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Curfews, travel warnings and no mixing of households – new rules brought in across Preston, South Ribble and neighbouring boroughs amid rising Covid rates

Skyline in the city Pic: Tony Worrall New measures are to be introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19. After six weeks of ‘local lockdown’ in Preston, neighbouring […]

5 hours ago
Lancashire braced to follow Preston into tighter lockdown measures

Lancashire is braced for a county wide tightening of Covid restrictions as infection rates continue to rise. Lancashire Resilience Forum says an announcement will be made later today (Friday September […]

10 hours ago
Community testing ‘may run out in days’ as Preston MP Mark Hendrick brands test and trace system ‘a disgrace’

Preston MP Mark Hendrick said covid testing ‘a disgrace’ after community test centres in the city were forced to close early for two consecutive days. Residents in the city queued […]

2 days ago
The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley to have had positive coronavirus tests in the last week

The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they […]

3 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s community testing centres close early for a second day as essential workers struggle to access covid testing

coronavirus testing Preston’s community coronavirus testing centres have closed early for the second day running. Visitors to the city centre reported seeing queues of up to 100 people waiting to be tested […]

3 days ago
Community test centres close early due to increased demand for covid-19 screening

Woman finishing coronavirus test Preston’s two community testing centres will close at 3pm today (Monday September 14) following increased demand. Preston City Council has confirmed the sites at the Market and Moor Park Avenue […]

4 days ago
Fulwood Academy year group sent home after pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Fulwood Academy sent pupils home on Monday Pic: Google Year 7 pupils at Fulwood Academy have been sent home today (Monday September 14, after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus. The pupils are just eight days into their high […]

4 days ago
‘The time has come to draw a line’ – police warn of consequences for those who break covid-19 rules

The Deputy Chief Constable, Terry Woods, has warned of stiff consequences for those who break the restrictions in place to control Covid-19. As the ‘Rule of Six’ comes into force […]

1 week ago
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