If there’s one thing guaranteed to get Prestonians talking, other than our miserable weather, it is an attempt to change the layout of Fishergate. The main shopping street has been subject to months of roadworks to create a controversial shared space area. It means neither cars or pedestrians have right of way and traffic experts say it makes the road safer as drivers have to […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A new bar at Preston’s College has applied for an extended alcohol licence. Vincent’s Bar at the Fulwood campus has applied for serving hours. It is to be staffed by students from the college’s catering and hospitality courses. An application to Preston City Council states the bar wants to be able to serve from 5pm to 11pm every evening. Vincent’s also wants to be able […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A new tapas restaurant could be opening in the Guild Hall’s shopping arcade. What was Cassandra’s and a former shop unit have a planning application lodged by the Rigby group to create Mundo Tapas. The 155 square metres restaurant would be located inside the Guild Hall ground floor entrance way. Cassandra’s was a bit of a Preston institution but went into liquidation in January this […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business? Want to promote your local business?
A former newsagents in Ribbleton is to become new housing. What used to be Yousaf General Store on the corner of Cemetery Road and Skeffington Road has plans lodged. Owner Mr S Razvi has applied for permission to convert it into a new home. The building would be converted into one private dwelling. The Happy Shopper store closed its doors in January this year. The […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston’s new-look Fishergate ground to a halt on Tuesday afternoon as taxi drivers blockaded to the road. It is believed to have started when a taxi driver was ticketed for illegal parking. Lancashire County Council started a crackdown on problem parking on the new look Fishergate as the roadworks finished. The Preston Hackney Carriage Association said drivers were becoming frustrated about a lack of ranking […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Hot on the heels of Preston being ranked as England’s wettest city we can now reveal we are also the gloomiest. Preston gets fewer hours of sunshine in a year than any other English city or town. Compared to the rest of the United Kingdom we don’t fare well either, only Belfast, Armargh, Inverness and Glasgow get less sun than us Prestonians. If you’re in […]3 months ago by Ed Walker Share