Signage has been changed out the front of the Guild Hall and trees removed

Preston Guild Hall: Simon Rigby vows to return venue to its former glory

If there’s been a turnaround in the fortunes of one Prestonian in the last 18 months it has to be Simon Rigby. Cast into the shadows after a failed bid to takeover Preston’s now grade II listed Bus Station the local multi-millionaire withdrew to consider his options. Preston City Council didn’t play for his £1 bid to take the building off their hands, but the […]

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A Santa's Special on the line in 2010 Pic: Johnny English

Santa Specials to run at Ribble Steam Railway

The Ribble Steam Railway is preparing to run its seasonal Santa Special services. Set on Preston Dock, Riversway, the steam railway and museum offers a festive ride for all the family. Six trains during each day of operation are to be run on the Docklands rail line, with the first train at 10.30am and the last train at 3.30pm. Chris Mills from the steam railway […]

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Beauty and the Beast was made into a Disney film in 1991

Beauty and the Beast to be shown at Harris Library in new film club

Volunteers have put together a film club at the Harris Library in Preston. Kate McMahon and others are to show films at the library. The first film to be shown on Friday 7 November is to be Beauty and the Beast. Showings of the film are free and it starts at 5pm but organisers are asking people to get there slightly earlier.

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Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards: The best things to do near Preston

The Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards are an unofficial and trophy-less list of the greatest things to do and best places to go in Lancashire. The real Lancashire Tourism Awards showcase some amazing venues and destinations across the region – but some of honours handed out are irrelevant to local people. How many people from Lancashire actually stay in Lancashire hotels, guest houses or holiday parks? Not […]

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Fracking Lancashire event to take place at Preston Minster

An event to discuss potential fracking in the countryside on the edge of Preston has been called. Campaign groups are holding a summit at Preston’s St John Minster called Fracking in Lancashire. Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Lancashire are among the organisations to speak at the event. Cuadrilla have applied to Lancashire County Council to resume fracking at Roseacre Wood, which is near […]

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New book review: The story of the Preston Pals Memorial

In April 2008 Mrs Rita Finley, from Fulwood, wrote to the Lancashire Evening Post asking why there was no Memorial in Preston or in France to the memory of the Preston Pals. Though not involved with the military in any way, I felt moved for some reason to rectify this omission, and without thinking about the work involved, I promised Mrs Finley a Memorial would […]

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