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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.

UCLan graduate opens art and coffee shop in Ribbleton Lane

Gallery D52 in Ribbleton Lane A new independent art and coffee shop is open in Ribbleton Lane. Gallery D52 is run by artist Suzi Topp, who recently graduated from UCLan with a degree in Fine […]

1 day ago
Police drop Hesketh Arms licensing change objection

The Hesketh Arms saw a major revamp in the last few months Police have removed their objection to a Preston pub’s licensing change. The Hesketh Arms, owned by Marston’s, had applied, as part of an application to Preston City Council, to remove […]

2 days ago
Police challenge Hesketh Arms glassware change bid

The Hesketh Arms saw a major revamp in the last few months A Preston pub wanting to change a rule about the type of glass it uses faces objections from the police. Marston’s have applied to Preston City Council to remove a […]

1 week ago
Tributes paid and farewell to popular biker Shane I’Anson

A much loved Preston biker has been laid to rest after he died on December 28. A procession of motorcycles accompanied the coffin as Shane I’Anson took his final journey […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Memories of St Joseph’s Social Club as new homes planned

St Joseph's Social Club in 1977 Pic: Dez Gunson More than 40 new affordable homes could be built on the former site of St Joseph’s Social Club. A planning application has been submitted for the 44 new energy efficient […]

3 weeks ago
New Hall Lane drug dealer found with cocaine is jailed

Sami Raza A drug dealer who was caught after a police chase down New Hall Lane has been jailed. Sami Raza was found in possession of a large rock of white powder […]

3 weeks ago
Fire in Deepdale at commercial units sees 90 firefighters tackle it

The fire as viewed in North Road Pic: Izy Ahmed The fire as viewed in North Road Pic: Izy Ahmed A huge fire has more than 90 firefighters working at the scene in Deepdale to control it. The fire in […]

4 weeks ago
Newly refitted Preston pub has windows smashed

Repair work at the Hesketh Arms Pic: Blog Preston Repair work at the Hesketh Arms Pic: Blog Preston A newly refurbished Preston pub has been targeted by vandals. Less than a week after it had an extensive revamp the […]

1 month ago
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