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Driver arrested after A59 collision in Penwortham

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of drugs during a rush-hour collision in Preston. The incident took place at the A59, Golden Way, in Penwortham – where roadworks are currently in place on the roundabout. Police initially thought the driver had a medical issue. No injuries were reported and minor disruption was caused to traffic.

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The cost of operating premises on Preston's main streets can often lead many retailers to struggle

Opinion: We need business rate action to help boost Preston’s shopping streets

Ask any shop owner or councillor throughout the land what the biggest problem facing the High Street is and they will pinpoint the high cost of business rates. With a levy running into tens of thousands of pounds for traders in main shopping areas it is a huge outlay before a till has even been opened. Add in staff wages, utility bills, rent, stock, insurance […]

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Damage caused at the Moorbrook Inn

Window smashed at The Moorbrook Inn

One of Preston’s oldest drinking holes was vandalised on Wednesday night. The Moorbrook Inn on North Road re-opened in May following a refurbishment. The Parlour window of the pub was put through by what owners are branding a “drunken idiot”. Management didn’t pull any punches, tweeting a picture of the damage and branding those responsible a “d*ckhead”. Part-owned by Jeremy Rowlands, who is behind the […]

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The proposed route of the Penwortham bypass

Penwortham bypass: Consultation of proposed route closes on Sunday

Prestonians are being urged to have their say on a new route for the proposed Penwortham bypass. Lancashire County Council is currently consulting on where the road should cut across fields to the south of Penwortham. A preferred route goes between Broad Oak roundabout and Howick Cross. The county council say the bypass will reduce congestion in Penwortham along the A59 and encourage more walking […]

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Preston Bus Station is often praised for its brutalist style Pic: Tony Worrall

Christmas parking: Preston Bus Station car park to be free after 3pm on selected days

The bus station car park Pic: Tony Worrall More free parking for Preston city centre in the run up to Christmas has been announced. Lancashire County Council, who now operate Preston Bus Station and its car park, have agreed to free parking in selected days in the run up to the festive season. The Bus Station car park is free on Saturday 15 November for the […]

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The Circus of Horrors are on day release from Blackburn for Prestfest

Prestfest: Nightlife festival to see ghouls and freaks on Preston’s streets

A city centre nightlife festival returns to Preston during Halloween weekend. Prestfest is a celebration of the bars, clubs, restaurants and pubs in the city and will feature some rather unwanted guests. The Circus of Horrors, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Grim Reaper are all due to make an appearance on Halloween itself. Organised by the Preston Business Improvement District the ghostly actors […]

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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.

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