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Tapas restaurant plan submitted for Preston Guild Hall arcade

A new tapas restaurant could be opening in the Guild Hall’s shopping arcade. What was Cassandra’s and a former shop unit have a planning application lodged by the Rigby group to create Mundo Tapas. The 155 square metres restaurant would be located inside the Guild Hall ground floor entrance way. Cassandra’s was a bit of a Preston institution but went into liquidation in January this […]

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The former Happy Shopper store

Ribbleton newsagent to be converted into new home

A former newsagents in Ribbleton is to become new housing. What used to be Yousaf General Store on the corner of Cemetery Road and Skeffington Road has plans lodged. Owner Mr S Razvi has applied for permission to convert it into a new home. The building would be converted into one private dwelling. The Happy Shopper store closed its doors in January this year. The […]

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Westerly view of the completed new look Fishergate with it's 'shared space' highway

Preston taxis blockade Fishergate in parking ticket row

Preston’s new-look Fishergate ground to a halt on Tuesday afternoon as taxi drivers blockaded to the road. It is believed to have started when a taxi driver was ticketed for illegal parking. Lancashire County Council started a crackdown on problem parking on the new look Fishergate as the roadworks finished. The Preston Hackney Carriage Association said drivers were becoming frustrated about a lack of ranking […]

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Clouding over once again in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston is officially England’s GLOOMIEST city

Hot on the heels of Preston being ranked as England’s wettest city we can now reveal we are also the gloomiest. Preston gets fewer hours of sunshine in a year than any other English city or town. Compared to the rest of the United Kingdom we don’t fare well either, only Belfast, Armargh, Inverness and Glasgow get less sun than us Prestonians. If you’re in […]

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Easterly view of the completed new look Fishergate with it's 'shared space' highway

Fishergate Gateway development officially opens following completion

Today 21 October 2014, on a very windy morning indeed, the Fishergate Gateway was officially opened. Following many months of work and difficulties all round for motorists and pedestrians the road and pavement improvements are now complete. Among others there today, the opening was attended by representative¬†councillors from Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council along with the manager of St George’s Shopping Centre. Apart […]

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Church Street in 1985

In pictures: Preston as it was in 1985

A snapshot of Preston nearly 30 years ago has been revealed with new pictures. The Preston Digital Archive, which has thousands of pictures of the city, has a more modern set of pictures showing the recent changes. Or in some cases, where things haven’t changed that much. Ian Thacker passed the pictures to Heather Crook, who runs the local history magazine The Preston Magazine. Just […]

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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.

It's in map form so you can see what's happening in your area, down your road or round the corner.

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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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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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