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Illegal workers arrested in Preston

Two illegal workers were discovered by Home Office immigration enforcement officers in Preston this week. Working on a tip off UK Border Agency officers paid a visit to popular student venue the 3 Monkeys Sandwich Bar in Preston early on Tuesday morning (7 January). They questioned individuals present to check if they had the right to be in the UK. Two Pakistani men were arrested […]

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Lunchtime traffic chaos in city centre

Part of Preston City Centre was brought to a standstill today by thoughtless van drivers enjoying Tuesdays car boot sale. Traffic, including many heavy goods vehicles, taxis and cars blocked all of Market Street and backed up to the corner of Church Street and Fishergate. HGV’s delivering to city centre stores making their way down Market Street found they were unable to turn into Earl […]

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Updated: Police close off part of Preston car park after alleged sexual assault

Updated at 7.41pm: Lancashire Police have launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a Preston car park. The Market Street car park was cordoned off as detectives investigate an alleged incident involving a 23-year-old woman. The incident took place at 3am on Monday morning. A spokeswoman for the police said they expected to release more information Earlier report: Early this morning Preston Police […]

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Preston Volunteer Treasure Hunt 2014

Are you interested in volunteering, want to help people and have fun? The Preston Volunteer Treasure Hunt arranged by Age Concern Central Lancashire gives you the opportunity to hunt for your own golden volunteering opportunity. Across Preston on 22 January 2014 just for one day organisations will be opening their doors to help you gain experience and information about volunteering in the community. The initiative […]

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Preston grill restaurant Sticky Chops closed down?

Sticky Chops. Another casualty of the current financial climate? If you are popping into the city for a quick bite to eat and fancy a great burger or grilled chicken at ‘Stickies’ you will be disappointed. Apparently, the place has been closed for a while. Opened about a year ago by Preston-born footballer Richie Allen the restaurant on Miller Arcade specialised in flamed grilled chicken, […]

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The Battle for Preston Bus Station front page of the Independent Magazine

Love, hate and concrete: The battle for Preston Bus Station. The story goes national. Front page of the Saturday Independent shouts the story of the ‘war’ between the Pros and the Antis in the Save the Bus Station campaign and the accompanying article, written by Martin Baker, is surprisingly well informed and quite amusing. Although opening with a well worn cliche “There’s trouble up North” […]

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