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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.

Somic Mill homes construction work begins

In mid-May the demolition of what was Somic Mill began Pic: Salma Khalil The sound of construction is beginning on what used to be Somic Mill in Preston. Land off New Hall Lane is being built on by Mulbury Homes to create 68 […]

4 years ago
What can Preston’s teenage councillor bring to politics?

Jade with step dad Martyn In the early hours of May 6th an 18-year-old was elected to Preston Council. It was reported by many news outlets including the national BBC news website. Alongside the congratulations […]

4 years ago
Fishwick streets to be walked by Samantha in memory of her grandma

Samantha Walkden with her grandma Sandra For an hour on Saturday a Preston woman is going to walk the streets in memory of her grandmother. Samantha Walkden lost her grandma Sandra Dodsworth to lung cancer two […]

4 years ago
Preston Sikhs Nagar Kirtan to see road closures throughout city

Preston's Sikh community on the Flag Market in 2014 Pic: Billy Matthews Preston’s Sikh community will bring a splash of orange to the streets of the city with their annual parade. The Nagar Kirtan sees the Sikh’s holy scripture carried on a […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Listen: Jade Morgan becomes one of UK’s youngest councillors

Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein with Jade Marie Morgan One of the youngest councillor’s in the UK has been elected in Preston. Jade Marie Morgan, 18, won for Labour in the St Matthews ward. She replaces Veronica Afrin who […]

4 years ago
Farewell Veronica! Listen as St Matthews councillor reflects on 38 years

Veronica Afrin during her year as Mayor She’s served Preston since 1979 but now one of its most recognisable councillors has decided to call time on her political ambitions. Veronica Afrin, who represents the St Matthews ward, […]

5 years ago
New Hall Lane facelift works have start date confirmed

New Hall Lane’s facelift is due to begin from late April as part of a £1m scheme. New pedestrian crossings are to be introduced and Lancashire County Council is promising […]

5 years ago
Spate of break-ins at Preston takeaways

A number of Preston businesses, including takeaways and cafes, have been targeted in the run up to Easter. Preston Police are appealing for city centre firms in particular to be […]

5 years ago
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