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

On the eve of a year since lockdown 1 began, Preston’s coronavirus infection rate drops below 100

A quiet Miller Park Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped below 100 for the first time in months. It comes as the Lancashire Resilience Forum said a return to regional tiers or localised lockdowns […]

4 weeks ago
Preston’s coronavirus infection rate reaches new low and debate over government seeking to extend lockdown powers until October

Tree lined walk at Haslam Park Pic: Tony Worrall Preston has reached its lowest coronavirus infection rate at any point in both the second and third national lockdowns. Blog Preston has been tracking the Covid infection rates in the […]

4 weeks ago
Further 1,000 laptops donated to schools in Preston and Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has successfully secured a further 1,000 laptops for schools. This will ensure all students have the technology they need to be able to work remotely, should they […]

4 weeks ago
Preston drops out of England’s top 10 infection rates as Prime Minister receives first coronavirus jab

Boris Johnson receives his first coronavirus vaccine Pic: Downing Street Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped out of England’s top 10 hotspots. New cases confirmed for Friday (19 March) saw the city record 17 new cases. South Ribble saw just […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston sees single-digit rise in new Covid cases for first time in months as Prime Minister addresses vaccine supply concerns

Sunset over Preston Marina on Thursday 18 March Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus cases recorded just a single-digit rise. The city remains in England’s highest infection rate areas but only eight new cases is one of the lowest daily totals in […]

1 month ago
South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rate week-on-week rise continues, Preston remains in England top 10 and warning over Covid vaccine supply from late March

The Covid vaccination queuing area outside Preston Bus Station and opposite the NHS hub in St John's Pic: Tony Worrall South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rate has increased with its second week-on-week rise in a row. Latest figures show for Wednesday (17 March) Preston recorded 16 new cases. South Ribble saw […]

1 month ago
South Ribble sees Covid infection rate rise, Preston remains in England top 10 and new Philippines coronavirus variant found in England

Clouds and sunset at Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate continues to remain within the highest infection rates in England. New cases confirmed for Tuesday (16 March) showed the city recorded 25 new Covid cases – […]

1 month ago
Preston’s coronavirus rate rises and Prime Minister insists Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is safe to have

A tribute to key workers in Avenham and Miller Park with spring colours Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has risen and the city remains in the top 10 areas of England for infection rates. Latest confirmed coronavirus cases show 28 new cases reported in […]

1 month ago
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