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Sun shines over Preston shoppers as non-essential shops, pubs and more re-open

April 12 marks the next step in Boris Johnson’s plan to reopen the country. Preston was no different as non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality, hairdressers and gyms reopen across the city. […]

1 week ago
Apartment plans tabled for empty Fishergate building

The building in Fishergate on the corner with Fox Street proposed for apartments Pic: Blog Preston A planning application to convert an empty Fishergate shop and building into apartments has been submitted. The development will take place at 93 Fishergate and the proposal it states the […]

1 week ago
Fishergate Bollard may be removed and sold to German transport museum

The new look Fishergate Bollard with its new branding Pic: Lancashire County Council The working from home during the pandemic appears to mean the beginning of the end for one of Preston’s iconic transport features. Shifting patterns mean commuters heading into Preston city […]

3 weeks ago
Emergency roadworks to close Fishergate this week

Fishergate is set to be closed for emergency roadworks. Preston Bus is warning that the remedial works outside Waterstones in the city centre will cause route changes. The transport firm […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Free face masks, power washing and extra cleaning planned for Preston city centre from 12 April

Looking down Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s city centre retailers are ready to safely reopen their doors from 12 April, in line with the government’s publicised road map. Shops and personal care businesses are preparing to […]

1 month ago
There are empty shops across Preston’s high streets and side streets but city can bounceback as lockdown eases

Empty stores on Preston high street. Pic: Lee Sutton Due to current coronavirus restrictions many high street shops have been left empty. Current lockdown restrictions mean that only essential shops can be open. This loss of trading has meant […]

1 month ago
Parent company of Preston’s St George’s Shopping Centre goes into administration

St George's Shopping Centre in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall The parent company of the St George’s Shopping Centre has fallen into administration. It is thought that this is due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on trading at […]

2 months ago
Burglary attempt at Fishergate shop foiled by passer-by

Mountain Warehouse in Fishergate Pic: Google Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Preston during Tuesday (14 October) evening. In a tongue in cheek post to Facebook, Preston Police said they are urging the […]

6 months ago
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