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Parking wardens will be ‘sympathetic’ on Remembrance Sunday

Preston City Council says it will be “sympathetic” with parking restrictions on Remembrance Sunday. However normal parking regulations will apply. Hundreds of veterans and civvies are expected to take to […]

7 months ago
Six-foot Tommies pop up in Preston to remember World War One heroes

Six-foot Tommies are popping up around Preston in remembrance of those who lost their lives in World War One. The transparent silhouettes are located at iconic places around the city […]

7 months ago
Top places to get vegan food in and around Preston

Little Vegan food. Pic: Little Vegan Pic: Little Vegan Thursday 1 November is World Vegan Day, a global initiative that celebrates the benefits of veganism, and how far the movement has come. In recent years veganism has […]

8 months ago
Inside the first genuine loft apartments in Preston

The show apartment at Union Lofts The new Etc Urban apartments in Guildhall Street opened their doors to reveal the first in the complex of smart city centre homes. Behind […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Harris reaches milestone of 125 years

The Harris will see R&B and hip hop performances Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris celebrates 125 years Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s famous grade-listed building of culture and art celebrates an impressive milestone birthday. The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library reaches its […]

8 months ago
Exclusive tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage for one day only

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw One of Preston’s most concealed historic landmarks is about to be sprung open to the public – for one day […]

11 months ago
Preston’s annual Procession of Witness takes place

The Good Friday Procession of Witness took place in Preston, followed by an Ecumenical Service on the Flag Market. Hundred’s of Christian worshippers from city centre churches joined the traditional […]

1 year ago
Courtauld connects with Preston – and there’s a reunion on the cards

Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory Tea break in the former Courtaulds factory From fishing to the foxtrot, darts to the Hokey Cokey – Courtaulds textile factory may have been one of Preston’s largest employers, but […]

1 year ago
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