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Royal Blood say their Preston show at The Ferret last year will “go down in history”

Royal Blood have said their show at The Ferret will go down in history. In October 2013, the band played a free show at The Ferret. The gig attracted only a handful of people and prompted questions to be asked about Preston’s music scene. Ben Thatcher, drummer in the popular duo, was recently interviewed and asked about the Preston gig. He responded with shock at […]

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Preston Invincibles inducted into National Football Museum Hall of Fame

Preston North End’s legendary Invincibles have been inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on Thursday October 16 at it’s new location in Manchester. The move might feel somewhat overdue, given that the 1888 Preston team went the entire season unbeaten and that the Football Museum found its original home at Deepdale before it was poached by Manchester. Alan […]

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Preston’s first ever Comic Convention brings in the crowds to Guild Hall

Fans of film, television and comic books flocked to the Guild Hall on Saturday for what was the first ever Preston Comic Con event. And, judging by the number of people in and around the Guild Hall this could well turn into a regular convention. In the Guild Hall itself there were market stalls selling memorabilia and the opportunity to meet ‘celebrities’. This was costume […]

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Wanted sex offender Leanne Gilder could be in Preston

Police in Preston are asking the public to help them find a wanted sex offender. Leanne Gilder, 29, was last seen at an address in Preston after being released from prison on licence in September. Gilder was convicted in May 2012 of causing, inciting prostitution of and pornography involving a child aged 13 to 17 years. She received five years in prison and made subject […]

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Gilly for the win: Preston broadcaster up for tourism prize

A Preston broadcaster has made the final three of a county-wide competition. John Gillmore, or Gilly, as we all generally know him as, is up for tourism superstar at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The category recognises and rewards an individual who have been nominated by those in the tourist industry for their contribution to tourism in Lancashire. Gilly has been broadcasting across Lancashire for more […]

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Preston fire crews to join national strike in run up to Bonfire Night

Firefighters in Preston are preparing to join a national walkout over pension reforms. Members of the Fire Brigades Union are to strike during some of the busiest nights of the year. Firew crews will walk out from 6pm on Friday 31 October and continue their strike until 6pm on Tuesday 4 November. The run up to Bonfire Night is a busy time for the fire […]

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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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