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Myerscough College, just north of Preston, hosts two of the biggest names in photography as part of a student project. The ‘The Exposure Project’ sees special guests Ralph John Perou and Colin Prior visiting the North West in April to take part in a student showcase of Photography. As one of the most influential photographers in the industry, Colin Prior (seen above) will display and […]6 hours ago by Tony Worrall Share
Preston City Council revealed that cuts to its budget will mean a hike in council tax bills for Prestonians. The budget proposals for the next 3 years went before all councillors at a full meeting of the council last week. However, the budget is still out for consultation. The council is still asking the views and comments on what is proposed. Be quick though. The […]8 hours ago by Tony Worrall Share
Fire crews have battled a fire at a centre which helps vulnerable people in Preston. Four fire engines were dispatached from Preston Fire Station to deal with a fire at The Foxton Centre on Berry Street, Avenham. The crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service arrived on Sunday at 9.25pm to find the main hall “well alight”. Thermal imaging cameras, power saws and breathing apparatus […]10 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Media attention will be focused on Preston Crown Court again as former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans, goes on trial today. He is accused of sexual offences against seven men. In the trial set to last at least four weeks the Ribble Valley MP faces nine charges dating from 2002 to 1 April 2013. Evans denies all the charges. On his […]11 hours ago by Tony Worrall Share
Barclays customers please note: the branch on Fishergate partially closed services from 1st March after announcing changes. The Fishergate branch no longer has any Counter Service facility and from Monday 24th March it will close completely. Wednesday 26th March is the estimated date for the re-opening of the new style, new look branch. During this period of disruptions the bank advises customers that other nearby […]11 hours ago by Tony Worrall Share
Best in Show at the annual Crufts dog show was won by a local dog. After winning the Utility Best in Group at Crufts, two year-old Standard Poodle, Afterglow Maverick Sabre (Ricky), co-owned by Jason Lynn and John and Sandra Stone later went on to win top prize. The Preston Poodle beat thousands of other dogs to qualify for the grand final of Crufts. In […]18 hours ago by Tony Worrall Share View more stories from BlogPreston
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Since 1179 the founding fathers of the city have celebrated every 20 years the right of Preston to hold a market. The Guild has grown over the centuries to become a huge month-long festival with parades, processions and parties across the whole of the city.
Use our Guild section to get under the skin of what happened across Preston not just during the Guild month but the whole Guild year and the legacy it aims to leave.