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Police have fireworks thrown at them in Ribbleton

Type of fireworks stolen from an address in Preston Preston Police have issued a dispersal order across parts of Ribbleton after officers were attacked with fireworks. Inspector Paul McLernon has appealed for the incidents to stop before “someone is […]

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Fishwick and Sons bus firm issue statement as they cease trading

The 111 service making one of its last trips through Preston on Saturday Pic: Heather Crook A Preston bus firm has issued a statement following its final bus ride in the 107 years serving the city. John Fishwick and Sons ceased trading on Saturday 24 October […]

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MistaJam and Craig Charles to headline Purple Party night on Flag Market

Mista Jam and Craig Charles will spin the records at the Purple Party Two well-known DJs are to perform at an outdoor concert on the Flag Market in January. The Purple Party is to celebrate the city constantly securing a Purple Flag for […]

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Emmanuel Church in Plungington to be closed and contents sold

Emmanuel Church has served the local community for nearly 150 years Pic: Tony Worrall A Preston church looks set to be sold off as the Bishop of Blackburn announced its closure. Emmanuel Church in Brook Street, Plungington, has faced an uncertain future but it […]

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Advertisement Advertisement A very notable Preston filmmaker and possibly another 100 years later

Will Onda & Alan Livesey Just over 100 years ago an acrobatic entertainer turned filmmaker set up a cinematic business in Preston making and producing over 100 local topical and information films, his stage name was […]

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Fishwick and Sons buses make final journeys through Preston and Leyland

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook Preston’s Fishwick and Sons buses have been making their final journeys through the city during Saturday. The firm, which has operated since 1907, is to run its final service during […]

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Leyland based firm John Fishwick & Sons bus service to cease trading

Fishwick Bus Leyland based, Independent bus company, John Fishwick and Sons is to cease operating from Saturday 24 October 2015. The public transport company with a history extending from 1907 will no […]

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Preston unsung heroes from First World War to be remembered

From left clockwise: Joseph Garstang, John Gregson and Beatrice Blackburn Three unsung heroes from Preston’s First World War story are to be revealed in a new city walking tour. Beatrice Blackhurst, Joseph Garstang and John Gregson all played a role […]

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