It’s been another busy week in Preston news and events.
The latest Covid-19 developments saw new curfews and travel warnings introduced, there were community testing issues, while a Kirkham resident was hit with a £10,000 fine after holding a party with 45 people and a live band.
Below is a round up of the stories you might have missed in the last week.
Preston warehouse opens doors for prison-based recycling workshop
When prisons were forced to close their doors to the public, Recycling Lives was left unable to support hundreds of offenders and recycle hundreds of thousands of waste electricals, halting the charity’s vital revenue streams overnight.
Now the charity, which supports prisoners through providing workshops where offenders recycle electrical goods, has opened a new workshop.
Theatre returns to Preston after lockdown with socially distanced performance at the Ferret
Rock-theatre show A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide will make its return to Preston on Thursday 1 October at The Ferret.
Lee Mark Jones brings his show to the city as part of The Ferret’s socially-distanced autumn season of live gigs which begins on Thursday September 17, with dream-pop outfit Audreys Dance.
Fulwood woman takes on the Ration Challenge to support refugees
A Fulwood woman has taken on The Ration Challenge to raise money for refugees.
Mary Roberts, a curriculum manager at The Seasiders Centre Blackpool, has been eating the equivalent of the rations a Syrian refugee receives along with five colleagues.
Free Preston events inviting locals to re-think their neighbourhoods
In Certain Places, an artistic research project at the University of Central Lancashire, is inviting people to re-think the way their neighbourhoods are planned.
A series of events called ‘Creative Infrastructure Labs’ will be led by artists Emily Speed, Gavin Renshaw and Julia Heslop, and will explore creative approaches to developing community infrastructure.
‘Desperate’ Much Hoole mum organises medical cannabis vigils to help son
A desperate mother from Much Hoole has helped organise a series of medical cannabis vigils taking place across the country today (Wednesday 16 September).
Joanne Griffiths, who is mum to severely epileptic Ben, is overseeing the vigils as part of the End Our Pain campaign, which is working to secure access to medical cannabis under NHS prescription.
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