Opinion

Coda was the previous name for the venue before the Frog and Bucket took over

Coda, The Venue and more: Looking back at what the Frog and Bucket venue used to be

The building which houses the soon to close Frog and Bucket has been an entertainment venue for decades. As The Frog and Bucket, it hosted shows by stars from John Bishop to The Boy With Tape on his Face to radio and TV presenter Terry Christian. In particular, Sarah Millican seemed to love the place and it became her favourite venue to host hush-hush tryout […]

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Taking on The Big Ugly Burger at Longton’s Dolphin Inn

As it came towards me the other diners gasped. The waiter, who was delivering this beastly incarnation, held a strong smug look as if to say, “you won’t beat this….” OK, that’s not quite how it happened, but in my defence, it felt like it at the time and a number of other diners in the pub did laugh out loud and ask me what […]

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New openings and closures in Preston

A mini round-up of new openings and closures in Preston city centre. New shoe shop opened on Fishergate called Solewish. A small family run organisation that brings in cutting edge footwear designs whilst also catering for a girls every day fashion needs. Shakey’s Desserts and Grill Lounge on Friargate opened a short while ago and offers Hot Dogs, Burgers, Kebabs, Rollers, Nachos, Samosas plus a […]

9 months ago by
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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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