Preston runaway teenagers found safe and well by police

Two Preston teenagers who went missing on Wednesday of last week have been found safe and well. The 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl had last been seen heading towards the city centre from St Paul’s Road at 12.10pm on Wednesday 25 March. Lancashire Police said they were located in Preston. The public are thanked for their help and assistance in locating them.

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Rain over St Marks

Met Office issues severe weather warning with both wind and rain expected

Heavy rain and wind is expected to batter Preston overnight and into tomorrow morning. Monday night and Tuesday could see rain of up to 20mm and gusts of up to 70mph. The weather is expected to pass by Wednesday and steadily improve as Easter approaches. There is the potential for flooding and traffic disruptions as a result of the weather which will move in from […]

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Students at Avenham Park pavilion

Students design new ideas for Stoneygate area of Preston city centre

Architecture students at Preston’s university took over the Avenham Park pavilion to come up with a plan for the Stoneygate area of the city. The event, branded as Northern Soul, invited architectural talent from Huddersfield, Northumbria, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield for the one day challenge. University of Central Lancashire architecture lecturer Simon Kay-Jones said: “We’re honoured to host RIBA’s annual design charrette which allows […]

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Preston's Indoor Market

Preston Markets: Frank Whittle Partnership chosen to lead redevelopment of markets area

The contract to oversee the development of Preston Markets has been awarded to a Preston firm. A multi-million pound redevelopment of the markets, which includes demolition of the current Indoor Market, car park and Lancastria House, is to be carried out by the Frank Whittle Partnership. Architects are currently drawing up detailed plans for how the new markets will look in the covered Victorian markets […]

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Milda Okunyte was studying illustration in Preston

Milda Okunyte RIP: Friends gather to celebrate artistic creativity of Lithuanian student who died on Tuesday

Friends have gathered to pay their respects to a talented illustration student who died in a suspected hit and run on Tuesday. Milda Okunyte, 20, was from Lithuania and studying at the University of Central Lancashire. On Sunday evening a weekly musical event at the Beautiful Planet cafe in Friargate was dedicated to Milda’s memory. She was a regular visitor to the cafe and built […]

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Flashmob for AJ's Dream in the city centre

Watch: AJ’s Dream flashmob takes over Friargate and Flag Market

Dancers took over Friargate for a flash mob in front of bemused Preston shoppers on Saturday. If you’re on our app click here to watch. The dance raised funds and awareness for the AJ’s Dream campaign – which aims to get the NHS to test for more potentially fatal diseases. It follows the death of Anthony Rushe (AJ) in January from Krabbe’s disease which is […]

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