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Two Preston martial arts clubs putting on women’s self defence courses

Sukata Preston is running self defence classes for visually impaired women Two Preston martial arts clubs are putting on women’s self defence courses during November. Redkite Plus is holding a one-off event on Saturday 20 November at Everybody Fit, while Sukata […]

2 years ago
Should I set fireworks off after 10pm? A guide from a tired, bitter parent from Fulwood

The event culminated with a 10-minute fireworks display Pic: Michael Porter Photography The time… 5.49pm. The date… Tuesday 2 November. The sound… a firework. The question… “Oh come on! Already! Why?”  As the skies bordering Plungington and Fulwood were treated to a premature […]

2 years ago
Epidemic of littering as traffic cones left outside properties across Preston

Stock image of a traffic cone Pic: Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Recently, as I’ve been driving around Preston I’ve come to notice that as I attempt to park in certain spots on the road, there seem to be obstructions. It’s the strangest […]

2 years ago
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 […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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, […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

3 years ago
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 […]

3 years ago
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