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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.

Michael Brooks memorial bench unveiled in Avenham Park

A memorial bench for Michael Brooks has been put in place in Avenham park. Michael Brooks was tragically found in the River Ribble in Penwortham three years ago after a […]

2 weeks ago
Preston police renew appeal for man wanted in connection with rape allegations

Preston Police have launched a renewed appeal for information to find wanted man Michael Foster. Foster, 37, of Hodder Brook, Ribbleton, is wanted by police in connection with an allegation […]

2 weeks ago
Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Darren Hobson Preston-born poet Darren Hobson has published new work that shares his memories of growing up in and around the town during the 1970s and beyond. Locations in Avenham, Penwortham and […]

3 weeks ago
Latest Preston planning applications for December 18 to January 7

Candidates are battling for a seat at Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the planning applications registered with Preston City Council between December 18 and January 7. To see more applications in Preston or where you live, follow this link. Change of use of […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Plans for modern extension to Grade II building at Cardinal Newman College

St James building with the existing car park Pic: Google A planning application has been submitted for a modern two-storey extension to be added to the Grade II listed St James building at Cardinal Newman College. The application states that […]

1 month ago
Former Royal Preston Hospital nurse makes great strides for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A former staff nurse has raised over £1,600 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation over Christmas by completing Preston’s seventh annual Cheeky Santa Dash. Coronavirus restrictions meant this year’s dash had to […]

1 month ago
Covid marshals ‘failed to stop gatherings of people’ outside Avenham Park cafe

Claims were recently made that people in Avenham Park were not following social distancing Pic: Lauren Melling Preston City Council have responded following claims of a lack of social distancing in Avenham Park over the weekend. A Blog Preston reader, Lauren Melling was out in the Preston […]

2 months ago
Deaf and gay Avenham man following his passion for rugby after being bullied as a youngster

Wayne Sharples An Avenham man is following his passion for rugby after giving up the sport as a youngster due to bullies. Wayne Sharples, who is Deaf and gay, returned to rugby […]

2 months ago
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