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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.

‘Selfish’ vandal wrecks Miller Park trees

Not the scene of a small tropical storm Pic: Maria Not the scene of a small tropical storm Pic: Maria It looks like strong winds have blown through one of Preston’s glorious parks. But it is a human hand which […]

3 days ago
Preston city centre CCTV will be monitored from Blackburn

A CCTV system in Preston city centre A CCTV system in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s CCTV system in the city centre is set to be permanently monitored 24-hours seven days a week once again. […]

6 days ago
Preston reacts with delight as Muslim school provides a treat

Amy Waddington and Jade Cannon with their treats Amy Waddington and Jade Cannon with their treats Prestonians got a little surprise during Wednesday (7 June) evening while sorting their tea. Pupils from an evening school in the city […]

3 weeks ago
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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 month 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 […]

1 month 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 months ago
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 months ago
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