awarded a share of £25,000 in funding.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Digital platform launches for Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk scheme

Environment Agency staff showcase the flood defences Pic: Chris Hough
Environment Agency staff showcase the flood defences Pic: Chris Hough

Residents of Preston and South Ribble now have access to a new online platform to attend virtual meetings, access information and provide feedback on their proposed flood risk management scheme.

The £49m proposed scheme, which is expected to start construction in 2021, will reduce the risk of flooding to around 4,800 properties.

Read the full story here

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Hilarious reactions as Bushman prankster terrifies passers-by in Preston city centre

Bushman strikes Pic: Donna Clifford
Bushman strikes Pic: Donna Clifford

A person dressed as a bush has been giving Preston shoppers a fright.

The camouflaged ‘Bushman’ prankster has been spotted in the city centre on more than one occasion over the past few weeks.

On Sunday (27 September), Bushman was waiting for victims outside St George’s Shopping Centre in Fishergate.

To see the reactions, click here

Vegan aisle coming to Asda in Fulwood

Asda Fulwood

Asda Fulwood is set to gain an aisle dedicated entirely to plant-based products.

Asda recently announced it would become the first UK supermarket to launch a vegan-only aisle.

A spokesperson for Asda Fulwood has since confirmed the store in Eastway will go live with the aisle around Monday 19 October.

Read the full story here

‘Someone has it in for me’- suspected arson attack in Ashton

CCTV footage of the fire at The iLashed Academy
CCTV footage of the fire at The iLashed Academy

The owner of The iLashed Academy is offering a £1,000 cash reward after a suspected arson attack at her Lane Ends premises.

20-year-old Imogen Southwood from Fulwood posted on social media about the incident, which took place yesterday (Sunday 27 September) at around midnight.

It’s the second time there has been a fire at the academy in Blackpool Road since it opened last year.

Read the full story here

Tributes as Preston’s Spud Man dies

Keith Roberts
Keith Roberts

Preston’s ‘Spud Man’ Keith Roberts has died.

Popular Keith ran The Hot Potato Tram serving spuds and parched peas on the Flag Market.

Tributes have flooded in for the father-of-four.

Read the tributes here

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