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Preston City Centre

The city centre includes the administrative and main shopping areas of the city. The city’s law courts are found here, police station, town hall and of course Preston Bus Station. The electoral ward is known as Town Centre despite the change to city status.

Message of hope left on Preston’s Flag Market by city artist

Seek to understand as seen from the air Pic: Tim Saunders A Preston artist placed hundreds of sapling trees in Preston’s Flag Market during the early hours of Sunday morning. Under the cover of darkness Tim Saunders crept onto the city’s […]

15 hours ago
Police appeal to trace missing woman last seen in Preston city centre

Kelly Lofthouse Pic: Preston Police Police say they are growing ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of a woman last seen in Preston city centre. Kelly Lofthouse was last seen in the city centre at 10.15am […]

19 hours ago
Lancashire Encounter Festival in Preston delayed for a year

The Red Canopies were the main attraction of last year's Lancashire Encounter Pic: Tony Worrall A major arts festival for the city has been put back to 2021. Lancashire Encounter festival takes place every other year throughout Preston city centre. Preston City Council say they […]

22 hours ago
Harris and Preston Market Hall to be lit purple in solidarity with George Floyd

Preston Market and its canopy will turn purple in a 'stand against racism' Pic: 70023venus2009 Preston’s Market and Harris Museum are to light up purple as an act of solidarity over the death of George Floyd. Both buildings are being lit from tonight (Monday June […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Small firms in Preston could receive urgent funding to survive the coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown restrictions have left many small firms unable to trade or facing very low footfall due to lockdown Pic: Tony Worrall Small businesses in Preston may be able to claim additional government support. A new scheme from the government has seen Preston City Council given the ability to pay out up […]

2 days ago
Preston Bus Station concourse reopens as Preston Bus detail social distancing measures

Preston Bus Station's car park has now reopened Pic: Tony Worrall A new one-way system is in place at Preston Bus Station concourse. Social distancing measures have been enforced at the Bus Station concourse and the Bus Station car park – […]

2 days ago
Preston’s independent shops preparing for high street reopening

Action Records Preston’s shops are preparing to reopen from Monday 15 June, as lockdown eases across the country. Plans have been put in motion after Boris Johnson’s announcement on non-essential shops earlier […]

4 days ago
Preston artists urged to submit their work for sale in Harris Museum shop

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall A chance for up and coming artists to be featured in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery shop has been unveiled. The Harris is looking for budding artists, designers and […]

4 days ago
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