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Brockholes

The Brockholes Nature Reserve is to the east of Preston and borders the M6, the floating visitor attraction has many walks and is a haven for wildlife

Broughton Bypass: Work officially begins on new road

Edwin Booth gets the first spade as Broughton Bypass work begins Work on a congestion-busting road mooted for more than 25 years has begun. The Broughton Bypass, to the north of the city, has seen spades put in the ground during […]

8 years ago
Preston bookbinder and restorer gets ready to celebrate forty years in the trade

If you’ve visited Leyland’s Worden Park Craft Centre, chances are you will have stepped into Peter Doyle’s bookbinding and restoration workshop.  Peter, who grew up in Preston, became a bookbinder […]

9 years ago
Macs bar licensing hearing: Blow by blow account of day two

Macs bar remains closed Mac’s bar’s future remains on a knife edge this weekend as councillors consider what sanctions, if any, to impose. A second day of evidence was heard in the Town Hall […]

9 years ago
MACS bar licensing review: Police and public health officials deliver reports on assaults and alcohol promotions at closed bar

MACs bar was forced to close for three month by a magistrate in mid-June Pic: George D Thompson MACs bar faces a battle to keep its ability to serve alcohol as councillors meet to discuss its future. The bar is currently closed after Preston Magistrates decided it posed […]

9 years ago
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Preston’s College new science and tech building interior revealed

Overview of the new STEM centre Here’s how a new engineering building at Preston’s College is due to look. The 4,200 square metre centre is costing £13million and is expected to open in September. The two […]

9 years ago
They Eat Culture to host Jon Gomm at The Continental

They Eat Culture are introducing virtual virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm to The Continental, as a part of their festival of events held there. Along with guests Jason Singh and Jaydev […]

9 years ago
Quickest way out of Preston on a bike?

What is the quickest way on foot or wheels out of the city and into the countryside? A fast pedal along Lancaster Canal? Across the Ribble, south to Bamber Bridge […]

10 years ago
First part of a new stone circle at Brockholes nature reserve

On Saturday June 21st, the summer solstice, the Wildlife Trust is turning back the clock to the Bronze Age, 4,000 years ago, and installing the first stones as part of […]

10 years ago
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