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Latest news for the borough of the Fylde, which borders the western side of Preston in Lancashire. Including news for Kirkham, Freckleton, Warton and surrounding villages on the A583 and M55 towards Preston.

Coronavirus new cases for Preston and South Ribble in third weekend of lockdown as Christmas clarity edges closer

Christmas lights on Preston's Market Hall and canopy Pic: Tony Worrall Latest coronavirus cases data shows Preston’s daily new positive tests continue to come in at around half what they were. The government is preparing to outline how the three-tier restrictions […]

11 months ago
Timeline confirmed for decision on updated three-tier coronavirus restrictions and Christmas plans after December 2

A Covid sign in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall A decision on what coronavirus restrictions will look like after 2 December is imminent. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is understood to be thrashing out the details with cabinet members during […]

11 months ago
Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rate latest as Matt Hancock says ‘no decision’ on post 2 December restrictions

Health secretary Matt Hancock gives an update Pic: YouTube/10 Downing Street Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued its march downwards. The city has now seen a third day in a row of decreasing Covid-19 infection rates. New confirmed cases for Friday […]

11 months ago
Warton BAE Systems engineer named as one of the regionā€™s top apprentices

cropped anna singleton A BAE Systems engineer working in Warton, Lancashire has won a prestigious award following her outstanding performance throughout her apprenticeship with the company. Anna Singleton has won the Made in […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s coronavirus infection rate sees major drop as government unveils emergency sports funding package

Recent mural on the side of the Northern Way pub Pic: 70023venus2009 Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped below the 400 cases per 100,000 mark. The city has seen a sharp drop in the Covid-19 infection rate based on latest figures from […]

11 months ago
Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rates tumble as Christmas restrictions rumours surface

Dawn breaking over Preston on Thursday 18 November Pic: Tony Worrall Preston has tumbled out of the top 50 places for high coronavirus infection rates for the first time in months. The city saw 76 new cases confirmed for Wednesday (18 […]

11 months ago
Kirkham entrepreneur’s gender-neutral brand gives back to LGBTQ+ causes

Joshua Lloyd models Pic: Joshua Lloyd A Kirkham-based entrepreneur is using his gender-neutral inclusive fashion brand to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charities. Joshua Griffin started the company, Joshua Lloyd, in 2019. Since its launch, the brand […]

12 months ago
M55 fully reopens after police incident at Kirkham junction

Queuing traffic on the M55 during Wednesday morning Pic: Owen Houghton Motorists travelling between Preston and Blackpool experienced long delays during Wednesday (7 October) morning. Lancashire Police closed the motorway between Junction 3 (Kirkham/Wesham) and Junction 4 (Peel Hill) in both […]

1 year ago
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