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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.

Arrests after man left fighting for his life in Church Street attack

Seven men have been arrested after a man was left fighting for his life after an assault in Church Street. Around 2.40am on February 16 a 20-year-old man was found […]

6 months ago
Preston Park Run is back with a little help from Galloways

The junior parkrunners in action Pic: Ian Scott Preston Park Run returned this weekend after Storm Dennis put a stop to the popular running event. The defibrillator in Avenham Park was damaged b the storm and organisers felt […]

6 months ago
The ‘puparazzi’ are coming to Avenham Park for dog photography workshops

Participants photographing a pooch on the first CatsDog workshop The next generation of puparazzi is being trained in Avenham Park thanks to a series of dog photography workshops. The workshops are being run by CatsDog, the Preston-based dog photographers. […]

6 months ago
Roads closed, fields flooded and a cancelled concert – Storm Ciara takes its toll on Preston

Preston has battened down the hatches as Storm Ciara battered the region. Five flood warnings are currently in place across Preston. They are: Salmesbury, by the Tickled Trout Higher Walton […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Miller Park rescue underway as cyclist becomes stranded under bandstand

Emergency services plan the rescue Pic: Michelle Brides Update: The cyclist was rescued at around 5.40pm. A firefighter went into the water with a small inflatable sled and pulled him back to dry land, where he was helped […]

6 months ago
Funding boost sees extra £900,000 to support rough sleepers in Preston

A homeless man outside the closed BHS store Pic: Tony Worrall Homelessness services in Preston have received a significant boost with over £900,000 of Government funding being allocated to support rough sleepers in the city. Preston City Council along with its […]

6 months ago
Knife bins coming to Avenham and Kingsfold

Knives seized during 2019 checks by police and trading standards Knife bins are being installed in Preston and South Ribble. It’s part of a Lancashire-wide initiative to give people a safe and legal way to surrender unwanted knives and sharp […]

6 months ago
Interfaith event arranged in Preston in response to controversial Netflix series

Royal Banquet Hall A community interfaith event is taking place in Preston in response to a controversial Netflix series. Messiah stars Michelle Monaghan as a CIA officer investigating a charismatic figure whose followers […]

7 months ago
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