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Preston’s College new science and technology building nears half-way stage

A new science and technology building at Preston’s College is nearing the half-way stage. Principal Dr Lis Smith got on the roof of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Centre as it “topped out”. The £13 million centre is part of a major redevelopment of the Fulwood campus. Dr Smith said: “STEM subjects play a key role in education and the development of these disciplines […]

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Preston supermarkets Christmas 2014 opening hours

You’ve sat down on the sofa and called up that show you wanted to watch on catch-up, contemplating that second glass of wine and then the dreaded words come from the kitchen… “Darling, we’ve not got any butter.” You sigh and quickly make the call on which shop is going to be open at this time so close to Christmas. Before you jump in the […]

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The new kids play area in the park

Fulwood park to get brand new junior play kit after lottery grant win

A group of residents are celebrating winning a cash grant to buy new play equipment for a Fulwood park. The Sharoe Green and Sherwood Community Association scooped £10,000 from the Awards For All to buy a hip-hop gyro-spiral piece of kit. It will go in the junior play area at the newly renovated Levensgarth Park. Nigel Parker, chairman of the association, said: “This is a […]

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Tilly has not been seen since Tuesday evening

Appeal to find missing Fulwood cat Tilly

A cat owner is asking the public for help to trace her kitten. Su Billington says Tilly has not been seen since Tuesday at 6pm. She was last seen on Squires Wood, Fulwood. The seven month old is a tabby on top and white underneath with ginger patches. Tilly has a ginger patch round her right eye and a ginger patch on her right back […]

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A59 accident: Driver in serious condition in hospital after smash

A Samlesbury man is in a serious condition in hospital after a crash on the A59 on Thursday. Police are appealing for witnesses when a Vauxhall Corsa travelling from Preston to Clitheroe lost control around Clayton le Dale and collided with a lamp post. The driver, a 21 year old man, has suffered serious head, chest and spleen injuries. Police closed the road from 11.30pm […]

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Preston City Council cutbacks: City hit with one of biggest decreases in government funding

Preston City Council has taken one of the largest cuts in government funding in England. Figures announced by the government show Preston Town Hall will see a 6.4 per cent cut in the annual funding it receives from Whitehall. City council finance chiefs say the cutbacks mean it will lose £14,000 more than it anticipated and may also lose £41,000 more in a new homes […]

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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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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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