While considering our news today of a Hollywood film being made in Preston we started to think of the number of productions that have been filmed, at least in part, in the town of Preston. Over many years there have been mainstream and television films made using various locations in Preston. The first film that comes to mind is Hindle Wakes, a 1952 black and white production which […]4 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
A show detailing what life was like for a Manchester Regiment in the First World War comes to Preston. Bantams is to be performed at The Continental on Thursday 30 October. The show, written by Rob Johnston, recounts real events with characters inspired by the stories of Tameside’s soldiers. Set in 1915 the stories are those of men who could have stayed out of World […]4 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Updated: This strike action has been called off as pay negotiations continue Council workers in Preston are to strike as part of a national walk out by public sector workers. Preston City Council has announced the closure of council offices and bin collections are likely to be affected by a lack of staff during Tuesday 14 October. The advice from a council spokeswoman is to […]4 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business? Want to promote your local business?
A major expansion of a chicken processing plant in Preston has been tabled. The Gafoor Pure Halal plant would add a 5,000 square metre three story extension to its Fletcher Road base in St Matthews. A statement from Equilibrium Architects says the expansion would “lead to the creation of new job opportunities and help maintain the long term viability of Gafoor in the coming years.” […]4 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A touch of Hollywood has come to Preston as filming takes place in the city centre for a new movie. A Monster Calls is to star Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, who have been filming across the North West in recent weeks. The Great Times restaurant on Lancaster Road is being used as a location for part of a film. Filming has been taking place […]4 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston Bus Station: Major investment proposal by Lancashire County Council to be discussed in November
Major investment in Preston Bus Station is due to be revealed in early November. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet is to discuss a report setting out “a series of proposals necessary to support improvements to Preston Bus Station”. The building was transferred from Preston City Council ownership to County Hall in May for £1. Up to £8.3 million is understood to be set aside by the […]4 months ago by Ed Walker Share