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Winckley Square is a haven for office workers during the summer lunchtimes

Businesses invited to hangout in Winckley Square

An event to help promote business in the city takes place as part of a two-day Winckley Square Festival. The Winckley Square Business Hangout sees a chance for local businesses to mingle and show what they can do. It involves a washing line being hung up and local firms can pin up what they do or what they are looking for. The event takes place […]

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Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park is a kids favourite

Live: Easter Egg Rolling in Avenham Park

Preston will turn out at Avenham Park for the annual Easter Egg Rolling event. The entertainment at the egg roll starts from 11am and we will be bringing you pictures, videos and updates from the park. Easter Egg rolling dates back more than 100 years since the Victorians started the tradition. See all our updates below and if you’re at the event you can tweet […]

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Stephanie Slater suffered nerve damage to her arm so now competes in paralympic swimming

Preston swimmer Stephanie Slater sets new world record

Preston paralympic swimmer Stephanie Slater has set a new world record. During a British para-swimming meet the 23-year-old who is a member of Preston Swimming Club set a new 100m butterfly world record. She beat American Jessica Long’s previous record, going .12 seconds faster. Slater is dominating the swimming meet in Glasgow. She told BBC Sport: “Words can’t describe it – it’s an amazing feeling. […]

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Meat stall at previous Hoghton Tower market

Easter Farmers’ Market at Hoghton Tower

A Farmers’ Market is taking place at Hoghton Tower on Monday. There will be a Tudor theme as the Tower’s barn area is turned into an Easter Farmers’ Market with plenty of stalls on offer. Alongside the food there is a falconry display planned at 11.30am and 3pm. Tours of the Tower are also scheduled to run at 12.30pm and 2pm. Entry to the house […]

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Preston Tech company seeks funding for new Smart TV

Preston based tech company is looking for sponsors of a new under cabinet TV. Coolvision is releasing eidola, the first 17″ under cabinet smart TV offering a digital TV tuner and also running Android and a huge library of downloadable apps.   Basically it’s a smart TV specifically designed for use in kitchens that mounts underneath a wall cabinet or shelf with a fold down […]

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Facebook cover photo details canal at Preston

Our recent Facebook banner photo update created some discussion about the exact location. The picture was taken on the Ashton-on-Ribble section of the old Lancaster Canal in Preston. The houses shown in the picture are on Shelley Road and the back gardens slope down towards the water. Most house owners have made a feature of their back garden, turning them into mini-jetties or pubs(!) a […]

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What's the Preston Guild all about?

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.

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