Rowan Scrap Metals tweeted this picture of smoke at the Recycling Lives facility

What was the cause of the Ribbleton explosion?

An explosion at the Recycling Lives facility on the Red Scar industrial estate was the cause of Prestonian panic today. Residents and workers nearby took to Twitter to ask what was the Ribbleton Explosion? The bang was heard around 12.15pm on Tuesday across the North East and East of the city. It turned out to be a pressurised container got into a steel fragmentation machine […]

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Review: Katherine Jenkins sparkles at Symphony at the Tower concert

A little slice of the Proms came to Preston on Saturday night thanks to Katherine Jenkins. Performing as part of the Symphony at the Tower concerts the Welsh songstress dazzled and sparkled as the sun began to set on Hoghton Tower. With numerous costume changes, not quite on a par with Beyonce mind, there was a slightly surreal atmosphere as one of the biggest names […]

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James Blunt performing at Hoghton Tower

Review: James Blunt at Hoghton Tower

Lets be honest, watching James Blunt could’ve gone very wrong for me. I’m regularly accused of music snobbery (something I’m not sure I agree with but I see where they’re coming from) and with this being a charity gig the crowd was always going to be a little bit apathetic. It didn’t get any better as the day went on. Traffic from Birmingham to Preston […]

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Two rats swimming in the pond at Moor Park

Moor Park rats: Cull them or leave them be?

Pictures and sightings of the rats which are infesting Moor Park have become a political hot topic. We reported in April how residents have expressed concerns about the rats being fed. And they weren’t the only ones, local┬ácouncillor Terry Cartwright raised the issue and on Thursday night it was the topic of debate in the Preston City Council chamber. “Shoot them or not to shoot […]

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The plan points to more of a food offering at the Guild Hall complex

What does Simon Rigby have planned for Preston Guild Hall?

The bid from Simon Rigby focuses not just on bringing big name acts to the Guild Hall but working to enhance the whole offering of the Guild Hall building. Drilling into the rather slick website the millionaire and his partners have put together it gives a sense that it’s not just about booking Paul Weller to put bums on seats. Preston Guild Hall’s selling point […]

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Letter written to the Ted Carter shop

Outrage as letter asks Preston fishing shop to stop selling fishing gear to kids

A letter written to a fishing shop calling for it to stop selling fishing equipment to kids has provoked outrage. Sent to the Ted Carter shop, which has been on Church Street in the city centre for more than 50 years, the letter from a concerned grandmother says they should impose an age restriction. Addressed to “Mr Ted Carter” the letter says “I am writing […]

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