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Preston City Centre

The city centre includes the administrative and main shopping areas of the city. The city’s law courts are found here, police station, town hall and of course Preston Bus Station. The electoral ward is known as Town Centre despite the change to city status.

St Catherine’s Hospice’s new chief executive looks to the future

Lynn Kelly, chief executive of St Catherine's Hospice The newly-appointed chief executive of St Catherine’s Hospice is determined to to ensure that the hospice remains at the heart of the Preston community. Lynn Kelly, who has a background […]

2 days ago
Preston warehouse opens doors for prison-based recycling workshop

Preston warehouse opens doors for recycling charity A Preston charity which supports prisoners through providing workshops where offenders recycle electrical goods has opened a new workshop. When prisons were forced to close their doors to the public, […]

3 days ago
Community testing ‘may run out in days’ as Preston MP Mark Hendrick brands test and trace system ‘a disgrace’

Preston MP Mark Hendrick said covid testing ‘a disgrace’ after community test centres in the city were forced to close early for two consecutive days. Residents in the city queued […]

3 days ago
Social distancing at HMP Preston ‘poor’ due to overcrowding

HMP Preston. Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston is severely overcrowded meaning social distancing is “all but impossible”, according to inspectors. The prison was visited in August by HM Inspectorate of Prisons inspectors to investigate Covid-19 […]

3 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement National planning award success for Preston’s City Living Strategy

Preston's Town Hall - could it govern its own independent state? Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council’s planning department has been judged to provide “an exemplary approach to identifying, unlocking and kick-starting brownfield housing sites.” The City Living Strategy has won the Planning for Increased Housing […]

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Preston cancer survivor walks miles to raise money for Rosemere

Preston mum-of-two and PR copy writer Jacqueline Ballard has been walking to raise money for charity When diagnosed with breast cancer last year, Preston mum of two and PR copywriter Jacqueline Ballard spent her month of daily radiotherapy sessions at Rosemere Cancer Centre planning her life […]

4 days ago
The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley to have had positive coronavirus tests in the last week

The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they […]

4 days ago
Preston’s community testing centres close early for a second day as essential workers struggle to access covid testing

coronavirus testing Preston’s community coronavirus testing centres have closed early for the second day running. Visitors to the city centre reported seeing queues of up to 100 people waiting to be tested […]

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