Nationwide relocates branch on Fishergate

A major building society relocates its branch on a major shopping street in Preston. The Nationwide branch at 41 Fishergate is currently under construction, having moved from their base at 91 Fishergate. River Island vacated the site to move into a larger unit at St George’s Shopping Centre. A Nationwide spokeswoman commented: “We will open for business in the Spring. “Our investment in this new […]

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Evans Cycles opens in Preston

Good news for bike fans as Evans Cycles locates a new store in Preston. Evans was established in 1921 and is the UK’s largest quality cycle retailer with over 50 stores nationwide. The popularity of the sport and activity of cycling gave Evans Cycles the chance to expand outside its core “heartland” of the South East of England. The new store at the North Road […]

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Preston in the picture – March Desktop Wallpaper, Red telephone boxes

This month’s calendar picture is another iconic Preston scene. The red telephone boxes on Market Street have been photographed many times but what really makes this picture for me is the wet pavement and reflections this creates. I’d gone out specifically with this photo in mind but had to wait a while for the rain to ease. A rain soaked picture also seemed quite appropriate […]

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New online forum launched for musical Prestonians

A new forum has launched for musicians and music fans based in Preston. P-City was founded a fortnight ago by an anonymous administrator, although the website was built by Paddy Green, of local band Zvilnik. The person who runs the website, known only as The Admin, told us: “There was plenty of complaining about the scene or lack of scene. It seemed to me that […]

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Darwin Day Celebration Lecture 2014: Why Darwin Won’t Let Facebook Get You More Friends

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Psychology announced their ninth annual Darwin Day Celebration Lecture. Professor Robin Dunbar, from the University of Oxford will deliver a lecture entitled “Why Darwin Won’t Let Facebook Get You More Friends”. Robin is one of Britain’s most well-known and influential evolutionary psychologists, and is famous for his theory that evolution places a limit on the possible size […]

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Opinion: A tribute to Sir Tom Finney

It’s not exaggerating to say that Preston has lost its favourite son. Sir Tom Finney was quite simply the best footballer to ever play for Preston North End Football Club. For the city of Preston, he transcended the idea of just being a footballer. He represents a reason to be proud of the city, he represents everything a footballer, and indeed a person, should be. […]

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