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Plungington armed robberies: Chorley man charged

A Chorley man has been charged in connection with an armed raid in Plungington. Kenneth Goldthorpe, 40, of Chorley Road, Adlington, Chorley, is accused of two counts of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. Police were called just before 6pm on Tuesday to reports of a robbery at Lily and Eve hairdressers on Villiers Street. Staff were threatened with a knife before the man […]

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Preston Roller Girls to carry rivalry with Blackpool over on December 6

Preston Roller Girls will take on Blackpool Roller Derby Team on Saturday, December 6. The bout will see the famous Preston vs Blackpool rivalry carried over into new levels. And we doubt other sports will have managed to match the intensity and competitiveness that will be on display here. Lou Taylor, of PRG, said: “It’s doubly exciting due to the historic local sports rivalry plus […]

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What in Preston says Lancashire to you? Pic: Tony Worrall

Lancashire Day 2014: Preston pictures which define the county

Can you take a Preston picture which says Lancashire to you? We’re challenged Preston photographers to celebrate Lancashire Day on Thursday 27 November by finding a photo in the city which defines Lancashire. Preston Flickr group members are being encouraged to join in, all 800 of them, and we also want everyone to take a photo in Preston which says Lancashire. The picture can be […]

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Attractions at the Penwortham Christmas Market

Penwortham Christmas Markets two run on Pope Lane and Liverpool Road

Dates for Penwortham Christmas Markets have been confirmed. Pope Lane sees the first of the markets take place on Monday 1 December. A second Christmas Market is on Wednesday 10 December on Liverpool Road. Both markets run from 6pm to 9pm. Preston Christmas Markets start on the Flag Market from Saturday 13 December. Will you be visiting the Penwortham Christmas Markets? Let us know in […]

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Missing Ribbleton teenager Melissa Hughes found by police

Police have cancelled their appeal to find a Preston teenager. Melissa Hughes, 16, was found along with her 19-year-old boyfriend Kieran Jolly. Lancashire Police had been appealing since Melissa walked out from the family home on November 8 just an hour after she had been found after going missing in October. The public have been thanked for their help in sharing the appeal to find […]

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Staff from Tinos celebrate their win

Alive After Five Awards finalists announced as 32,000 votes cast

An awards ceremony recognising those who make the Preston nightlife great takes place in early December. More than 70 venues and individuals are competing across 13 categories including best pub, club of the year and manager of the year. BBC Radio Lancashire DJ John Gillmore and former Big Brother contestant Luke Marsden are to host the Alive After Five Awards bash. Nearly 32,000 votes have […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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