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Preston steam enthusiasts headed down the A59 to Mere Brow for the seventh annual steam rally in Riverside Holiday Park. Plenty of Preston vehicles were on display as well as 20 full size steam engines. More than 500 vintage vehicles were on display during the weekend. A vintage fairground, trade stands, food outlets, miniature steam railway, craft tent and other live activities were available to […]40 mins ago by Ed Walker Share
One of Preston’s listed buildings and architectural gems is likely to see new flats and a restaurant built into its upper floors. The Miller Arcade which faces onto Lancaster Road and Church Street is grade II listed but has not seen use of the first floor upwards for seven years. Callaway Estates lodged plans to create 45 studio apartments, a decked roof garden and a […]2 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
A decision on whether to allow fracking in the countryside to the West of Preston will not be made until the summer. Lancashire County Council has announced a further delay to the decision which had been due to be made in January. Cuadrilla, the firm who wish to drill for shale gas, requested an extension to the planning process. It wishes to frack at Preston […]6 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
pic.twitter.com/eJkMZ8TOgH — Preston City Police (@PrestonPolice) April 25, 2015 An old military mortar found by metal detecting enthusiasts in a field near the River Ribble has been detonated. Preston Police received a call at 4.02pm on Saturday once the mortar had been found. The three inch device triggered the callout of the bomb squad and police cordoned off Avenham Park and the area around the […]18 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Two fundraisers are preparing to complete a 2,200 mile journey in the skies above Britain to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. Tim Burrow and Neil King’s microlight adventure takes them around the coastline of the mainland. Tim, a builder from Preston, said the work he sees his wife Katharine doing at the hospice had helped inspire the challenge. He said: “We will have to […]19 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Police in Preston have cordoned off an area around the Old Tram Bridge in Avenham Park, due to what is understood to be an unexploded bomb. The military have been called in after two people metal detecting in a field opposite Avenham Park found what they believe to be an old military mortar. Preston Police were called at 4.02pm by the metal detectors. The mortar […]21 hours 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.