Businesses in Preston set to receive more Covid recovery funding

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Due to the rise in the Omicron variant, the government has awarded Preston City Council an additional £237,619 to support businesses in the area that have been severely impacted by […]

2 months ago
Lancashire schools to receive air cleaning units under £150k council investment

Lancashire Council is providing county schools with air cleaning units under a £150k investment to help stop the spread of Omicron. On Monday, 24 January, the government announced it is […]

4 months ago
Ingol community centre seeks volunteers after Covid-19-related staff shortages

An Ingol community centre struck by Omicron-related staff shortages has appealed for volunteers to fill the gap. Intact, situated on Whitby Avenue in Ingol, has helped Preston residents for decades […]

4 months ago
Preston secondary school pupils to wear masks in class to tackle Omicron

School student wearing face mask in classroom Pic: Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay Pupils in Preston’s secondary schools will join others across England in wearing face masks in classrooms to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. The government announced the temporary reintroduction […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Adult visiting suspended at Royal Preston Hospital due to rise in Omicron cases

Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has suspended visiting to its main adult inpatient wards until further notice. The change applies to Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble […]

5 months ago
Parts of Penwortham ‘worst hit’ as Covid cases increase six-fold in a week

The government map shows increase cases around Preston Cases of Covid-19 in Lower Penwortham North jumped from 196 to 1,192 per 100,000 during the week before Christmas. The numbers show the area is in the worst-hit neighbourhood in […]

5 months ago
Lancashire Directors of Public Health urge people to take Omicron threat ‘seriously’

Facecovering. Pic: PIxabay Coyot Lancashire’s Directors of Public Health have urged people across Preston and Lancashire to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government’s decision to move to Plan B. […]

5 months ago
These are the Plan B Covid restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

Woman wearing mask Pic: Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Last night (Wednesday, December 8) new Covid restrictions were announced by Boris Johnson. From Monday (December 13) people are being asked to work from home if they can. From Friday […]

5 months ago
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