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Huge plumes of smoke visible across Preston as city centre building on fire

12 fire engines are on the scene in Church Street Pic: @studs_up / Twitter Images shared with Blog Preston show smoke visible from around the city as a huge fire rages in central Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We currently have 12 […]

4 hours ago
Councillor Neil Darby welcomed as Preston’s 694th Mayor at just 34 years old

The new Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Neil Darby as its 694th¬†Mayor. Councillor Darby is one of the youngest to hold the role, as far as records show, at […]

7 hours ago
The Harris lands £585k Arts Council funding to upgrade special exhibition galleries

Exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith at the Harris The Harris has landed ¬£585,000 from a fund that aims to help cultural organisations across the country to transform their buildings and equipment so they can operate smoothly. The museum […]

2 days ago
Bid to save The Ferret could see iconic Preston venue come into community ownership

The Ferret Pic: Tony Worrall The Ferret has been accepted on to Preston’s register of assets of community value. The decision-makers at Preston City Council agreed that ‘the principal use of The Ferret furthered the […]

3 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Latest Preston planning applications for May 6 to May 13

Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the planning applications registered with¬†Preston City Council¬†from 6 May to 13 May. Application¬†06/2022/0201 Location – Trinity Student Village, Great Shaw Street, Preston, PR1 2HF Proposal¬†–¬†Illuminated lettering signage to side elevation […]

4 days ago
Frustration as Preston Guild Hall legal wrangles continue

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Preston Guild Hall has played an important role in the city by providing a home for the arts and culture sector for nearly five decades. However in recent years the […]

5 days ago
Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent finally launches

Inside The MET Pic: Michael Porter Photography Preston‚Äôs new¬†interactive Mobile Event Tent (MET) has launched almost a year later than planned. The MET is one of Preston‚Äôs pop-up projects, financed from ¬£1 million of initial funding the […]

6 days ago
‘Ivor Adenuff’ protests for Preston creative community at The Met launch

Tim Saunders as Ivor Adenuff A protest took place at the launch of The Met on Wednesday (11 May). Ivor Adenuff, played by artist Tim Saunders, greeted guests at the VIP event to complain about […]

6 days ago
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