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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.

Well-known Preston window cleaner Arthur Eteson passes away

Arthur Eteson, well-known window cleaner. Pic: Youtube Window cleaner Arthur Eteson passed away on Friday 20 November. He has been cleaning windows in the area for years and was a well-loved member of the community. The 79-year-old […]

2 days ago
Preston Community Hub collecting gift donations for Christmas shoe boxes

Preston Community Hub are encouraging people to donate to this years shoebox appeal Preston Community Hub’s volunteers are in the process of collecting gifts for children in the St Matthews and Fishwick area of Preston. Currently around 120 families are served a week […]

5 days ago
St Matthew’s area of Preston sees a doubling of coronavirus cases in space of a week

Latest coronavirus cases map for Preston and South Ribble. Latest coronavirus data shows that St Matthew’s has seen a 127 per cent rise in Covid cases in the last week (4-11 November). Other areas in Preston and South Ribble […]

1 week ago
Murder investigation launched after man stabbed in New Hall Lane flats

Police were called to Kayley House in the early hours of Sunday morning Pic: Google A 25-year-old man has died after a stabbing at a block of flats in Preston. Preston Police were called to Kayley House in New Hall Lane, Fishwick, at 2.20am on […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Man charged with indecent exposure, burglary and assault after spate of incidents across Ribbleton and St Matthews

Shakespeare Road was one of the areas where incidents took place within the space of a week Pic: Google A man has been charged by police investigating a number of burglary and exposure offences in Preston. On Wednesday 4 November, a man was seen entering the rear garden of […]

2 weeks ago
Where in Preston Covid-19 cases have doubled, as Lancashire leaders speak out against government plans

Screenshot of Covid-19 case data map 1 to 7 October In the week 1 October to 7 October some areas in and around Preston have seen the number of Covid-19 positive cases double or even quadruple. According to government data, cases […]

2 months ago
Where Preston’s coronavirus hotspots are for latest available positive cases data

A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford Coronavirus cases in Preston are spiking in central and eastern parts of the city. One Preston ward has one of the highest infection rates in all of Lancashire in the […]

2 months ago
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 months ago
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