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.

Save the date to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Preston Carnival

Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin Next year’s Preston Carnival will be a special one as it marks the iconic event’s 50th anniversary. Set to take place on the bank holiday weekend of Friday 24, Saturday […]

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Motorcycle clothing store Sportsbikeshop opens Preston store

The exterior of the Preston Sportsbikeshop Pic: Paul Currie Sportsbikeshop has opened in what was Evans Cycles in Preston. It’s the Lincolnshire-based firm’s eighth store opening, and first in the North West. The storeĀ offers aĀ huge range of motorcycle clothing, […]

2 weeks ago
Construction starts on Ā£6m art and media centre at CardinalĀ Newman College

Artist impression of Cardinal Newman College St. Catherine Building Construction of a Ā£6m state-of-the-art teaching centre at CardinalĀ NewmanĀ College has started. The 1,200 sq metre St Catherine Building will house the Catholic sixth form collegeā€™s expanding media and art departments. […]

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Preston in the early 1970s, apples at 10p per pound, hats and cigarettes

Preston Market in 1972 Pic: Richard Jackson Preston in the early 1970s was still in the thrall of redevelopment with large swathes of the town looking like bomb sites. The lead image shows the thriving market. Notable […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Person treated at the scene of house fire in Plungington area

Firefighters were called to Brook Street during Sunday morning Pic: Google Firefighters put out a fire in Plungington during the early hours of Sunday morning. Three crews from Preston and Penwortham were called to a property in Brook Street shortly before […]

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Watch as Pro-Palestine flashmob protest takes over Preston Railway Station

The sit-in staged at Preston Railway Station during Friday evening Pic: Michael Lavalette/Children of the Ghetto Preston station was the scene of a 60-strong flashmob protest at the height of the Friday rush hour after demonstrators staged a sit-in to call for a ceasefire in the […]

2 weeks ago
Review: The Preston Brew Bar that really goes to Town on its breakfasts

Townhouse cooked breakfast This week a friend and I visited Town House Cafe and Brew Bar for lunch. Situated on Friargate in the City Centre, it’s one of the businesses that are still […]

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Preston city centre free Christmas parking hours confirmed for 2023

Penny Street car park Free parking in Preston city centre in the run up to Christmas has been confirmed. For the city’s Christmas Lights Switch On at the Flag Market on Saturday 18 November […]

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