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Preston in the 16th century, family feuds and Government spies

16th century map of Lancashire Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston in the 16th century was a rural backwater, far from the centre of Government. Consequently, Preston remained a Catholic bastion long after the Protestant reformation. Its isolated location and […]

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Cottam shop staff threatened with machete and hammer in armed robbery

Cottam Co-op Pic: Adaeze Abdullahi Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Cottam today (Sunday 23 January). Preston Police were called around 6.15am to a report of a robbery at the Co-Op […]

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Latest Preston planning applications for January 7 to 14

Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the latest Preston planning applications registered with Preston City Council for January 7 to 14. Outbuilding to rear at 54 Duchy Avenue, Preston. Validated 7 January. Single-storey extension to side and rear […]

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Ashton-on-Ribble’s St Michael’s Church to host top pianist at February recital

St Michael's Church St Michael’s Church will this February host international pianist Jill Crossland for a night of classical music. On Sunday 13 February, the first piano recital is taking place on the […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Latest South Ribble planning applications week beginning January 17

South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig Below are the planning applications validated by South Ribble Borough Council in the week beginning January 17. Single-storey side/front extension following demolition of the existing attached garage at 28 Bank Head Lane, […]

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Confusion as fines introduced at Fulwood shops car park

New parking regulations introduced for the shops at 333 Garstang Road have caused confusion with Fulwood locals. Posting in Fulwood Preston News and Views on Facebook, Paula Vipond Formerly Lynch […]

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Cottam’s Tipping family reveal £16k total after Christmas lights fundraiser

When the Tippings turn their lights on, you know about it! A Cottam family known for their fundraising efforts have unveiled the final figure from their 2021 Christmas lights display. The Tippings, Mark, Nicola and sons Sam, 16, Joe, 15, and […]

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Sharing the joy! We meet the Penwortham based illustrator creating beautiful digital designs

Georgia-Maia Oliphant’s colourful, digital designs brighten up even the gloomiest of winter days. The Penwortham-based illustrator combines creating joyful custom illustrations in the evenings with her full-time job as a […]

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