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, […]

4 months 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 […]

4 months ago
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 […]

4 months 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 […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 months 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 […]

4 months ago
Preston woman calls for rare conditions to be added to the NHS shielded patients list

Danielle France Danielle France from Preston has a rare blood condition called autoimmune neutropenia. This makes her vulnerable to infections. People most at risk from coronavirus are called ‘shielded’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ […]

4 months ago
Businesses in Preston warned about hiking up prices amid coronavirus outbreak

A woman shopping for food in a face mask Suppliers and retailers in Preston are being urged not to increase prices during the coronavirus outbreak. The warning follows reports of some companies setting excessively-high prices for protective items such […]

4 months ago
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