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999 latest punk act at New Continental

999 will be the latest punk band to play the New Continental on Friday (July 4). The New Continental has become the go-to venue for punk over the last few years. Acts such as GBH, Wire and Vic Goddard & The Subway Sect have all played there in recent times. The band has a huge cult following worldwide and they¬†have been cited as one of […]

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Quickest way out of Preston on a bike?

What is the quickest way on foot or wheels out of the city and into the countryside? A fast pedal along Lancaster Canal? Across the Ribble, south to Bamber Bridge and beyond? Go West, cycling away from Penwortham and over to Longton Brickcroft? The weekend before last my eight year old son wanted to escape the city’s bustle, so we drifted off to the park […]

4 weeks ago by
Gary Numan's show in Preston is one of a handful of UK tour dates

Gary Numan preparing to headline 53 Degrees

Gary Numan brings his tour brings his tour to Preston’s 53 Degrees on Tuesday night. Dubbed the “godfather of electronic music”, Numan is currently touring his Splinter Tour and makes a stop in Preston. Best-known for his worldwide hit Car he’s been notching up chart hits since the 1980s, one of his newest tracks I Am Dust can be listened to below or click here […]

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Euston Street Park is being worked on by volunteers

Euston Street Park community fun day date set

A Preston street is preparing a community celebration for August. Residents of the Euston Street Park area in Riversway are being invited to see how the park is developing. Preston City Council’s community team has been working with local residents to clean up the park. It sits off Hartington Road and the community celebration day will see a number of stalls. Rosie Green, community involvement […]

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Caribbean Carnival

In Pictures: Preston Caribbean Carnival 2014

It was a glorious day. The Sun was out and there was samba in the air. The 40th Caribbean Carnival in Preston transformed the city streets into a sea of music, dance and outrageously colourful costumes. Large crowds lined the route as the procession slowly wound its way from Moor Park, into the city centre, and back out again. Everyone we talked to said this […]

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Rick Moore is aiming to recall the spirit of the Heineken Weekenders which took place in Avenham Park

Prestival 2014 cancelled as organisers blame Avenham Park maintenance work

A music festival due to take place in Avenham Park has been cancelled. Prestival 2014 was due to take place on Saturday 20 September and had promised big name acts on the bill. No acts had been announced since 13 bands from across the North West were announced in February. Organised by Rick Moore and a team of volunteers the festival had aimed to attract […]

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