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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.

Men with axe and ski mask in two robberies minutes apart

Generic image from the Old Tram Road Police are appealing for information following two robberies which occurred in Preston last week. The first incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Thursday (May […]

2 hours ago
Toxic giant hogweed found by the River Ribble

Poster has been put up warning those out on a walk by the Ribble Poster has been put up warning those out on a walk by the Ribble Walkers and joggers are being warned about a dangerous plant on the banks of the River […]

3 days ago
Teenage boy hit in the face with wrench during robbery

The incident took place close to the Ribblesdale Place entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Google The incident took place close to the Ribblesdale Place entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Google A wrench-wielding gang of teenage boys is being sought by police following an attack in […]

4 days ago
Full line-up for live music at Continental Beer Festival

continental beer festival The New Continental has played hosts to many popular beer festivals The full music line-up for the Continental Beer & Cider Festival. The bill will feature performances from acts like […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Arson suspected as cause of Avenham fire near abandoned building

Damage to the cars and the fire also spread to part of the building Pic: Kacper Krol Fire crews dealing with the incident in Avenham Place Pic: Kacper Krol An arson investigation has begun after cars were set alight near an abandoned building in Preston city centre. […]

2 weeks ago
Fire at abandoned building in Avenham

Fire crews in Avenham Place Pic: Kacper Krol Fire crews in Avenham Place Pic: Kacper Krol Firefighters are tackling a fire at a former Hindu temple in Preston city centre. Avenham Place is closed off as crews contain […]

2 weeks ago
Recycling point in Avenham Park removed after vandalism

Avenham Park was targeted by vandals Pic: Tony Worrall Avenham Park was targeted by vandals Pic: Tony Worrall Vandals have wrecked a bin and recycling unit in one of Preston’s historic parks. The bin and recycling point as you […]

3 weeks ago
Prestonians roll their eggs for annual Easter tradition

This Bank Holiday Monday saw thousands of Prestonian’s return to Avenham Park for the annual Easter Egg Rolling tradition. The tradition, which dates back to Victorian times, gives people the […]

1 month ago
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