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Latest news for the borough of South Ribble, which is to the south of Preston and includes areas such as Bamber Bridge, Penwortham and Lostock Hall

Preston residents unable to work from home urged to get regular Covid tests

The entrance to the Vernon Street coronavirus testing centre Pic: Blog Preston Preston and South Ribble residents who are unable to work from home are now able to get regular rapid Covid-19 tests. The aim of the regular testing is to help […]

7 days ago
Preston’s coronavirus infection rate drops below 200 for first time since November as Health secretary delivers positive vaccine news

Sunrise over Preston's chilly rooftops Pic: Tony Worrall Preston remains in England’s top infection rates for Covid but has now seen the rate drop below 200 for the first time since the second national lockdown ended in early […]

1 week ago
Lancashire Police kept busy with almost 300 Covid-19 incidents on Saturday alone

Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police Lancashire Police were kept busy dealing with 281 Covid-19 incidents on Saturday (27 February). DCC Terry Woods, Lancashire Deputy Chief Constable, revealed on Twitter that it’s one of the highest […]

1 week ago
Plea to fight litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen at Walton-le-Dale

River Darwen rubbish Pic: Jonathan Hartley Walton-le-Dale residents are asking for action to be taken after becoming tired of increasing levels of litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen. Residents from the Holland House estate […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Tributes pour in for former South Ribble Mayor and council leader Tony Kelly

The former South Ribble Mayor and council leader, Tony Kelly, has passed away. Tony passed away on Friday 26 February following a short battle with cancer at the age of […]

1 week ago
Chart shows Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rates throughout February as Chancellor unveils major new grants for lockdown businesses

Sunset over the Preston Marina on a sunny weekend in the city Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is continuing to show concerning trends. At Blog Preston we’ve been tracking how the daily infection rate has been changing since late October in the city […]

1 week ago
Latest South Ribble planning applications for week beginning 22 February

South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig Below are the planning applications validated by South Ribble Borough Council in the week beginning 22 February. For more planning applications in South Ribble, or where you live, click this link. Proposed continuation […]

1 week ago
Preston’s and South Ribble’s latest coronavirus infection rates as government confirms next vaccine priority groups

An empty Preston Market canopy area in Preston city centre: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has remained amongst the highest in England as the government confirmed the next group of priority people for the vaccine. The city’s new confirmed coronavirus cases […]

2 weeks ago
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