Signage has been changed out the front of the Guild Hall and trees removed

Preston Guild Hall: Simon Rigby vows to return venue to its former glory

If there’s been a turnaround in the fortunes of one Prestonian in the last 18 months it has to be Simon Rigby. Cast into the shadows after a failed bid to takeover Preston’s now grade II listed Bus Station the local multi-millionaire withdrew to consider his options. Preston City Council didn’t play for his £1 bid to take the building off their hands, but the […]

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The Acregate is to be classed as a community asset

Referendum called on Fishwick and St Matthew’s local plan

A referendum is to be held in 2015 in two areas of Preston as residents vote on its future. Fishwick and St Matthew’s are to go to the polls to vote on the Inner East Preston Neighbourhood Plan. Following extensive public consultation the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s group saw their plan approved by a full meeting of Preston City Council. The plan includes: […]

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04 - Fylde Road - Ashton Street - Fleetwood Street - Whittingham Street, Demolitions, Preston c.1984

Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the Dick Kerr women’s football team and has even written a book about it called ‘A League of their own‘; she has also dedicated a website to the Dick Kerr ladies. Gail was born and raised in […]

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Wrestling and boxing studio plan for former Miller Taxis offices

A new wrestling and boxing club could be opening in Preston. Millers City Cars have applied to change the use of their former offices on Murray Street near the university campus. The firm, which has operated in Preston since 1870, says a boxing studio could move into the premises. Owner Anthony Abram says: “We wish to sell the building to a wrestling and boxing club […]

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The current Golden Hill site

Former Golden Hill Special School site to become new homes

A former special school in Ribbleton is to be turned into 20 new homes. The Golden Hill Special School site was sold for more than £200,000 by Lancashire County Council in April last year. Now plans for 20 houses on the Cromwell Road site have been lodged by developer Morris Homes. Six homes with private drives off Hamilton Road are to be included, while 14 […]

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Real Gym is doing a cut price for the first 500 people who sign up

City centre Real Gym to open in former Chinese restaurant

A new gym is set to open in the heart of Preston, taking over a former Chinese restaurant. What was the Ruby on Ormskirk Road within what was Shereton Road is to become a Real Gym. Nu Leisure Management, based in Cheshire, have applied to convert the ground floor of the building. The gym is due to be open from 6.30am to 9pm on weekdays […]

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