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Lancashire Women’s lives from 1950s-1980s explored at Preston exhibition

An open room including exhibits of photographs How much changed for women in Lancashire between 1950-1980 in a post-war Britain where women led the charge to create a new society? The new exhibition at Lancashire Archives examines […]

9 months ago
UCLan’s student centre and University Square win award

UCLan's Student Centre and University Square The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is celebrating after the Student Centre and University Square won a prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North West Award. The state-of-the-art development, which […]

10 months ago
Butter pie, pea wet and snig fray – a gastronomic slice of Preston

Hot potato tram Pic: @harryfentonphotos Last month at a Pancake Day family gathering I set myself the challenge of figuring out how pancakes could -possibly – relate to a religious celebration, without using Google or asking […]

2 years ago
UFO sighted over Penwortham divides local opinion

The Old Penwortham Bridge over the River Ribble between Preston and South Ribble Pic: Paul Melling “THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.” A declaration with the power to thrill those who believe that Extra Terrestrials regularly visit Earth, or terrify those who believe that Prosecco, a DJ, […]

2 years ago
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Preston play centres to help overcome the winter limbo of childcare

Inside Mini's Play Centre Pic: Daniel Burt Got young kids? Me too. Now what on earth can we do about it? We’re heading into the winter limbo of childcare; the promise of new Christmas toys to keep […]

2 years ago
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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years 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, […]

3 years ago
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