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News and information for the Avenham area of Preston City Centre which includes Winckley Square, Avenham and Miller Parks and the surrounding streets. Winckley Square is a designated conservation area.

Teenage girl grabbed as she walked through rec in Frenchwood

The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google A teenage girl has been grabbed by a man while walking through a recreational ground in Preston. The 16-year-old girl was making her […]

2 weeks ago
Former SoBar to become venue inspired by Manchester’s Albert’s Schloss

New owners of the former SoBar, in Avenham Street, are putting dramatic plans in place to transform the venue into a bar similar to Manchester’s renowned ‘Albert’s Schloss’. Holt Pub […]

2 weeks ago
Three Preston car parks to see some prices rise from April

Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall Parking in council-operated car parks in Preston city centre is set to increase. Avenham car park is to see its prices rise slightly for […]

3 weeks ago
Tribute paid to woman found dead near Avenham Park

Karen Murtagh Caren Murtagh, who also went by the name Karen Buchanan. The woman who was found dead in Avenham Park has been named. Caren Murtagh, 54, was found by runners during […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Body of a woman found in Avenham Park

The woman's body was found near to one of the park's bridges Pic: Tony Worrall The woman’s body was found near to one of the park’s bridges Pic: Tony Worrall A pathway by the River Ribble was closed off near Avenham Park during Saturday morning […]

3 weeks ago
Arrest after man barricades woman into flat and threatens with knife

The start of Avenham Lane. It is not clear where exactly the incident took place A man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and false imprisonment after a woman […]

4 weeks ago
Boulevard community centre plans are lodged for former shop

A former shop in Carlton Drive has seen plans go in Pic: Google A former shop in Carlton Drive has seen plans go in Pic: Google A new community centre could be created in Frenchwood in a former shop. The building at the […]

4 weeks ago
Spending a morning with the Sisters4Sisters women’s group in Frenchwood

Sofia from the group is far right in full niqab Sofia from the group is far right in full niqab Interfaith Week is held in November every year, usually running from Remembrance Sunday to the following Sunday, and aims to […]

1 month ago
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