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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 Muslim community marches for Prophet’s birthday

Hundreds of Muslim men have paraded through the streets of Fishwick and Deepdale to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. The now annual event sees traffic come to a halt around […]

4 years ago
New Hall Lane pub could become dental surgery and shop

The bordered up Belle Vue in New Hall Lane Pic: Tony Worrall An abandoned pub on a busy Preston road is to be brought back into use. What was The Belle Vue in New Hall Lane has seen plans lodged. The former […]

4 years ago
Pilot Preston tram line due for APPROVAL after years of rejection

One of the trams which could come to Preston, and an artist impression of the Deepdale station One of the trams which could come to Preston, and an artist impression of the Deepdale station It’s been forever delayed but it looks like Preston’s much talked about tram […]

4 years ago
Chance to get arty in Fishwick and St Matthews

Children from schools in Fishwick have been getting a mini carnival ready Pics: ArtFull A colourful celebration of Fishwick and St Matthews is to take place in early November. The Big Local Art Celebration gives residents the chance to share the wealth of creativity […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement What was Mister Pickwicks pub to become flats

Pickwicks in bad times Pic: Richard Richmond A former pub which has stood derelict for nearly 20 years could be redeveloped into flats. Mister Pickwicks was the last home brew pub in Preston during the 1950s before […]

4 years ago
Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres to ‘no longer be run by council’

Fulwood and West View leisure centres are likely to no longer be owned and operated by Preston City Council within the next year. The council has revealed it is preparing […]

4 years ago
Watch as historic Toppings bricks relaid at Fishwick Nature Reserve

Toppings bricks making a planter Historic bricks from Toppings Brickwork have been laid in the Fishwick Nature Reserve. A picture slideshow records the work done by the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews to reclaim […]

4 years ago
Joshua Oakey missing: Ashton-on-Ribble teenager not seen for 10 days

Joshua is thought to be in the New Hall Lane area of the city A teenage boy has gone missing from Ashton-on-Ribble. Update: Preston Police said on Friday 14 October that Joshua had been found safe and well Police are searching for 15-year-old Joshua […]

4 years ago
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