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Latest news and information for the Ribble Valley, which borders the eastern side of the city of Preston, Lancashire.

Preston and South Ribble remain in England’s top 10 fastest rising Covid hotspots

An empty Preston city centre during lockdown Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and South Ribble have remained in England’s top 10 areas for the fastest rising coronavirus infection rates. The city saw more than 100 confirmed Covid-19 cases for Tuesday (19 […]

2 hours ago
Storm Christoph set to cause heavy rain and potential travel disruptions across Preston and Lancashire

A rainy Sunday in Preston Pic: Paul Melling The weather warning for heavy rain across Preston and Lancashire has been named ‘Storm Christoph’ by the Met Office. Persistent heavy rain will lead to significant accumulations of rain which could lead to flooding in […]

12 hours ago
Call for local election postal votes to be sent out early

Labour Group Leader at Lancashire County Council, Cllr Azhar Ali, is calling for all voters to be set an early voting postal vote application form with a return envelope. This […]

14 hours ago
Preston now has the fastest growing coronavirus infection rate in England

The Harris overlooking an empty Flag Market in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston has the fastest growing coronavirus infection rate in England. The city saw the largest week-on-week rise for figures on Monday (18 January). South Ribble’s infection rate is the third […]

1 day ago
Advertisement Advertisement Prestonians over 80 years old may be invited to new Blackburn Cathedral vaccination hub

Blackburn Cathedral is to become a new NHS large-scale vaccination centre. Thousands of people aged 80 and over are to be invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at the new […]

1 day ago
Preston and South Ribble’s latest coronavirus case numbers for the weekend as government pledges ‘first vaccine dose by September’ for everyone

An empty Fishergate during lockdown 3, at 6.30pm on Saturday (16 January 2021) Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus cases for the weekend have been confirmed as the city and borough reached levels of infection rates not seen since summer 2020. During Saturday (16 […]

2 days ago
Heavy rain weather warning upgraded for Preston and Lancashire

Surface water in Preston after heavy rain Pic: Tony Worrall A weather warning for heavy rain across Preston and Lancashire has been upgraded from Yellow to Amber. The Met Office says heavy rainfall combined with some snowmelt across the hills […]

2 days ago
Lancashire Crime Commissioner wants Preston and Lancashire residents’ views on police budget

PCC Clive Grunshaw Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is seeking the views of local residents ahead of setting the police budget for the next financial year. Running Lancashire Constabulary costs over […]

3 days ago
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