Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration project

Landmark demolished in Friargate regeneration project

A Preston landmark is set to be demolished, as part of the £18 million regeneration project which has begun on Friargate. Former Bambers furniture shop is one of many businesses who have seen their premises demolished to make way for the “transformation.” Along with Bambers, Blitz nightclub is also included in the demolition process, however owner Peter Alexander is looking to move to the former […]

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FWP partners with Roger. Left to right: Gordon Burke, Martin Whittle, Brent Clayton, Roger White, Kate Shuttleworth, David Robinson, Frank Whittle.

Lostock Hall man retires after almost half a century at Preston firm

A senior quantity surveyor has retired after nearly 50 years’ service to a Preston- based company, Frank Whittle Partnership. Roger White retired on his 65th birthday, after his mum found the job advertised in the local newspaper, 46 years ago. Roger, who lives in Lostock Hall, has worked on major constructions around the UK, and says when he started they “didn’t even have calculators!” A […]

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Changes to be trialed for Penwortham flyover to reduce congestion

Lancashire County Council is to trial a new layout on the Penwortham flyover in an attempt to ease congestion. The road towards Preston docks will now feature cones and signals to create a single for traffic approaching from Penwortham Hill. Traffic from Penwortham will still have to give way to traffic from the flyover, but a longer taper on the approach means more time for […]

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Hogarths to host 1920’s night

Hogarths is to take a step into the past when it hosts a new theme night. The evening is dubbed A Night in the 1920’s and will feature live music. The Big Beat Brothers will be performing on the night, hosted on March 19. You can book a table with a bottle of Prosecco for £20.00 although it is also free to enter. Hogarths reopened […]

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Preston man missing for over a month

POLICE in Preston are appealing for information about a 43-year-old homeless man who has been missing since January. Adrian Wane – known as Ady – was last seen on Lancaster Road North on Tuesday 20 January. He is a known rough sleeper and has not been seen since. Sgt Wendy Fitzgerald from Preston Police said: “It has been over a month now since Ady was […]

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The Guild Hall is now in Simon Rigby's ownership

Permission granted to increase Guild Hall capacity to 2900 plus further improvements

Preston Guild Hall will be enjoyed by more people than ever after permission was granted to increase the capacity to 2900. A launch event promoting the February to June 2015 season also revealed that the venue has a civil ceremony license, with the first wedding already booked for May. Richard Simkin, head of operations for the Guild Hall said: “We are aware that Preston Guild […]

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