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Temporary morgue under construction at BAE Systems site Warton

A facility to cope with a significant increase in bereavements is being built in Lancashire as a contingency measure as part of the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

2 hours ago
How exam grades in Preston and Lancashire will be decided this summer

Students in Preston studying for GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels will be marked on mock exam grades, coursework and teacher assessment this year. Students in years 11 and 13 […]

7 hours ago
First Preston firms to receive emergency government funding this week

An empty Friargate - many businesses along the street may be eligible for the government funding Pic: Tony Worrall Preston firms who have applied for government funding to support themselves through the coronavirus pandemic are seeing the first payments this week. Businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector, […]

12 hours ago
Nurses at Royal Preston Hospital claim they were given ‘just flimsy masks and gloves’ to treat coronavirus patients

Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in such short supply at Royal Preston Hospital nurses have been asked to treat Covid-19 patients wearing a disposable plastic apron and paper mask, Blog […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Chase from Paw Patrol is out and about in Ashton

Chase from Paw Patrol Chase from Paw Patrol has made a surprise appearance in Ashton to brighten spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. The German Shepherd puppy was seen walking down Shelley Road today (Sunday […]

3 days ago
3,000 sign UCLan students’ petition to protect grades in wake of coronavirus pandemic

UCLan's campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition urging the University of Central Lancashire to adopt a ‘no detriment’ policy for assessments in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A no […]

3 days ago
Deaths to be registered over the phone to prevent spread of coronavirus

Register office on Bow Lane Lancashire County Council has introduced a new process for registering deaths by telephone to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The process is hoped to make things easier for […]

4 days ago
6th Fulwood Scouts, Beavers and Cubs set up their virtual campfire

6th Fulwood Scouts out and about 6th Fulwood Scout, Cub and Beavers groups are setting up a virtual campfire by moving to online Zoom groups for their weekly meetings. The groups are still meeting and doing […]

5 days ago
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