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A Preston illustrator has swapped his pen for a mouse to help design the future of the city. Preston Guild City is a new website going online during Thursday which aims to showcase life in the city. It has been launched as a way to attract further investment and business to the city. Professor Ben Casey came up with the design and worked on the […]53 mins ago by Ed Walker Share
Action Records have marked the 15th anniversary of Muse’s in-store performance by sharing images of the gig. Muse played a low-key performance of tracks to promote the release of their 1999 single Muscle Museum – taken from their debut album Showbiz. Eight years later, the band would become the first act to first play and then sell out the new Wembley Stadium. Our own Daniele […]10 hours ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
The Miller Park grotto is to be officially re-opened after its restoration. Known as the West Grotto it has seen thousands of pounds spent during months of work. A waterfall from the top of the rock formation can now be controlled by visitors, as can a light display sequence, from a control panel close to the lower pools. Uplighting has been introduced on the water […]11 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
53 Degrees will continue to host shows in 2015. It was expected that the venue would close to the wider public at the end of the year, which we revealed over the summer. However, a deal has been struck between 53 Degrees and HD Concerts for the upstairs Club room to be used for public shows. HD Concerts is the gig promotions company owned by […]12 hours ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
I’ve just finished preparing two pieces of photography for the Harris Open Exhibition. I have long enjoyed taking photos, usually of friends or family but never thought I had any real talent. It was something of a hobby, a way of remembering nights out and events. Over the past couple of years I have turned my lense towards landscapes, attempting to capture the beauty in […]13 hours ago by Lisa McManus Share
Three Preston care workers have been charged following an investigation at a Lostock Hall care home. Indranee Pumbien, 58 of Grosvenor Place, Meghadeven Pumbien, 62 also of Grosvenor Place and Niphawan Berry, 41, of Christ Church Street have all been charged with offences under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The charges relate to alleged mistreatment of vulnerable adults at the Briarwood Rest Home aged between […]15 hours ago by Ed Walker Share View more stories from BlogPreston
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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.Events News Politics Arts Crime History
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.
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.
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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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.