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Moor Park to Host to Rockprest Festival in July 2015

The date for a free tribute festival in Preston has now been announced. On July 4th and 5th, Moor Park will host the Rockprest festival, courtesy of UK Tribute Fesitvals, the company responsible for the annual Festwich festival. Tribute bands from all over the globe will fill the park in Preston in the summer of 2015. The event will be free to attend and organisers […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 27 Jan 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day events in Preston

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people murdered or whose lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. There are 3 main events held in locations across the city centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Preston Minster: 11.00am – 12.00pm A service will be held to honour Holocaust Memorial […]

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Snow warning: Preston expected to see some snow during Wednesday and Thursday

Snow is expected to fall in Preston from Wednesday afternoon. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning saying between 2cm to 5cm of snow will fall from 3pm on Wednesday. The chief forecaster said: “An active cold front is expected to push southeast across the UK during Wednesday introducing an increasingly cold and unstable air mass. “Showers will become frequent and heavy, increasingly […]

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Preston dog owner fined £220 for failing to clear up dog poo

A St Matthews man has been fined £220 for letting his dog foul across the pavements of the city. Harkdesh Modashia of Chatsworth Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to dog control offences at Preston Magistrates Court. A dog warden had observed Modashia walking his Bull Mastiff Cross on the pavements of New Hall Lane and Mercer Street without keeping it on a lead. The dog then […]

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Police look for man after he exposed himself to children on disused Ribbleton railway line

A lone man standing on a disused railway line exposed himself to two young children according to police. Preston Police have issued an appeal for information after the incident on Sunday 18 January around 1.30pm. A 13 year old girl and her six year old sister were walking past an area of the disused Ribbleton railway line when the man is said to have exposed […]

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Blackout Film Project making good progress on finishing the feature script

  Recently we reported on the Blackout Film Project being written, produced and filmed in Preston. Just over a week later and the production team are set to complete the feature script by the end of February. The team are assembled again to continue the development of the script and to start looking at a definite schedule for the entire production. Over the months that follow we will […]

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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.

See planning applications near to you

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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