In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week August 14 to 20

Posted on - 21st August, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
A rainy Sunday in Preston Pic: Paul Melling
A rainy Sunday in Preston Pic: Paul Melling

This week, Preston residents are gearing up for a Saturday of thunderstorms and can start celebrating the beginning of the end of repair works at Turner’s Farm Bridge.


Here are five other stories you may have missed.

St David’s Church in Eldon Street to be demolished

What the development will look like.
What the development will look like.

A planning application has been submitted to demolish St David’s Church, Eldon Street to make way for supported housing.

The proposal seeks to create 14 individual units for independent living with communal areas.

There will also be a secure outdoor space.

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Founder of Preston charity CancerHelp dies after decades of service to health work 

Margaret O’Donoghue, founder of CancerHelp

Margaret O’Donoghue, the founder of charity CancerHelp has passed away.

Margaret was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and the proud creator of CancerHelp, a charity that has benefitted thousands of people in Central Lancashire since it was started.

She spent her life working in healthcare from 1959. She trained as a state registered nurse and then began working as a health visitor.

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Tribute gig for Preston’s ‘exemplary musician and person’ Steve Hesketh

Steve Hesketh
Steve is described as ‘a natural talent’

A tribute gig is being held in honour of the renowned and much-respected Preston musician Steve Hesketh, who sadly passed away in December last year.

Steve, who was 66 when he died as a result of Covid-19, first came to prominence on the local music scene in the 1970.

Described as ‘a natural talent’, Steve played with several bands over the following decades including Crossfire, No Surrender and The Steve Hesketh Blues Band.

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Olive Tree Brasserie to close Preston city centre restaurant

Olive Tree Brasserie Pic: Facebook

Olive Tree Brasserie has closed its door in Preston city centre.

After ongoing negotiations with the landlord through the difficult 18 months that have passed, the popular restaurant is having to suddenly close in Church Street.

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Preston Crematorium repairs to cost more than £85k

Preston crematorium gates. Pic: Google maps
Preston crematorium gates. Pic: Google maps

Urgent repair works to Preston Crematorium will cost a total of more that £85,000.

The crematorium is to be closed for the repairs which include the urgent need to re-line the cremators.

Works have recently been undertaken on one of the cremators with additional works identified to the
other cremator.

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