Courtaulds factory memories to be told through song

The history of Preston’s former Courtaulds factory is to be brought to life through a music project. A Song for your Community sees singer-songwriter Claire Mooney work with former factory workers to piece their stories and memories into a song about Courtaulds. The Courtaulds factory used to stand on what is now the Red Scar Industrial Estate and its history is being pieced together as […]

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An artists impression of how the tram stop on Deepdale Street would look

Tram firm applies to re-open Deepdale line and build tram shed and station

An artists impression of how the tram stop on Deepdale Street would look The company behind Preston’s proposed tram line has tabled plans for re-opening a section of the former Deepdale railway line. Trampower Limited has applied to turn a former coal yard on Deepdale Street into its tram shed and storage building. Plans also include a station platform building and hard surfacing for the […]

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The Habitat Hazard level of the game featuring colourful characters

Preston duo seek funding for climate change computer game

A Preston pair are releasing a computer game to educate children about climate change. Eco Heroes is the brainchild of illustrator Dave Robinson and council worker Stephen Parkinson. The game – Animal Alert – shows children how to use less energy, recycle and cut back on food waste. Robinson, 34, said: “Children will be affected by climate change more than anyone else and they hold […]

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Four events for Prestonians to see new M55 link road plan

Consultation on a proposed link road between the M55 and the west of Preston has begun. Four events are being held in Lea, Ingol, Fulwood and Ashton for local residents to find out about the new road. The route preferred by Lancashire County Council was released in Mid-May and shows the Preston Western Distributor cutting through farmland. A new junction on the M55 is proposed […]

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Fire crew saved man from Deepdale flat fire

A crew from Preston Fire Station have pulled a man to safety from a fire in Deepdale. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service dispatched a crew around 2am on Sunday following reports of a fire at a flat on Golbourne Street. A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after being given first aid by fire fighters.

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June Wallpaper

Preston in the Picture – June Desktop Wallpaper

Preston is blessed with some great canal walks and it was while out walking close to the new Ribble Link sculpture that this photograph was taken.  The canal boats were waiting patiently to be assisted through the first of the lock gates on the Ribble Link which leads them down to the River Ribble and Preston Dock. The photo was taken on a Fuji X-Pro1 […]

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