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Lancashire Fringe Festival launches in Preston

joanne tremarco4 Lancashire Fringe Festival is the new performance arts show launching in Preston on 15th-16th July at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop, Lancaster Road. The free event will showcase the country’s […]

3 weeks ago
Petition to save Jam’s garden in Preston

Garden 3 A petition has been launched to try to save Preston’s most famous ‘guerilla gardener’. Jam Amani Rad is due to begin six months in prison after refusing to destroy the […]

3 weeks ago
Road into Grimsargh housing development triggers objections

Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes if a planning application is given the green light The main way in and out of a controversial housing scheme in a village near Preston is due for approval. Wainhomes wants to build up to 70 homes in Grimsargh. […]

3 weeks ago
Maxy House Farm housing plans due to be approved

Maxy House Farm would be demolished under the plans A major new housing development in Preston’s North West ‘Garden City’ looks set for approval. Up to 230 homes could be built on farmland in Cottam. Andrew Bradshaw has applied […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston junk shop owner jailed for selling military ammunition

Darren Brown was found to be selling the ammo at That Shop in Preston The owner of a ‘Steptoe and Son’ style junk shop has been jailed for three years after he was found to have military ammunition for sale. Police searched Darren Brown’s […]

3 weeks ago
Tributes paid to Robert Symonowicz who died in London Road crash

Robert with his medal after completing Run Preston. He was a keen distance runner. The family of a motorcyclist who died in a crash in London Road have paid tribute to him. Described as a ‘keen runner’ Robert Symonowicz died in the arms of […]

3 weeks ago
Pensioner dies in Grimsargh crash in Preston Road

Police and fire crews in Preston Road Pic: Stephen Melling A Longridge van driver has been arrested after an 80-year-old died in a crash in Grimsargh. Preston Police said the 25-year-old driver had been arrested on suspicion of causing death […]

3 weeks ago
Preston Grasshoppers to become one of first in UK with artificial pitch

Preston Grasshoppers in action Pic: Mick Craig A Preston rugby club looks set to become one of the first in the country to play on an artificial pitch. Preston Grasshoppers is one of six selected by the […]

3 weeks ago
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