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Prestfest: Final preparations for Bank Holiday weekend city centre festival

Street entertainers from giant Lego men to a meerkat riding a camel are coming to Preston on Saturday. Final preparations are being made for Bank Holiday festival Prestfest. The three day event sees city centres nightlife businesses putting on a show for visitors – from special offers to ghost tours. Animatronics and LED light artists will be roaming the streets on Saturday from 9pm to […]

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Korova arts cafe reveals first birthday celebration line-up

It is less than a week until Korova’s Big Birthday bash, which begins next Thursday 22nd. To celebrate a years worth of exciting local talent, Korova are putting on a 4 day birthday party with a wide range of acts/exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. Thursday 22 May Art Exhibition A group of local artists are coming together to present their work, which will be exhibited […]

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In pictures: Preston basks in May sunshine

Preston has sweltered in plus 20 degree temperatures since Friday as summer appears to have arrived. Although forecasters predict showers in the next few days Prestonians have been enjoying the spell of good weather. Including many local photographers who have posted pictures to the Preston Flickr group. It appeared many people took our advice in nine ways you know summer has arrived in Preston and […]

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Power cut disrupts Sunday shopping in Preston city centre

A power cut has caused problems for shops throughout Preston city centre. Electricity North West reported a power outage in the PR1 postcode from around 1.45pm on Sunday. It left many stores unable to operate their tills and forced to close their doors. The St George’s Shopping Centre was affected with shoppers ushered out. Electricity North West said supplies were restored around 2.50pm.

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Preston primary school reaches Lancashire sporting finals

A Preston primary school has made it through to the finals of a county sports competition. Harris Primary School took victory in gymnastics to seal a place at the SPAR Lancashire School Games. More than 3,000 primary and secondary pupils take part in the Games which are to be held in Blackpool on July 1. Dean Brandwood, Preston School Games Organiser, said: “Gymnastics has become […]

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Peter Andre in Preston to promote new album

Morrisons have announced Peter Andre will be visiting their Riversway supermarket store on 30 May. The Singer, Song Writer, TV Presenter, Reality TV star, will come to the city to promote his new live album ‘Big Night’ released on 26 May. Local residents can come and meet one of Britains most loved celebrities at the Lighthouse from 4pm to 6pm signing copies of his new […]

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