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Opinion: So was PrestFest on the Flag Market a success?

Looking towards the DJ balcony at the Harris As fewer than half of those with tickets to Saturday night’s PrestFest turned up I thought I’d take a look through what needs to be tweaked if the event happens […]

1 year ago
Opinion: As communities we must unite against anyone sowing the seed of hate and division in our communities

Ali Amla, right, at the Holocaust Memorial Day service This is the text from a speech by Ali Amla, given at the Holocaust Memorial Day memorial service in Preston Minster on Wednesday 27 January. Bismillah hir Rahma nir Rahim […]

1 year ago
Has the pride been lost in one of Preston’s iconic streets?

Some of the scenes on Church Street As the day began I had no idea what I was doing or why I was going to do it. But I thought I’d share my experiences with you as […]

1 year ago
Opinion: Why Preston must be heard against English Defence League demonstration

Police at the EDL demo in Preston in November 2010 I’ve lived in Preston for a good part of my life. I came here as a very young child, living in the Avenham area, and going to Frenchwood school. We […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Seven things Prestonians said on hearing there might be a charge for collecting brown bins

Collecting brown bin from homes in Preston may now come with an added charge. Preston City Council has unveiled plans to charge £30 per year per garden waste bin from […]

1 year ago
Opinion: Reflecting on the legacy of councillor Tom Burns

Councillor Tom Burns I can’t believe it’s almost two years since the death of my good friend and fellow Councillor Tom Burns. I was sat in a Neighbourhood Planning meeting in the YMCA […]

1 year ago
Opinion: Spending Christmas in St Catherine’s Hospice learning to manage cancer pain

St Catherine's Hospice at Lostock Hall I didn’t expect to be waking up on Christmas morning in a hospice. But my life’s like that now. The results of one scan can throw all my plans up […]

1 year ago
Opinion: Nine things 2016 holds for Preston

A pot of gold could come in handy for public finances in Preston during 2016 Pic: Tony Worrall The end of the year draws near and like the Christmas Lights in Preston city centre the lights are going out one by one (gradually). It’s a good chance to […]

1 year ago
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