Robert Gavin

Police appeal for information about prisoner who could be in Preston

A Merseyside prisoner has gone on the run and could be in the Preston area. according to Lancashire Police. Robert Gavin, 36, absconded from HMP Kennet on March 23 and is wanted for recall to prison. Gavin, originally from Dublin, was jailed two years ago for robbery and has links to Preston. Det Sgt Simon Gray, of Blackpool Police, said: “We need to trace Gavin […]

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Boats moored in Preston Marina

Nine ways you know summer has arrived in Preston

We’ve been waiting for more than two days of unbroken sunshine to dust this post off and set it free. Preston is a pretty good place to be when the sun shines, we may not have a beach – but that’s not such a bad thing. Here are nine ways you know summer is here in Costa del Preston: 1. Avenham Park becomes like a […]

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Sixth Preston man charged with firearms offence following dawn raids

Police have charged a sixth Preston man following dawn raids across the city. Andrew Leigh, 25, of Old Lancaster Lane, Tulketh has been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder. He was also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence. Lancashire Police said the raids and charges were in connection with a firearm being fired in an incident in Blackburn […]

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Bee colony housed on St George’s shopping centre roof

A Preston shopping centre has been welcoming some unusual visitors – a colony of bees. More than 60,000 English honey bees have been housed on the rooftop of the St George’s shopping centre. Preston Bee Keeping Association have installed two hives on the roof, after the shopping centre decided to invest £1,000 in creating the rooftop hive. Andrew Stringer, General Manager at St George’s Shopping […]

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Work on the A582 is part of a plan to blow congestion away on the route into Preston

Roadwork plan announced for A582 as City Deal cash begins to flow

Roadworks on a key route into Preston begin at the end of May. An £8 million scheme is one of the first injections of the City Deal cash. The A582 in South Ribble where it joins Chain House Lane is being widened to create more lanes. The junction is also having toucan crossings added so cyclists can cross alongside pedestrians. Work on the Chain House […]

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Preston men charged in connection with Blackburn incident

Five men from Preston have been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder. It follows dawn raids on Wednesday by Lancashire Police following an incident with a firearm in Blackburn in December. The five men are: Uwais Bagas, 24, of Watling Street Road Faizal Ghani, 28, of Albert Terrace Mohammed Mussa, 23, of Garstang Road Sohail Patel, 32, of Blackpool Road Syed Razvi, 34, of […]

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