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Bring Preston’s past to life in glorious full colour with a new extensive photo archive

As Preston heads into another lockdown with the rest of England, a new online picture archive has been launched, allowing people to celebrate, share and remember what unites us. Take […]

6 months ago
Five plans for a total of 527 homes in Preston in new housing developments to be considered

Some of the style of homes planned for Tabley Lane Five planning applications for new housing are due to be discussed by Preston City Council‘s planning committee on Thursday (5 November). Some are recommended for approval and some for refusal […]

6 months ago
Major apartment development in Preston city centre to be reviewed by councillors on Thursday

The new development planned off Avenham Street A planning application to build four apartment blocks over Avenham street open air car park is to be reviewed Thursday (4 November) at Preston City Council’s planning committee. There are […]

6 months ago
The Hot Potato Tram is back open for business and will be during lockdown 2

The Hot Potato Tram has reopened. Pic: Tony Worrall Flickr The Hot Potato Tram reopened Monday 2 November at Preston’s Flag Market and will remain open during the second national lockdown. The famous tram sadly had to close due to […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Work to begin on restoring Coach House in Penwortham’s Hurst Grange

The coach house in Hurst Grange Park dates to the 1850s Members of the Friends of Hurst Grange Park Coach House Restoration Project in Penwortham, are popping the champagne corks following news that work to restore the Coach House on Hurst […]

6 months ago
Latest plans for the former Touch of Spice restaurant in Broughton lodged

What the new apartments will look like. Pic: Planning application Preston City Council The former Touch of Spice restaurant, Garstang Road is to be turned into residential apartments if planning applications are approved. The former restaurant, that has already been demolished, will be […]

6 months ago
The Hot Potato tram is returning to Preston’s Flag Market

The Hot Potato Tram in action on the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall The Hot Potato tram will be returning Monday 2 November at 11am. The tram sadly had to close due to former owner Keith Roberts passing away in September due to […]

6 months ago
Miller Park Lodge to be turned into a young persons care home

Miller Park lodge at the entrance to Avenham and Miller Parks Pic: Gill Lawson Plans have been approved to convert Miller Park Lodgeinto a young persons care home. The application was submitted in late September and was approved on Tuesday 13 October for the […]

6 months ago
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