In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week September 11 to 17

Posted on - 18th September, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Spires on the skyline of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Spires on the skyline of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

As Preston gears up for the City of Preston 10k, and with a bizarre fake news post involving the Sun Hotel appearing online, it’s safe to say the news has been varied this week.


Here are five stories you may have missed.

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Preston set to be ‘full of theatre and music’ as Lancashire Encounter culture festival returns

A performance at Lancashire Encounter Pic: Michael Porter Photography
A performance at Lancashire Encounter. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Preston residents will this weekend enjoy a programme of events as a popular festival arrives in the city centre.

The Lancashire Encounter arts and culture festival has now returned following a hiatus brought about by the pandemic.


Kicking off on Friday 17 September and running to Saturday 2 October, Encounter celebrates Lancashire’s rich and diverse cultural offer and sees the city brought to life with an exciting programme of contemporary and community arts from across the county.

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New ambitious vision for adult social care across Preston and Lancashire

People are set to be put at the heart of every decision made. Pic: Pixabay

A vision for the future of adult social care across Preston and Lancashire has been unveiled.

The plans will see people put at the heart of every decision made.

It sets out a bold plan to give older people and adults with mental health needs, autism, or a learning or physical disability the support they need to remain safe, well and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

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Gavin Renshaw’s first Paint Preston mural spotted on Boltons Court

Artist Gavin Renshaw working on his mural in Preston, Lancashire.

The first Paint Preston mural has appeared on the side of T. Snape Printers and Co on Boltons Court.

Created by artist Gavin Renshaw as part of a new street art project, Preston residents spotted the mural down the side street accessible by the side of Yates’.

Renshaw’s design depicts the starting point of the Guild Wheel in Avenham and Miller Park.

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St Walburge’s church appears in American Sci-Fi drama

St Walburge’s Church appeared in the American Sci-Fi drama ‘Debris.’ Pic: Debris

Eagle-eyed viewer Russell J Baines noticed a familiar place whilst watching American drama ‘Debris.’

St Walburge’s Church was pictured in the scene.

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During the scene where Preston is mentioned, the head of the CIA is attempting to get information out of a rogue SAS agent.

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Mental health professionals cover 168 laps of Preston Docks to raise awareness and funds 

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Some participants walked or ran the laps

A group of mental health professionals have covered 168 laps of Preston Docks in a bid to raise awareness and funds for local support networks.

The group, who mostly work in mental health nursing and social care, plus their friends and family, joined the Mental Health Miles event on Sunday (12 September).

At least £600 has been raised, which will be split between Combat Stress, the military veterans’ mental health charity, and Jacob’s Join, a local charity for research into rhabdomyosarcoma.

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