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In pictures: Colourful characters at Preston Pride 2014

Hundreds of people joined a celebration of Preston’s diversity on the Flag Market on Saturday. Photographer William Matthews captured the colourful characters who entertained during an afternoon of music and entertainment for Preston Pride. The one day festival brings together the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Preston. It was marred by homophobic leaflets handed out before and after the event, which has seen […]

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Preston Skyride to take on the Guild Wheel route

A free cycling event takes place in Preston on Sunday. The Skyride is a guided cycling tour taking in the popular Guild Wheel route. The 21 mile circular route gives you a tour of the countryside around the city with some fantastic views. It’s classed as a challenging route so is only suitable for ages 11+ with an adult. A British Cycling trained leader takes […]

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Penwortham science boy wonder Jamie Edwards to speak at TedxSalford

A Preston schoolboy is to appear at one of the biggest speaking events in the world. Jamies Edwards, 13, is an amateur scientist who is the youngest person ever to achieve nuclear fusion. In his school lab at Penwortham Priory Academy he collided the nuclei of hydrogen atoms via intertial electrostatic confinement. He will speak at the TedxSalford alongside the youngest Nobel peace prize winner, […]

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Days of Fear and Wonder: Sci-fi film screenings to take place across Preston

The world of sci-fi is coming to Preston during October and November. Film screenings are taking place at secret locations as part of the Days of Fear and Wonder film festival. Billed as Future Preston Tours the likes of Tron, Logan’s Run and E.T. are to be screened at venues in the city. They Eat Culture, who are organising the screenings, are working with the […]

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Two fabulous days during the behind the badge day at Hutton

The Lancashire Constabulary opened their doors this weekend to give the public a chance to ‘look behind the badge’ and get an insight into the different roles officers and staff play in keeping the public safe and secure on a daily basis. Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was there with staff from his office, showcasing some of the projects they are involved in […]

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All go for changes to Preston Guild Hall entranceway and new Italian restaurant

Changes to the entrance to Preston’s Guild Hall have been given unanimous backing by Preston city council’s planning committee. The proposals from new owner Simon Rigby would see two escalators up either side of the venue. Councillors all voted in favour of the Rigby proposal which would also see a new Italian restaurant open in what is currently the Preston Tourist Information Centre. Simon Rigby, […]

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