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Preston Christmas lights on Fishergate Pic: Paul Melling

Preston Christmas: Festive lights expansion, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Market planned

More than £60,000 is to be spent on new Christmas lights for Preston city centre. It’s part of a £125,000 investment on drawing shoppers into Preston for the festive season. Preston’s Business Improvement District announced the new festive lights are to be expanded to parts of Church Street and more lights on the Flag Market. A Winter Wonderland is to run on the Flag Market […]

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First Korova Poetry a big success with more nights planned

The first Korova Poetry night was a big success and there are more planned. Upstairs in the café was full for the first ever Korova Poetry night which saw named performers along with an open mic. Lorna Smithers, part of the huge team behind the night, said: “The first night was a big success. The top room of Korova was packed out. “Flora Martyr, a young performance poet […]

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Crowds at the Flag Market for last year's Christmas Lights Switch On

When is the Preston Christmas Lights Switch On 2014?

The preparations for Christmas are already beginning in Preston. The annual Christmas Lights Switch On date has been confirmed. The official Christmas Lights Switch On sees thousands of people line Friargate up to the Flag Market. A number of celebrity guests are expected to appear as part of the celebrations on Saturday 15 November. The entertainment is at 5.30pm on the Saturday, with Smooth Radio […]

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Hunt for city centre Preston lambs to win shopping spree prize

Prestonians are being asked to seek out ten iconic Preston lambs hidden across the city centre. Business leaders have hidden the lamb symbol in the windows of city centre businesses. Three cryptic clues state: 1) We might have featured in a poem by Wordsworth 2) Money makes the world go round 3) Not a field but a moon, ask the Beatles Anyone identifying the ten […]

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Free dog micro-chipping event at Haslam Park

A free micro-chipping event for dogs is taking place in Haslam Park. Dog wardens from the city council will be at the park from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 18 October. Placing a microchip on a dog means if it is lost or stolen it is an effective way of reuniting with its rightful owners. Each microchip is coded with a unique number that is […]

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Patch Adams is one of the films to be shown

1 in 4 Film Festival: University cinema to show mental health related films

A film festival highlighting mental ill health and its impact takes place from Monday. Every night of the week a different film is to be shown at the University of Central Lancashire’s cinema. The Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema in Foster Building (off the Adelphi roundabout) will screen the likes of Patch Adams, I Am Sam and The Karen Carpenter Story. David Catherall, One in Four […]

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