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In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week February 5 to 11

Posted on - 12th February, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Spring blooms at Preston Minster in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Minster in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

As the days are getting slightly longer (finally!) we’ve been feeling hopeful that winter is slowly but surely coming to an end.

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Here are five stories from Preston this week which have put us in a great mood.

Preston Here for Humanity hold collection to help women and children fleeing domestic violence

Preston Here for Humanity received many donations to help women and children in need

Preston Here for Humanity collected supplies for women and children across Preston and Lancashire who are escaping domestic violence.

The collection took place over three days and hygiene products, toiletries and other unwanted Christmas gifts were donated. The collection was done in partnership with ‘Hope 4 Women.’

You can read the full story here.

New defibrillators installed in Moor Park, Ashton Park and Ribbleton Park 

The defibs have been placed in three parks

Preston City Council has successfully installed three life-saving defibrillators at Preston’s most significant grassroots football sites.

The locations are Moor Park, Ashton Park and Ribbleton Park.

Match funded by the Lancashire Football Association, the devices are located within easy reach when football matches or training are taking place.

The kits are fully accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are for use by anyone who needs them. 

You can read the full story here.

Penwortham Girls’ High School to host inaugural STEM festival 

Penwortham Girls' High School Pic: Google
Penwortham Girls’ High School Pic: Google

Penwortham Girls’ High School are hosting their very first STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) festival from Monday 28 February to Friday 11 March.

It is set to be a celebration of STEM subjects, and it will include an extensive in-school programme of activities, alongside opportunities to go on relevant school trips.

Visits range from trips to Blackpool’s Sealife Centre and Zoo to opportunities to learn at The Holocaust Exhibition and Lancaster University. 

You can read the full story here.

Moor Park to host huge show for Preston Caribbean Carnival

Luciano

On Saturday, 28 May Preston Caribbean Carnival’s One Park Living Legends Stage Show is being held in Moor Park.

This is an all day event from noon until 9pm, and is a ticket only event.

Many artists will be performing including:

  • Tippa Irie
  • Little Roy
  • Yvonne Curtis
  • Jahfet
  • Channel One sound system
  • Luciano with The Mafia and Fluxy band

You can read the full story here.

Watch as M55 bridge demolished for Preston Western Distributor works 

The bridge was demolished. Pic: Preston Western Distributor Road

The Preston Western Distributor works saw the M55 closed whilst the demolition of the Becconsall footbridge over the motorway was completed recently.

The bridge was demolished successfully.

You can watch the video here.

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