Opinion: A tribute to Sir Tom Finney

It’s not exaggerating to say that Preston has lost its favourite son. Sir Tom Finney was quite simply the best footballer to ever play for Preston North End Football Club. For the city of Preston, he transcended the idea of just being a footballer. He represents a reason to be proud of the city, he represents everything a footballer, and indeed a person, should be. […]

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Michael Lavalette: A reflection on ten years in Preston’s political arena

After ten years as a Preston city councillor I have had to resign due to family illness. It’s a sad moment and there is much I will miss, but sometimes family must come first. I was first elected in May 2003 in the Preston Town Centre ward. It was a complete shock – to me as much as Labour I think. I stood as a […]

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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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