Mike Peters will be at The Continental, Preston on March 18.

New Continental to host Mike Peters of The Alarm

The Continental will host Mike Peters’ for a night of 80’s live music. Mike, an original member of punk rock band, “The Alarm” will perform “Strength” in a much more contemporary style. The Continental as a music venue has welcomed a variety of acts over recent years, and this unique take on the bands bestselling album will hit the stage on March 18. The performance […]

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The Acregate is to be classed as a community asset

Could Acregate pub become a new Muslim school for the Blind?

A Preston pub which has stood empty for five years could become a new school for blind Muslim children. The Acregate on New Hall Lane, St Matthews, has seen plans lodged by the Al Qalam Tarbiyah Centre. Plans by the AZH Consultancy say a lack of provision for disabled Muslims inspired the idea for the school. They write: “Although the education system funded by the […]

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Artist impression of The Hunters

The Hunters pub due to open during Spring in Lostock Hall

A Preston pub is set for a major refurbishment ahead of re-opening in the Spring. The Hunters becomes what was the Welcome Inn on Hennel Lane in Lostock Hall. Thwaites Brewery and Fayre Table are redeveloping the pub and hope to create up to 25 jobs. Manager Paul Bloomer said: “The site of The Hunters has been a popular pub and eating place for locals […]

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The Scarletts performing at The Ferret

Last Band Standing Semi-Finals to take place tonight

The semi-finals of Last Banding Standing will take place tonight at The Ferret in Preston. The Last Band Standing event was set up by popular Preston music venue The Ferret in September 2014. This is The Ferret’s first band tournament; it’s purpose being to find “the next big thing.” Aside from the title of ‘The Ferret’s Last Band Standing,’ the winners of the competition are set […]

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Harry's Bar is having the finishing touches put to it Pic: Tony Worrall

Harry’s Bar opens in what was the Old bull New Bar on Church Street

A new bar is open on Church Street. Harry’s Bar is the new name for what used to be the Old Bull New Bar. More than a lick of paint is being applied to bring a legendary name back to the city high street. Harry’s Bar was the original name of the Jazz bar. The opening of the bar follows the refurbishing of the Academy […]

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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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