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Electric scooter rider dies after Bamber Bridge crash as murder investigation launched

Station Road in Bamber Bridge Pic: Google Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died in a collision in Bamber Bridge. A 20-year-old man from Walton-le-Dale has died following the incident. South Ribble Police closed […]

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Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is going up again and latest on schools reopening date

A bitterly cold morning in Preston on Thursday 11 February Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has begun to lift week-on-week. After some solid declines the city’s infection rate, which is the ninth highest in England, has begun to go back up. […]

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Preston’s coronavirus infection rate continues to fall but now in England’s top 10 as Prime Minister gives vaccine update

The Harris in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is now in England’s top 10, although it is continuing to fall. New cases confirmed for Wednesday (9 February) saw 34 in Preston. South Ribble recorded […]

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Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is 11th highest in England as government unveils the hotel bill quarantining travellers will face

Sunrise over the city as the government brings in tough new quarantine rules for international travel from 33 countries Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s infection rate is just outside the top 10 highest Covid infection rates in England. Latest figures from Public Health England show while rates are continuing to fall – the […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rates continue to fall as booster vaccine shots may be needed to defend against South African Covid variant

Preston's skyline as viewed from Oram Road Pic: Mick Gardner Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall – although the city now has the highest rate in Lancashire. New cases confirmed for Preston on Monday (8 […]

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How Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rates changed during January and vaccine passports ‘won’t be issued’ say government

The third lockdown in England saw empty streets in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The full picture of how coronavirus infection rates have changed during January can now be seen. We track the infection rates daily, based on the Public Health England dashboard, and […]

10 months ago
Preston’s mass vaccination centre to begin operation in former B&M store

Entrance to the former B&M store in St John's Shopping Arcade Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s mass vaccination hub will open in St John’s Shopping Arcade by mid-February. The NHS has confirmed 18 new vaccination hubs are opening across the UK including in the city […]

10 months ago
Latest Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rates as debate continues over route out of lockdown

Social distancing signs in Preston city centre Pic: cockerhoop As latest coronavirus infection rates continue to fall across Lancashire scientists have urged the government not to lift lockdown restrictions too quickly. Preston’s new Covid-19 cases for Friday (5 February) […]

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