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Preston’s new tougher coronavirus restrictions now in force as face mask fines to rise

Facecovering. Pic: Roksana96. Pixabay From today (Tuesday 22 September) new coronavirus measures have come into place in Preston. The city, as well as all of Lancashire with the exception of Blackpool, has enhanced Covid-19 […]

11 hours ago
Queen’s Drive Primary School in Fulwood closed due to positive coronavirus test

Queen's Drive Primary School in Black Bull Lane, Fulwood Pic: Google Queen’s Drive Primary School, Fulwood has been temporarily closed as a result of a positive Covid-19 test. Pupils in all year groups have been sent home but have not been […]

13 hours ago
Fulwood school classes asked to stay home after positive Covid-19 cases

Sherwood Primary School Pic: Google Two classes at Sherwood Primary School have been asked to stay at home and self-isolate in light of a number of positive Covid-19 cases. In a letter to parents and […]

4 days ago
Curfews, travel warnings and no mixing of households – new rules brought in across Preston, South Ribble and neighbouring boroughs amid rising Covid rates

Skyline in the city Pic: Tony Worrall New measures are to be introduced in Lancashire as part of a combined effort across the county to help fight Covid-19. After six weeks of ‘local lockdown’ in Preston, neighbouring […]

5 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lancashire braced to follow Preston into tighter lockdown measures

Lancashire is braced for a county wide tightening of Covid restrictions as infection rates continue to rise. Lancashire Resilience Forum says an announcement will be made later today (Friday September […]

5 days ago
Community testing ‘may run out in days’ as Preston MP Mark Hendrick brands test and trace system ‘a disgrace’

Preston MP Mark Hendrick said covid testing ‘a disgrace’ after community test centres in the city were forced to close early for two consecutive days. Residents in the city queued […]

7 days ago
Social distancing at HMP Preston ‘poor’ due to overcrowding

HMP Preston. Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston is severely overcrowded meaning social distancing is “all but impossible”, according to inspectors. The prison was visited in August by HM Inspectorate of Prisons inspectors to investigate Covid-19 […]

7 days ago
The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley to have had positive coronavirus tests in the last week

The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they […]

1 week ago
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