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In pictures: PrestFest brings weird and wonderful creatures to city centre

The festival to promote the city centre brought some unusual revellers out onto the streets on Saturday evening. Monkey men, giant peacocks and a robot were among the entertainment put on. PrestFest began on Thursday and is a celebration of the city centre nightlife. Paul Melling was one of a number of photographers out in the city centre, he captured the pictures below. Gill Lawson […]

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Chinese New Year celebrated at Guild Hall

On Friday, the start of Chinese New Year was celebrated with a spectacular performance at Preston’s Guild Hall. The internationally renowned Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe entertained local school children with a two hour set of traditional Chinese song and dance. The New Year extravaganza was organised by UCLan’s Confucius Institute and Preston’s Mayor, Councillor Veronica Afrin was present to welcome our distinguished Chinese guests. […]

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The dragon makes its way through the covered market

Pictures: Chinese New Year parade in Preston Markets

Preston’s Markets were treated to a celebration of Chinese sound and colour on Friday morning. Three parades took in the Indoor and Outdoor markets and the damp weather didn’t stop the Year of the Horse celebration. Bernie Blackburn was down there to snap a few pictures of the festivities. On Saturday a series of events and workshops are being held at the Harris Museum and […]

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Want to promote your local business? Steam engine running on the Ribble Steam Railway

Ribble Steam Railway announces line up for annual steam gala

Four steam engines will be chugging along the Ribble Steam Railway at its annual steam gala. The event takes place on the Docklands railway on Saturday 15 February and Sunday 16 February. It starts from 10.30am and the workshop and cafe will also be open. The four locomotives on show will be: – Bagnall 2680/1942 in the guise of Preston Dock loco ‘Courageous’ – Andrew […]

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Annual Preston Model Railway Exhibition returns

Fans of very small trains be excited. The Preston and District Model Railway Society is holding its annual exhibition in March 2014. Growing more popular every year the event features examples of the best in railway modelling with exhibits drawn from far and wide. There will be many trade stands, modelling demonstrations, stands by railway and transport preservation society’s and second hand stalls. Some of […]

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Jason Gardener will be the guest speaker at the awards bash

Preston Sports Awards nomination deadline draws close

The deadline for entering the Preston Sports Awards is drawing near. Preston City Council hosts the annual celebration of sporting talent in the city, now in its ninth year. Seventeen awards are to be presented during a glitzy ceremony and dinner at the Guild Hall in early March. Former World Indoor champion sprinter Jason Gardener will be speaking at the event. The awards are: Coach […]

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