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Friends of Tulketh Hall call to stop sale of The Star Youth Club in Ashton-on-Ribble

The Star Youth Centre in Ashton Pic: Tony Worrall The former Star Youth Centre, Ashton has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council. However, the group Friends of Tulketh Hall are appealing to the council to stop […]

1 week ago
A short history of Tulketh Hall – in search of Preston’s long lost castle

A painting of the former Tulketh Hall Did you know that Preston once had a royal castle? That the same site was also the original location of that great medieval house of God – Furness Abbey? That […]

1 week ago
Japanese rock garden in Avenham Park temporarily closed due to dead trees

Avenham Park rock garden closed. Pic: Preston Parks Part of Avenham Park is temporarily closed off. The closure is as a result of three dead trees being removed from the rock garden. Whilst the work is ongoing the […]

2 weeks ago
Two Preston city centre roads closed due to urgent work at ‘unsafe’ Preston Guild Hall

Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston Lancaster Road and a section of Lord Street have been closed today (Tuesday 17 November). The roads have been closed due to urgent Preston Guild Hall building works. This is […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘Fulwood Poppies’ a fitting tribute to those who have fallen

Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day looked a little different for everyone this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. People were not able to pick up a poppy easily like they […]

3 weeks ago
Soldier memorial artwork opposite Clayton-le-Woods school torn down by vandals

Police are investigating an act of vandalism where a Silent Soldier (pictured left) has been torn down on Sheep Hill Brow opposite Clayton-le-Woods Primary School in Chorley. The offence occurred […]

3 weeks ago
Colonel who served 15 years as president of Preston veterans council is honoured by Preston City Council

The recently retired President of Preston and District Veterans Council has been honoured by the City of Preston. Colonel Bernard Stam has been entered into Preston’s Book of Recognition and […]

3 weeks ago
Plans for the former Sharoe Green House neuro-rehabilitation centre to be converted into education centre

Planning application for former Sharoe Green neuro-rehabilitation centre. Pic: Blog Preston The former Sharoe Green House neuro-rehabilitation centre, which was turned into a community centre in 2015, has seen a further planning application submitted. The community centre is subject to a […]

3 weeks ago
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