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Opinion: Why I want to make a film about Preston

There are a few reasons why I wanted to make a short film about Preston. The first is because I love the city beyond measure, and the second is because nobody else has done it justice, at least not in video form. There are many great photographers in Preston – one just has to look at the Preston Flickr group to see that – but […]

5 months ago by
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Chef Paul Heathcote’s Viral Sheep Sculpture

One of the more bizarre stories from over the Bank Holiday weekend. Preston based Chef Paul Heathcote’s re-tweet of a cauliflower sheep that went viral. Is it the Preston Lamb (stood up)? Apparently, the lamb sculpture pic went global after Paul re-tweeded to his followers raking up thousands of views, loads of comments and many more Twitter followers for Paul himself. Have a look at […]

6 months ago by
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Facebook cover photo details canal at Preston

Our recent Facebook banner photo update created some discussion about the exact location. The picture was taken on the Ashton-on-Ribble section of the old Lancaster Canal in Preston. The houses shown in the picture are on Shelley Road and the back gardens slope down towards the water. Most house owners have made a feature of their back garden, turning them into mini-jetties or pubs(!) a […]

6 months ago by
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Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson explains the council budget for the year ahead

This is not budgeting anymore…it’s survival. In 2009/10 Preston Council had an income of just under £30million – by 2015 it’s income will me just under £23million; most of that reduction is government grants. When you take into account inflation and increases in fees and charges in that period, then the loss of income overall is even greater. If people think that this government are […]

8 months ago by
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Review: Superb food at the Sparling

Looking for decent place to eat in the Preston area is not a stretch. Okay, the city centre has perhaps just a few notable quality establishments but stray just a mile or two beyond the city limits (still in the PR postcode area) and there are gourmet treasures just waiting to be discovered. I’ve past the The Sparling in Barton, located just across from the […]

8 months ago by
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Review: Vernon God Little at St Peter’s Arts Centre, UCLan

I was extremely pleased to have been invited to this production. An excellent piece of art in every sense of the word. The company of actors from the BA Acting degree at UCLAN have really worked hard to produce this engaging piece of work. My first impressions began as soon as I arrived at the theatre. There was preset as you collected your ticket of […]

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