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Review: Ken Nicol’s Lockstep at the Conti

Ken Nicol's Lockstep performing at the Continental As the retreating ambers of a sunny Broadgate evening stream their way through the Continental’s tastefully evergreen décor, my wife and I thread our way through the assembled Friday masses. Immediately my […]

1 year ago
Mechanics honour Preston’s potholes as biggest wealth generator in the industry

Potholes at Watling Street Road Pic: Daniel Burt Preston’s potholes have once again been named the biggest economic contributor to garages during a tough three years. At this year’s prestigious Mechanics of Lancashire award ceremony, Preston’s uneven roads took the top prize, being […]

1 year ago
Cottam children’s author on inspiration, self-publishing and the joy of 2B pencils

Rachel Walmsley with a copy of Dotty the Dogwalker Driving through Cottam to meet with Rachel Ann Walmsley, a rapidly emerging children’s author and co- founder of Baobab Tree Books, I was struck by two things: 1. Some of these […]

2 years ago
Fulwood art group’s first exhibition celebrates emergence from lockdown

Paintings at the Garden Walk Artists exhibition Pic: Daniel Burt Last week saw the opening of the Emergence exhibition, organised by Fulwood-based art group the Garden Walk Artists to celebrate the gradual return to normality post-Covid. The exhibition opened on Tuesday 10 May. Hosted […]

2 years ago
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Garstang Road may close for Fulwood to Preston cycle superhighway works

Garstang Road Pic: Google This was of course, an April Fool (check the date!), we hope you enjoyed it. A stretch of Garstang Road could be set to close to allow work to commence […]

2 years ago
Review: Buying 2,500 calories for £3 at new Preston Greggs Outlet

Daniel outside Greggs Outlet Pic: Blog Preston It’s been a long winter; sure, there have been mornings that weren’t as overcast, even a couple of concurrent days with no rain but on the whole, I think we can […]

2 years ago
Butter pie, pea wet and snig fray – a gastronomic slice of Preston

Hot potato tram Pic: @harryfentonphotos Last month at a Pancake Day family gathering I set myself the challenge of figuring out how pancakes could -possibly – relate to a religious celebration, without using Google or asking […]

2 years ago
Preston play centres to help overcome the winter limbo of childcare

Inside Mini's Play Centre Pic: Daniel Burt Got young kids? Me too. Now what on earth can we do about it? We’re heading into the winter limbo of childcare; the promise of new Christmas toys to keep […]

2 years ago
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