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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week April 24 to April 30

Posted on - 1st May, 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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An arson investigation was launched after second fire in five months at former Baffito’s and Preston Police made an arrest in their latest knife crime clampdown.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

Entrance to Avenham and Miller Park still open despite railway bridge investigation work

Entrance to Miller Park under the railway bridge Pic: Tony Worrall
Entrance to Miller Park under the railway bridge Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Parks have notified locals that contractors on behalf of Network Rail are starting investigatory work today (Monday 26 April).

The work is on and under the railway bridge near New Continental.

It will involve a scaffold tower, and it is hoped it will last no longer than two weeks.

Read the full story here.

Supported housing planned for Parkinson House in West Cliff

A planning application submitted to Preston City Council is seeking approval to turn Parkinson House, 68 West Cliff, Preston into supported housing units for vulnerable adults also including associated staff facilities.

The submitted proposal seeks to create six apartments to become part of the HomeLife supported accommodation property company, whom are North West based. Parkinson House (No. 68 West Cliff) is a Grade II Listed building, built in approximately 1850.

Read the full story here.

Call for Prestonians to host Yellow Day parties at home this summer for St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice is calling on supporters to host their own Yellow Day events at home this summer, with a fantastic fundraising pack available

A St Catherine’s Hospice supporter is bringing family and friends together to host her very own Yellow Day fundraiser at home this summer, in memory of her beloved mum.

Victoria Hornby is looking forward to having a St Catherine‚Äôs garden party in support of the charity which cared for her mum Elaine ‚Äď and is urging others to get behind the cause by throwing their own yellow-themed events in their communities.

The Lostock Hall hospice usually welcomes families into St Catherine’s Park for its annual Yellow Day garden fete, when the grounds are decorated with poignant yellow ribbon tributes.

Read the full story here.

Ingol ‚Äėcommunity champion‚Äô completed two miles-a-day for a month to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease

9-year-old Reece Hamilton-Heath has been voted Beat 103 radio‚Äôs ‚Äėcommunity champion‚Äô for his fundraising efforts.

Reece walked two miles a day throughout March to raise money for George Melling, who has Motor Neurone Disease at just 36.

Reece, who attends Ingol CP School, raised over £900 in total for the cause.

Read the full story here.

Penwortham pals walking 100 miles in 50 days in aid of Captain 100 challenge for St Catherine’s Hospice

Jasmine Jacovelli and Maddi Isles from Penwortham have set themselves a challenge to walk 100 miles in 50 days in aid of the Captain 100 challenge.

The funds they raise will be given to St Catherine’s Hospice.

The girls originally set themselves a target to raise £100, but are close to raising £400.

Read the full story here.

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