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Winckley Square as it is today

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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Review: The Hoosiers at 53 Degrees

Reviewing The Hoosiers was always going be a little bit odd. Their music doesn’t typically fall under the umbrella of what I would listen to and it would seem their most successful days are comfortably behind them. That said, the air of unfashionableness that surrounded them in their not-so-long ago heyday has evaporated somewhat – leaving an audience eager for the hits but generally curious […]

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olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Southern

HD Concerts To Debut at The Ferret with Southern and Roo Panes

HD Concerts makes its debut in The Ferret with two shows this week. Southern will headline a show on Thursday 15th before Roo Panes rounds off everyone’s weekend on Sunday 18th. HD Concerts is the promotions company owned by 53 Degrees Events Manager Joff Hall. All his previous Preston shows have been at 53 Degrees, though he also promotes in York, Newcastle and Liverpool. Southern are a […]

6 months ago by
My older brother (blue t shirt) watching whilst I run through mud

No Ego Challenge: Taking on the mud

This time last week I was already getting excited for Saturday 10th May. Some of you may remember the preview I wrote, around a month ago, about the No Ego Challenge. Well, the time had come for our team, hilariously named ‘Powerpuff Girls’, to take on the popular South Preston mud challenge. I was running the course with my two brothers, one of my brother’s […]

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The Phil Collins cocktail is served

Preston cocktail bar Beachcomber unveils new menu

Earlier this week, Preston’s first and only Southern Californian surfer inspired bar, Beachcomber, launched their new summer cocktail menu and we were invited. We tried a range of their 20 new beach themed cocktails, including a Phil Collins, South Beach Swizzle and BC Colada, which was served in a pineapple. The menu has been in development for more than 12 weeks and owner, Richard Powell, […]

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