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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 17 to October 23

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week. The Harris was glowing purple to celebrate one year until the Rugby League World Cup, Preston’s […]

7 months ago
Miller Park Lodge to be turned into a young persons care home

Miller Park lodge at the entrance to Avenham and Miller Parks Pic: Gill Lawson Plans have been approved to convert Miller Park Lodgeinto a young persons care home. The application was submitted in late September and was approved on Tuesday 13 October for the […]

7 months ago
£8 million luxury tower approved for Preston city centre

An artist's impression of how the new tower block would look in the city centre Pic: 1618 Architects The Preston skyline is set to change after approval was granted for a new 21-storey apartment block. Work on the £8 million scheme at 5 Church Row is due to […]

12 months ago
New apartment block tower set to join Preston’s skyline

An artist's impression of how the new tower block would look in the city centre Pic: 1618 Architects A new 20-storey block of flats could soon join the Preston skyline. Eastern Estates applied for permission to demolish former warehouses in Church Row in Preston city centre. The buildings, […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement What can be done about empty shops in Preston city centre?

The former BHS site is now boarded up Preston’s number of empty shops in its city centre is running higher than the national average. A new report commissioned by Preston City Council shows the impact out-of-town shopping centres […]

2 years ago
Remembering when Preston used to have its own bank

Henry Newsham Pedder picked up the balance sheet when Edward Pedder died, and found things did not add up Pic: Preston Digital Archive With news on Preston City Council considering funding a community bank we take a look back at when Preston had its own bank. Pedder’s was a household name in Georgian […]

2 years ago
Ten years of Blog Preston

A morning sky in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Ten years. That’s been thousands of posts, hundreds of thousands of shares on social media and many phone calls and emails in the making. Blog Preston began as a bit […]

2 years ago
Tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson Guided tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed. It was originally planned that tours of the abandoned orphanage […]

3 years ago
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