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Preston’s military history explored in new book

Army on parade in Preston city centre From Fulwood Barracks, to Moor Park being an army training camp to the city’s Armed Forces Day each year the connection between Preaton and the military is a strong one. […]

3 weeks ago
Granddaughter of Lancashire Loyals war veteran makes plea to track down his medals

The granddaughter of a Preston soldier who died in 1955 has made a heartfelt appeal to track down his medals after learning they had been sold at auction. Private Percy […]

3 weeks ago
Tokyo Jo’s prepares to return again this summer

The queue for Tokyo Jo's during Easter weekend Pic: Tokyo Jo's Memories Preston is preparing once again for the return of the Ultimate Discotheque. After a sell-out during the Easter weekend the club is returning for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Nearly […]

3 weeks ago
11 things that definitely happened during the return of Tokyo Jo’s

Inside Tokyo Jo's The Reunion Pic: Kate Rosindale Clubbers were transported back to the 90s and 00s heyday of the city’s nightclub scene. Tokyo Jo’s made its return during Maundy Thursday and no doubt, like me, you had […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Tokyo Jo’s draws ‘legendary crowds’ for nightclub return

On the dancefloor at Toky Jo's Pic: Simon Kirkham Preston saw the return of its ‘legendary’ nightclub during Maundy Thursday and the early hours of Good Friday. Tokyo Jo’s was a mainstay of the clubbing scene in the 90s […]

1 month ago
The Preston shops you wish still existed

We asked, and you told us. We said which Preston shop would you go back to for one-time only if they still existed. Many famous names, both nationally and locally, […]

1 month ago
Joy for trainspotters as LMS Jubilee Class 5690 Leander steams through Preston

Rail enthusiasts were treated to a rare sighting of the LMS Jubilee Class 5690 Leander as it steamed through Preston on Saturday. Dozens of fans visited Preston Railway Station to […]

1 month ago
Marking 40 years of UCLan’s library as former Penwortham librarian recalls meeting Prince Philip

Sue Dawson meeting Prince Philip in 1979 A Penwortham woman has returned to the library where she started working 40 years ago. Sue Dawson began working at the University of Central Lancashire’s library at the Preston campus […]

2 months ago
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