Preston in the Picture – February Desktop Calendar

This month’s desktop calendar picture is another photograph taken from Preston Bus Station but from the opposite side to January’s picture. This is an early morning view from the City’s most talked about building on a morning when I was rewarded with a glorious sunrise and some gorgeous colour in the sky. You can download the picture from my Flickr site where you’ll find many […]

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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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RSPCA clinic

Newly Refurbished RSPCA/My Vet clinic opens live on BBC Radio Lancashire

The refurbished¬†Preston RSPCA/My Vet clinic on North Lancaster Road in Preston re-opened today. The clinic invited the public to bring their cats and dogs for free microchipping at the re-launch – and the surgery was packed. John Gillmore from BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast live from 1pm and officially helped cut the ribbon to declare the clinic open live on radio together with a group of […]

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Want to promote your local business? Visitors pose infront of the Sun at Night exhibition

Pictures and video: Preston sun project is a favourite with BBC Stargazing Live

An art installation which started in Preston has been seen by millions on TV and visited by thousands in London. The Sun At Night wowed audiences on the BBC’s Stargazing Live more than 6,000 people have visited the installation at Royal Holloway University in Egham. The project allows people to witness a year in the life of the sun, with a 30 minute film accompanied […]

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Centenary Mill chimney inspection attracts onlookers

Going up in the World! Taken today. Photos of probably the most unenviable job in Preston. Being lifted hundreds feet into the air by crane in a cramped basket then lowered down inside the tallest chimney in Preston. Workers were today inspecting the inside of the massive power house chimney which forms part of the Centenary Mill. complex. Emsley Crane Hire hoisted a duo of […]

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Photography student asks you to Photograph Your City

Laura Cronin, a photographer from Preston studying BA (Hons) Photography at Salford University, is asking residents to share their images of the city. She is planning to make a book featuring a mixture of her own and other people’s photographs documenting everyday life around the city of Preston. A visual journal. In her own words: “I’m a photography student preparing for my final major project, […]

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