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Preston Military Show at Fulwood Barracks

Don’t forget you still have time to get down to Fulwood Barracks for a fantastic day at the Preston Military Show 2014. The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have brought a Quad bike and stretcher(!), they also have a Multiple Launch Rocket System and a Challenger 2 tank from C (XI H) Squadron of the King’s Royal Hussars. The Queen’s Own Yeomanry have brought a ‘WMIK’ […]

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Police warn public not to approach Preston man wanted on drugs charges

Police are warning the public not to approach a man wanted after failing to appear at court Julius David, formerly of Langton Street in the Broadgate area of Preston, was jailed for affray in August of 2013. He was released in January but is now wanted by police after failing to appear at court on June 10 in relation to possession of drugs. David, 31, is […]

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Simon Rigby talks about Guild Hall project to Blog Preston

Local businessman and honorary Prestonian Simon Rigby is looking to put more than £1 million into a city centre venue. Blog Preston spoke to Simon on Wednesday on the steps of the Guild Hall to find out what it was all about. Simon said he was really happy that Preston Council accepted his offer to take over the venue. He clearly sees great potential in […]

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Moor Park rats: Cull them or leave them be?

Pictures and sightings of the rats which are infesting Moor Park have become a political hot topic. We reported in April how residents have expressed concerns about the rats being fed. And they weren’t the only ones, local councillor Terry Cartwright raised the issue and on Thursday night it was the topic of debate in the Preston City Council chamber. “Shoot them or not to shoot […]

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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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What does Simon Rigby have planned for Preston Guild Hall?

The bid from Simon Rigby focuses not just on bringing big name acts to the Guild Hall but working to enhance the whole offering of the Guild Hall building. Drilling into the rather slick website the millionaire and his partners have put together it gives a sense that it’s not just about booking Paul Weller to put bums on seats. Preston Guild Hall’s selling point […]

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