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Preston’s week in the BBC Breakfast spotlight with Dan Snow and railway chaos

Dan Snow was on BBC Breakfast and gave insight into Preston's important role down the centuries Pic: BBC Breakfast Preston has been experiencing its place in the BBC Breakfast spotlight this week. The city first appeared after being the subject of hundreds of people becoming stuck at Preston Station […]

8 months ago
Mick’s Hut to the rescue after train cancellations leave 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren stranded in Preston

Mick's Hut Pic: Google Mick’s Hut has become an unlikely hero to 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren and their teachers. The city centre takeaway provided cut-price chips to the contingent from Greenfaulds High School after they […]

8 months ago
Avanti West Coast worker helps highlight early menopause

Hellen Briscoe has been working to raise the menopause amongst Avanti workers Pic: Avanti West Coast A Preston woman has been helping her colleagues talk openly about the menopause. Hellen Briscoe was diagnosed with perimenopause at the age of 37 and approached Avanti West Coast about […]

10 months ago
Rail strike on Saturday 29 July will affect Avanti, Transpennine Express and Northern services from Preston Railway Station

Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Passengers planning to travel from Preston Railway Station are being advised of strike action this Saturday (29 July). Industrial action by the RMT means there will be limited rail services […]

10 months ago
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Preston Railway Station ticket office to shut as part of rail proposals

The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford Preston Railway Station may no longer have a ticket office under new proposals. Plans for the future of railways outline how ticket offices would be scrapped and replaced with ‘multi-skilled […]

11 months ago
South Ribble MP tells Avanti West Coast passengers are ‘fed up’ of continued poor service

Avanti West Coast LGBTQ+ Pride Train The managing director of Avanti West Coast has spoken to the South Ribble MP about the train operator’s poor service. Andy Mellors talked with Katherine Fletcher in Westminster last week […]

12 months ago
Preston Railway Station to see four weekends of no trains due to engineering works

West Coast main line passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of four weekends of essential railway improvements at Preston station. Network Rail is investing £1.5m to upgrade […]

1 year ago
In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week July 30 to August 5

Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall Last weekend saw the return of the popular Chorley Flower Show, with around 11,000 attendees enjoying the sunshine near the Grade II-listed Astley Hall. Elsewhere in the region, encouraging news for […]

2 years ago
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