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Food bank referrals double as families struggle to cope with the Coronavirus crisis

Food bank referrals to the Salvation Army have doubled in just a week as members of the Preston community struggle to feed themselves and families during the worsening coronavirus pandemic. […]

11 hours ago
Preston dance school shimmy online with a promise to ‘Keep Dancing’

Fever Tree Dance Company are asking people to join them in their front rooms Fever Dance Company has swapped studios for sitting rooms, offering free online dance classes for everyone. After having to close its doors for the first time in 16 years due […]

2 days ago
Kind Holly’s rainbows for NHS staff working through the coronavirus outbreak

Holly with her bucket full of rainbows A 10-year-old girl from Cadley Causeway has made hundreds of rainbow badges to say thank you to NHS staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly Middleton-Kelly had been due […]

4 days 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 […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Warning to beware of coronavirus-related scams

Woman holding mobile phone Pic: Pixabay Trading Standards experts are warning people to beware of criminals and rogue traders who are trying to con people with coronavirus-related scams. Fraudsters are preying on people’s uncertainty and fear […]

5 days ago
Preston joins the nation in Clap for our Carers

Residents took to their doorsteps in Kilruddery Road Applause rang out across Preston tonight as residents opened their doors and windows to show support for NHS staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. The national Clap […]

6 days ago
Rosemere Cancer Foundation confirms plans amid coronavirus outbreak

Walk-in-the-Dark-2020 Rosemere Cancer Foundation has announced its plans amid the coronavirus outbreak – including postponements of events and closure of offices and coffee shops. The charity’s fundraising office at the Royal […]

6 days ago
How Prestonians are responding to coronavirus lockdown rules

Pedestrians by Preston Dock during lockdown Many parts of Preston have become deserted since Monday, when Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The following day (Tuesday 24 March), Deepdale Retail […]

6 days ago
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