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Should I set fireworks off after 10pm? A guide from a tired, bitter parent from Fulwood

The event culminated with a 10-minute fireworks display Pic: Michael Porter Photography The time… 5.49pm. The date… Tuesday 2 November. The sound… a firework. The question… “Oh come on! Already! Why?”  As the skies bordering Plungington and Fulwood were treated to a premature […]

4 weeks ago
Epidemic of littering as traffic cones left outside properties across Preston

Stock image of a traffic cone Pic: Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Recently, as I’ve been driving around Preston I’ve come to notice that as I attempt to park in certain spots on the road, there seem to be obstructions. It’s the strangest […]

1 month ago
In celebration of Avenham Park’s junior parkrun

Junior parkrunners in action Pic: Ian Scott As the autumn nights creep in and gloom and grey starts to take hold of our mornings, it becomes more of a challenge to get out and about for exercise. Honestly, […]

2 months ago
What does Preston have to offer in Lancashire’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025?

Preston City Mela Pic: Michael Porter Photography News of Lancashire’s recent bid for UK City of Culture 2025 – and the central role Preston will play in it – seems to have been met with some consternation; a […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement In defence of Preston’s cyclists

A cyclist on Preston's Guild Wheel Pic: Tony Worrall Sadly, Preston has a wealth of natural beauty spots and is unfortunately surrounded by wonderful countryside to the north. As Lancashire’s brief summer lopes on, a leap in pandemic bikesales coupled […]

3 months ago
Feeling peckish? Why not park recklessly at one of these Preston eateries

Car parked on the pavement outside Co-op in Garstang Road For my sins I spent a quiet afternoon trawling the online comment sections of local Facebook community groups (please don’t judge me, there was a pandemic and it was raining). I […]

4 months ago
Home hair cut tips to get you ready for Preston reopening

Hair cut stock image Pic: jacqueline macou from Pixabay It’s been two weeks since schools reopened and have I missed homeschooling? Well look, I love spending time with my 7-year-old son but… if I had to spend another two months […]

8 months ago
The epidemic of dog mess in Preston’s parks and streets

Ashton Park dog waste bin “Oi, mate. You better just watch your step!” Seriously, in a completely non-confrontational way, you need to watch your step – there’s an epidemic of dog mess on Preston’s streets. Whether […]

9 months ago
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