Businesses from across Preston came together in the sunshine

Businesses join hangout event in Winckley Square

Representatives from more than 80 businesses turned out in Winckley Square for a networking event. Under blue skies and sunshine the event billed as the Winckley Square Business Hangout saw food, drink and business ideas exchanged. Chef Paul Heathcote, who operates the Olive Press, said a few words at the start of the event saying how he felt very positive about the future of the […]

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New convenience store on Fishergate

New high street convenience store due to open on Fishergate. With the talk of a proposed new Sainsburys Local and Tesco Express to be built at the West end of Fishergate, smaller retailer Mace has stolen a march by opening a new store in the same location. The new store takes over the shop once owned by the Designer Menswear outlet that recently moved inside […]

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Mary-Kate modelling at the Winckley Square Weekender

In Pictures: Winckley Weekender Fashion Show

The Winckley Weekend transformed part of Preston city centre in an attempt to bring back a flavour of the hugely successful Preston Guild 2012. One of the highlights of the weekend has to be the vintage fashion, catwalk shows held on Guildhall Street. The University of Central Lancashire are hosting the spring themed fashion shows titled ‘fashion jumble’. Catwalk shows are exhibiting outfit collaborations by […]

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The new Morrisons Local in Ashton

Morrisons store in Ashton applies for longer Sunday opening hours

A new Morrisons store in Ashton is seeking to extend its Sunday trading hours. The Morrisons Local which opened in what was a car showroom on Blackpool Road says it is not able to compete with a nearby Bargain Booze. It is currently restricted to opening from 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays but the supermarket chain has applied to extend this by […]

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In Pictures: The Winckley Weekender on Friday

The Winckley Weekender is here. Cannon Street, Guildhall Street and the surrounding area sees vintage stalls, a students fashion show, street performers, street traders selling cooked food, and live music. Shops and restaurants spill out onto the streets to mix with bands, buskers to create a lively carnival atmosphere. The event follows the successful food festival that took place during the Guild in 2012. The […]

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Preston Marine collects Military Cross

Harry Robinson, 24, of Ashton, Preston collected his Military Cross at Buckingham Palace yesterday. A Royal Marines Medical Assistant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, he won the award for his courageous and life-saving actions following an attack on his Troop by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army. Medic Robinson treated casualties under fire when a gunman opened fire at a patrol base at Hazrat, […]

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