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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.

Crew battles ‘deliberate’ car fire started overnight

The entrance to George Street. Credit: Google Firefighters were called to a car fire which is believed to have been started deliberately early this morning (August 17). One fire engine […]

5 days ago
Vintage and artisan craft market coming to New Continental

Riverside Vintage event coming to New Continental A vintage and artisan craft market will be held at the New Continental this Sunday (August 20). It will be held on the […]

6 days ago
Classic cars returning to Miller Park

Some of the classic cars at last year's event in Miller Park Pic: Benny Mc'Nally Some of the classic cars at last year’s event in Miller Park Pic: Benny Mc’Nally Dozens of classic cars will line a grade-II listed park in the centre of Preston. […]

2 weeks ago
Swiss Chalet damaged by arsonists during attack

The Swiss Chalet remains open despite the vandalism Pic: Tony Worrall The Swiss Chalet remains open despite the vandalism Pic: Tony Worrall A listed building in Avenham Park has been damaged by vandals. Avenham Park’s Swiss Chalet has a section boarded […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Katie Lawson missing: Police believe teenager is in Preston

Katie Lawson Katie Lawson Police believe a teenager missing from home could be in Preston. Katie Lawson, from Wigan, is thought to be in the Church Street or Avenham Park areas of […]

3 weeks ago
East Cliff bridge closed off due to safety fears

East Cliff bridge has been closed to the public Pic: Kate Dickens East Cliff bridge has been closed to the public Pic: Kate Dickens Safety concerns have forced the closure of a bridge in Preston city centre. East Cliff bridge, between Winckley […]

4 weeks ago
Pedalfest returns with two-wheeled fun in Avenham Park

A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling Lycra-clad riders are preparing to pedal two epic routes from Avenham Park for the city’s annual cycle festival. Pedalfest is returning to […]

1 month ago
Five Preston parks named among the best in the world

Preston parks have been earning plaudits again. Credit: Tony Worrall Five of Preston’s Parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in […]

1 month ago
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