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Coda was the previous name for the venue before the Frog and Bucket took over

Coda, The Venue and more: Looking back at what the Frog and Bucket venue used to be

The building which houses the soon to close Frog and Bucket has been an entertainment venue for decades. As The Frog and Bucket, it hosted shows by stars from John Bishop to The Boy With Tape on his Face to radio and TV presenter Terry Christian. In particular, Sarah Millican seemed to love the place and it became her favourite venue to host hush-hush tryout […]

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Operation Nemesis: Five Preston men charged following drugs raids

Five Preston men have been charged on suspicion of supplying drugs across the city. The charges come after arrests during dawn raids by Lancashire Police as part of Operation Nemesis. Daniel Mcaleese, 28, of Earls Avenue, Bamber Bridge, has been charged with two counts of supplying heroin, being concerned in the supply of heroin, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, offering to supply […]

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Drugs raids continue across Preston with five further arrests

A fourth morning of raids across the city has seen five more people arrested in connection with supplying drugs in Preston. Officers from Preston Police smashed their way into homes on St Thomas Road, New Hall Lane, Fishergate Hill, Millbank in Fulwood and Cypress Close in Ribbleton. The arrests of five men take the total of arrests to 21 in a four day operation, codenamed […]

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Great attendance at the funeral of war veteran in Preston

When Stuart Dagger of the Royal Air Force Association started an on-line campaign to let everyone know that a war veteran was to have no family or friends at his funeral, little did he know how much people would respond to his request. When Stuart contacted BlogPreston we put a call out on our website and Facebook page in hope that we would be able […]

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Taking on The Big Ugly Burger at Longton’s Dolphin Inn

As it came towards me the other diners gasped. The waiter, who was delivering this beastly incarnation, held a strong smug look as if to say, “you won’t beat this….” OK, that’s not quite how it happened, but in my defence, it felt like it at the time and a number of other diners in the pub did laugh out loud and ask me what […]

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Preston North End receive letter from FA after Scunthorpe away trip fan trouble

Preston North End have been warned by the Football Association following trouble during Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe. A minority of fans encroached the pitch and minor vandalism occured during the victory in the League One game. North End could be hit with financial penalties and have said they are working with Lancashire Police to identify those responsible. A statement on the club website said: “Whilst […]

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Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and subject have appeared and the guys at Preston Digital Archive would love to know if anyone could help with identifying people, locations and any other useful information regarding these photos.

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Find free WiFi in Preston

We've put together a map showing where you can access free WiFi across Preston and Penwortham, from coffee shops, to restaurants and kids play centres you'll be surprised at all the places offering the chance to surf the web for free.

Plus tell us if we've missed any places.

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Mapped: Planning applications in Preston

See how the city is changing, we track planning applications across the city of Preston showing what's going up, coming down or being changed.

It's in map form so you can see what's happening in your area, down your road or round the corner.

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Our guide to Preston

From parks to shopping, we live in one of the newest cities in the UK and we've put together a guide by Prestonians for both those visiting the city and those who live here.

Whether you're looking for somewhere to eat and drink, or spend the night or just stuck for something to do our Preston Guide is here for you.

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What's the Preston Guild all about?

Since 1179 the founding fathers of the city have celebrated every 20 years the right of Preston to hold a market. The Guild has grown over the centuries to become a huge month-long festival with parades, processions and parties across the whole of the city.

Use our Guild section to get under the skin of what happened across Preston not just during the Guild month but the whole Guild year and the legacy it aims to leave.

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