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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.

Preston’s Sikh community parade through the city to mark Nagar Kirtan

The parade finished on the Flag Market Pic: Preston Sikh Society Preston was alive with the colour and sounds of the city’s Sikh community. Nagar Kirtan saw a parade through the streets of St Matthews, Deepdale and the city centre. Members […]

2 hours ago
Educational centre plans for former Old England pub in Ribbleton Lane

The former Old England pub Pic: Tony Worrall A former pub which has become a target for arsonists look set to be brought back into use. Plans have been lodged to convert what was The Old England pub […]

3 weeks ago
Gang armed with hammer and machete raid Deepdale shop

The McColls store in Harewood Road, off Skeffington Road Pic: Google A newsagents in Preston has been raided by three men carrying a hammer and a machete. McColls in Harewood Road, Deepdale, was targeted during Monday (22 April) evening. Preston Police […]

3 weeks ago
Body found by police in Meadow Street

The incident took place in Meadow Street Pic: Google The body of a woman was found in Preston during Saturday morning. Preston Police confirmed they were called to Meadow Street. A woman’s body was found in the street at […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement New mini-supermarket planned off Ribbleton Lane

The empty unit, pictured at the back, is due to become a mini-supermarket Pic: Blog Preston A new small-scale supermarket is planned in the St Matthews area. Plans have gone in to change a former storage unit off Ribbleton Lane into a new store. The unit […]

4 weeks ago
Public warned not to approach man wanted for New Hall Lane burglary

Frankie Dwyer is wanted by police A man is wanted after an armed gang broke into a flat off New Hall Lane. Update: Police say Frankie Dwyer has now been arrested during Thursday (11 April) evening […]

1 month ago
West View Leisure centre restores hoist for disabled swimmers

The pool at West View One of Preston’s leisure centres has put in a new hoist for disabled swimmers after being criticised on a regional news programme. ITV Granada highlighted in February how the hoist […]

2 months ago
New Hall Lane closure sees fire crews rescue man from flat

Firefighters at work in New Hall Lane Pic: Farhan Shaikh A major road in Preston has been shut after emergency services had to rescue a man from a flat. Emergency services are clearing up in New Hall Lane following the […]

2 months ago
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