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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week April 5 to April 9

Posted on - 10th April, 2021 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News

There has been lots going on in Preston over the last week.

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From Preston and Lancashire paying tribute to Prince Philip and over 870,000 people being vaccinated in Lancashire and South Cumbria there’s been plenty going on.

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Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Preston’s Conti and The Ferret awarded further £87,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

The Ferret Pic: Tony Worrall
The Ferret Pic: Tony Worrall

The Continental and The Ferret have received a grant of £87,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

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The grant – which follows the nearly £400,000 awarded in October – will be used to ensure the popular venues can put on live performances in future.

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Police continuing to appeal for information after gun fired in Fulwood on Easter Sunday

Breiry Close, Fulwood. Pic: Google
Breiry Close, Fulwood. Pic: Google

Police are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

Police were called at around 2.25pm on Sunday (April 4) to reports a car had been damaged on Briery Close in Fulwood.

It is thought that a firearm was discharged at the vehicle but nobody was injured.

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Child’s birthday presents retrieved by police after being stolen from a car in Leyland

Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police
Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police

A nine-year-old’s birthday presents had been stolen in a car theft which took place on Monday (April 5) in the Moss Side area of Leyland.

South Ribble Police said the break-in occurred between 11.10pm and 11.20pm as the immediate response team attended the property in Leyland and arrested a 38 year old female and 40 year old male on suspicion of stealing from a motor vehicle.

Read the full story here.

Early plans lodged for new mosque on land off Broughton roundabout

The area where the mosque will be located Pic: RIBA

An application has been submitted for a new mosque to be built off Broughton roundabout.

Outline plans include construction of a new build place of worship, with features including parking facilities and access works from the existing track off D’Urton Lane.

Currently the site is an area of vacant grassland and was formerly used as a temporary construction compound and storage area for Lancashire County Council.

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Read the full story here.

Preston city centre coronavirus testing moving to Guild Hall rather than the Harris

Guild Hall block off for urgentbuilding works. Pic: Tony Worrall
Guild Hall block off for urgentbuilding works. Pic: Tony Worrall

The free symptomless coronavirus testing that is on offer for workers in Preston is being moved from the Harris to the Guild Hall from Friday (9 April).

The move is due to the Harris reopening to the public next week in line with the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

The service provides lateral flow tests, which give results in 30 minutes, to anybody working in Preston including those returning to work after April 12.

Read the full story here.

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