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Key places and buildings in Preston which are regularly in the news

Celebrating half a century of culture as Preston Caribbean Carnival gears up for 50th anniversary

Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin Preston Caribbean Carnival organisers are gearing up for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean culture like never before as the 50th anniversary event approaches. Taking place on spring bank holiday weekend, […]

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Four one-bed flats plan lodged for long-closed Avenham pub

General view of the Avenham Inn boarded up A former pub could soon be converted to housing almost two decades after closing down. Sheffield-based SKO Services had lodged plans which would see the former Avenham Inn finally brought […]

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Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival returning for 2024 to spread music and culture across the city

Prestonians enjoying Jazzin’ the Park on Winckley Square in 2023 Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning for 2024 with 26 exciting music and culture-related activities taking place across the city. The three-week festival is set to ignite the city […]

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Man stabbed in chest at entrance to Miller Park

A police cordon remains in place in West Cliff Pic: Blog Preston A man has been stabbed in the chest near Avenham and Miller Park. Preston Police have closed off the entrance to the park from West Cliff. A police presence has […]

3 days ago
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Man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks ‘spoiled’ by overflowing rubbish

Every bin in Avenham and Miller Parks was overflowing with rubbish. Pic: Daniel Thompson A man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks has been ‘spoiled’ at the weekend by overflowing rubbish. Daniel Thompson, who lives in Preston, went for a stroll on Sunday afternoon […]

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Preston bus station information office to reopen and services to be given new timetables

Preston Bus Station. Credit: Blog Preston A dozen Lancashire bus services are to be given a boost with new and expanded timetables introduced on routes across the county. Bus operators and Lancashire County Council have agreed […]

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Excitement builds as Old Tram Bridge replacement work officially begins

At the Old Tram Bridge on 16 May Work has officially begun on the replacement of Preston’s Old Tram Bridge. Blog Preston attended as key stakeholders including councillors, engineers and architect John Bridge gathered at the site today […]

3 days ago
Moor Park drug dealing crackdown sees five arrests made after police chase ends in a bush

Looking across Moor Park Pic: Lisa Brown A police crackdown on drug dealing in Preston’s largest park has seen five arrests made. Two men and three teenagers were arrested by Preston Police during an operation on Moor […]

4 days ago
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