By Sophie Tanno For Mailonline
Published: 18:25 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 20:42 BST, 2 August 2020
A nightclub in Lancashire has controversially become the first in the UK to reopen after lockdown despite a government ban.
The venue lies less than six miles from areas in the north western county which have been placed back on partial lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Residents in five nearby boroughs of Lancashire as well as Greater Manchester and parts of West Yorkshire have been placed on localised lockdown.
Switch nightclub in Preston reopened its doors to party-goers on Saturday night after it was given the green light by council chiefs.
It comes despite Boris Johnson announcing last month that nightclubs across the UK must remain closed amid an easing of lockdown restrictions.
Footage posted to an Instagram account shows reveller in the busy venue, while dozens more queued up outside.
Switch nightclub in Preston reopened its doors to party-goers on Saturday night after it was given the green light by council chiefs
Footage on social media shows revellers in the venue, while dozens more queued up outside
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