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In pictures: Stunning fireworks at Preston Grasshoppers 2014

The night’s sky across Preston was lit up once against with firework displays from every corner of the city. Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club hosts one of the largest displays and Paul Melling was nearby to snap the fireworks. The dazzling display also treated drivers on the M6 to superb views as they raced by the North of the city. Thousands of people have enjoyed displays […]

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Another bunch of Halloween revellers amazed by the PrestFest fairy paying for their taxi

PrestFest gets off to an amazing start on Halloween night

PrestFest kicked off the Halloween celebrations with an angel of mercy on Friday evening with the PrestFest fairy paying for the taxi fares of people arriving in the city for the celebrations. Ian Macmillan of BID Preston said “the PrestFest fairy is catching people as they arrive in a taxi and excitedly telling them that she will pay for their taxi ride. People are being […]

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Winter Warmer cycle ride

Winter warmer cycle to see up to 100 riders out into Preston and surrounding countryside

A charity cycle ride starting from Preston to raise funds for a local childrens hospice has been announced. The Winckley Winter Warmer should see up to 100 cyclists taking on a 60km ride into the countryside to the south of Preston. A challenging route takes you out of Winckley Square, the start point, and down through Euxton, Eccleston and Mawdesley. Arriving at Rufford Marina the […]

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Volunteers needed for Preston RSPCA clean up

Volunteers are wanted to help Preston’s RSPCA Animal Centre improve the area around the centre. On Saturday 1 November an army of volunteers are asked to plant bulbs, weed, cut hedges and strim down overgrown areas at the Ribbleton centre. Management at the centre said: “Due to all our commitments and efforts going towards helping animals who have been mistreated and neglected, we unfortunately have […]

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Autumn Sky Ride takes place at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday

An Autumnal cycle ride through the Preston countryside takes place on Sunday. The Sky Ride sets off from the UCLan Sports Arena and takes you on a 21 mile route through the Fylde’s villages. It includes a stop off at the Bonds Ice Cream Shop in Elswick. The tours are guided by a British Cycling trained leader and are free to take part in. Children […]

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Museum of Lancashire present ‘Notes from the front’

Showing for today only, 29 October 2014, at the Museum of Lancashire, there is a performance from The Northumberland Theatre Company of ‘Notes from the front’. This presentation is a one man show, told through anecdote, poetry, prose and song, covering experiences of soldiers throughout history with a focus on WWI. These stories are necessarily tragic, but also show honour, humour and hope. A fitting celebration […]

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