Music and Nightlife: Event of the week 14/7/14

Who: Skinny Wrist Gumbo, I Am Your Autopilot, Olly Taylor When: Friday June 18, 8pm Where: The Ferret How much: Free The Ferret might’ve been serving food for a while now but this is the first time they’ve had some Skinny Wrist Gumbo at the top of the menu. Skinny Wrist Gumbo are a young, new band from Preston who have played slots supporting some […]

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Simon Rigby talks about Guild Hall project to Blog Preston

Local businessman and honorary Prestonian Simon Rigby is looking to put more than £1 million into a city centre venue. Blog Preston spoke to Simon on Wednesday on the steps of the Guild Hall to find out what it was all about. Simon said he was really happy that Preston Council accepted his offer to take over the venue. He clearly sees great potential in […]

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999 latest punk act at New Continental

999 will be the latest punk band to play the New Continental on Friday (July 4). The New Continental has become the go-to venue for punk over the last few years. Acts such as GBH, Wire and Vic Goddard & The Subway Sect have all played there in recent times. The band has a huge cult following worldwide and they have been cited as one of […]

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Flash flood affects St Georges Shopping Centre

At around 5pm this afternoon part of the downstairs area of St George’s Shopping Centre came to a standstill as flood water gushed across the walkway. St Georges staff were seen frantically sweeping pools of water from out out their shops. Part of the mall was cordoned off as a safety measure while emergency mopping up action took place. Many stores closed for a short […]

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A new Winckley Square conservation management plan for Preston

Later this year an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will be filed to provide funding for a Winckley Square Conservation Project which would involve a much needed facelift to the gardens. A similar application was made in 2009, however the NWDA-led project from 2009 was strongly opposed to and the plan never came to fruition. This time, a fresh approach has been made to […]

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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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