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

Harris Park orphanage housing scheme expected to be rejected

The former orphanage became the Harris Knowledge Park when owned by the University of Central Lancashire Pic: Tony Worrall A multi-millionaire’s proposals to build a housing development in the grounds of a grade-II listed former orphanage and gardens in Fulwood looks set to be thrown out. Yousuf Bhailok had […]

7 hours ago
Preston Monopoly proving a big hit as Prestonians sell it out twice over

Sunrise over Preston on Friday 23 October Pic: Tony Worrall There’s just one month until Christmas and the brand new Preston Monopoly game looks like it’s heading for the top spot on the retail charts. The official Preston Monopoly edition […]

2 days ago
Northern pacer train makes final journey (at last!)

Marking the final journey of the Pacer train Pic: Northern Northern trains have finally retired the much-hated pacer trains. Regularly chugging between Preston and many destinations the shuttle-buses have carried their final passengers. Clocking up more than 300-million miles the […]

2 days ago
National Lottery bid for £4.5m submitted for Harris Museum redevelopment

A damp view looking up Friargate towards the Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The ambitious plan to rejuvenate Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library has reached a major milestone. A join team from Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council have submitted a bid […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friends of Tulketh Hall call to stop sale of The Star Youth Club in Ashton-on-Ribble

The Star Youth Centre in Ashton Pic: Tony Worrall The former Star Youth Centre, Ashton has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council. However, the group Friends of Tulketh Hall are appealing to the council to stop […]

5 days ago
Haslam Park children’s play area closed for complete revamp

Haslam Park play area fenced off for work Pic: Shakeel Ahmed A run-down children’s play area in a park is being given a new lease of life. Children living near Haslam Park will get their play area back before Christmas. The […]

5 days ago
Police appeal for information relating to Haslam Park stabbing

Haslam Park walkway Pic: Tony Worrall Police are appealing for information following the attempted robbery of a teenager who was attacked with a knife in Preston. Around 3pm Monday 16 November a 16-year-old boy was approached […]

6 days ago
Japanese rock garden in Avenham Park temporarily closed due to dead trees

Avenham Park rock garden closed. Pic: Preston Parks Part of Avenham Park is temporarily closed off. The closure is as a result of three dead trees being removed from the rock garden. Whilst the work is ongoing the […]

6 days ago
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