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The new Morrisons Local in Ashton

Morrisons supermarket in Ashton appeals over Sunday trading hours restriction

A supermarket has appealed to the planning inspector over a decision not to allow it to extend its Sunday opening times. The Morrisons Local on Blackpool Road, Ashton on Ribble, currently opens from 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Councillors on Preston City Council’s planning committee refused the supermarket’s application to open from 7am to 10pm at the July planning meeting. They listed […]

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Three people wanted in connection with Co-Op incident

Fulwood Co-op incident: Three people wanted by police after theft and assault

Three people are wanted following a theft and assault at a Preston supermarket. The incident took place at the Co-op store on Garstang Road, Fulwood on Monday 18 August. Around 7pm two men and a woman are believed to have placed a bottle of alcohol in a carrier bag and tried to leave without paying. A member of staff stopped one of the men carrying […]

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The Ferret to search for Last Band Standing in new competition

Local music venue The Ferret has begun it’s search for the next big thing. They have organised a competition called Last Band Standing which will try to find the best musical talent in Lancashire. Recently, the area has turned out some big name talent, including Rae Morris, Then Thickens and Darlia. Stuart Box, promoter for The Ferret, said: “The Ferret is the best venue in […]

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Moka is tucked away down Guild Hall Street

Moka tapas restaurant and coffee shop applies for alcohol licence

A Preston city centre tapas restaurant and coffee shop is preparing to add a bar. Moka on Guild Hall Street has applied for a licence to serve alcohol from 12noon to 12midnight seven days a week. The restaurant is currently bring your own but its management has lodged a licence request. The tapas restaurant currently opens from 4pm to 9pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Two more Preston men charged with murder

Police have charged two more men with the murder of a Deepdale teenager. Jonjo Highton was found on St Stephen’s Road, Deepdale, on Saturday 23 August. He died from a stab wound to the neck. Lancashire Police say they have now charged Minhat Musa, 20 of Deepdale Road, Preston and Sabaar Dal, 19 of Alice Square, Preston with murder. Musa appeared at Preston Magistrates on […]

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The proposed route of the Penwortham bypass

Penwortham bypass: Consultation events to take place across the area

Consultation events about the forthcoming Penwortham bypass have been announced. The full plans for the bypass route and the chance to ask questions of highways officers from Lancashire County Council at each event. A route map for the bypass was released in late July and has promoted debate about where the multi-million pound road would go. The county council needs to consult on the route […]

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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.

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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.

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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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