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When is the Preston Christmas Lights switch on 2016?

Preston's Christmas Lights at the top end of Friargate Pic: Billy Matthews Preston’s Christmas Lights switch on is due to be slightly later this year and signals the start of weekly events in the run up to Christmas. The Christmas Concert is […]

3 years ago
First warnings to beggars issued in Preston city centre crackdown

One of the warning letters and a homeless man on Preston's streets The first warnings have been issued to persistent beggars in Preston city centre. Preston Police were out with officers from Preston City Council in the Off The Streets campaign. They […]

3 years ago
Don’t give to the homeless on Preston’s streets says new campaign

A man sits on Preston's streets Pic: KrzysztofTe Foto Blog Prestonians are being warned not to give to homeless people on the city’s streets. Claims are being made many of the individuals found begging in the city centre claim benefits […]

3 years ago
Indian street food and birds of prey at summer Lancashire Market

Some of the stalls and food at the Lancashire Market in Friargate Preston’s popular Lancashire Market returns for its summer date with the city. A selection of stalls, smaller than at previous events, lined both sides of Friargate. Organised by Preston Business […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 13 pictures from Preston’s Armed Forces Day 2016 celebration

A colourful spectacle for Armed Forces Day in Preston The sun decided to make an appearance to help Preston celebrate Armed Forces Day. An annual celebration of all things to do with the army, navy and air force it […]

3 years ago
Preston Smiles Better Awards 2016: Who were this year’s winners?

All the winners of this year's Smiles Better Awards celebrate Preston’s best businesses have been recognised in this year’s Smiles Better awards. More than 128,000 votes were cast in fourteen categories recognising the top city centre restaurants, pubs and staff […]

3 years ago
Preston city centre businesses to vote on whether Business Improvement District remains

BID Preston is responsible for organising events like the Christmas Lights and PrestFest Pics: Billy Matthews and Gill Lawson A third term for an organisation that promotes Preston’s city centre and its businesses is due to be backed by Preston City Council. What’s known as the Preston Business Improvement […]

3 years ago
Fishergate new rule means drivers can’t turn right out of Butler Street

Traffic jam in Fishergate in Preston city centre: Pic: Tony Worrall Drivers face being prosecuted if they turn right from Butler Street into Fishergate. The new rule is part of a range of measures put in by Lancashire County Council in […]

3 years ago
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