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New Preston Mayor Yakub Patel makes headlines in India

The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Yukub Patel, cuts the ribbon on the Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin The annual installation of a new mayor in Preston rarely makes headlines beyond the city itself. The ceremonial role at Preston City Council passes from one long-serving councillor to the […]

1 year ago
Preston Mayor visits Royal Cross School to discuss importance of outdoor play and inclusion

Last month, the mayor of Preston visited the children, staff and governors of Royal Cross Primary School for Deaf children in Ashton-on-Ribble. The school, in Elswick Drive,¬†has had an Ofsted […]

1 year ago
King Charles III Coronation to be celebrated with Big Lunch at Avenham Park

Flower display in Miller Park Pic Janette Hall The Coronation of King Charles III is to be celebrated at Preston city centre‚Äôs Avenham Park.¬†¬† As part of the national Big Lunch initiative to celebrate the occasion, an event […]

1 year ago
Preston Mayor holding Coronation Ball for charity

The new Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby A Preston charity event has been confirmed to raise money for local good causes. The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby, has launched the Mayor of Preston‚Äôs Charity Coronation Ball […]

1 year ago
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Community comes together to celebrate Beatrice Todd and the women of Winckley Square

Blue Plaque honouring Beatrice Todd in 13 Starkie Street Pic: Preston Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby This International Women’s Day, a remarkable Preston woman who fought strongly for women’s rights was commemorated with a blue plaque in Winckley Square Gardens. The special event took place in […]

1 year ago
Councillor Neil Darby welcomed as Preston’s 694th Mayor at just 34 years old

The new Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Neil Darby as its 694th¬†Mayor. Councillor Darby is one of the youngest to hold the role, as far as records show, at […]

2 years ago
Rugby League World Cup trophies visit Preston’s university square

To mark 200 days until the tournament begins, three Rugby League World Cup trophies have visited Preston as part of a 48-hour host cities tour. The trophies, which are from […]

2 years ago
Mayor of Preston appeal raises over £3,000 for Ukraine relief

A local Ukraine relief appeal has provided over ¬£3,000 to the Polish Red Cross in Preston’s twin city, Kalisz. The Mayor of Preston‚Äôs appeal raised the funding over two weeks […]

2 years ago
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