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Watch back Preston’s virtual Christmas lights switch on for 2020

Marcus and Justine, Pride of Preston winners, hit the big red button on Fishergate's lights Preston’s Christmas lights switch on was a very different affair for 2020. Usually thousands of people are packed onto the Flag Market, scoffing parched peas and trying to keep warm […]

2 weeks ago
Preston high street recovering post-lockdown

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s high street is performing better than Manchester and Liverpool during post-lockdown recovery, according to a new report. The Centre for Cities ‘High Street Recovery Tracker’, compiled using anonymised mobile […]

5 months ago
Preston set to receive £125k to help with safe reopening of high streets

Preston BID Preston cleaning crew disinfecting street furniture Pic: Donna Clifford Councillors are set to approve funding to help Preston’s high streets and commercial areas safely open back up. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely scheme provided by the […]

5 months ago
The day Preston returned to shopping in the city centre

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Prestonians returned to Preston city centre in their droves for a socially distanced shop. Monday 15 June saw non-essential shops able to open for the first time in nearly three […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Road closures and more to boost Preston city centre as shops prepare to reopen

An empty Fishergate in Preston during the coronavirus pandemic Pic: Tony Worrall Temporary road closures and changes to the layout of Preston’s city centre are to begin from Sunday (June 14) afternoon. Reducing traffic in Fishergate, shutting off side streets from cars […]

6 months ago
Tens of thousands of face coverings to be given out for free in Preston city centre

A woman in Preston wears a face mask Pic: Joseph Gudgeon Tens of thousands of free face coverings are to be handed out to Preston shoppers from Monday (15 June). As non-essential shops prepare to reopen the organisation responsible for promoting […]

6 months ago
Already delayed Prestfest now set to take place in summer 2021

A major nightlife event in the city that was put back to September due to the coronavirus pandemic has now been moved to 2021. Prestfest was due to take place […]

6 months ago
Pictures as Prestfest sees Flag Market rave to top DJs

Thousands of dance music fans enjoyed a rave in Preston city centre in sweltering temperatures. Prestfest took over the Flag Market once more with the likes of Judge Jules and […]

1 year ago
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