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Young Preston man attacks Samuel Horrocks with meat cleaver, 1823

Early 19th century Workers Pic: Historic England On a fine Sunday in 1823, Andrew Ryding, a young man of Preston, decided to attack one of the largest mill owners in the town, with a blunted meat cleaver.  […]

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More than 100 officers join Lancashire Police thanks to new UCLan degree

The first cohort of the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for policing from Lancashire Police The first cohort of the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for policing has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire ready to serve in Lancashire Police. The 108 new officers […]

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Preston secures safer streets funding

Church Street today Parts of Preston City Centre are set to become safer thanks to new Home Office funding. Preston City Council has won a bid of £146,568 in the latest round of […]

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Review: A behemoth of a butty at this Broadgate food, drink and arts pub

The Continental seafood cocktail in bread bowl Next up in Blog Preston’s review series of eateries with outside seating is The Continental in South Meadow Lane in Broadgate. Now the only pub left in Broadgate, it’s survived […]

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Advertisement Advertisement The Gardening Lady to host summer foraging supper club in Preston

The Larder will be hosting a special evening Foraging Supper Club, provided by Denise Heys, aka The Gardening Lady later this summer. “I will be Front of House presenting each […]

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Cardinal Newman College plans to create Art Quarter

Artist's impression of the north west elevation of the proposed Cardinal Newman College Art Quarter Pic: Ellis Williams Architects Plans have been submitted by Cardinal Newman College for a new stand-alone teaching block to accommodate media and art departments. The aspiration is to combine the TV and digital media departments […]

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Sri Lanka pro passes 1,000 runs this season for Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club

Sonal Dinusha - Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club 2022 - photo credit: Steve Taylor A professional cricketer from Colombo, Sri Lanka, has surpassed 1,000 runs just halfway through the 2022 season for Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club. Sonal Dinusha arrived at the end of […]

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Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Preston man brutally attacked in his home

Beech Terrace Pic: Google Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a serious assault on a man in his Preston home. Officers were called at around 3.45am on Wednesday (27 […]

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