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Crystal House revamp continues

Extensive ground floor shop front refurbishment continues at Crystal House. Although works began a couple of months ago we have had enquiries asking what exactly is going on at the site. The owners of building that occupies one side of the Flag Market are knocking together old retail units in an attempt to try and attract a new store into the city centre. Several units […]

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A day in the life of Preston Register Office

Preston life featured in a national newspaper today. And, no, it was not a story about Preston Bus Station. The Guardian on Saturday focused on the working of the Lancashire Register Office in Preston. In an article titled ‘Births, marriages, deaths: A day in the life of the Register Office‘ the paper took an affectionate look at the seemingly quaint notion of visiting a register […]

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People Power Collective takes to the road

Back in February 2013 we reported that Preston residents were being encouraged to use ‘People Power’ and join a ground breaking collective energy switching scheme that could mean massive reductions to the cost of heating their homes. The scheme is back for 2014 and you only have until 17th February to register your interest. Rising energy prices are eating into already depleted pay packets. Preston […]

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Experimental hybrid imaging scanners used in new Morrisons store

New Preston supermarket ‘lab’ on Blackpool Road has introduced yet another technological device to dazzle customers. The Morrisons store has unveiled self-checkout kiosks allowing shoppers to pre-order food and beverages at its in-store café. It will also read QR codes on mobile devices. The self-checkouts are being trialled at Morrisons’ new lab store in Preston. The retailer is trying out a range of innovative ideas, […]

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Preston play Forest in FA Cup Fourth Round tonight

Good luck to high flying Preston North End tonight as they face Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fourth round. It will be a tough test for PNE who are currently sitting pretty at fourth in the Sky Bet League One and in a play-off place. On the Preston North End FC website Manager Simon Grayson was quoted as saying: “They (Forest) are a very […]

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Rush hour traffic brings Preston to standstill

Many main roads in central Preston became gridlocked last night leading to frustration and anger of drivers and pedestrians alike. From around 5pm onwards on Thursday evening traffic congestion affected most roads in and out of the city due to a combination of roadworks, accidents and bad weather – a brief hailstone storm made streets slippy and reduced visibility. The horrendous tailbacks, far worse on […]

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