Paul Melling snapped the Fishergate lights on Sunday

Preston Christmas Lights to be fully switched on by Tuesday

Preston’s flickering Christmas lights are due to shine fully in the next 24 hours. Fishergate and Friargate are currently fully lit after Saturday’s switch on but shoppers have noticed a blackout in the Flag Market. The Harris Museum is also supposed to be showing some festive patterns but these have not flicked on since Saturday night. Preston City Council say they are aware of the […]

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Turtle Bay's launch night in Manchester

Win the chance to be at the Turtle Bay launch party in Preston

As a taste of the Caribbean in Preston moves closer we’ve got the chance to be at the Turtle Bay launch party. It throws open its doors on Thursday 27 November and you and a friend could be there. We’ve got TWENTY-FIVE¬†pairs of tickets to giveaway for the launch night in Preston city centre. Plus one of the lucky winner¬†will be given the chance to […]

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In true Christmas spirit, snow showers down on the crowds at switch-on

Preston’s 2014 Christmas lights switch-on in pictures and video

In true Christmas spirit, snow showers down on the crowds at switch-on People were out in their droves last night on the Market Square in Preston to see the now famous Christmas Lights switch-on. There was much entertainment for all with many acts and guests in performance and chat. Smooth Radio’s Carlos and Jo Lloyd were on hand to follow the nights entertainment through to […]

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National Table Tennis Championships to be hosted at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

The National Table Tennis Championships are coming to Preston during November. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tin-Tin Ho is among the young table tennis players competing to win the title at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on the University of Central Lancashire campus. Ho was 15 when she won her mixed doubles medal alongside Liam Pitchford in Glasgow. She competes in the Junior and Cadet […]

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Christmas Lights at the top of Friargate

As it happened: Preston Christmas Lights Switch On 2014

Preston’s Christmas Lights Switch On takes place from 5.30pm on Saturday and we had live updates below. The Christians, Jack Walton and Coronation Street actor Marc Baylis are among the star names turning on the Preston lights. This year’s Christmas lights are set to stretch further than ever before, going up Friargate, Fishergate, the Flag Market and onto part of Church Street. See pictures from […]

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Staff launching Mission Christmas

Sainsbury’s Deepdale shoppers urged to donate for Mission Christmas

Customers at a Preston supermarket are being asked to help spread a little Christmas cheer. Shoppers arriving at the Sainsbury’s in Deepdale are being asked to buy one extra gift to donate to children who will wake up on December 25 without one. In conjunction with Rock FM’s Cash for Kids appeal the Mission Christmas campaign sees thousands of children in Preston and the surrounding […]

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