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

Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival to return with 15 events over two weeks

Celebrated musician, composer and audio designer Aziz Ibrahim showing people how to make music on mobile devices Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning to the city with 15 events over two weeks. Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire, Arts Council England, and Preston City […]

2 months ago
A59 at Brockholes Brow to be closed over summer following 2021 landslip

Brockholes Brow 2021 landslip Pic: Lancashire County Council The A59 at Brockholes Brow is due to be closed over the summer for vital work to stabilise an embankment. A lane has been closed on the road since March […]

2 months ago
Ashton events to encourage people to make connections this Mental Health Awareness Week

Let's Grow Preston's Ashton Walled Garden Two events in Ashton-on-Ribble will encourage people to build meaningful connections with friends, family, colleagues and communities this Mental Health Awareness Week. Preston Wellfest Network will be hosting two ‘Making […]

2 months ago
‘Difficult’ and ‘inconvenient’ bus services in Preston set to be tackled

A 23 service in operation by Preston Bus during lockdown Pic: Colin Ward Preston City Council is set to take action to improve what it describes as ‘difficult’ and ‘inconvenient’ bus services. A Notice of Motion on the topic was submitted by Councillor […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Labour holds majority as first all-female ward elected at Preston local elections 2022

Elected Labour Councillors for Brookfield ward Mel Close (left) and Naoimh McMahon (right) Pic: Preston City Council The Preston City Council local elections took place yesterday (Thursday 5 May) with Labour holding 11 out of the 17 seats available. There was no change elsewhere as the Conservative […]

2 months ago
Steam leads the way to a music hall boom in Preston

A typical Edwardian station Pic: Mary Evans The railway age in Preston led to a boom in music halls during ‘the good old days’ of the early 20th century. At this time, Preston boasted many halls and […]

2 months ago
Residents’ anger as ‘dangerous’ hoardings affect road and pavement near Winckley Square

The hoardings narrow the road to less than half its full width Residents near Winckley Square have expressed anger at ‘dangerous’ hoardings affecting the road and pavement in Mount Street and Garden Street. The hoardings were erected last year ahead of a […]

2 months ago
Chef Paul Heathcote complains as bank holiday parking fines issued in Winckley Square

Winckley Square Pic: Geoffrey Whittaker Chef Paul Heathcote has taken to Twitter to complain about parking fines being issued on Easter Monday in Winckley Square. Many people attending Preston’s popular egg rolling event in Avenham […]

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