John Gillmore

Gilly for the win: Preston broadcaster up for tourism prize

A Preston broadcaster has made the final three of a county-wide competition. John Gillmore, or Gilly, as we all generally know him as, is up for tourism superstar at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The category recognises and rewards an individual who have been nominated by those in the tourist industry for their contribution to tourism in Lancashire. Gilly has been broadcasting across Lancashire for more […]

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Preston fire crews to join national strike in run up to Bonfire Night

Firefighters in Preston are preparing to join a national walkout over pension reforms. Members of the Fire Brigades Union are to strike during some of the busiest nights of the year. Firew crews will walk out from 6pm on Friday 31 October and continue their strike until 6pm on Tuesday 4 November. The run up to Bonfire Night is a busy time for the fire […]

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Police dogs memorial unveiled at Hutton HQ

A memorial has been unveiled to all of Lancashire’s police dogs. Those who sniff out criminals are remembered in a headstone at the Lancashire Police HQ at Hutton near Penwortham. It has been funded by the Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund which was established in 2004. Dog Trainer Sergeant Neil Fitzgerald said: “Police dogs are an integral part of operational policing within Lancashire and provide an […]

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Come Dine With Me looking for Preston dinner party stars

Prestonians are being asked to take part in the latest series of hit Channel 4 show Come Dine With Me. For anyone who loves dinner parties and being subjected to a sarcastic put down by the narrator this is right up your street. The show is filmed over five days as four strangers take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other. At […]

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Katie Mulgrew is one of the acts on the opening Frog and Bucket night

Win: Tickets to the first Frog and Bucket night at Preston Guild Hall

As Preston’s stand-up comedy scene flourishes we’ve teamed up with the Guild Hall for you to have a giggle. We have two pairs of tickets to give away for the monthly Frog and Bucket comedy night. While the Lord Street club may have closed down it was offered a new home for a monthly night in the Guild Hall. The first night is on Friday […]

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Comedy resurgent in Preston despite Frog & Bucket closure

Jason Manford will bring his comedy club to Ribby Hall. Comedy is stronger than ever in Preston despite the sad loss of the Frog & Bucket comedy club.  When the club announced it’s closure earlier this year it cast a grim shadow of Preston’s comedy scene. However a series of new comedy ventures in the city means that Preston will be laughing harder than ever. […]

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