Two arrests made after missiles thrown at fire crews in Brookfield

Two people have been arrested after firefighters had missiles thrown at them while attending a hoax call. At 11.15pm on Friday two fire engines attended an address at Mearley Road, Brookfield after a 999 report of a fire. On arrival the crew could not see a fire but a number of missiles were thrown at the crew and the fire engine. The crew withdrew to […]

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The lights are on and China House is still operating, as pictured on Saturday

Chinese restaurant China House remains open despite safety fears

A Chinese restaurant in Preston which had its licence withdrawn due to safety fears has continued to trade. China House on Aqueduct Street had its licence revoked on Tuesday by councillors worried about a lack of fire safety standards in the restaurant. Residents have been left outraged as despite a forthcoming legal notice from the council, the restaurant has indicated it will apply to appeal […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner roadshow in Preston

A quick reminder that Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Clive Grunshaw will be in Preston today (Saturday 11 January) to hear your thoughts on the budget. At the beginning of January the we reported the PCC was going on the road to talk to residents about a possible increase in the amount we pay for policing through council tax bills. Read the report here If […]

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Happy birthday to us: Five years of Blog Preston

We had a little get together for Blog Preston contributors and people we’ve worked with over our five years on Thursday evening. Here’s an extract from the speech I gave, but with a bit more fleshing up: Thanks everyone for taking the time to be here. On behalf of all the team at Blog Preston I’d like to thank you for your support and making […]

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A view of the Korova Arts Cafe

City centre venue Korova plans 24-hour play for first anniversary

Arts cafe and venue Korova is looking for acts to play its 24-hour festival. Launched by Sam Buist and Sofie Fowler, the city centre venue has become a stalwart of Preston’s arts scene. The 24-hour play is part of the celebration of a year of operation for Korova in May. One man on the bill will be Sean Keefe, who told Ark Preston the venue […]

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Scott Wiseman Signs For Preston North End

Preston North End TV Player features an interview with new signing Scott Wiseman. Highly rated Scots defender Wiseman joins PNE in their push to gain automatic promotion to the Championship. On the PNE website manager Simon Grayson comments: “He’s a versatile player who can play anywhere across the back four, as well as wing back. He’s got a lot of experience, played in a few […]

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