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Derelict Sites art project to takeover Preston for one week

A week of sited performances in Preston will take place this April. Starting on April 11, the city centre will play host to a generous helping of arts events called Derelict Sites. They will be hosted at shopping centres, the train station, around the university and all around the city. Derelict is an ongoing programme of live art and performance produced by Angel Club (north) […]

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In Pictures: 10th annual Preston Sports Awards

The Preston Sports Awards were held on March 13 at Preston Guild Hall. The event was hosted by TV personality Paul Crone, with appearances from Gail Emms MBE (silver medallist and former world champion) as well as the Mayor Preston, Coucillor Nicholas Pomfret. Nicholas Pomfret said after the event: “Once again, Preston has pulled out all the stops with a brilliant night and some inspirational […]

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Met Office issues severe weather warning with both wind and rain expected

Heavy rain and wind is expected to batter Preston overnight and into tomorrow morning. Monday night and Tuesday could see rain of up to 20mm and gusts of up to 70mph. The weather is expected to pass by Wednesday and steadily improve as Easter approaches. There is the potential for flooding and traffic disruptions as a result of the weather which will move in from […]

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Opinion: Why the humble coffee bean is the answer to Preston’s Unhealthiest High-street label

Read about Ham and Jam coffee shop here Richard Lowthian is setting up Preston’s largest independent coffee shop. Here Richard gives his reaction to the latest report that Preston has the unhealthiest high street in Preston. Like many Prestonians, when I heard our beloved Preston labelled the “Unhealthiest High Street in the UK,” by the Royal Society for Public Health, I was shocked and also […]

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Preston has topped the list as Britain’s unhealthiest high street

Preston High Street has topped a recent list of Britain’s unhealthiest cities and towns, in a report conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health. The league table which was compiled as a result of looking at several factors, including types of shop like fast food outlets and betting shops, shows Preston topping the table for having the unhealthiest high street. Blackpool isn’t far behind […]

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When is Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park in 2015?

Egg-rolling will come to Preston as one of the areas most recognisable traditions. Every Easter Monday, Prestonians queue at Avenham Park to take part in the celebration. This year, the day falls on Monday, April 6. Egg-rolling was traditionally undertaken with decorated boiled eggs but has since evolved to include the chocolate alternative. The eggs are sent rolling down the hills by those who attend. […]

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