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This is what to expect in Preston during 2019

Sunrise over Preston Pic: Tony Worrall As 2018 comes to a close in the city here’s what we’re expecting to see dominating the headlines in the next 12 months. Preston has some major schemes and events […]

2 weeks ago
A tribute to former Preston council chief executive Jim Carr

Jim Carr, Preston’s former town clerk, who died 16.12.18 Jim Carr passed away aged 69 – having served 13 years as the most senior officer at Preston City Council. He […]

4 weeks ago
Opinion: How Preston’s child poverty conference opened my eyes to harsh reality of our city

A hobby horse needing a lick of paint in a city park Pic: Tony Worrall A hobby horse needing a lick of paint in a city park Pic: Tony Worrall As a Fulwood born-girl, I came away from the child poverty conference at The Salvation […]

1 month ago
Why I set up a Dads network for Preston and Lancashire

Graham Sims and his daughter Chloe Graham Sims and his daughter Chloe We are a peer to peer support group that covers the whole of Lancashire. And we have helped with issues ranging from suicide, post-natal […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Takeaway review: Trying out Mango Tree on Blackpool Road

Vegetable Dopiaza from Mango Tree Vegetable dopiaza with chapati Mango Tree on Blackpool Road is one of the latest additions to Preston’s takeaway scene. Opened in September by three friends – Foysol Amin, Milon Miah and […]

3 months ago
Opinion: What it was like sleeping out on the Flag Market

It was a typically wet Preston night Councillor Matthew Brown preparing for his sleep out Last Saturday night I slept out on the Flag Market to raise funds for Fox Street which for years has provided vital […]

4 months ago
Restaurant review: RK Sweets in Plungington Road

The Premium thali Pic: Blog Preston Enjoying starters at RK Sweets Pic: Blog Preston Sitting cheek-by-jowl with charity shops and takeaways is an Indian street food kitchen with a rapidly growing reputation. Deciding to break up […]

5 months ago
We get our skates on as Roller World Preston opens

A couple of the Preston Roller Girls at the Roller World Preston opening When the text appeared in the Blog Preston WhatsApp chat asking who wanted to attend the Roller World Preston opening day, I couldn’t reply quickly enough. After flirting with the […]

5 months ago
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