Action at the Egg Rolling

In pictures: Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park

Preston was blessed with soaring temperatures as the sun shone down on the Easter Egg Rolling. Avenham Park was thronged with thousands of visitors who took in the annual spectacle. Families climbed to the top of the Victorian parks slopes and let their hard boiled eggs roll down the slopes – many decorated with eye-catching designs. We’ve had live updates throughout Easter Monday from the […]

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Still time to visit Preston RSPCA Easter Fayre today

At a loose end this afternoon? You have just a couple of hours to get down to the Preston RSPCA branch on Longridge Road for some late Easter fun. They are offering free microchipping plus lots of fun and games at their Easter Fayre. Until 4pm this afternoon there will be homemade cakes, hot dogs (not literally we hope), a tombola, raffle, Easter egg hunt, […]

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Fire crews tackle deliberate spate of fires across Plungington

Crews from Preston Fire Station were called out to a series of fires in the Plungington area. From 6.15pm on Sunday a number of deliberate fires were sarted by a gang of youths. Firefighters put out fires in wheelie bins, trees and rubbish on Greenbank Street, Brook Street and Villiers Street. Mark Woodward, watch manager at Preston Fire Station, said: “This sort of behaviour is […]

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The 11am egg roll at Avenham Park

Recap: Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

Preston will turned out at Avenham Park for the annual Easter Egg Rolling event. The entertainment at the egg roll started from 11am and we brought you pictures, videos and updates from the park. Easter Egg rolling dates back more than 100 years since the Victorians started the tradition. Replay all our updates below. [View the story "Live updates: Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park" on Storify] […]

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Winckley Square is a haven for office workers during the summer lunchtimes

Businesses invited to hangout in Winckley Square

An event to help promote business in the city takes place as part of a two-day Winckley Square Festival. The Winckley Square Business Hangout sees a chance for local businesses to mingle and show what they can do. It involves a washing line being hung up and local firms can pin up what they do or what they are looking for. The event takes place […]

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Stephanie Slater suffered nerve damage to her arm so now competes in paralympic swimming

Preston swimmer Stephanie Slater sets new world record

Preston paralympic swimmer Stephanie Slater has set a new world record. During a British para-swimming meet the 23-year-old who is a member of Preston Swimming Club set a new 100m butterfly world record. She beat American Jessica Long’s previous record, going .12 seconds faster. Slater is dominating the swimming meet in Glasgow. She told BBC Sport: “Words can’t describe it – it’s an amazing feeling. […]

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