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Guest post: Save our club. Jalgos forever.

In 1963 the Lancashire Evening Post ran a story about a colour bar operating in Preston. An organized pub crawl organized by the Commonwealth Association discovered two bars in the […]

11 years ago
Police cordon off Deepdale area as blaze rages on

A former warehouse has been evacuated and a 500 feet area cordoned off after a four-storey building was engulfed by flames. The building, on Kent St, is home to the Iqra education centre […]

11 years ago
Harris Museum celebrates Preston’s contribution to the war

The Harris Museum has been celebrating Preston’s role in supplying refreshments to troops during the two World Wars. During the First and Second World War 15 million cups of tea […]

11 years ago
EDL & UAF Demonstrations – What the bloggers said

The demonstrations on Saturday provoked a lot of thought from many people. We saw reactions on Facebook, on Twitter and on people’s blogs. I’ve collected together some posts from people […]

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement West Indian club Jalgos under threat from Tithebarn

The campaign to save Preston’s principal West Indian social club is in full swing  following the approval of Tithebarn plans. Preston City Council’s ÂŁ700m plan for Tithebarn has caused problems […]

11 years ago
Video: EDL and UAF Demonstrations

I’ve edited together the short clips of video that I got from Saturday’s demonstrations in the town centre. The quality isn’t broadcast-standard, but I still think it gives a good […]

11 years ago
Bodyblow for Preston’s small businesses after demonstrations

Shop owner Ruth Anderson talks to Blog Preston Christmas shoppers deserted Preston city centre as two rival groups moved in to protest leaving many small businesses out of pocket. Owners, managers and traders voiced concerns of violence, which […]

11 years ago
EDL and UAF Demonstrations: Audio Slideshow of the day

We had a lot of photographers documenting yesterday’s demonstrations in the town centre. Instead of just showing you the photos in a normal post I thought it’d be good to […]

11 years ago
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