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Granddaughter of Lancashire Loyals war veteran makes plea to track down his medals

The granddaughter of a Preston soldier who died in 1955 has made a heartfelt appeal to track down his medals after learning they had been sold at auction. Private Percy […]

2 weeks ago
Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May. The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square. There are […]

1 month ago
Stunning pictures of Tornado fly-past released by BAE Systems

BAE Systems has released a set of stunning pictures of yesterday’s Tornado fly past. The images show the three fighter jets in the air over the Warton and Samlesbury sites. […]

3 months ago
Watch Tornado fly past over Preston

Engines roared over the skies in Preston when Tornado made it’s final fly-past over the city. The fighter plane, which was partly manufactured at BAE Systems in Samlesbury and Warton […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Great British Railway Journeys visit Preston’s suffragette city

Journalist and railway enthusiast Michael Portillo will visit Preston in the next episode of BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys. Returning to the screen for its 10th series, Portillo kicks off […]

3 months ago
Huge plans to develop the church in Preston have been announced

A £1.5m plan to transform the parish of Preston – including upgrades to the Minster and a new Vicar of Preston – have been announced today. Blackburn Diocese has secured […]

4 months ago
Progress continues as St Joseph’s Orphanage is redeveloped

Pic: Simon Linford, Czero Developments Progress continues to be made as a Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city is being redeveloped. The former hospital, St Joseph’s Orphanage, is […]

6 months ago
Parking wardens will be ‘sympathetic’ on Remembrance Sunday

Preston City Council says it will be “sympathetic” with parking restrictions on Remembrance Sunday. However normal parking regulations will apply. Hundreds of veterans and civvies are expected to take to […]

6 months ago
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