Canal barges make their way into Preston to take their positions for the Riversway Festival

Riversway Festival cancelled for 2014

Preston’s annual maritime spectacular will not take place this year. Last year’s Riversway Festival took place after a last-ditch team of volunteers, charities and local businesses stepped in but this has not happened. Scott Billington, who was part of last year’s organising committee, said: “I have not been involved in this year’s event because the date that the canal boats wanted clashed with another event I […]

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Shop window dummies come to life in Preston

See mannequins come to life at the Market Place Age Concern store in Preston. Volunteers and staff will model stock for the day, on the shop floor and in the window itself. Get to see how the clothes look on a person and if you like you can buy it there and then. Even the Age Concern Chairman will be visiting the shop to try […]

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Preston Guild Hall has hosted some legendary acts over the years

5 fantastic gigs at Preston Guild Hall

Preston awoke to some important news this morning. It was confirmed that Simon Rigby would be buying Preston’s Guild Hall and injecting £1m into the venue to give it a much needed facelift. The news doesn’t come a moment too soon, after we recently revealed that 53 Degrees would be shutting its doors to the public after Christmas. With this exciting news in mind, we took […]

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Roper Hall on Friargate

Roper Rocks: Official festival after-party to take place at Roper Hall

A Preston bar is hosting the official after-party for a fast-growing family festival in Leyland. Glastonburrows is hosted by the Burrows family in Leyland on Saturday 5 July and the party continues at Roper Hall on Sunday 6 July. Running from 4pm until late there will be a DJ set from resident DJ Shaun Guest – including the likes of the Rolling Stones, The Jam […]

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The Rigby group has big plans for the Guild Hall

Preston Guild Hall to be sold to Simon Rigby

Preston’s Guild Hall is to be sold to local businessman and millionaire investor Simon Rigby. The Rigby proposal for the city centre venue has been recommended for approval by council officers. In a deal worth more than £1 million Rigby and his partners will acquire the leasehold and current assets of the building. It was tabled in September last year by Rigby and a consortium […]

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fulwood leisure centre

Jordan Grant Fitness returns in July

The Jordan Grant Fitness charity event returns to Fulwood Leisure Centre. This is the third event at the centre and is suitable for anyone over 10 years of age. Activities on the day include: Zumba Metafit Spinning Body Attack Gym Circuits Swimming Each session lasting 40 minutes. For registration you need to complete a Family Fitness form and pay the £6.00 registration fee at Fulwood Leisure […]

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