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Padel courts planned for Broughton tennis club

Padel is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by over 18 million people worldwide Broughton and District Tennis Club has lodged plans with Preston City Council for a new padel court. Padel is a hugely popular game around the world and is played on […]

2 hours ago
Outgoing Preston mayor Yakub Patel recalls King Charles’ message to city

Cllr Yakub Patel and his wife The outgoing mayor of Preston says he was “in shock” when King Charles stopped to greet him at a royal garden party – and asked him to send a message […]

5 hours ago
Preston’s new mayor takes up the role at the third time of asking

Phil Crowe becoming Preston mayor It took a little bit of persuading before Preston’s new mayor agreed to don the ceremonial chains of office. In fact, Phil Crowe turned down the offer twice – not […]

6 hours ago
Benches thrown in brooks and trees cut down in Moor Park and Haslam Park vandalism

The broken bench in the brook in Haslam Park Pic: Preston Parks Preston’s parks have been hit with a spate of vandalism throughout the sunny weekend. Picnic benches thrown into brooks, trees cut down and benches damaged are among the incidents. Preston […]

1 day ago
Petition launched by councillor to scrap New Hall Lane bus lane

The route on New Hall Lane A councillor has urged highways bosses to ditch plans for a new bus lane on a busy route into Preston – warning that it will have “far-reaching consequences” for the […]

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Man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks ‘spoiled’ by overflowing rubbish

Every bin in Avenham and Miller Parks was overflowing with rubbish. Pic: Daniel Thompson A man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks has been ‘spoiled’ at the weekend by overflowing rubbish. Daniel Thompson, who lives in Preston, went for a stroll on Sunday afternoon […]

4 days ago
Excitement builds as Old Tram Bridge replacement work officially begins

At the Old Tram Bridge on 16 May Work has officially begun on the replacement of Preston’s Old Tram Bridge. Blog Preston attended as key stakeholders including councillors, engineers and architect John Bridge gathered at the site today […]

5 days ago
Preston Labour reshuffle sees arts and culture cabinet member ‘brutally’ axed

Cllr Peter Kelly speaks at the 'We Saved The Ferret' party last week. A long-serving Labour cabinet member at Preston City Council will be replaced in an announcement tomorrow. Blog Preston understands that Cllr Peter Kelly, who has been serving as cabinet member […]

6 days ago
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