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A tale of two cities – visitors from Kalisz celebrate 30 years of twinning

Visitors from Poland’s oldest city Kalisz have come to Preston to celebrate the 30th anniversary of being twinned with the city. Kalisz, which lies 146 miles west of Poland’s capital […]

2 weeks ago
Old Tram Bridge ‘worse than first thought’ but councillors vow to fix it

The Old Tram Bridge across the River Ribble is in much worse condition than first thought – but councillors have vowed to work together to find a way to reopen […]

2 weeks ago
Wedding bells at the Harris as Preston couple Rebecca and Jeremy become the first to tie the knot

It was wedding bells at the Harris Museum this weekend when a Preston couple became the first to tie the knot at the historic venue. Rebecca Scott and Jeremy Rowlands […]

2 months ago
Granddaughter of Lancashire Loyals war veteran makes plea to track down his medals

The granddaughter of a Preston soldier who died in 1955 has made a heartfelt appeal to track down his medals after learning they had been sold at auction. Private Percy […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Uncover Winckley Square’s hidden histories with these guided walks

A view of Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Winckley Square guided walks are back for April and May. The free walks, led by the Friends of Winckley Square, uncover the hidden histories of Preston’s Georgian Square. There are […]

4 months ago
Stunning pictures of Tornado fly-past released by BAE Systems

BAE Systems has released a set of stunning pictures of yesterday’s Tornado fly past. The images show the three fighter jets in the air over the Warton and Samlesbury sites. […]

5 months ago
Watch Tornado fly past over Preston

Engines roared over the skies in Preston when Tornado made it’s final fly-past over the city. The fighter plane, which was partly manufactured at BAE Systems in Samlesbury and Warton […]

5 months ago
Great British Railway Journeys visit Preston’s suffragette city

Journalist and railway enthusiast Michael Portillo will visit Preston in the next episode of BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys. Returning to the screen for its 10th series, Portillo kicks off […]

6 months ago
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