Scambuster Stan

Scam busting Facebook page targets cons in the North West

A Facebook page set-up by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards team is looking to fight scams in the North West. The page (via a friendly face Scambuster Stan) can be found at The aim of the page is to promote to the people of Preston and Lancashire information about the latest scams that people need to be aware of.   They also promote local activities […]

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Family fun sponsored riverside walk

Join a charity sponsored walk in July in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK. This will be a picturesque 5k walk along the Riverside and Penwortham area of Preston. Sign in starts at 10:30am by the Pavilion in Avenham Park with the walk scheduled to set off at 12:00 noon. There is a registration fee of £10.00 and participants get refreshments and a t-shirt. Crohn’s […]

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William T Richards, After A Gale, 1903

New exhibition brings the sea to Preston

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery brings a new free exhibition to the city this summer Making Waves: Art Inspired by the Sea will bring a bit of the coast to the heart of Preston. Exploring challenges faced by artists when capturing this transient and unpredictable subject matter on canvas, the exhibition celebrates seafaring art in watercolour, print, ceramic, and on film. Making Waves draws […]

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Armed Forces Day 2014 in Preston

Preston celebrated in style today with a bumper party for the Armed Forces Day, spectacularly organised by Preston City Councillor, Drew Gale. From military bands and Preston City Wrestling to Batman, there was something to suit everyone’s taste. Although the weather was looking doubtful at first, the sun finally broke through to ensure a dry and and enjoyable time. The proceedings started with the Standard […]

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Roderick Smith missing: Police believe he may be camping out near Preston

Police searching for a missing Lostock Hall man believe he may be camping in the Preston area. Roderick Smith was last seen around 10am on Saturday 21 June at the Anchor pub on Croston Road, Lostock Hall. The 67 year old is believed to have travelled to Preston or Blackpool. Sgt Martin Hulme, of Preston Police, said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Rod and […]

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Robots and more at Lancashire Science Festival 2014

We’ve just got back from another magnificent, and free, day at the Lancashire Science Festival. It’s the third year for the University of Central Lancashire’s three day festival. The popular festival attracts schools and families from all across the region and invites them to have a go at all manner of fun, science activities. We kicked the day off watching the international robotic sensation that […]

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