Preston

Preston

Colourful spectacle as UCLan’s Colour Fun Run returns

It’s back with a bang – and a dash of colour!

Arts
The Williams Fairey Brass Band

Acid Brass show hits Preston

Acid house played by a brass band came to Preston tonight (Friday, April 28, 2017) in a free show staged by the Harris Museum and Library.

Music
Mick Cash

'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

Transport
Vivienne Haley on her wedding day in the dress she is happy to give away to a needy bride.

Dress lifeline for brides in need

Brides left stranded following the collapse of dress shop Dan Kerr are being offered a new lifeline.

Preston
Photo Neil Cross
Martin Ainsworth and fiancee Shelby Rigg have set up We Are Juice juicing business that is going from strength to strength.
They have decided that for every sale, they are going to give fruit/veg/juice to the homeless people or food banks in the local area. Pictured with three day old daughter Brooklyn

Nutrient boost for city’s needy

A couple behind a fledgling juice business have made a vow to support the homeless with every product they sell.

Ashton-on-Ribble

Avenham Park’s old railway bridge is Preston’s newest romantic location

It is not exactly the Pont des Arts in Paris - just yet.

Arts
Police are warning of scam callers claiming to be from major firms

Police issue cold caller scam warning

Police have issued a warning over scam phone calls claiming to be from a well known telecoms firm.

Crime
There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
News
Joshua Stock,from Gateshead, was last seen at around 6.40pm on Tuesday, April 25,at an address on Elswick Road in Preston
Pic: Lancs Police

MISSING: 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

Police are becoming worried about the welfare of a missing 16-year-old who they believe may be in Preston.
Crime
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident. 
PIC: BTP Police

CCTV APPEAL: Man caught peering at another man in toilet cubicle at Preston train station

Police have launched an investigation after a man was caught peering under a cubicle wall in the men’s toilets at Preston railway station.
Crime
Theatrical production by Broughton Players

Have a go at.... Amateur dramatics

Theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows.
News
Nobody was left in the house on Watling Street Road
Pic: Googlemaps

Father and three children escape kitchen fire in Preston

A father and his three children escaped from a fire in Preston after a deep fat fryer caused a kitchen blaze, say fire services.
Preston
Don't lost your vote.

Six days to go until Lancashire County Council election

The elections will decide all 84 seats on the council.

News
A 'hook and cane' theft taking place. Pic posed by model

‘Hook and cane’ burglars steal car

Police are appealing for information after a ‘hook and cane’ burglary in which a car was stolen.

Preston
The man went in to Gibsons Food and Wine on Lansdown Road at at around 8.35pm on Monday April 24.
Pic: Lancs Police

CCTV APPEAL: Man armed with knife robs Fulwood shop

This is the man police want to trace following a robbery at a Fulwood convenience store.
Crime
Carter Ambrose

Mum speaks of night time breathing terror for son Carter

Parents often experience sleepless nights with their children. But this Lancashire mum faces constant worry as her son has a condition which means he could stop breathing. She tells NATALIE WALKER her story

News
Bash Street Kids

Tributes to Lancashire cartoonist Leo Baxendale

Cartoonist Leo Baxendale, who brought youngsters delight with the likes of Minnie the Minx and Bash Street Kids, has died.
News
Fire services said that the fire was confined to the engine compartment of the car
Pic: Googlemaps

Car burst into flames on supermarket car park

A car burst into flames in the car park of a Preston supermarket, say fire services.

News
Oscar and Sid Clark

Oscar Clark to take on Walk in the Dark in memory of dad

A brave youngster will step into his late father’s shoes this weekend for a charity walk to help his family’s fundraising legacy

Penwortham
Two men aged 23 and 33 and a woman aged 36, all from Prestonwere arrested after the Vauxhall Corsa was stopped on New Hall Lane.
Pic: Lancs Police

Police arrest three for human trafficking after girl, 17, found in car in Preston

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a car transporting a 17-year-old girl was stopped in Preston, say police.

Crime
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