Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes if a planning application is given the green light

Next stage for plans to build 64 new homes in Grimsargh

Detailed plans in the next stage of development in Grimsargh have been submitted. Proposals for 64 new homes off Ribblesdale Drive were approved after a planning appeal by the developer Wainhomes. A reserved matters planning application has now been submitted which gives details of the type of houses to be built. The original application faced fierce opposition from Grimsargh Parish Council and local residents. But […]

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Preston council strike: Walkout called off as unions continue negotations on pay

A strike by council workers due to take place on Tuesday has been called off. Preston City Council union members were due to join workers from across the country in public sector strikes. Members of Unison, Unite and GMB had called a strike but are now going back to the negotiating table. A statement said: “All three unions have made it clear that they want […]

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Preston Tringe Festival: Comedy showcase at Korova to help launch festival

Preston’s fringe festival The Tringe launches on Friday with a special night of comedy. Korova Arts Cafe and Bar on St Wilfrid Street hosts Comedy Fridays and its running a special version of its show for the Tringe. The Tringe sees acts performing for a week across the city with a diverse range of music, theatre, comedy and performance art. MC for the Comedy Friday […]

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Six film productions with scenes shot in Preston over the past 60 years

While considering our news today of a Hollywood film being made in Preston we started to think of the number of productions that have been filmed, at least in part, in the town of Preston. Over many years there have been mainstream and television films made using various locations in Preston. The first film that comes to mind is Hindle Wakes, a 1952 black and white production which […]

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Bantams is the story of soldiers in the First World War

Story of the Bantams coming to The Continental

A show detailing what life was like for a Manchester Regiment in the First World War comes to Preston. Bantams is to be performed at The Continental on Thursday 30 October. The show, written by Rob Johnston, recounts real events with characters inspired by the stories of Tameside’s soldiers. Set in 1915 the stories are those of men who could have stayed out of World […]

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Preston council strike: Bin collections likely to be affected by walkout

Updated: This strike action has been called off as pay negotiations continue Council workers in Preston are to strike as part of a national walk out by public sector workers. Preston City Council has announced the closure of council offices and bin collections are likely to be affected by a lack of staff during Tuesday 14 October. The advice from a council spokeswoman is to […]

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