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Family Fun Day at the Green Frog on the Docklands in Preston

Family fun day extravaganza to be held at The Green Frog on Preston’s Docklands

A day of fun for all the family is being held at Preston’s docklands on Sunday 21 September to celebrate the Green Frog’s 25th anniversary. To top the event Commonwealth games medal winner, boxer Scott Fitzgerald, will be there to do some ‘padding’ and the Street Monkeys will be leaping all over to entertain everyone. Among the many attractions there will also be kids rides, a […]

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Voting registration roadshow at Acregate Labour Club

A new way of registering to vote is coming in, the biggest shake up since the Victorian times. Council officers are going to be at the Acregate Labour Club to explain the changes during the course of Friday. The new method means everyone is individually registered on the electoral role rather than via a household basis. Anyone wanting to see if they are registered or […]

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Daryl's fruit lagers have been proving popular

How a Prestonian is planning to take his fruit lagers to the world

A Prestonian has turned his experience and passion for the drinks industry into his own business. Daryl Moss, 43, has seen Freddies – his fruit lager firm – grow rapidly in the last 12 months. We caught up with Daryl, who is based in Barton, to find out more about his company. Why did you decide to start the company? Having worked in the Alcohol […]

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Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater were medal winners at Glasgow 2014

Preston athletes Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater to be honoured for Commonwealth Games medal wins

Two Preston athletes are to be recognised for their Commonweath Games success. Boxer Scott Fitzgerald and swimmer Stephanie Slater were medal winners at the Glasgow games. They and their families have been invited to a Civic Reception at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery to recognise their achievements. Councillor Nick Pomfret, Mayor of Preston, said: “These are fantastic sporting achievements by two young Prestonians and […]

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Writers group to host social event at Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum is the cultural centre of the city and has been since Victorian times Writers across Preston are being asked to join a publishing meet and greet in the city. The North West Writers meet and freet takes place at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday. Organised by the Double Negative Magazine it gives journalists, bloggers, authors or publications the chance […]

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The Birley - Aritsts studios and project space

Official launch of The Birley artists studios and project space

The Birley,an artist-led studios and exhibition space based in Birley Street, Preston, will officially open its doors to graduates and local artists – alongside a programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and workshops in their project spaces. The Birley launch will be officially opened by Councillor Veronica Afrin on Thursday 18th September, 5.00 – 8.00pm. The project was put together by four creative graduates from UCLan – all practising […]

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Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and subject have appeared and the guys at Preston Digital Archive would love to know if anyone could help with identifying people, locations and any other useful information regarding these photos.

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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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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.

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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