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Businesses in Preston warned about hiking up prices amid coronavirus outbreak

A woman shopping for food in a face mask Suppliers and retailers in Preston are being urged not to increase prices during the coronavirus outbreak. The warning follows reports of some companies setting excessively-high prices for protective items such […]

4 days ago
Restaurant owner says more support is needed for those due to open new businesses

Smashed restaurant A new restaurant which was set to open at the Miller Arcade on March 27 has had to remain unopened to the public. Like many other businesses in the hospitality […]

1 week ago
The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

1 week ago
New directory aims to connect Preston and South Ribble businesses with people in self-isolation

Peter Booth Opticians Pic: Google Maps A new online directory is aiming to connect businesses who have adapted their models due to coronavirus with people who are self-isolating. The website – helppenwortham.com – was set up […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Independent Preston retailers adapting to coronavirus closures

Joan and Jade outside the new shop Independent Preston retailers that have closed their doors to reduce the spread of coronavirus are looking to adapt their business models. Not all the city’s retailers waited for Government advice, […]

2 weeks ago
How you can contribute to a £1m crowd funder to help the NHS in Preston during the Covid-19 crisis

Details of a crowdfunding campaign to raise £1m for the NHS in Preston during the Covid-19 crisis have been released. Businessman Yousuf Bhailok launched the campaign, pledging £100,000 to get […]

2 weeks ago
Preston Markets to see reduced hours and partial closures due to coronavirus

Outdoor Market at Preston Markets Preston Market hall will face reduced hours and partial closures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. From Tuesday 24 March 2020, the Market Hall at Preston Markets will reduce its […]

2 weeks ago
Preston venues react to coronavirus closures as the council steps in to help

Winedown owner Dougie Lowe Preston businesses have been reacting to the Government-enforced closures of pubs, restaurants and similar venues in the fight against coronavirus. Many eateries have switched focus to a delivery service, with […]

2 weeks ago
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