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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Prior exhibition showcasing Preston student photography explained

Preston students had their photographic work showcased at UCLan last week. We found out about more about the projects the students ran at the Prior exhibition. Mark Ashton My practice has developed into two specific forms – alternative photographic processes and sculpture. Through visiting researching sites with two types of structures, I study interventions on the landscape. The first it’s decaying modernist structures and the […]

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Fans eye view of Preston North End’s season

It has taken me a few days, but I am now ready to come to terms with the fact that Preston North End’s season is over. Although we had another heartbreaking play off defeat, there have been plenty of positives to come from this season. We have had our fare share of managers in the past few seasons, but Simon Grayson has put the pride […]

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Boats moored in Preston Marina

Nine ways you know summer has arrived in Preston

We’ve been waiting for more than two days of unbroken sunshine to dust this post off and set it free. Preston is a pretty good place to be when the sun shines, we may not have a beach – but that’s not such a bad thing. Here are nine ways you know summer is here in Costa del Preston: 1. Avenham Park becomes like a […]

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My older brother (blue t shirt) watching whilst I run through mud

No Ego Challenge: Taking on the mud

This time last week I was already getting excited for Saturday 10th May. Some of you may remember the preview I wrote, around a month ago, about the No Ego Challenge. Well, the time had come for our team, hilariously named ‘Powerpuff Girls’, to take on the popular South Preston mud challenge. I was running the course with my two brothers, one of my brother’s […]

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