With snow still on the ground it’s that time of year again, Christmas. A chance to kick back and relax, sip a glass of mulled wine and catch up with friends and family. This is Blog Preston’s second Christmas, and we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our readers for their support in 2010.
It’s been an exciting year for us and also for Preston, there’s always plenty going on in the North-West’s third city.
Some highlights for us have been our multimedia coverage of the election night, live from Preston’s Town Hall. We were the first media outlet to get a word with re-elected Labour MP Mark Hendrick.
Continuing with the politics theme, last month’s coverage from the English Defence League protest and march through the city centre draw record numbers of people looking at the website.
Away from politics, fire and takeaway blazes had you all logging on. As first Friargate takeaway Mick’s Curry Pot went up in flames and then earlier this month the huge blaze at an old mill in Deepdale saw our dramatic photos viewed hundreds of times.
It’s not just fire and politics which have kept our audience interested this year, the debate over the history of St Joseph’s Orphanage continues to be one of our top posts and people searching for information on late-night Christmas shopping in Preston and details of what makes a good night out in the city have also featured highly.
So, as we wind down and relax over the Christmas period we just ask that you think of us in 2011 and keep logging on to find out the latest community news and views about our great city. We always welcome guest contributions, so feel free to get in touch if there’s something you’d like to see covered on the site or send us a story that we can look into.
We’re also taking advertising slots on the site, so if you run a business or are setting one up then get in touch to find out our great deals for local businesses to reach thousands of Prestonians every month.
So, from Ed, Andy, Jo and the rest of the team, a very Merry Christmas and here’s to 2011!
Image credit to Tony Worrall. It shows Haslam Park covered in snow.