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Mystery over where blue plaque on former Broughton restaurant has gone

The blue plaque which has gone missing A blue plaque which used to be fixed to the wall of a Preston pub has gone missing. The Touch of Spice Indian restaurant in Broughton is in the process […]

7 months ago
Pictures of when classic buses parked up in Preston’s Flag Market

Vintage buses pulled up to stop at the Flag Market during Saturday. Part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Preston Bus Station being built the city council put […]

7 months ago
Watch as The Flying Scotsman powers out of Preston Station

The Flying Scotsman comes steaming by Pic: Simon Gooch Crowds have been gathering at Preston Railway Station throughout Saturday to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman. Simon Gooch was one of those who got up close and personal […]

7 months ago
The Flying Scotsman pulls into Preston Station

The Flying Scotsman standing at Preston Station Pic: Disability Equality North West The most famous of steam locomotives has pulled up at Preston Railway Station. Train fans and onlookers gathered to see The Flying Scotsman during Saturday (20 July). The engine is […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement A tale of two cities – visitors from Kalisz celebrate 30 years of twinning

Visitors from Poland’s oldest city Kalisz have come to Preston to celebrate the 30th anniversary of being twinned with the city. Kalisz, which lies 146 miles west of Poland’s capital […]

8 months ago
Old Tram Bridge ‘worse than first thought’ but councillors vow to fix it

The Old Tram Bridge across the River Ribble is in much worse condition than first thought – but councillors have vowed to work together to find a way to reopen […]

8 months ago
BBC’s Bargain Hunt films at the Harris

The Bargain Hunt team filming at the Harris Pic: The Harris/Twitter The Harris has played host to the BBC’s hit daytime show Bargain Hunt. The show, which sees two teams of amateur collectors scouring antiques fairs for bargains, came to the […]

8 months ago
From the Preston Bank Company to HSBC – 175 years on Fishergate for city bank

The old Midland Bank building in Fishergate in the 1960s A city bank has marked 175 years in Preston. Known originally as the Preston Bank Company and standing at 40 Fishergate, HSBC has traced its history back. Now part of […]

8 months ago
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