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All kinds of art is to be on display at the UCLan masters exhibition

Preston student artists exhibit work to the public

Some of a Preston university’s most talented artists are exhibiting their work. A free exhibition by masters creative students at the University of Central Lancashire is taking place. Moving images, sculptures and photography combine in the free show of Fine Art degree students. Associate lecturer Claire Hope said: “It’s the first time we have showcased the work of final year and first year MA students […]

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Lancashire Police open day: 8,000 tickets gone for Hutton headquarters day

Lancashire Police may release more tickets to their behind the scenes day at the Hutton headquarters. Just on the edge of Preston, the building is to host dog training demonstrations, how they respond to major incidents and police horse demonstrations. Police have tweeted to say the 8,000 free tickets for the event have all been booked. Lancashire Police tweeted to say the Behind the Badge […]

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The Preston Film Service, Kinema House, Corporation Street, Preston

Free talk at the Harris on Will Onda, Preston film maker extraordinaire

Emma Heslewood, the curator of history at the Harris Museum, will be delivering a free talk on Will Onda, film maker and acrobat of the early 20th century. The history of Will Onda, real name Hugh Rain, has been forefront in Emma’s work over the last few years and her research has brought to light many interesting facts of this Preston born film entertainment pioneer and […]

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Go behind the scenes at Lancashire Police during Hutton headquarters open day

Prestonians are being invited to see how Lancashire Police operate at their headquarters on the edge of Preston. Based at Hutton the force is holding an open day for residents to get behind the scenes. Officers will talk through how they respond to major incidents, the training police dogs get and some of the secrets in crime scene investigations. Paid for by money seized from […]

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Remnants of the old Preston-Southport line can still be seen. Pic: Shabbagaz

Ribble Steam Railway to mark 50 years since closure of Preston to Southport line

Steam trains are to run around Preston Docks to mark 50 years since a Preston rail line closed. A railway line used to run from Preston to Southport, the West Lancashire line, but was closed during the Beeching cutbacks. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running an event to commemorate when the line was shut. An L&Y Aspinall 1300/1896, currently based at Embsay, will be […]

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Preston knitting group to help city remember First World War dead

A craft group has been set up and are helping knit a way for Preston to remember those killed in the First World War. The Crafty Project are a group of knitters and crocheters in the city, which was founded just over a year ago by Kim Hughes and Gemma Patterson. Meeting on a weekly basis they have an age range of 19 to 62, […]

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