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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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years ago
A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

3 years ago
Wandering And Wondering – A Preston Magical History Mystery Tour

Local historian Keith Johnson, has published a wonderful little Preston based pocket book in which readers are invited on a tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Preston. Keith writes… “Perhaps, like […]

3 years ago
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