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Greyfriars

News and information about the Greyfriars area of Preston, Lancashire. One of the electoral wards making up the area known as Fulwood, it has the West Coast Main Line running through its heart and includes the Lightfoot Lane area.

Harris Park orphanage housing scheme expected to be rejected

The former orphanage became the Harris Knowledge Park when owned by the University of Central Lancashire Pic: Tony Worrall A multi-millionaire’s proposals to build a housing development in the grounds of a grade-II listed former orphanage and gardens in Fulwood looks set to be thrown out. Yousuf Bhailok had […]

1 hour ago
Fulwood Scarecrow fest now in full swing

Some of the scarecrows on display Local community group We Are Fulwood has successfully started its very first scarecrow trail. Maps are available for residents to tick off all of the scarecrows they can find, with […]

1 month ago
Preston mum goes into labour 30-minutes after signing deal on new family home

Buying a house is an exciting time for anyone, but for Preston mum-of-two Kym, the anticipation of seeing her brand new home resulted in her going into labour. Kym Jones, […]

1 month ago
Where Preston’s coronavirus hotspots are for latest available positive cases data

A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford Coronavirus cases in Preston are spiking in central and eastern parts of the city. One Preston ward has one of the highest infection rates in all of Lancashire in the […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

4 months ago
Greyfriars councillor comes out as they call for Preston to embrace diversity

Councillor Gregg came out last week. Daniel Gregg, a Liberal Democrat councillor in Greyfriars, Preston, has come out as non-binary and is calling for the city to embrace its trans and ethnic minority communities. They came […]

5 months ago
Fulwood close shares how their street’s bond has grown stronger during lockdown

Social distanced chat in Marston Moor during VE Day Pic: Blog Preston Line dancing, scarecrow festivals and social distancing BBQs are just some of the ways this Fulwood street has been making it through the lockdown. Marston Moor, off Lansdown Hill, is […]

6 months ago
Harris Park in Fulwood sees plans lodged for 69 new homes and nine apartments

The former Harris Children's Home Pic: Tony Worrall A former orphanage owned by Preston’s multi-millionaire Yousuf Bhailok could become a new housing development. Harris Park, off Garstang Road, Fulwood, is currently a gated set of luxury houses within […]

6 months ago
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