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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.

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 […]

3 weeks ago
Your photos as Preston turns into a Winter Wonderland

Penwortham snow Pic: @janette__hall Snow has fallen over Preston and South Ribble, turning the area into a Winter Wonderland. As ever, our readers have been sharing their beautiful photos with us. We’ve posted many […]

3 weeks ago
Multiple traffic lights out in Plungington and Ashton

Aqueduct Street and Fylde Road junction Pic: Google Multiple sets of traffic lights are out in the Plungington and Ashton-on-Ribble areas. Motorists are reporting issues at the following junctions: Aqueduct Street and Plungington Road Aqueduct Street and Fylde […]

3 weeks ago
Changes needed for Preston Station to accommodate 400m long HS2 trains

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford The changes needed for Preston Station to be part of the UK’s new high speed rail network have been revealed. To accommodate HS2’s longer 400m trains, platforms 3 and 4 […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Call for Prestonians to support local traders amid new Tier 4 restrictions

Shoppers at Preston Markets during the pandemic Pic: Tony Worrall A call has been made to support traders in Preston, as Tier 4 restrictions come into force in the city. Preston moved into Tier 4 at 00.01 this morning (Thursday […]

3 weeks ago
What can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire under tier-4 restrictions

Preston Market Hall can continue to operate under tier-4 restrictions Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and Lancashire will be moving into tier-4 at 00.01am on Thursday (31 December). But what exactly can open under the strictest tier? We have compiled a list of cans […]

3 weeks ago
How to recycle your Christmas tree in Preston, South Ribble, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Wyre and West Lancashire

The Christmas tree on the Harris balcony in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Now that the festive period is winding down, the Christmas decorations will soon be packed away for another year. But many people will be left unsure what to do with […]

3 weeks ago
Police concerned for missing teenager known to visit Preston

Preston police are increasingly concerned for a missing 15-year-old. Brandon Wright has been missing for more than a week now and police are concerned about his welfare. Police would like […]

3 weeks ago
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