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Whether you’re staying in Preston or heading off to Wembley for Sunday’s big game, the last thing you need is the downpour of rain dampening the mood! Luckily for the London-goers dry conditions are expected with up to a 10% chance of rain on Saturday and up to 20% chance of rain on the Sunday. Thick grey clouds could look daunting so best to have […]3 hours ago by Anastasia Bates Share
Preston Grasshoppers are set to host a beer festival over a weekend in early July. The local sports club will host the event across the weekend of July 3-5 and will feature live music. The event, named Hopfest – Hoppers Beer Festival, is expecting to see a range of drinks for all real ale lovers to enjoy as well as cask beer, craft ales, lagers […]4 hours ago by Anastasia Bates Share
On Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 6.00 pm the office of Mayor of Preston City was transferred from Councillor Nick Pomfret to Councillor Margaret McManus. As Mayor of Preston, Councillor Margaret McManus will be a figurehead for the city, act as chairman at council meetings, represent Preston at civic events and be officially recognised as Preston’s first citizen. The Mayor Making Ceremony began with prayers read […]5 hours ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
The Moorbrook is celebrating its first birthday this weekend with an extended drinks menu and live music. The pub on North Road in Preston re-opened in 2014 under new owners and this weekend marks the one year anniversary since they opened its doors. Part of the celebrations will see a Birthday Bash Beer List with specialities from Big Shed Brewery in Shrewsbury and Anarchy Brewery. […]11 hours ago by Anastasia Bates Share
A Preston-based photographer has been shortlisted for two business awards. Entrepreneur Vaishakhi Chhotai-Doshi is in the contest for the titles Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 Fusion Awards and Young Achiever of the Year at The English Asian Business Awards. Originally from India, she moved to England to excel as a businesswoman and is overwhelmed by the nominations, “I am honoured to be a finalist […]16 hours ago by Anastasia Bates Share
A long-stalled retail park plan for a swathe of empty land near Preston city centre is due to see work start in June. Queens Retail park, off Queen Street, has secured Aldi as its flagship supermarket for the site. The discount retailer is to occupy an 18,500 square foot food store. Plans for Queen Street were first mooted in 1994 but legal wrangles over land […]1 day ago by Ed Walker Share View more stories from BlogPreston
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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.
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.