You can run or walk the Heartbeat fun run

Designs being finalised for Heartbeat HQ in former National Football Museum

A new headquarters for a Preston heart charity is getting the priority treatment from architects. Heartbeat are due to convert the former National Football Museum at Deepdale stadium into a rehabilitation centre. The project is to cost £350,000 and Frank Whittle Partnership, based on Ribblesdale Place, are working hard on how the plans can come together. David Robinson, managing partner of FWP, said: “We are […]

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Preston's main household waste centre is off Tom Benson Way

Preston residents could face limits on DIY waste at local tips

Heading to the tip on a Sunday morning is something of a right of passage, but it might become trickier. Preston DIY enthusiasts could be charged to dispose of more than ten bags of waste a year. Lancashire County Council is proposing to bring in a limit to how much soil, rubble and plasterboard can be taken to household waste centres. Cabinet member for public […]

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Garden Walk in Ashton is within a Conservation Area which limits development

Council leader Peter Rankin seeks permission to chop tree in Ashton Conservation Area

Preston City Council leader councillor Peter Rankin is planning some pruning at home as well as at the Town Hall. With the local authority going through major restructuring at a senior level councillor Rankin is also felling a few branches in his back yard. He has applied to remove the lowest branches of a sycamore tree by three metres, as they are overhanging solar panels […]

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Coca Cola Christmas 4

In pictures: Cola Cola truck parks up on Preston’s Flag Market

A taste of Christmas came to Preston’s Flag Market on Saturday as the Coca Cola truck made a stop off. The Coke advert now well attached as a signal of Christmas when it appears on our screens parked up from 1pm to 9pm. Thousands of Prestonians queued throughout the day for a free can of coke and a chance to pose for a selfie infront […]

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The Mayor and Mayoress switch on the grotto

Miller Park grotto is officially re-opened by Preston Mayor

The West Grotto in Miller Park has been officially switched on by Preston City Council. A major restoration project taking five months has seen the grotto restored to its magical best. It can now be lit up and controlled by a new control panel fitted at the base of one of the rock pools. City Council Mayor councillor Nick Pomfret turned on the grotto in […]

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Ian Cherry (third from left) is heading up the Preston Aikido Club

Preston Aikido Club up and running at Winckley Square accountants

The top room of an accountants building in the Georgian surroundings of Winckley Square is now a martial arts centre. Kung fu fighting accountant Ian Cherry decided to convert the top floor of his offices into a dojo. Up to 15 people can fit into the new studio which is fitted with padded crash mats. Three aikido sessions are running a week at the IA […]

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