The first KFC in Britain is preparing to spread its wings and leave Preston. Fishergate’s fried chicken outlet opened in 1965 and was the first of the chain restaurants across the country. KFC has chosen not to renew its lease on 92 Fishergate, an A-board above the chicken shop declares the restaurant space will become available to let. Col Sanders’ Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken has […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
CCTV has been released by Preston Police in the hunt for a gang who raided a newsagents in Ribbleton. If you’re on our app, click here to watch. The footage shows the gang rush into McColls on Ribbleton Avenue and make off with £50,000 in cash, A security guard received an injury to his hip from a blade during the incident. Police are re-appealing for […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Outfits from fashion promotion students at the University of Central Lancashire were on display for late night shoppers in Preston. A catwalk was set up inside the Fishergate Shopping Centre on Thursday night. Outfits were on display from the likes of Debenhams, Strawberry Moon, Evans, Temptation and Designer Menswear. Did you go to the fashion show? Were you in it? Let us know in the […]3 weeks ago by Paul Melling Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
A long-planned giant block of student flats in Preston city centre is due to get moving, having been attempted since 2004. Land on Edward Street, between Corporation Street and Friargate, has sat empty and now plans have been lodged for a seven-storey building home which would be home to 319 students. Stonewell Property, based in Claughton on Brock, want to build the student accommodation which […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A Preston family who go all out with their Christmas lights are using their big switch on to raise money for charity. The Tipping Family on Valentines Meadow in Cottam have become well known for their dazzling Christmas lights display. Every year the family deck out the house and garden with lights, garden featueres and much more and invite the local community to come and […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Plans to build six detached homes on the edge of Broughton have been thrown out at a planning appeal. Preston City Council had rejected the plans saying it would dilute the character of the village to allow the homes to be built on Whittingham Lane. Aamir Designs had tabled the plans but faced objections from Broughton Parish Council and 18 local households also voiced their […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share