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The Flag Market is within the centre of Preston, the central square it is faced onto by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery amongst other buildings

Tributes as Preston’s Spud Man dies

Keith Roberts Preston’s ‘Spud Man’ Keith Roberts has died. Popular Keith ran The Hot Potato Tram serving spuds and parched peas on the Flag Market. According to the Lancashire Post, Keith passed […]

1 year ago
Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

1 year ago
The Harris reopens museum and galleries after lockdown

The Harris exterior The Harris has reopened its museum and galleries as the second part of its phased reopening. Visitors are now able to book an online ticket to the museum and gallery […]

1 year ago
Ribble Urban Sketchers visit Preston virtually to create lockdown works of art

A sketch of the Harris Ribble Urban Sketchers is a group from across Lancashire and beyond who meet once a month to sketch outdoors. They follow the directions from the Urban Sketching manifesto, where all […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment. Preston is one of […]

1 year ago
Preston artists stage pop up exhibition on Flag Market as Harris gallery remains closed

Art on display at the pop up exhibition Two Preston artists have staged a pop up exhibition on the Flag Market as the Harris’ gallery remains closed due to Covid-19. Paul O’Hara and Tim Saunders – known as […]

1 year ago
Preston high street recovering post-lockdown

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s high street is performing better than Manchester and Liverpool during post-lockdown recovery, according to a new report. The Centre for Cities ‘High Street Recovery Tracker’, compiled using anonymised mobile […]

2 years ago
More of Preston’s Libraries get ready to re-open

Exploring the books in Fulwood Library More of Preston’s Libraries are set to re-open to the public on Monday 27 July on an appointment only basis. Fulwood and Leyland Libraries will be welcoming back book-lovers after […]

2 years ago
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