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Preston bars, restaurants and cafes granted new or renewed pavement licences

As lockdown is easing slightly during Monday (12 April), a number of Preston businesses have been granted new pavement licences so they can resume operating. The pavement licence will allow […]

2 months ago
What you can and can’t do as Preston and Lancashire enter the next phase of lockdown easing

A busy looking Friargate and Orchard Street as restrictions eased on April 12 Pic: Blog Preston The nation has entered the next phase of getting back to normality today (Monday 12 April). More of the restrictions have been relaxed meaning non-essential shops and outdoor areas have […]

2 months ago
‘Strong and safe return’ to Preston high streets predicted by Preston BID

View along Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall As the shops prepare to reopen in the next stage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to reopen the country, Preston high streets are no different as shops anticipate a […]

2 months ago
Preston and South Ribble infection rates reach new lows as Prime Minister urges ‘responsible behaviour’ as pub beer gardens reopen

An outdoor pint and food is allowed again from 12 April Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has fallen away to nearly 50 cases per 100,000 people as the Prime Minister urged a ‘cautious’ return to beer gardens and high streets. Blog Preston […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement How this Preston events organiser will help local charities recover in 2021

Sarah Williams and her husband A Preston events organiser is using her 2021 calendar to help local charities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarah Williams of Fairydust Events has organised a series of fundraising events […]

2 months ago
The Harris set to welcome visitors back after four month closure

Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris will welcome visitors back to its ground floor spaces and public services on Monday 12 April. The city centre museum, gallery and library – which has been closed […]

2 months ago
Preston shops prepare to re-open on 12 April

St John's Shopping Centre Pic Tony Worrall All non-essential shops are set to re-open on Monday 12 April following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown. The restrictions placed on the country have had a devastating […]

2 months ago
Preston’s daily Covid cases are -14 and why this is as transport secretary says overseas summer holidays might still happen

Disinfecting Fishergate bus stop Pic: Preston City Council Preston’s new cases for Friday are showing a negative number due to the way the government is now recording new Covid cases. Previously positive rapid lateral flow test cases which […]

2 months ago
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