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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week from May 22 to 28

Posted on - 29th May, 2021 - 9:00am | 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 dinosaur roamed the streets of Preston City Centre and a new memory box scheme is helping people with dementia.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

New project inspiring Prestonians to turn their outdoor spaces into wildlife havens

Food being put out for hedgehogs, Big Wild Sleepout, Hertfordshire, April

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West and the RSPB have recently launched a new project – ‘Nature on Your Doorstep.’

This is a project designed to inspire and advise everyone on how to turn their outdoor spaces into havens for wildlife, whether it’s a garden, balcony, yard or community green space.

This project comes after a year in lockdown caused many to rediscover and rejoice in their local nature.

Read the full story here.

Wesham pharmacy surpasses new milestone in Covid 19 vaccinations

Wesham Pharmacy Pic: Google Maps

Wesham Pharmacy has recently passed a significant milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination program.

The number of people vaccinated by the centre has surpassed 21,100. This is more than double the reported figures from April, when the site had reached 8,000 vaccinations.

Wesham’s vaccination centre is managed by a small number of staff at AFC Fylde Stadium. Staff at community pharmacies take on a significant workload, even sacrificing evenings and weekends, but this work is necessary to ensure that as many people are vaccinated as possible.

Read the full story here.

Fulwood illustrator launches Kickstarter to publish children’s book

A page from What If Pic: Leo Brown Studios
A page from What If Pic: Leo Brown Studios

Fulwood-based illustrator Leo Brown is fundraising with the aim of publishing a new book.

A creative illustrator for more than 30 years, Leo’s impressive client list includes Elizabeth Emanuel, Roald Dahl, Disney, Warner Bros., George Lucas, Angelina Ballerina, Marvel, and Penguin Books.

Now Leo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his book What If.

Read the full story here.

‘All Together Different’ exhibition at the Harris wants to hear the thoughts of Prestonians about the future

Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall
Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall

The Harris recently received the news it was successful in fundraising for a major refurbishment and re-display of the building.

‘All Together Different’ is a new exhibition that will test out ideas for how the Harris might look in the future.

Read the full story here.

Preston choirmaster says ‘rule of six’ frustration remains for city choirs 

ShowChoir NorthWest, a group of amateur choirs of 70 members who regularly perform in Lancashire. Pic: Joe Martin
ShowChoir NorthWest, a group of amateur choirs of 70 members who regularly perform in Lancashire. Pic: Joe Martin

Coronavirus restrictions regarding choirs singing indoors were changed Tuesday 18 May (a day after other restrictions eased) leaving choirs restricted to six people indoors.

Despite other restrictions allowing larger groups to meet, such as indoor exercise classes or two households meeting indoors, rules for choirs have been changed by the government based on evidence that singing can increase the virus transmission.

Read the full story here.

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