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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.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates celebrate centenary year in the same factory where it all began

Founded in 1920, Beech’s Fine Chocolates is celebrating their centenary year in the same factory on Fletcher Road in the heart of Preston. Now under the control of the Whiting […]

6 months ago
Map shows mixed view for latest coronavirus figures in Preston and South Ribble

Latest coronavirus case figures map for Preston and South Ribble Around half of local areas in Preston and South Ribble have seen a decrease in coronavirus cases from 3 December to 9 December, while the other half recorded increases. Plungington […]

6 months ago
Burst water main shuts Skeffington Road and Ribbleton Lane junction

United Utilities has crews at the junction of Skeffington Road and Ribbleton Lane Pic: Google A junction in the St Matthews and Deepdale area of Preston has been shut due to a burst water main. United Utilities have engineers on site to try and fix […]

6 months ago
Latest plans for Preston tram network ‘could see first rides by 2021’ on Deepdale test line

Preston Trampower has won planning approval to build a demonstrator line as part of its plans to bring passenger tram services back to the city after an absence of 85 […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police want to trace man after serious assault just off New Hall Lane

Preston Police want to speak to Wayne Collett in connection with a serious assault. Police were called to the incident at around 7pm on November 19. On arrival at the […]

7 months ago
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 […]

7 months 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 […]

7 months 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 […]

7 months ago
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