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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week February 27 to March 5

Posted on - 6th March, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News

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

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A Rosemere nurse is running the marathon after six years of trying, Preston dropped out of England’s top 10 infection rates and police broke up a Grimsargh party.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Aldi and more retail and leisure at Cottam Hall Brickworks approved

A sketch of the new aldi

Cottam Hall Brickworks phase two of development has been approved by Preston City Council.

The development, being brought to the Cottam Brickworks site by BXB Cottam Properties, will comprise of an Aldi supermarket, 123,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, and 89 homes.

A number of new jobs will also be created with the opening of the supermarket, and also with the construction work set to go ahead.

Read more here.

Preston Railway Station staff racially abused as British Transport Police appeal for information

Police want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident Pic: British Transport Police
Police want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident Pic: British Transport Police

The British Transport police are appealing for information concerning a man who racially abused a member of staff at Preston Railway Station.

At 4.20pm on Tuesday 23 February a man entered Preston station and spoke to staff before arguing with them and becoming racially abusive.

The man then left the station and is seen on CCTV to kicking the glass fire escape door twice and smashing the door’s lower pane of glass.

Read the full story here.

Mobile Covid testing centre open at Moor Park Avenue

A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford
A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford

A new mobile Covid-19 testing site has opened at Moor Park Avenue.

The site will open for the next few days and residents can call the NHS on 119 to book in for a test.

They can also find more information or book online here.

Read more here.

Cars windows smashed on Chorley Road in Walton-le-Dale

Vandalised cars, Walton-le-Dale. Pic: Shane New
Vandalised cars, Walton-le-Dale. Pic: Shane New

Cars were vandalised in Walton-le-Dale during Monday 1st March.

The incident took place just before midnight at around 11.52pm on Chorley Road.

CCTV footage, seen by Blog Preston, shows three males throwing bricks at a building before vandalising a car.

Read the full story here.

£20.9m Towns Fund boost for Preston city centre projects including a Youth Zone

L-R Adrian Phillips, Matthew Brown, Ruth Connor, Robert Binns, John Chesworth
L-R Adrian Phillips, Matthew Brown, Ruth Connor, Robert Binns, John Chesworth

Preston has been awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund for a series of city centre regeneration projects, including a previously-scrapped Youth Zone.

The funding, announced as part of the Chancellor’s budget, will support redevelopment in the area surrounding the HarrisPreston Marketsthe Guild Hall and the Bus Station, known as the Harris Quarter.

The development of Preston Youth Zone will see a state-of-the-art facility created for young people in Preston aged eight to 19.

Read more here.

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