Wild Mushroom Hunting in Preston

Random pictures maybe, but this weekend looks like the optimum time to get out there and capture (or collect if you are feeling brave) one of natures great free bounties. Foraging for mushrooms is great fun. Poking around in the bushes and undergrowth for the hidden prey that grows at the edge of tree-canopies and fallen leaves at the beginning of Autumn. Removing fungi can […]

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Could your home be fracked? Check here

Did you know it is unlawful for fracking companies to drill under your home without your permission? If you are concerned it might happen near you pop your postcode into the search engine here Greenpeace claim you have legal powers to stop companies from fracking beneath your home. If it’s bad news and you live in a fracking area you can refuse permission. Greenpeace say […]

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A look inside the former Whittingham Hospital

Penwortham photographer creates virtual tour inside former Whittingham Mental Hospital

An urban explorer and photographer from Penwortham has created an interactive map of the former Whittingham mental hospital. It now stands empty on the outskirts of the city awaiting development into homes and offices. The buildings prove a magnate for urban explorers who want to venture inside its abandoned ruins. John Taylor, 33, has put together a map showing you what it’s like inside the […]

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Police use Social Media to engage with PNE fans

Football Intelligence Officers at Lancashire Constabulary have launched a special Twitter account to help better engagement with local football fans. The Twitter page @PNEPolice is a new way to interact with Preston North End supporters offering match day advice such as traffic or rail problems, parking and even giving info on places to eat and drink that accept away supporters. Paul Elliott, Football Intelligence Officer […]

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Preston quiz: Can you identity these city clocks?

It’s quiz time – quite literally, because here’s a bit of BlogPreston fun for the a Thursday. Photographer, Paul Melling has put together a few pictures of the City’s clocks while out and about on the streets of Preston. Can you identify where these timepieces are located? The chances are you’ve passed these locations many times before but did you clock them? Answers at the […]

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Preston Bus Station is now a listed building, but the Town Hall coffers have to support it

Opinion: The season of goodwill is approaching, but Town Hall finances don’t offer much cheer

While most people start to think about Christmas, Preston City Council’s cabinet have already begun to formulate their budget for the new year and beyond. By the time the festive season is upon us, much of the work on trying to balance the 2014/15 budget decimated by government funding cuts and falling income streams will have been done. Town Hall leaders however, are not expecting […]

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