The Olive Tree team are adding a Preston restaurant alongside Lytham

Greek restaurant Olive Tree Brasserie sets opening date for Miller Arcade venture

A new restaurant in the Miller Arcade is beginning putting the finishing touches ahead of opening. The Olive Tree Brasserie announced it was expanding from its Lytham base to venture into Preston’s city centre. Inside the spectacular architecture of the Miller Arcade its owner Dean Wilson is promising an upmarket dining experience, with £350,000 spent on kitting out the restaurant. Mr Wilson, director of the […]

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Tailback on the M6 at Preston

M6 northbound near Preston: Serious accident causes long tailbacks

There were heavy delays northbound on the M6 beyond Junction 31. The Highways Agency say a serious accident near Junction 32, Broughton, saw two lanes closed when a car crashed into the central reservation. Police released two lanes of traffic shortly after 7pm, and at 7.50pm re-opened all lanes to traffic from Junction 32 onwards. Normal traffic conditions returned around 9.15pm on Friday. Lancashire Fire Service attended […]

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A typical scene in Preston, no really, statistically it is!

Preston is officially the third WETTEST city or town in Britain

What many a Prestonian has known for a long, long, soggy time – Preston is one of the wettest places in Britain. Data released by the Met Office shows 103.36 centimetres of rain fall in the city each year, third only to Cardiff and Glasgow. This makes Preston officially the wettest city or town in England. Neighbours Blackpool see only 88cms of rain in comparison. […]

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salvatores Want to promote your local business? christ church preston Want to promote your local business? The former chip shop on James Street is now boarded up

Run down former Avenham chip shop to become new flats

Five new flats could be created in two run down buildings in need of demolition. A former chip shop and house in Avenham could be converted by property developers. SD Consulting have applied to convert the buildings on James Street. A statement says: “The existing buildings are traditional Victorian, two storey brick terrace houses. “Both properties are currently derelict. No 60 was previously a Chip […]

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A big plasma screen will sit above the first floor of the Guild Hall

Preston Guild Hall: Council leader hails Rigby deal and £250,000 arts trust fund announced

Preston City Council’s leader has hailed the sale of the Guild Hall to local businessman Simon Rigby as a “fantastic deal for Preston”. The venue, built in 1973, is due to be transferred to the Rigby group’s ownership on Monday after months of negotiations. Alongside a £1 million immediate cash injection in repairs and improvements to the building the local multi-millionaire has set aside £250,000 […]

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M65 eastbound Junction 1: Three lorries involved in accident

Three lorries have been involved in a crash on the M65 eastbound. The motorway was closed eastbound from around 8am on Friday after the incident between Junction 1, M6 and Junction 2, M61. Two lanes were re-opened at 11.30am and at 1pm the Highways Agency announced all lanes were re-opened and traffic was flowing normally. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist,. Reports initially […]

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