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Continued fall in Preston coronavirus rate as care home residents to receive Covid Pfizer vaccine first

Face masks being worn on the streets of Preston during Friday (4 December) Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued the steady fall. New cases for the city were at 38 for Friday (4 December). South Ribble saw 25 new Covid-19 cases for the […]

16 hours ago
Support grant announced for Preston residents with low incomes being hit hard by coronavirus

Preston Town Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston Preston residents experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19 may be eligible for support with food and essential items. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant scheme is now open […]

2 days ago
Preston, South Ribble, Wyre, Fylde and Ribble Valley coronavirus infection rate latest as UK passes sombre Covid milestone

The Preston Market canopies illuminated in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s latest coronavirus cases have been confirmed. The city saw 46 new coronavirus cases during Thursday (3 December). South Ribble recorded 28 new cases for the same day. Wyre had […]

2 days ago
Students at University of Central Lancashire to have staggered return next year

University of Central Lancashire. Pic: Tony Worrall The University of Central Lancashire have announced that students will return back to Preston with a staggered approach next year. On twitter, the official UCLan account said that the Government […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Royal Preston Hospital due to give Covid vaccine to staff ‘from next week’

Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling Royal Preston Hospital is to be one of the ‘hospital’ hubs as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust is one of the 50 ‘hubs’ to be […]

3 days ago
Preston’s coronavirus infection rate remains below 200 as tier-3 restrictions begin again

A damp looking Christmas scene in Preston's Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has stayed below 200 for a second day running. New cases were recorded in the city, with 50 new cases for Tuesday (1 December). South Ribble […]

4 days ago
What can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire when lockdown 2 ends

Covid-19 street closures in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Lockdown 2 is coming to an end on Wednesday (2 December) and Preston and Lancashire will see some places reopen under the new tier-3 restrictions. But what exactly can open […]

4 days ago
New coronavirus asymptomatic testing sites opened at University of Central Lancashire

Preston's coronavirus test centre in Vernon Street close to the UCLan campus Pic: Tony Worrall Three asymptomatic testing sites (ATS) have been launched at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) at its campuses at Preston, Burnley and Westlakes in West Cumbria. UCLan is working with NHS Test & Trace […]

4 days ago
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