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A charity cycle ride starting from Preston to raise funds for a local childrens hospice has been announced. The Winckley Winter Warmer should see up to 100 cyclists taking on a 60km ride into the countryside to the south of Preston. A challenging route takes you out of Winckley Square, the start point, and down through Euxton, Eccleston and Mawdesley. Arriving at Rufford Marina the […]11 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Kebabish Original enticed me through it’s strap line alone. Anywhere that advertises “the thrill of the grill” will be comically terrible or absolutely awesome – it turned to be neither. Some money has been clearly spent; Kebabish is playing a small part in gentrifying London road area, which we should all be grateful for. First impressions were that it is spacious and tastefully decorated in […]12 hours ago by Jonathan Dawson Share
Volunteers are wanted to help Preston’s RSPCA Animal Centre improve the area around the centre. On Saturday 1 November an army of volunteers are asked to plant bulbs, weed, cut hedges and strim down overgrown areas at the Ribbleton centre. Management at the centre said: “Due to all our commitments and efforts going towards helping animals who have been mistreated and neglected, we unfortunately have […]19 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Afternoon commuters on Friargate got their own personal Autumnwatch as a bird of prey feasted on a pigeon. A Sparrowhawk swooped down by Richer Sounds and feasted on its prey. Andrew Lawless was sitting in his car nearby on Wednesday and snapped the bird. He said: “On taking a double look I was surprised to see a bird of prey quite happily tucking into a freshly […]22 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
A man has been found dead near the Lane Ends Post Office. Police have taped off Kimberley Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, and erected a forensics tent. They were called around 5.40am on Thursday after a man, in his 60s, was found in the middle of the road. The death is not currently being treated as suspicious.22 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
A dog has died in a house fire in Ribbleton. Fire crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a semi-detached house on Moorside Avenue. They arrived around 8.10pm on Wednesday to find a fire in the two-storey home. Four firefighters searched the property with breathing apparatus and rescued an Alsatian dog. All the residents of the house were accounted for but sadly […]22 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.