Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre

Traders to keep ‘close eye’ on traffic in festive build-up

Business leaders have given a cautious amber light to new measures aimed at reducing congestion in Preston.

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CGI of Preston's Guild Hall, after plans were revealed for LeVeL

24-hour licence granted for part of Preston’s Guild Hall

A 24-hour licence has been granted for part of a major city venue, as part of its bid to become an “oasis for the arts and leisure”.

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CCTV Monitoring Centre.

Smile . . . you’re on candid camera again in city centre

Police are to get their third eye back in the fight against crime in Preston city centre.

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Guild Hall will be a ‘hub not pub’

The future of major plans to revitalise the night-time economy in part of Preston hangs in the balance.

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Jon Finch, who is leading the "re-imagining the Harris project"

Multi-million pound transformation on the cards for Preston’s Harris

The balcony of Preston’s iconic Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library could open to the public as part of a multi-million pound transformation.

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Motorbike fire in park

Motorbike fire in park

A motorcycle was destroyed by fire in Preston’s Avenham Park last night.

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Rebecca Duckworth stars as Doralee Rhodes in "9 to  5: The Musical" at Preston's Charter Theatre

No business like show business for Rebecca

Beauty consultant and part time theatre usher Rebecca Duckworth has her heart set on showbiz.

College House in Winckley Square, where repairs are being made

Owners of listed Preston building ordered to make repairs

The owners of an historic listed building in Preston’s Winckley Square have been ordered to repair it.

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Preston Houshold Waste Recycling Centre on Tom Benson Way, Ingol

It will soon be time to drop AND shop at Preston’s recycling centre

A CITY recycling centre is to offer facilitites to not only drop off unwanted goods, but shop for them as well.

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Julie and Larry Bayley in their garden

Baby garden targeted by cruel thieves

Heartless thieves have attacked a memorial garden dedicated to a tragic four-month-old child.

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How Preston's Harris could look. Copyright Purcell Architects

Harris proposals polarise opinion

Major proposals to transform one of Preston’s most iconic buildings have been met with mixed responses from readers.

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Gotcha: One motorist is booked for pavement parking

Pavement parkers on a sticky ticket

When is a pavement not a pavement? Some say when it is in Preston’s shared space.

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How Preston's Harris could look. Copyright Purcell Architects

Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Museum

After more than 120 years, Preston’s most eye-catching building is to finally get a front door.

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Billy Gray celebrates his retirement after 48 years driving a black cab

Preston’s longest-serving taxi driver retires after five decades

From snooker stars to royalty, over the last five decades cabbie Billy Gray has driven thousands of people from A to B.

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HR director Anna Gornall, Town Crier Peter Taunton, regional store manager Harry Panayi and regional merchandiser Kathryn Bloxsome  at the opening of TJ Hughes in Preston, five years after it left the Fishergate Shopping Centre

Discount shop returns to Preston shopping centre

A discount department store has returned to a Preston shopping centre, five years after closing its doors.

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CGIs of how LeVeL could look

Police object to late-night alcohol bid for Preston’s Guild Hall

Plans to revitalise the night-time economy in part of Preston may have hit the buffers after police raised “significant” concerns about the impact on the city.

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Youngsters at Fulwood Leisure Centre

Leisure centres in Preston could be sold off amid major council cuts

Leisure centres in Preston could be sold off as the authority plans to make yet more major cuts to council services.

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Wille And The Bandits who will appear on stage at Burnley Mechanics in March (s)

Wille and the Bandits ‘steal’ date at the Conti

Critically acclaimed rock band Wille and the Bandits - who count Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jeff Beck as major inspirations - return to the UK for a headline tour which is not to be missed, including a gig at Preston’s The Continental on October 15.

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Traffic ignoring 'no right turn' signs

New crackdown to ease shared space congestion

Tough new traffic rules are being brought in to help ease congestion on Preston’s controversial shared space scheme.

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The Queens Retail Park, where Aldi opened its doors earlier this year

Coffee giant set to open on retail park

A coffee giant looks set to open its doors in a city retail park after plans were given the green light.

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