Dr Helen Day and Elsa Carron at where the tour begins

Preston’s literary history revealed with first ever mobile tour

New students arriving in Preston have taken a more unusual first tour of the city. More than 200 first year language students are touring Preston using QR codes on their mobile phones and discovering the literary history of the city at the same time. Devised by third year English literature student Elsa Carron and senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in English literature […]

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Food waste can go into standard grey bins

Food waste bin collections in Preston could be scrapped

A waste collection service branded as “obsolete” is expected to be canned. Preston City Council‘s cabinet meets on Wednesday and could choose to end separate waste food collections. Around 15,000 properties currently have a smaller bin for food waste to be deposited in and be collected. However, since 2010 the waste processing technology now means food waste can go into normal grey or brown bins. […]

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Mayor & Mayoress with Scott & Stephanie make a grand entrance to the reception held in the Harris rotunda

Review: Special reception at the Harris for two young Preston athletes

If ever two young people looked so happy and nervous at the same time it had to be Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater as they received an accolade from the Mayor and Mayoress of Preston at last night’s honorary reception at the Harris Museum. Medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, boxer Scott (gold) and swimmer Stephanie (silver) are “both a shining example […]

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christmas in preston Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Stephanie and Dom from Gogglebox opened the fete

Summer event goes ahead in Woodplumpton thanks to marquee funds

A local community group has been given £500 towards the cost of a marquee. Woodplumpton Community Action applied for funds to have a marquee at the annual Woodplumpton and Catforth summer fete 2014. The fete was opened by wine swilling stars of Gogglebox, Dom and Stephanie Parker, who shot to fame being filmed watching TV. Preston Rural county councillor George Wilkins approved the grant. The marquee […]

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Samlesbury Hall has a number of ghost stories attached to it

Haunted Lancashire: Two Preston buildings named as paranormal hotspots

Two reportedly haunted buildings on the edge of Preston have contributed to Lancashire being named as a paranormal hotspot. A new report analysing thousands of recorded incidents of ghost sightings and other paranormal activity puts Lancashire in third place – behind Yorkshire and London. More than 500 incidents have been reported in the last 100 years, 511 to be exact. Samlesbury Hall and Hoghton Tower […]

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Official re-opening of the Foxton Centre

Foxton Centre re-opens following a complete refurbishment

The Foxton Centre which was badly fire damaged earlier this year has now been fully refurbished and the wonderful work of the organisation is back in full steam, to not only continue their essential and much needed community work as before, but with new and exciting ideas for the centre. It is now 45 years since curate Bryan Foxton, along with the parishes, the Diocese […]

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