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Plungington

News and information about the area of Plungington in Preston, Lancashire. Known locally as “Plungie” the area runs in a strip alongside Plungington Road which is one of the main student housing areas in the city.

Police respond to reports of youths setting off fireworks in Plungington and Fulwood

Fireworks uncovered by police in a Preston park Pic: Preston Police Reports of youths setting off fireworks across Plungington and Fulwood triggered a police response during Saturday evening. Officers found a stash of fireworks on the small children’s play area and […]

6 months ago
Where Preston’s new coronavirus testing centre now is

The coronavirus testing centre close to UCLan's Preston campus Pic: Blog Preston Preston’s coronavirus testing centre now has a ‘permanent’ home on the edge of the city’s university campus. The government now operates the testing facility just off Vernon Street, off Moor […]

6 months ago
Where in Preston Covid-19 cases have doubled, as Lancashire leaders speak out against government plans

Screenshot of Covid-19 case data map 1 to 7 October In the week 1 October to 7 October some areas in and around Preston have seen the number of Covid-19 positive cases double or even quadruple. According to government data, cases […]

6 months ago
Nostalgia cocktail bar ordered to close ‘for public safety’ under coronavirus rules

Nostalgia cocktail bar has been ordered to close to protect public safety under coronavirus regulations. The nature of any breaches has not been revealed, however the council said the order […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement New operators for The Plungington Hotel as refurbishment begins

The Plungington Hotel borders Plungington Road and Lytham Road Pic: Tony Worrall One of Preston’s most popular gastropubs is to go into new ownership. The Meat and Drink group have handed back The Plungington Hotel in Lytham Road, Fulwood. Operated since 2016 […]

7 months ago
Knuckle duster, hammer and drugs seized as police step up anti-social behaviour patrols across Preston

The hammer and knuckle duster Pic: Preston Police A crackdown by police on anti-social behaviour and organised crime in Preston has yieled a number of arrests and seized property. Preston Police began Operation Edge on Thursday (1 October) […]

7 months 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 […]

7 months ago
Appeal after man stabbed in Plungington in broad daylight

Plungington stabbing CCTV Police want to speak to two men after a stabbing in Plungington. The incident happened on Wednesday 9 September just after 4pm outside the Co-op Food shop in Plungington Road. […]

7 months ago
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