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Earlier this year I spotted a painting of Preston Bus Station at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition. I loved its precise lines and simplicity, so much so I jotted the name of the painting and its creator down in my notepad. A few months later I went in search of the painter, WED Ryan, and discovered the painting, entitled For Demolition?, is [...]15 hours ago by Lisa McManus Share
A Preston charity has received £1700 from a major supermarket. Carers Central provides support to over 3200 carers across the city and the surrounding area. Sainsbury’s appointed them as their charity of the year and deputy store manager Mike MacNeil. Ben Blackman, Chief Executive of Carers Central said: “We are so thankful to everyone at Sainsbury’s Deepdale for everything they have done to help us. [...]3 days ago by Ed Walker Share
The latest event for the Preston Social will see Twitter users across the city come together. Social will return to its roots over four years since the first Preston Tweetup took place in the Snug at the Continental. Tweetups allow users of the Twitter site to come together, chat, discuss issues and meet people who they may only know online but in a safe [...]3 days ago by Ed Walker Share
An Asian man who preyed on a 19-year-old girl as she walked home from the city centre has been found guilty of rape. Javeed Patel, 33, of Garrison Road, Fulwood was convicted by th jury of two counts of rape. Patel approached the victim on Lincoln Street in the early hours of Sunday 7 October last year. He followed the victim in his car and [...]4 days ago by Ed Walker Share
A local teacher and filmmaker has created a documentary about the past of the North of Preston. The 40 minute film about the history of Fulwood has been created by Gary Cunliffe. Mr Cunliffe was inspired by a book released in the 1980s which traced the history of Fulwood in a history walk. The book has now been turned into a real-life history walk for [...]4 days ago by Ed Walker Share
A new vegetarian Indian eatery has opened in Preston. On Friday 17 May the newly sworn-in Mayor of Preston cut the ribbons on the RKS restaurant on Plungington Road. It will serve a range of sweet and savoury dishes and specialise in authentic surti Indian sweets. The RKS firm have been trading since 1986 and this is the first time they have launched an eat [...]5 days ago by Ed Walker Share
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.
We’re proud of our city, it’s one of the newest in England despite having a history dating back centuries. It’s often billed as the North West’s third city, but we view it as Lancashire’s first.
Click through to our guide to the past, the present and stuff you can do in the future in and around Preston. The guide is partly for people who already live in Preston but also those coming here, be they students, tourists, business people or those re-locating. We hope it will help you find what you’re looking for.
The Preston Social is a monthly event in Preston, Lancashire, designed to bring together those interested in social and digital media from the local area to learn, teach and meet each other.
The city has a small but dedicated group of people involved in marketing, journalism, web development and online consultancy which makes for a vibrant and diverse series of meetups, talks and workshops.
Take a look at our weekly capture of a famous Preston landmark, person or more with local photographer Paul Melling taking you around the city with his lens.
From bridges to spires and smiling faces they have all featured in Paul's fantastic shots and make sure you check out his latest offering every Sunday morning on the site.Events News Politics Arts Crime History
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