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St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

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 […]

2 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 […]

3 days ago
Police arrest two men found hiding in loft above St Matthews cannabis factory

Cannabis found (left) and an officer cutting through the roller shutter Two men found hiding in the loft space above a large cannabis factory in the St Matthews area have been arrested and charged. The Preston Neighbourhood Police Task Force and […]

2 weeks ago
Drugs raid in St Matthews sees two people arrested

Two men have been arrested and are awaiting questioning. Two people have been arrested following a drugs raid in St Matthews yesterday. Preston Neighbourhood task force attended two addresses in the area, finding a large amount of cannabis in […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

1 month ago
Fishwick foodbank running weekend fruit and veg market

Fresh produce at the food market A Fishwick foodbank is running a weekend fruit and veg market. The Preston Community Hub Foodbank in Samuel Street launched in April to help vulnerable people affected by Covid-19. The […]

2 months ago
Pensioner injured while aboard a bus in New Hall Lane

A Stagecoach bus service at the Bus Station Pic: Ian Simpson Police are appealing for information after an elderly man fell and suffered serious injuries while on a bus in Preston last week. The man, aged in his 80s, was taken […]

3 months ago
Man suffers ‘life changing’ injury in New Hall Lane machete attack

Police cordon in place along New Hall Lane Pic: Bill Whittle A man has suffered a life changing leg injury after being attacked with a machete in New Hall Lane. Police were called the scene shortly before 11am yesterday (Saturday) to […]

3 months ago
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