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TV presenter highlights Preston ‘People Power’

TV presenter Loyd Grossman recently highlighted the campaign to save Preston Bus Station as an example of ‘the rise of people power’ in heritage. In a presentation on heritage activism (he is chairman of the Heritage Alliance) Grossman commented: “We are witnessing the death of the expert [in heritage]. Instead of one expert opinion, there are tens of thousands of opinions, and public opinion is […]

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New data mapping tool reveals details of Preston life

Launched last week, an intriguing and fascinating mapping tool that allows you to source a huge range of social and economic indicators in your own area, or anywhere else in England or Wales. Extremely easy to use, the DataShine tool was developed by James Cheshire and Oliver O’Brien from University College London (UCL). The mapping tool takes data from the 2011 census and Office for National Statistics. It […]

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New work in Preston from renowned Street Artist D7606 

New street art by prolific urban artist D7606 has been seen in Preston The highly distinctive works feature iconic female celebrities from the past superimposed against classic British icons, such as phone and post boxes. His work at the moment is known as paste-up although his does dabble with stencils. These are paper works of art and incidentally, also available to buy on his website […]

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Opinion: 12 greatest gigs at 53 Degrees

Preston is in mourning following the news that 53 Degrees will close its doors to the public after Christmas. Word broke on Friday night confirming rumours the venue was struggling. Despite the bad news, 53 Degrees has hosted some fantastic artists over the years, leaving a whole host of memories for music fans in Preston. We take a look at the best gigs the venue has […]

11 months ago by
Preston's town hall stayed Labour controlled

Analysis: No alarms and no surprises in Preston local elections

The dust has settled on another local election in Preston, and it’s a slightly redder shade of dust than before. While the rest of the country saw large gains for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) it was the status quo in Preston. Labour took the town centre seat left vacant by maverick councillor Michael Lavalette’s departure from the political arena. This was the only change […]

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Review: The Hoosiers at 53 Degrees

Reviewing The Hoosiers was always going be a little bit odd. Their music doesn’t typically fall under the umbrella of what I would listen to and it would seem their most successful days are comfortably behind them. That said, the air of unfashionableness that surrounded them in their not-so-long ago heyday has evaporated somewhat – leaving an audience eager for the hits but generally curious […]

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