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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week November 14 to 20

Posted on - 21st November, 2020 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Fishwick, Fulwood, In Case You Missed It, Leyland, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Pubs
Recent mural on the side of the Northern Way pub Pic: 70023venus2009
Recent mural on the side of the Northern Way pub Pic: 70023venus2009

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

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The transgender flag was flown from Town Hall to honour lost trans lives, Preston Council confirmed when free Christmas shopping parking will start and Preston’s coronavirus infection rate saw a major drop.

Below are five of the stories you might have missed.

Leyland resident fundraising for potentially life-saving cancer treatment

Leyland-based Kim Eccles and her partner are in the midst of raising funds for potentially life-saving treatment for Kim.

In August 2020, Kim was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare tissue disease which is found in only 1 per cent of the adult population.

Her tumour is aggressive, and once it has spread, will be completely incurable.

Read the full story here.

Two men appear in court charged with murder of Adam Le Roi 

Adam Le Roi was stabbed to death in a flat in New Hall Lane Pic: Preston Police
Adam Le Roi was stabbed to death in a flat in New Hall Lane Pic: Preston Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a 25-year-old man in New Hall Lane have charged two men.

Connor Rumble, 25, and Grant Gardner, 24, were charged late on Monday (16 November) with the murder of Adam Le Roi.

He was found with stab wounds to the chest at a flat in Kayley House, in New Hall Lane, Fishwick, at 2.20am on Sunday (15 November).

Read more here.

Preston Bus Station and Forton Services have been made into concrete miniatures


A mini Preston Bus Station made from concrete. Picture: space-play.co.uk

It’s that time of year where we’re sat deciding what to get for our loved ones this Christmas – but what do you get the person who has everything?

Well, wonder no more as Space Play has something very special for the most dedicated Prestonian in your life.R

For just £25, you could make them the proud owner of a mini Preston Bus Station or a mini Forton Services.

Read the full story here.

Suspected arson at former Royal Garrison pub in Fulwood

The Royal Garrison pub snapped in 2009 when it was still operating Pic: Tony Worrall
The Royal Garrison pub snapped in 2009 when it was still operating Pic: Tony Worrall

A joint investigation into a fire at the former Royal Garrison pub is underway.

Preston Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are looking into the suspected arson, which took place last night (Tuesday 17 November).

Firefighters were called to the derelict building in Sir Tom Finney Way in Fulwood at around 8.40pm.

Read more here.

Ashton-on-Ribble ale bar served ‘hefty’ fixed penalty notice for Covid regulations breach

An Ashton-on-Ribble ale bar has been handed a fixed penalty notice for breaching local Covid 19 restrictions.

Tulketh Tap Room in Tulketh Brow has been handed the ‘hefty’ notice for allowing groups of different households to mix inside the premises while Tier 3 restrictions were in place.

The notice was given to them after warnings to stop household mingling were ignored.

Read the full story here.

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