Dog handlers put on a display

Lancashire Police open day Behind The Badge to return in 2015

Police in Preston will be holding a second Behind the Badge Day. Lancashire Police threw open the doors of their Hutton HQ, just outside the city. Nearly 10,000 people passed through the open day which allowed people to explore what the police do. The Behind the Badge Day was hailed a huge success and a spokeswoman for the police confirmed they were exploring dates for […]

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Christmas Lights at the top of Friargate

Preston Christmas: Late-night shopping and free car parking times confirmed

Late-night shopping details for Preston in the lead up to Christmas have been confirmed. The two major shopping centre car parks have also confirmed when they will be offering free parking, alongside a proposal from Preston City Council for free use of the Market Hall car park. The Fishergate Shopping Centre starts late-night opening on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Wednesday 12 November up until Christmas. […]

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Helen's Story follows the letters of six women Pic: Tom Middleton

First World War drama My Dearest Girls to be performed at the Harris

A drama inspired by the First World War is coming to the Harris Library on Friday. My Dearest Girls – Helen’s Story is the work of writer and solo performer Francesca Millican-Slater. The 30-minute drama is based on the real letters sent between six young Shropshire women between 1917 to 1920. The letters reveal what life was like towards the end of the war and […]

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Streetwise Soccer sessions announced for Preston youngsters

A new weekly football session is to take place for young footballers in the city. Children aged 10 to 16 are invited to West View Leisure Centre to play a Streetwise Soccer Mashup. It launches on Thursday 23 October after the city council’s sports department secured funding for the event. Cabinet member for Culture and Leisure Services, Councillor Veronica Afrin said: “This is a great […]

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Preston Cemetery has been targeted by vandals on a number of occasions

Free guided tours of Preston Cemetery to reveal its history

A walk around Preston’s cemetery will give residents a chance to find out about the city’s past. Three guided walks take place on Sunday 12 October as the trees turn red and orange with the onset of Autumn. Deputy Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor John Swindell, said: “These guided walks have been very popular in the past, as the event is unique and there […]

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An artists impression showing the Christmas lights down Fishergate

How Preston’s new Christmas lights could look

Organisers have revealed the Christmas look they are going for with Preston’s festive lights and market this year. Artist impressions show how the lights will look down Fishergate and the plan for chalet-style market stalls on the Flag Market. On Saturday it was announced £60,000 is being spent on new Christmas lights and expanding them to more streets including a section of Church Street. The […]

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