Opinion

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Nine ways you know summer has arrived in Preston

We’ve been waiting for more than two days of unbroken sunshine to dust this post off and set it free. Preston is a pretty good place to be when the sun shines, we may not have a beach – but that’s not such a bad thing. Here are nine ways you know summer is here in Costa del Preston: 1. Avenham Park becomes like a […]

5 months ago by
My older brother (blue t shirt) watching whilst I run through mud

No Ego Challenge: Taking on the mud

This time last week I was already getting excited for Saturday 10th May. Some of you may remember the preview I wrote, around a month ago, about the No Ego Challenge. Well, the time had come for our team, hilariously named ‘Powerpuff Girls’, to take on the popular South Preston mud challenge. I was running the course with my two brothers, one of my brother’s […]

5 months ago by
The sun sets over Preston

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 […]

6 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
Martyn Rawlinson

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 […]

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