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Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Darren Hobson Preston-born poet Darren Hobson has published new work that shares his memories of growing up in and around the town during the 1970s and beyond. Locations in Avenham, Penwortham and […]

1 month ago
Preston musician hits number one in rock charts with band’s new single

THE HARA Pic credit: Samantha Guess A Preston guitarist is making it big in the rock world as his band’s new single soars to number one. THE HARA, an alternative/rock band, recently released their latest song […]

1 month ago
Preston celebrities back Harris fundraising campaign

Eric Knowles and Lubaina Himid inside the Harris Pic: The Harris Preston charity Friends of the Harris has won the backing of two local celebrities in its campaign to raise £25,000 towards the #HarrisYourPlace plans. Turner Prize winner Professor Lubaina Himid and TV personality Eric […]

1 month ago
First views from Shankly Hotel’s rooftop bar area as summer 2021 opening set

View from The Shankly Hotel rooftop Pic: Signature Living The owner of the company redeveloping Preston’s old Post Office into a luxury hotel says the project is progressing well, despite the impact of Covid-19. Lawrence Kenwright of Signature Living […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement £10.2m plans to transform the Harris get green light

New images released of proposed plans for The Harris. Proposed internal and external changes to the Harris worth £10.2m have been approved by Preston City Council’s Planning Committee. The #HarrisYourPlace project addresses safety, accessibility and structural issues at the Grade […]

2 months ago
Major internal and external changes for The Harris set for green light

The Harris exterior Planning applications have been submitted for proposed external and internal works as part of the ‘Reimagining the Harris’ project. This project by Buttress aims to adapt the building in order […]

2 months ago
New book PNE Forever celebrates the fans of Preston North End

Michael produced much of the photography in the book Pic: Michael Barrett A new book is celebrating the fans of Preston North End. Author Michael Barrett has launched PNE Forever, which delves into what it means to be a North Ender. The […]

3 months ago
Preston artists launch 2021 calendar to raise funds for local food fairness scheme

Preston artists calendar - August The Birley artist studios, based in Preston city centre, has launched a 2021 calendar to raise funds for The Larder. The calendar features work by 12 artists, illustrators and designers […]

3 months ago
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