Chinese New Year celebrated at Guild Hall

On Friday, the start of Chinese New Year was celebrated with a spectacular performance at Preston’s Guild Hall. The internationally renowned Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe entertained local school children with a two hour set of traditional Chinese song and dance. The New Year extravaganza was organised by UCLan’s Confucius Institute and Preston’s Mayor, Councillor Veronica Afrin was present to welcome our distinguished Chinese guests. […]

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Recently Lost Preston in Photos (part one)

Photos of things and places recently lost in Preston. It amazes me how quickly some things change in Preston. And how disappointingly others don’t change at all. I have been taken pictures in and around the city since 2007. Not that long but my camera has witnessed most of the changes big and small. Here is a small collection of vanished, lost or forgotten things […]

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The Chinese Lives exhibition

Photo exhibition exploring Lancashire’s Chinese population launches in Preston

Yesterday saw the launch of ‘Chinese Lives in Lancashire’, a photography exhibition documenting the lives of people of Chinese ethnicity living in Lancashire. The project has been supported by the Arts Council England, UCLan’s Confucius Institute and Lancashire County Council’s Cultural Services department. The launch event at the Museum of Lancashire on Stanley Street in Preston began with a fabulous Chinese dragon being paraded around […]

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Goodbye to Paula and Kay at the Bitter Suite

This weekend saw the end of an era at one of Preston’s most popular real ale venues. Bitter Suite on Fylde Road has been run for the past seven years by Paula Bosworth and Kay Drummond who have now decided to call it a day. Under their management the pub has enjoyed a reputation for good beer and quality live music. Over the years there […]

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Local Councillor talks of issues on the Guild Wheel in interview

Incidents of road rage, or should we call that ‘cycle rage’ have been occurring on the popular Guild Wheel cycle path. Reports have been circulating ever since the track opened. Both cyclists and pedestrians have suffered at times from thoughtless and inconsiderate Wheel users. We hope these were isolated incidents. Last year Preston Council decided to put up ‘share and care’ reminders, adding them to […]

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Seven things you need to know about Xining: What could be Preston’s new twin town

With the news Preston may be considering forming a new twin town arrangement with Xining in China, we’ve taken a look at seven things you may not know about the city. As reported in the Lancashire Evening Post, Mayor of Preston Veronica Afrin and senior officers from the city council and county council have been entertaining a group of businessman from the city. Preston has […]

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