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Nostalgic celebration brings Art Flash Mob to Preston’s Flag Market

Taking place at the historic Flag Market in the shadow of the iconic Harris Museum on Saturday 9 August is Revival! Dolly Dazzler presents a day of celebration that includes striking stalls and quirky showcases featuring quality vintage, retro, new and inspired items. Plus affordable goods to buy from past to present. We are promised the best of local music and entertainment throughout the day […]

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In pictures: Gaza peace march through Preston city centre

Palestinian flags flew in the centre of Preston again on Saturday as hundreds joined a peace march. Protesters called for an end to the worsening situation in the Middle East and held a rally on the Flag Market. It followed a march on Saturday 12 July held by charity Children of the Ghetto who also called for the Palestinian flag to be raised above Preston’s […]

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Jobs lost in Preston as Unipart Automotive enters administration

Staff in Preston have lost their jobs as vehicle parts distributor Unipart Automotive goes bust. KPMG were appointed as administrators to Unipart Automotive Ltd, which operated a network of 180 branches and distribution hubs across the UK. They said rival Andrew Page bought 21 branches and The Parts Alliance took on 12. Staff employed in these sites transferred to the new owners which saved jobs. […]

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Adult summer membership offer at Preston Leisure Centres

Fancy a 6 week challenge to really get into shape for the summer hols? Here is a great way to get inspired and plan your fitness regime. On offer is an adult summer leisure membership to use at West View and Fulwood Leisure Centres costing £36 for 6 weeks You will have to be quick though, it expires on 31 July, The offer includes: State […]

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Saturday afternoon at the Riverside Vintage Festival on Avenham Park

The Sun was beating down on Avenham Park on Saturday and the live music was laid-back and smooth. It was a great way to enjoy the vintage festival taking place around the park pavilion cafe. there were plenty of stalls with everything you wish for in the way of vintage fashion, fancy goods and foodstuffs. Talking to a couple of stallholders, they said that they […]

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Live Music Stage at the Riverside Vintage Festival

Back at the Continental Pub & Riverside Cafe this weekend, the music stage at the Riverside Vintage Festival. Riverside Vintage is a handmade and vintage fair held next to the river on beautiful Avenham park in Preston. The fairs take place once every couple of months. This weekend they have a tremendous lineup of free entertainment for your enjoyment. Fantastic acts booked to play and […]

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We've put together a map showing where you can access free WiFi across Preston and Penwortham, from coffee shops, to restaurants and kids play centres you'll be surprised at all the places offering the chance to surf the web for free.

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See how the city is changing, we track planning applications across the city of Preston showing what's going up, coming down or being changed.

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From parks to shopping, we live in one of the newest cities in the UK and we've put together a guide by Prestonians for both those visiting the city and those who live here.

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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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