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Outgoing Preston mayor Yakub Patel recalls King Charles’ message to city

Cllr Yakub Patel and his wife The outgoing mayor of Preston says he was “in shock” when King Charles stopped to greet him at a royal garden party – and asked him to send a message […]

6 hours ago
Preston’s new mayor takes up the role at the third time of asking

Phil Crowe becoming Preston mayor It took a little bit of persuading before Preston’s new mayor agreed to don the ceremonial chains of office. In fact, Phil Crowe turned down the offer twice – not […]

7 hours ago
Corporation Street bus gate blasted by nearby family-run business

Vicky Brown, right, and colleague from Gainsborough Flooring are deeply unhappy about the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston A flooring company say a new bus-only zone in Preston city centre is going to damage their business. Gainsborough Flooring, in Heatley Street, are one in one of the side-streets […]

8 hours ago
All the side street changes in and around Corporation Street bus gate

Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston As the new bus-only area of Corporation Street comes into force on Tuesday – known as a bus gate – we’ve taken a look at all the other road changes […]

1 day ago
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Dog and Partridge pub in Friargate gets facelift

The Dog and Partridge in Friargate Pic: Blog Preston A iconic Preston city centre pub has been given a facelift. The Dog and Partridge in Friargate has seen its brewery Star Pubs make an investment in its frontage. Landlady […]

3 days ago
Preston Labour reshuffle sees arts and culture cabinet member ‘brutally’ axed

Cllr Peter Kelly speaks at the 'We Saved The Ferret' party last week. A long-serving Labour cabinet member at Preston City Council will be replaced in an announcement tomorrow. Blog Preston understands that Cllr Peter Kelly, who has been serving as cabinet member […]

6 days ago
Two years on from the Harris closing for major restoration we went exploring

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is seeing major work both inside and out Pic: Blog Preston Wrenching away coke bottles blocking up drainage pipes, dusting grade-I listed artwork and battling asbestos are just some of the challenges being faced as the Harris is given the biggest […]

6 days ago
Fresh Strand Road roadworks to start on day Corporation Street bus gate starts

Queues on Strand Road during Wednesday morning Pic: Blog Preston Motorists enduring roadworks in one of Preston’s busiest link roads are set to see work continue until June. Traffic lights in Strand Road are being replaced by Lancashire County Council. […]

6 days ago
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