Moor Park pictured in all its Autumnal glory

Autumn is definitely here in Preston as the leaves turn redder. Dusk falls spectacularly at the moment and the city parks are a riot of reds, browns and yellows. The last shades of green are clinging on in the trees and Moor Park, the largest park in Preston, is a perfect place to see the Autumnal shades come through. Paul Melling took his camera down […]

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In Pictures: The Breeze Cycling Challenge for women

Hosted by UCLan, the Preston City Council backed Breeze cycling event took place today Sunday 12 October and photographer, Paul Melling was on hand to capture the action. British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. The Breeze Challenge was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Preston, Nick and Barbara Pomret. Former road racing professional cyclist, Emma […]

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Students stream up the escalators in the St George's Shopping Centre

In pictures: St George’s student shop-in attracts thousands of visitors

More than 10,000 students lined up outside a Preston shopping centre to grab a bargain on Tuesday night. The St George’s Shopping Centre threw open its doors for the biggest ever student discount night. A Student Shop-In saw between 25 to 85 per cent more business for stores in the centre. Students from the University of Central Lancashire, Runshaw College and Cardinal Newman College rushed […]

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Two fabulous days during the behind the badge day at Hutton

The Lancashire Constabulary opened their doors this weekend to give the public a chance to ‘look behind the badge’ and get an insight into the different roles officers and staff play in keeping the public safe and secure on a daily basis. Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was there with staff from his office, showcasing some of the projects they are involved in […]

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Runners making their way in Avenham Park

In pictures: Run Preston 2014 10k and 5k races

Hundreds of runners took to Preston’s streets on Sunday morning to compete in the 10k and 5k races. Our photographers were out on the route snapping away as the pavements were pounded for Run Preston. The 5k route was one lap of a course which took you down to Avenham Park, along the Old Tram Bridge, and then along the river. You then went along […]

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Pictured: Skinny dipper in the River Ribble

Pictures appear to show a man skinny dipping in the River Ribble. Monday morning commuters got a shock to the system passing over London Road bridge and seeing a man in the Ribble. Saeed Umar, who lives in Walton-le-Dale, saw the man taking an early morning dip – in the nude. He said: “It was crazy. I live opposite the river and I saw him […]

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