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Derek Russell with his wife Sam

Tributes paid to man killed in Fulwood crash

The wife of a driver who lost control of his car in Fulwood and died has paid tribute to him. Derek Russell was killed after his Peaugeot 307 collided with a lamppost on Eastway on Tuesday around 3.30pm. Russell, 52, was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. His wife of 11 years, Sam, said: “Derek was Derek. Derek […]

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Interview: Picturesound’s Stuart Box talks to us about life as a music promoter

We spoke to Stuart Box, owner of Picturesound, about Prestival, the challenges he faces promoting live music in Preston and his long term ambition. What is Picturesound? Picturesound is a band booking and gig promoting venture based in Preston, using The Ferret and The New Continental and, in future, possibly elsewhere. The aim being to improve the variety and quality of gigs in our town, and […]

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Room 32 lap-dancing club

Preston lap-dancing club Room 32 applies for later licence

A Preston lap-dancing club could become one of the latest opening establishments in the city. Room 32 on Guildhall Street has applied to serve alcohol until 4.30am Monday to Saturday and until 12.30am on Sundays. It would stay open until 5am between Monday and Saturday, and close at 1am on Sundays. Currently the city centre venue has to close at 3am on Monday to Saturday […]

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Popular city centre sushi bar up for sale

The owner of Sushi Salad Noodle Bar in Preston has recently put her business on the market. The takeaway/cafe is currently being advertised as a lucrative city centre sushi bar with a prominent trading position with excellent growth potential. It can be yours for only £27,995 (leasehold). The first class business opportunity is being offered for sale due to retirement. Sushi Salad Noodle Bar, managed […]

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The former Deepdale Day Centre

Deepdale Day Centre sold by Lancashire County Council

A former day centre in Deepdale could become a new private care home. The site on Sir Tom Finney Way has sat empty next to Sainsbury’s in Deepdale for a number for years. Lancashire County Council say a prospective purchaser is close to clinching a deal. County Councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of the council, said: “This property has been empty for some time, so we’re […]

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Live Review: Skinny Wrist Gumbo

The Ferret July 18th 2014 This review was written by Amy-Lou, who blogs here From the outset you can tell this band have potential. Masses of potential. Fronted by 20 year old Roy Fielding (Roy Boy to his mates), Skinny Wrist Gumbo have transformed, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, from small-time, shy, amateurs who once called themselves The J.A.R.S, into something of a […]

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