In pictures: A frosty start in Avenham Park

While Preston may have escaped the snow – for now, it didn’t escape the cold. There was a frosty start with some early morning sun and that was enough to encourage a few hardy people to take to Avenham and Miller park for some post Christmas exercise. And, as for the snow, we may still have that to look forward to as weather forecasts are […]

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The Winter Wonderland gets under way on Preston’s Flag Market

At 12.00 noon on Saturday morning 13 December 2014 the Winter Wonderland event was opened on Preston’s Flag Market leading up to Christmas time. For those in the mood for winter activities there is a fabulous ice skating rink alongside a great many log cabins hosting various retail outlets for seasonal foods, fancy goods and many other seasonal goodies to delight everyone. The Mayor and Mayoress […]

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Daniele Baron's picture of the station triggered many other Blog Preston readers to send in their pictures on Tuesday

Six pictures of the stunning sky above Preston

Mornings in Preston can often be drab and dreary affairs but this week has seen some stunning skies. Reds, purples, oranges and yellows have been against an almost dark blue backdrop captured by many Prestonians looking up. Many a Preston resident has been heard to stop and marvel at the sight above us on Tuesday morning. And even more got out their cameras or phones […]

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In Pictures: St Catherine’s Santa and Reindeer Dash 2014

It was that time of year again when young and old put on their Santa and reindeer outfits and set off to run for the St Catherine’s charity event. Despite the very cold and awfully inclement weather everyone was keen to run the dash, even the little ones could not wait to have a go and it is fair to say that all concerned were, in […]

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In pictures: Preston’s Christmas Lights sparkle even on a rainy night

This year’s Preston Christmas Lights are the biggest stretch they’ve ever been going down Friargate, Fishergate, part of Church Street and onto the Flag Market. Our photographer Paul Melling felt they look their best on a rainy night. He took his camera out and saw how they sparkled across the city. Have you taken any snaps of the Christmas Lights? Add them in the comments […]

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Victorian gin palace opens in former Victorian Church Street premises

Hogarths, the latest hostelry to appear in Preston which opened 5 December, is quaintly described as a “Victorian Style Gin Palace”. The premises of the former Academy in Church Street has been completely refurbished and restyled with a classical Victorian look and feel and is all set to become one of Preston’s most popular bars where you can enjoy a selection of over 80 different gins, cask ales and […]

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