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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi warns that Lancashire should have ‘double doses of vaccines faster’ amidst rise in Covid cases

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire’s Director of Public Health said that Lancashire residents should be having double doses of the Covid vaccine faster due to the rapid rise in cases. Coronavirus […]

1 week ago
Preston saw fifth highest jump in hospitality footfall in the UK after 17 May rules change

Social Sundays at Market Street Social and PLAU. New research has revealed that footfall and visits in the UK’s hospitality and restaurant sector went up by around a third (32%) in the week immediately following the re-opening of […]

1 week ago
Call for post half-term week of home-learning at Preston and Lancashire schools

Schools in Lancashire receive funding boost Ian Watkinson, Lancashire’s representative on the executive of the National Education Union, has made calls to keep school closed for a week after their half term break. The opinion comes […]

2 weeks ago
Covid-19 cases on the rise in majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble

Map showing Preston and South Ribble Covid-19 cases in the seven days to 26 May 2021 Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in many areas of Preston and South Ribble. Out of the 32 localities covered in Blog Preston‘s weekly update, 21 saw increases. In […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston yoga studio owner ‘building back better’ after year of heartbreak

Emma Lowther-Wright Preston woman Emma Lowther-Wright has battled through 15 months of personal and professional challenges to reopen her city centre yoga studio. Like other exercise spaces not classed as gyms, Emma’s […]

2 weeks ago
Preston choirmaster says ‘rule of six’ frustration remains for city choirs

ShowChoir NorthWest, a group of amateur choirs of 70 members who regularly perform in Lancashire. Pic: Joe Martin Coronavirus restrictions regarding choirs singing indoors were changed Tuesday 18 May (a day after other restrictions eased) leaving choirs restricted to six people indoors. Despite other restrictions allowing larger groups […]

2 weeks ago
Wesham pharmacy surpasses new milestone in Covid 19 vaccinations

Wesham Pharmacy has recently passed a significant milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination program. The number of people vaccinated by the centre has surpassed 21,100. This is more than double the […]

2 weeks ago
19 areas of Preston and South Ribble report fewer than three Covid cases in seven days up to 19 May

Latest Covid stats map. 19 areas of Preston and South Ribble have seen fewer than 3 new coronavirus cases in the week leading up to 19 May. These areas include Ingol, St George’s and […]

3 weeks ago
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