53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400

53 Degrees to close doors to the public after Christmas

Preston live music venue 53 Degrees is to close its doors to the public from 2015. The University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union run venue said changes in student lifestyle meant the venue was no longer sustainable. It says they are now in discussions with the University of Central Lancashire over what to do with the venue. A statement released says they will not be […]

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Winckley Square Weekender: Views wanted from Prestonians

Preston residents, visitors and traders are being asked for their views on the recent Winckley Square Weekend. It ran for the Friday and Saturday of the first Bank Holiday weekend in May, with events on the Square and on the side streets surrounding it. Many Blog Preston readers voiced their confusion on why the event started on a Friday with many people still at work […]

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Megan Prince and Krsyta Jimenez with their dishes

Preston students cook their way through to national seafood competition

Two female chefs from Preston are through to the finals of a national cooking competition. Krstya Jimenez and Megan Prince are the North West representatives in the UK young seafood chef of the year competition. The pair made their dishes of cured sweet chilli salmon, massala spiced herring and fillet of turbot for the judges. Both are student at Preston College studying professional cookery level […]

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Preston library hours proposal sees evening opening times slashed

Libraries across Preston could see their evening opening hours reduced. Council bosses are seeking the views of book lovers across the city about opening times. Lancashire County Council are consulting with the public about opening hours after they were changed at many libraries in Preston and across the rest of the county. It sees a swathe of Preston libraries losing their evening opening and becoming […]

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Preston Carnival given free use of Moor Park for 40th anniversary

Preston Carnival has been granted official use of Moor Park for it 40th anniversary celebration. The annual festival of colour and sound celebrating the Caribbean community of the city takes place on Sunday 29 June. Preston City Council has published its decision in full to let the carnival organisers use Moor Park, and it has also waived the usage fee. Last month a member of […]

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Free cycling tours for women and children as part of Preston City Games

Free guided cycling tours for women and children are on offer this Saturday in Preston. Despite warnings of heavy rain for the whole day from the Met Office a 16-mile ride is on offer along the Guild Wheel and taking in some of Preston’s surrounding countryside. The tours are part of the Preston City Games, and are free to take part in. It is led […]

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