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Opinion: Why art-deco beauty Lancastria House needs to be saved from Preston Markets plan

Lancastria House is earmarked for demolition as part of the Markets plan Back in the early 2000s Preston Council had a grand vision. Fully renovated and enclosed Victorian market canopies; glazed and two-tiered market shopping, replacing the tired 60s indoor market and […]

1 year ago
The terrifying tale of Chingle Hall’s Lavender Girl as penned by Preston poet

Chingle Hall is the home to many ghosts stories A poet born in Preston has penned a spooky tale for your Halloween enjoyment. Darren Hobson says the inspiration for Lavender Girl is based on the stories of a ghost […]

1 year ago
Restaurant review: Kebabish Original on London Road

Lamb tikka Kebabish Original enticed me through it’s strap line alone. Anywhere that advertises “the thrill of the grill” will be comically terrible or absolutely awesome – it turned to be neither. […]

1 year ago
Sparrow hawk feasts on pigeon infront of startled Friargate shoppers

sparrowhawk3-630 Afternoon commuters on Friargate got their own personal Autumnwatch as a bird of prey feasted on a pigeon. A Sparrowhawk swooped down by Richer Sounds and feasted on its prey. Andrew […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: We need business rate action to help boost Preston’s shopping streets

The cost of operating premises on Preston's main streets can often lead many retailers to struggle Ask any shop owner or councillor throughout the land what the biggest problem facing the High Street is and they will pinpoint the high cost of business rates. With a […]

1 year ago
Pair of boxer shorts dumped on doorstep of Preston charity

We'd like to know the thought process that ended up with this solitary boxer shorts on the step You can leave your pants on. That’s the message from one Preston charity as a pair of boxer shorts was left on their city centre doorstep. One of the staff […]

1 year ago
Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards: The best things to do near Preston

A cold day on Pendle Hill. Still good. The Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards are an unofficial and trophy-less list of the greatest things to do and best places to go in Lancashire. The real Lancashire Tourism Awards showcase some […]

1 year ago
Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

04 - Fylde Road - Ashton Street - Fleetwood Street - Whittingham Street, Demolitions, Preston c.1984 Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the […]

1 year ago
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