The tunnel runs under a good swathe of Preston before heading off towards Longridge

In pictures: Exploring Preston’s abandoned railway tunnels

The Miley Tunnel is a place where some have ventured and many believe to be haunted. Urban explorer David, or scrappyNW on Flickr, ha these atmospheric pictures from inside the former railway tunnel. It is part of the old line that used to connect Preston to Longridge, much of it running under the university campus and under Deepdale. In 2010, our Blog Preston team took […]

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In pictures: Fantastic success at St. Catherine’s Hospice Christmas Festival

On Saturday 7th December St. Catherine’s Hospice held a Christmas Festival with a Santa Dash and Rudolph Rumble events at Lostock Hall. It would be an understatement to say that day’s festivities were anything less than a rip-roaring success! The first event held was the Rudolph Rumble which was for children aged eight and under taking part in a half-mile fun run, dressed up in antlers and […]

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A view of a drain under Preston

In pictures: Under the streets and into Preston’s drains

Ever wondered what the city is like underground? Urban explorer David, known as scrappyNW on Flickr, has been down the drains of the city to work out to see what it’s like. Some of the pictures show the tunnels leading under the city to Plungington Road. The pictures are one of a series created by David of abandoned buildings and unusual places in Preston, including […]

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Preston in the Picture – December Desktop Calendar

This month’s desktop wallpaper brings you festive greetings from Preston. Taken from the top of Friargate this wallpaper features the City’s Christmas lights. The camera was set on a tripod for this shot and the relatively low light levels resulted in an exposure of 1.8 seconds. You can see the movement of people as they walked across the picture. I hope you have enjoyed the […]

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Sunset over Preston on Saturday 30 November

In pictures: Beautiful sunset snapped over Preston

A stunning sunset had people across Preston reaching for their digital cameras and smartphones. Around 4pm pictures quickly appeared across Twitter and Instagram as people looked up and saw red. The sky over the city is been a proper Autumnal mix of orange, red and pink as the sun sets on what has been a crisp but nice day across the city and beyond. [View […]

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Coca Cola truck visits Preston’s Flag Market

Thousands of people filled Preston’s Flag Market to see the Christmas Coca Cola truck make its debut in the Nations’ latest ‘Kindness Hotspot’. A survey of 2,500 people who live on the Christmas truck route are asked about their Christmas ‘good deed habits’ , which revealed many wonderful stories from the Preston public. The survey consisted of answers from 5 statements on a scale of […]

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