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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 […]

8 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 […]

13 hours ago
Fulwood woman takes on the Ration Challenge to support refugees

The Seasiders Centre Ration Challenge team. A Fulwood woman has taken on The Ration Challenge to raise money for refugees. Mary Roberts, a curriculum manager at The Seasiders Centre Blackpool, has been eating the equivalent of […]

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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
Advertisement Advertisement Social distancing at HMP Preston ‘poor’ due to overcrowding

HMP Preston. Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston is severely overcrowded meaning social distancing is “all but impossible”, according to inspectors. The prison was visited in August by HM Inspectorate of Prisons inspectors to investigate Covid-19 […]

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‘Desperate’ Much Hoole mum organises medical cannabis vigils to help son

Joanne Griffiths with her son Ben A desperate mother from Much Hoole has helped organise a series of medical cannabis vigils taking place across the country today (Wednesday 16 September). Joanne Griffiths, who is mum to […]

2 days ago
Preston cancer survivor walks miles to raise money for Rosemere

Preston mum-of-two and PR copy writer Jacqueline Ballard has been walking to raise money for charity When diagnosed with breast cancer last year, Preston mum of two and PR copywriter Jacqueline Ballard spent her month of daily radiotherapy sessions at Rosemere Cancer Centre planning her life […]

3 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 […]

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