We completed the purchase of our bungalow a week before Xmas and planning consent was granted the following day. So now the hard work starts getting extension and other work under way. Whilst that is going on we will remain in the rented flat in Preston, a city we are finding very interesting. Unfortunately Preston has been in the national news too many times this week for the wrong reason.
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Firstly there was the attempted bombing in Fishergate
David Rutherford, 24, of Barry Avenue, Ingol, has been charged with making an explosive with intent to endanger life or injure property. He was arrested on Tuesday morning.
It follows an incident on Thursday 17 December where a crude explosive device was found in the men's toilets of the shopping centre. The shopping centre was evacuated and closed for the rest of the day whilst police searched for any other devices.
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Liam Hewitson, 22, suffered from an epileptic fit and died when he was attacked by his dog called Trigger.
A statement, released via Preston Police on behalf of Liam’s family, paid tribute to their son lost in what police are describing as a ‘tragic accident’.
His family said: “Liam was a happy lad who was always smiling and had lots of friends. He had a beautiful personality and he will be missed by his dad Phil, girlfriend Jess and sisters Melissa and Aleisha and brother Cordell.
Thirdly, Preston has not avoided the recent floods. To give you an idea of the impact, watch this video taken by a cyclist as he rode round the Guild Wheel, a cycle route which circumnavigates Preston. Part of the route skirts the River Ribble.