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A day in the life of Preston Register Office

Preston life featured in a national newspaper today. And, no, it was not a story about Preston Bus Station. The Guardian on Saturday focused on the working of the Lancashire Register Office in Preston. In an article titled ‘Births, marriages, deaths: A day in the life of the Register Office‘ the paper took an affectionate look at the seemingly quaint notion of visiting a register […]

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BrewStart: A free event for business start ups in the local area

If you’ve got a great business idea, just started your own business or still in the early stages of growing your business then head for BrewStart. BrewStart offers Early Stage and Start-Up business founders a unique opportunity to gain help with business challenges in a friendly, informal environment. Led by Jonny Gledhill, Dan Fisher and Amy Blundell, successful local business founders and managers, state that […]

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The Attendees At The Unveiling Ceremony

Grand opening of ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ Guild Wheel section

On Friday afternoon 17th January, a number of people attended the official grand opening of a section of the Guild Wheel in Avenham Park, extending alongside the River Ribble from the Union Railway Bridge, adjacent to the Continental Hotel, to The Boulevard in Frenchwood. This section of the Guild Wheel has been named ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ in honour of the man himself for all the […]

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Portfolio Review Sessions for Artists

There are still a few spaces left on the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s portfolio review sessions this Saturday. The 45 minute sessions can be booked with UCLAN’s Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art or Clarissa Corfe, Exhibitions Officer, Harris Museum & Art Gallery. They can offer advice to artists on how to approach a gallery and give feedback on your portfolio, website and statement. […]

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Sydney Knowles in 2009

Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond   The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen years of age. Sydney chose this day to join the Royal Navy, not knowing what life had in store for him. He spent the first years aboard various ships on convoy duty and U-boat patrols. The first ship […]

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Preston’s Space Centre: a success story in the making

The Preston Space Multisensory Centre is the result of much planning and a great deal of hard work on behalf of the , staff and all who have been instrumental in creating this fabulous facility for people with special needs of any age range. Hilary Holden, the Fundraising Coordinator, said “Preston is very fortunate to have this magnificent multisensory centre which is the largest of […]

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