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Mokai opening night: Michelle Keegan pulls out as Joey Essex announced as replacement

Michelle Keegan has postponed an appearance for the launch of a new Preston nightclub. The former Coronoation Street actress was due to open Mokai on Church Street. The club has announced Keegan is no longer booked for Monday 15 September “due to unforeseen TV commitments”. Venue bosses say they are hopeful a re-arranged date for Keegan to visit Mokai can be booked. Reality TV star […]

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Remnants of the old Preston-Southport line can still be seen. Pic: Shabbagaz

Ribble Steam Railway to mark 50 years since closure of Preston to Southport line

Steam trains are to run around Preston Docks to mark 50 years since a Preston rail line closed. A railway line used to run from Preston to Southport, the West Lancashire line, but was closed during the Beeching cutbacks. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum is running an event to commemorate when the line was shut. An L&Y Aspinall 1300/1896, currently based at Embsay, will be […]

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Preston knitting group to help city remember First World War dead

A craft group has been set up and are helping knit a way for Preston to remember those killed in the First World War. The Crafty Project are a group of knitters and crocheters in the city, which was founded just over a year ago by Kim Hughes and Gemma Patterson. Meeting on a weekly basis they have an age range of 19 to 62, […]

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Repair work to start on Blackpool Road and Deepdale Mill Street rail bridges

Repair works is due to begin on two Preston railway bridges in Ashton on Ribble and Deepdale. The Blackpool Road and Deepdale Mill Street bridges are having work done to repair damaged concrete, brickwork and repainting of metalwork on both the brides. David Leung, the county council’s bridge design manager, said: “We need to carry out this essential work to keep the bridges in a […]

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The audience of members and guests show their appreciation to Stephen Sartin for a wonderful evenings entertainment

A bumper start to the new Preston Historical Society season

The Preston Historical Society started the new season of talks on Monday evening of 1 September with the renowned local historian and much loved, Stephen Sartin. Mr Sartin has always been a favourite speaker with the members of the society and Monday’s talk was no exception in the slightest. With a most evocative title of  ‘Preston as it was, or was it?’, it was quite a puzzle to imagine […]

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Blaze Festival to take over Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is set to be overrun by youngsters from Friday. The annual Blaze Festival gives young people across the county a chance to get experience ahead of a career in the arts. Events include a portable projector screening the first three Indiana Jones films. The Blaze Lounge also comes to life with musuicians and bands from Preston and the local […]

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