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£20.9m Towns Fund boost for Preston city centre projects including a Youth Zone

Harris Quarter visual Preston has been awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund for a series of city centre regeneration projects, including a previously-scrapped Youth Zone. The funding, announced as part of the Chancellor’s […]

19 hours ago
Fulwood school running ‘The Masked Reader’ competition for World Book Day

Teachers donning masks and filters for The Masked Reader competition Pic: Archbishop Temple School A Fulwood school is putting a bookish twist on popular TV show The Masked Singer for World Book Day. Archbishop Temple School is running The Masked Reader, a competition for […]

21 hours ago
Independent living scheme for over 55s opens in Ingol

The Courtyards exterior Pic: CGA An independent living scheme for over 55s has opened in Ingol. Community Gateway Association’s (CGA) new development The Courtyards welcomed its first residents last week. The scheme in Dovedale Avenue […]

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Covid-19 cases in Preston and South Ribble, ranked lowest to highest by area

Covid-19 cases map to 25 February 2021 New data from the government reveals the areas in Preston and South Ribble with the least Covid-19 cases. Of the 32 areas covered by Blog Preston, Penwortham South recorded the […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement £5m Preston city centre redevelopment of former Browns Bar nearly complete

CGI showing the living space inside a Buckingham House apartment Pic: TSS Properties The £5m transformation of the Preston city centre building that used to house Browns Bar and Truth nightclub is almost complete. Buckingham House in Glovers Court will become home to two […]

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Preston taxi drivers scared for their safety in ongoing attacks

Ashton Allied taxi smashed window Preston taxi drivers say they are continuing to be targeted by youths throwing objects at their vehicles. In a recent incident, a stone smashed through the back window of an […]

2 days ago
Proud Preston: How we’re celebrating the kindness, courage and creativity in our city

Some of the city's leaders are endorsing our Proud Preston features Today we’re officially launching the Proud Preston section of our website. Full of inspiring stories of kindness, courage and creativity, Proud Preston is the perfect antidote to the challenging times […]

3 days ago
Lancashire Police kept busy with almost 300 Covid-19 incidents on Saturday alone

Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police Lancashire Police were kept busy dealing with 281 Covid-19 incidents on Saturday (27 February). DCC Terry Woods, Lancashire Deputy Chief Constable, revealed on Twitter that it’s one of the highest […]

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