Winckley Square as it is today

A new Winckley Square conservation management plan for Preston

Later this year an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will be filed to provide funding for a Winckley Square Conservation Project which would involve a much needed facelift to the gardens. A similar application was made in 2009, however the NWDA-led project from 2009 was strongly opposed to and the plan never came to fruition. This time, a fresh approach has been made to […]

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Opinion: 12 greatest gigs at 53 Degrees

Preston is in mourning following the news that 53 Degrees will close its doors to the public after Christmas. Word broke on Friday night confirming rumours the venue was struggling. Despite the bad news, 53 Degrees has hosted some fantastic artists over the years, leaving a whole host of memories for music fans in Preston. We take a look at the best gigs the venue has […]

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In the kitchen at a Turtle Bay restaurant

Turtle Bay restaurant to bring taste of the Caribbean to Preston city centre

A taste of the Caribbean is set to brighten Preston city centre in the coming months. Turtle Bay are currently renovating one of the empty shop units at the base of Crystal House on Cheapside. The chain serves jerk chicken and plenty of other Caribbean delicacies, for either eating in or taking out. A licensing application has been lodged to serve alcohol at the restaurant. […]

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korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Many fields to the East of Broughton are due to be bought up by the county council

Broughton bypass: List of properties and land to be bought for bypass route

Farms, houses and a school car park could be bought by the county council under compulsory purchase so the Broughton bypass can be built. Lancashire County Council has made public a full list of property and land it wishes to buy. The list is to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport. Without the purchase the Broughton bypass would not be able to […]

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No.28 Winckley Square (Former House Of Edith Rigby)

Special lecture on suffragette Edith Rigby at the Harris Museum

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is holding a special event on Wednesday 11th June at 2pm, focusing on the life of suffragette Edith Rigby, as part of it’s project Preston Women – then, now and beyond. The event will include a special lecture by guest speaker Laura Briggs titled: ‘Of course she was years ahead of her time’ – the progressive life of Edith […]

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Holly Hagan is a regular on Geordie Shore

Reality TV star Holly Hagan to launch fashion range in Preston

A new clothing line from Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan is to be launched at a Preston shopping centre. Hagan will be in town on Saturday 28 June to show off a range of dresses, tops and shorts from the Faithfully Yours collection. She said: “I can’t wait for everyone to see my fashion collection in the flesh. I’ve been working really hard to make […]

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