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.

Nathan O’Neil jailed: Conman who stole from former Mayor of Preston Albert Richardson

Nathan O'Neil conned two elderly men while undertaking work on their homes A conman builder who stole from a former Mayor of Preston has been jailed for more than two years. Nathan O’Neil was told by a judge that his behaviour involving […]

5 years ago
Secret Preston commuter parking spaces to be clamped down on

Some of the parking areas being targeted by the council including Grimshaw Street, Eastham Street, Hammong Street and Jutland Street Pics: Google Traffic wardens are to be ordered to crack down on commuters and workers using city car parks for free. Preston City Council is making changes to the rules around the […]

5 years ago
Hindu community centre planned for Preston corner shop

The current Best Buy in Fletcher Road Pic: Google A corner shop in the St Matthews area of the city could become home to a new Hindu education centre. Best Buy in Fletcher Road has been bought by Mandhata Samaj & […]

5 years ago
Thorn Street affordable homes close to Morrisons given go ahead

The current wasteland on Thorn Street A small-scale development of affordable homes in Ribbleton has been approved. Councillors voted for a swathe of derelict land in Thorn Street, near Morrisons off Blackpool Road, to be redeveloped. […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Want to help shape the future of Fishwick and St Matthews?

The nature reserve in Fishwick Pic: Tony Worrall Fishwick and St Matthews residents are being urged to have their say on how the area can develop. Four projects have been announced so far in the Big Local project […]

5 years ago
Ribbleton affordable homes close to Morrisons due for approval

The current wasteland on Thorn Street More affordable homes could be built in Ribbleton as plans for derelict land near a supermarket look set to be approved. Councillors are being urged to accept proposals for 35 […]

5 years ago
Preston Muslim community procession marks birthday of Prophet Mohammed

More than a thousand members of Preston’s Muslim community came out to celebrate the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. A parade route saw them march from the Madjid-E-Aqsa mosque in Fishwick View […]

5 years ago
Religious procession to close roads in Deepdale and Fishwick on Sunday

Muslim groups are set to take to the streets of Preston for a procession on Sunday. Two hours of road closures are planned for the Prophet Mohammed Religious Procession. Preston […]

5 years ago
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