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Preston Town Hall raises the Windrush flag to show solidarity

windrush flag raising ceremony at preston town hall A flag to celebrate the wide-ranging contributions of the Windrush community to the city has been raised above Preston Town Hall during Monday (June 22) to mark Windrush Day. The […]

1 month ago
Mental health service users in Preston look to the future through art

Guild Lodge Team Budding artists from Guild Lodge, part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust adult mental health facilities, in Preston, put brushes to paper as part of a piece […]

1 month ago
The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

4 months ago
Annual Easter Avenham ‘Egg Rolling’ cancelled due to Coronavirus

The traditional and much-loved Egg Rolling annual event is cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus. The annual event has been a big Easter tradition for Prestonians for over 150 […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement A book celebrating Preston North End’s greats is nearing its fundraising goal

Football may be off the pitch for the time being, but a book celebrating 15 Preston North End greats is still attracting the crowds. North End Souls is heading towards […]

4 months ago
Discover your family history with these Lancashire Archives activities

Lancashire Record Office Lancashire Archives in Preston is putting on regular activities throughout 2020, to help local people discover their inner historian. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Lancashire Archives, which is based […]

6 months ago
Preston Samaritans open to support those in need on Christmas Day

The opening of the Samaritans newly refurbished offices Christmas is a joyous occasion for many but it can also be a time of loneliness or hardship for others. It’s for this reason that Preston Samaritans will be open […]

8 months ago
Victorian Society opposes demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage

St Joseph's Orphanage, Preston is set for demolition. The Victorian Society has said the planned demolition of Grade II listed St Joseph’s Orphanage would be a tragedy for Preston’s heritage. The proposals for the site include the demolition […]

8 months ago
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