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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.

Police officer suffered a broken ankle in ‘Mad Friday’ attack

A police officer attending an incident in Preston city centre on ‘Mad Friday’ had to have plates and screws inserted into his foot after he was pushed to the ground […]

2 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 […]

2 months ago
Preston disability centre granted rent reduction to help it survive

Pukar Disability Centre is based in Avenham Pic: Google A Preston city centre charity which provides vital support for those with disabilities has been thrown a lifeline. Pukar Disability Centre has been serving the city for 18 years. The […]

2 months ago
Tributes paid to father of three found dead in Avenham

Paul Pearson was described as a 'devoted Dad' Friends and family have paid tribute to a father-of-three found dead. Paul Pearson, 28, died suddenly at home during Sunday (14 July). His family are now trying to raise £5,000 […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pavilion cafe to reopen as council take it on

The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall A cafe in one of the city’s most popular parks is to reopen. The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park is being taken on and operated by Preston City Council. Tribourne […]

2 months ago
Six Preston parks keep the green flag flying

Miller Park on a summer's evening Pic: Gary Bond Preston’s parks have been recognised once again for their glorious views, flowers and upkeep. The latest Green Flag Awards sees Preston City Council keeping the green flag flying at five […]

2 months ago
Beer list confirmed for The Continental Beer Festival 19

Sunshine at the Conti Beer Festival in 2017 Preston’s biggest beer festival makes its return after a two year hiatus from Thursday (18 July). The Continental has confirmed its beer and live music line up for the four-day […]

2 months ago
Details of the City of Preston 10k have been announced

The second City of Preston 10k race has been announced with the route following a familiar course. Runners will start at the Flag Market before heading down through Avenham Park, […]

2 months ago
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