Supercars on the Flag Market

Preston Supercar Club issue apology after early Flag Market finish

The North West Supercar Club has apologised after they had to leave the Flag Market early on Sunday. Supercars from across the North West roared into the city on Sunday. The event had been advertised by Preston City Council to run from 11am to 4pm, but the car club said due to the short notice a lot of car owners had other commitments so had […]

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Joanna Drinkhall, Hannah Hicks, Kelly Sibley, Karina Le Fevre and Tin-Tin Ho

England table tennis team to play Commonwealth Games warm up match in Preston

Preston is to be the host for the English table tennis squads final games before heading to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The final warm-up match takes place against Australia at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on the University of Central Lancashire campus. Both the men and womens teams will compete during the game on Sunday 20 July. Manager of the sports centre, Martin […]

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In pictures: Supercars roar into Preston city centre

Preston’s Flag Market was the place to be on Sunday for motoring enthusiasts as SuperCar owners brought their gleaming vehicles to the city centre. The event, organised by Preston City Council and the Northwest SuperCar Club attracted lots of interest from curious shoppers too. The sports cars took turns to start up their engines and the throaty roar of horsepower reverberated around the city centre […]

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Preston Guild City Games: Athletes and teams honoured at celebration event

A celebration of the Guild City Games has taken place. The event sees thousands of particpants from local businesses and organisations compete in nine sports. The awards night recognised those for fair play and entering into the spirit of the City Games. Mayor of Preston, Councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “It’s an honour to be here today and I’d like to thank all the businesses involved, […]

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Paul Melling snapped the work ongoing at the mosque

Pictured: Watling Street Road mosque nearing completion

A new mosque in Fulwood appears to be nearing completion. The Masjid e Salaam on Watling Street Road has faced many planning battles to win approval and be built. A mosque has operated on the site since 1996 and work started on the new mosque in 2012. Trustees said the previous building, which was a former bar and dance hall of a hotel, was unsuitable. […]

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HMS Charger makes its way through into the Dock

HMS Charger docks at Preston Marina

Preston’s adopted Royal Navy ship the HMS Charger has settled into its berth on Preston Marina. The docks will be home to the vessel until mid-day on Monday. The city adopted the boat as part of the Preston Guild celebrations and it makes regular visits back to Preston Dock. John Charnley snapped these pictures as the it made its way through the swing bridge – […]

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