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Junior Parkrun is bankrolled by Preston City Council

Looking down on Parkrun runners in Avenham Park Pic: Lynn Brown Youngsters in Preston are going to be encouraged to get their trainers on in a junior version of Parkrun. Following the success of the Parkrun model across the world, Preston […]

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St Joseph’s Orphanage has architects commissioned to draw up plans

The roof of the former orphanage on Mount Street in the city centre A glimmer of hope for restoring the St Joseph’s Orphanage and former hospital in Preston city centre has been given. Manchester-based architects Buttress have been appointed to draw up proposals […]

2 months ago
How many households have signed up to Preston brown bin charge?

The stickers appearing on brown bins across Preston Just over 13 per cent of Preston households with a brown bin have paid for it to be collected from July. Preston City Council says it is expecting a ‘last […]

2 months ago
Preston Markets: ‘We want a local firm for £4m work’ insists council

Workmen begin to put up scaffolding on the covered market on Friday Pic: Paul Melling and the new look Markets plan The new look Preston Market should be built by a local firm, say Preston City Council. A £4m contract to revamp and restore the Outdoor Covered Market has been put […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Date confirmed for Procession of Light to take place during Lancashire Encounter festival

Part of the Guild 2012 torchlight procession Pic: Ruthie H Preston city centre is to twinkle with light during a Saturday night in September as part of a biennial arts festival. Lancashire Encounter has confirmed the procession of light is […]

2 months ago
Grimsargh Wetlands homes plan due for approval to avoid lengthy planning appeal battle

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Twelves new homes due to lead to the preservation of a ‘haven for wildlife’ in Grimsargh are set for approval. Previously rejected by Preston City Council the proposal from United […]

2 months ago
New Preston Market to house 25 traders along with shipping container stalls

A high quality market stall at Leicester Market, the kind the city council says will be in the newly refurbished covered market Preston’s revamped outdoor market is to house 25 permanent traders according to the formally lodged plans. Three food units and outdoor stalls are also to be included under the restored […]

2 months ago
Avenham and Miller Park hosting weekend plant sales

The Swiss Chalet is to be filled with plants at the weekends Pic: Tony Worrall Stocking up on supplies for your garden can now be done in the tranquil surroundings of Avenham and Miller Park. During Saturdays and Sundays a pop-up plant sale is commandeering […]

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