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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week May 1 to 7

Posted on - 8th May, 2021 - 4:00pm | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Preston's coronavirus vaccination centre in Tithebarn Street Pic: Blog Preston
Preston’s coronavirus vaccination centre in Tithebarn Street Pic: Blog Preston

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

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It was announced that Asda Fulwood would start selling vintage clothing and extra appointments became available for vaccinations in Preston’s mass vaccination centre.

Here are five of the stories you may have missed.

New street art appears in Preston city centre

The street art in Old Cock Yard Pic: Garry Cook
The street art in Old Cock Yard Pic: Garry Cook

New street art has appeared in Preston city centre.

Some of the work is by local group Boo Who Up North, which has pasted its ‘blazing ape’ design to walls in Lowthian Street, the alley next to The Black Horse.

Posts on the group’s Instagram show the work being pasted up on Friday (30 April).

Read the full story here.

Chilling ransom text sent to owner of missing Longridge dog

Nelly the missing Longridge dog.
Nelly the missing Longridge dog.

Owners of lost Longridge dog Nelly, received a chilling ransom text which read: ‘I have your dog. It’s fine just scared. Send £450 in bitcoin to this bitcoin wallet or I will kill or I will sell it or whatever. When you pay send your address and I’ll drop it off. I won’t contact you again or reply. This is a throwaway phone. Police can’t help. You have until end of Thursday.’

The text was received on April 4 as police were called to the address in Longridge, where Nelly was last seen in March days earlier.

Read the full story here.

The Harris to showcase photography from black females in the UK

Dominique- White Washed

The Harris is presenting a UKBFTOG’s micro exhibition WE ARE HERE, from mid May.

The public group exhibition will show off of various genres of photography from the UKBFTOG UK Black Female Photographers community.

It will showcase the photographic artworks of 16 emerging and experienced, cross-culture UKBFTOG exhibitors and presents one common thread, a colourful celebration of life.

Read the full story here.

Community Gateway Association evict tenants from drug and violence fuelled City Court flat

The address in City Court

Community Gateway Association (CGA) instructed the court bailiff to execute a warrant of eviction against one of its tenants at City Court, Percy Street, Preston last week.

The eviction was carried out on Monday 26 April 2021, with the assistance of Preston Police.

It resulted in the removal of three people from the property.

Read the full story here.

Preston family fund raising challenge to support Rainbow Hub’s 20th Birthday Virtual Ramble

Phoebe Harrison

The Harrison family from Ribbleton, Preston all took on personal challenges to support Rainbow Hub’s 20th Birthday Celebration Virtual Ramble.

The event took place on Saturday 24 April with the biggest achievement being by 28 month old Phoebe, who has cerebral palsy, but took 40 steps with her doll’s pram.

Mum, Keighley, ran 13.1 miles and Dad, Mark, accompanied for the half marathon on his bicycle to make it a real family challenge.

Read the full story here.

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