News and information for the Avenham area of Preston City Centre which includes Winckley Square, Avenham and Miller Parks and the surrounding streets. Winckley Square is a designated conservation area.

Ben’s legacy to live on in Avenham’s Cheeky Santa Dash

Avenhams Cheeky Santa Dash will return for its sixth year to help raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity is taking over the Cheeky Santa Dash this year in […]

4 weeks ago
Sandown Court fire starter spared jail after early morning evacuation

A man who started a fire at his high rise flat in Avenham, causing more than 100 people to be evacuated has been spared jail. Emergency services were called to […]

1 month ago
Weekend events in Preston, 1 – 3 November

The Ferret Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston. Friday 1 November Circular Economy ClubUniversity of Central Lancashire, Flyde Road, PR1 2HE9.30am […]

1 month ago
Rough sleeper tells of what life was like on the streets of Preston

Out on the city streets helping those in need Pic: Tom Stables/Foxton Centre As the countdown continues to the Big PNE Sleep Out the team behind the event paid a visit to BBC Radio Lancashire’s studios. John Gillmore and Nishma Hindocha welcomed representatives […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Woman jailed for attack on street musician outside Fishergate Marks and Spencer

A woman who assaulted a busker and stole her hatful of money has been jailed for 10 weeks. Lisa McFarlane, 34, targeted the woman who was playing her guitar outside […]

2 months ago
One night of Mischief is coming to five venues in Preston and South Ribble

Louise Fazackerley A unique night of performance and pizza is coming to Preston and South Ribble this Mischief Night. Five events will be taking place during the course of Wednesday 30 October, […]

2 months ago
Concern for missing teenager Nathan Gill

Police are concerned for the safety of a teenager who is missing from Preston. Nathan Gill, 16, was last seen in Avenham Lane at around 3.30am on Friday October 18. […]

2 months ago
New date set for City of Preston 10k which was cancelled due to torrential rain

A new date has been set for the cancelled City of Preston 10k which was called off due to extreme weather on Sunday. Organisers said parts of the route would […]

2 months ago
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