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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.

New £150,000 children’s space being created in The Harris

Planned Children's Space copyright Ralph Appelbaum Associates The Harris Charity has chosen to make its largest ever grant to help provide a new Children’s Space at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, as part of the […]

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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week October 3 to October 9

Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall We’ve had plenty of news to bring you from Preston over the past week. The city’s streets are set to be improved for the visually impaired, Lancashire Archives are back […]

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Temperatures set to rise in Preston Markets as new canopies completed

L-R David Palmer, Managing Director of DP Structures, Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet Member for Environment at Preston City Council, Sam Livesey, Chairman of the Traders Association at Preston Markets The new walkway canopies in Preston Markets are complete. The canopies have been designed to retain heat within the Market Hall after traders threatened to strike if action wasn’t taken […]

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Lancashire Archives in Preston city centre has reopened to visitors

Inside the Archives on Bow Lane Lancashire Archives has reopened to the public this week, giving people direct access to a range of valuable services and information once again. Visitors were welcomed back during Tuesday (6 […]

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Advertisement Advertisement £1m funding for Harris Quarter pop-up events, visitor attractions and street food markets

Street market by the Harris Pic:åç Tony Worrall A curated programme of pop-up events, installations, visitor attractions and street food markets is coming to Preston. The project, known as Harris Quarter Pop Ups, will be funded by an extra […]

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Preston’s coronavirus testing sites at Market Hall and Moor Park to be stood down

The coronavirus testing site at Preston Markets Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus testing sites are to be changed up over the next week. Lancashire Resilience Forum (LRF) has confirmed the plans for how those with coronavirus symptoms will be able […]

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Three temporary road closures for social distancing in Preston to be scrapped

Fishwick Parade was one of the roads to see a section shut for a temporary road closure Pic: Google Lancashire County Council is removing three temporary road closures following a review of their use. Sixteen pop–up cycle lanes and road closures were introduced this summer across Lancashire as an […]

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Preston streets set to be improved for visually impaired people

An empty Fishergate in Preston during the coronavirus pandemic Pic: Tony Worrall A new charter to improve access to Preston’s streets for visually impaired people is being trialled in the city. The Lancashire Street Charter for Preston City was approved by Lancashire […]

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