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Review: Fit in my (almost) 40s at Preston’s Sukata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Daniel Burt in a chokehold Sukata A recent survey of 5,000 adults in the UK suggested that through lockdown people had put on an average of 3kg in weight – not to brag, but those are rookie […]

1 week ago
In celebration of Avenham Park’s junior parkrun

Junior parkrunners in action Pic: Ian Scott As the autumn nights creep in and gloom and grey starts to take hold of our mornings, it becomes more of a challenge to get out and about for exercise. Honestly, […]

3 weeks ago
What does Preston have to offer in Lancashire’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025?

Preston City Mela Pic: Michael Porter Photography News of Lancashire’s recent bid for UK City of Culture 2025 – and the central role Preston will play in it – seems to have been met with some consternation; a […]

1 month ago
In defence of Preston’s cyclists

A cyclist on Preston's Guild Wheel Pic: Tony Worrall Sadly, Preston has a wealth of natural beauty spots and is unfortunately surrounded by wonderful countryside to the north. As Lancashire’s brief summer lopes on, a leap in pandemic bikesales coupled […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The life and times of Preston-born poet Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson at 19 It’s been a few weeks since news broke of Lancashire County Council’s decision to withdraw from the bid for City of Culture, before later reviving it. While I have absolutely […]

2 months ago
Feeling peckish? Why not park recklessly at one of these Preston eateries

Car parked on the pavement outside Co-op in Garstang Road For my sins I spent a quiet afternoon trawling the online comment sections of local Facebook community groups (please don’t judge me, there was a pandemic and it was raining). I […]

3 months ago
Joseph Livesey: Preston’s greatest social reformer or Preston’s greatest killjoy… or both?

Joseph Livesey People often say to me: “You must be fun at parties,” which is baffling, because I genuinely am not. In this though, I like to think I’ve found a kindred […]

3 months ago
Preston’s first Repair Cafe is coming to the city

A repair cafe in Amsterdam Pic: Ilvy Njiokiktjien Repair it don’t replace it! Amazon’s profits can take the hit as Preston’s first Repair Cafe is running this weekend. Picture the scene: you have kids and the kids have favourite […]

4 months ago
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