Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre

Doors shut at luxury outlet John Preston's Pools

Preston’s award-winning swimming pool and spa distributor has closed its doors after 18 years of business in the city

The damaged porch roof at Arkwright House

Lead thief targets historic Arkwright House

A charity which resides in the former home of one of Preston’s greatest sons has been the victim of an alleged theft

Strand Road traffic

Busy Preston road to shut overnight

Motorists are facing lengthy diversions overnight when roadworks shut a busy Preston road.

Britain’s Got Talent scouts coming to Preston

Britain’s Got Talent scouts coming to Preston

Grab your hair brush and start practicing in front of the mirror... Britain’s Got Talent scouts are coming to Preston.


Have a Go at.... cue sports

Cue sports, also known as billiard sports, include snooker, pool or billiards.
What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
Scene of the collision in Ringway

Pedestrian dies after collision with car in Preston city centre

A pedestrian has died a week after suffering serious head injuries in a collision with a car in Preston.

Police at the murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Preston man guilty of wife's murder

A husband who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in their Preston home has been handed a life sentence.

The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google

Appeal for witnesses after 'road rage' assault in Preston

Motorists who could hold vital information relating to a violent assault are being sought by Preston police officers.
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An artist's impression of part of the training ground

Re-submitted PNE bid earmarked for approval

Council officers have said they are “minded to approve” Preston North End’s re-submitted training ground masterplan.
An artist's impression of the UCLan Adelphi square development

Planners urged to heed advice on Preston's Adelphi scheme

Preston charities have urged planners to remember the needs of the blind and visually impaired community ahead of a major scheme.

Overgrown weeds in Preston city centre

Funds to weed out Preston overgrowth problems

Preston Council has secured funding to tackle a growing problem with weeds in several public areas

QEII The very Best of Queen poster

How Ian Beattie followed in Freddie’s footsteps

Fiona Finch discovers how Preston born postman Ian Beattie became a tribute star - and kept his day job. Here he talks about the demands and joys of his new career.

Antiques boss Brian Beck examines oil damage after just two months

More black marks for Preston's shared spaces

Oil spills are defacing an offshoot of Preston’s shared space scheme just weeks after it was unveiled.

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A huge crack is seen in the harbour after an earthquake in Kos

PNE star's family feel impact of Greek earthquake

A Preston North End star has spoken of his relief that his family is safe after feeling the effects of a deadly earthquake.
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Macs Bar

Macs Bar grows up with sophistication

It might still have the same name . . . but everything else is changing at Macs Bar in Preston.

Tickets for the meeting sold out in just over an hour

PNE planning meeting tickets 'sold out'

Tickets for the hotly anticipated planning meeting for Preston North End's re-submitted training ground bid have sold out in under 90 minutes.
Councillors discussed prevention strategies this week at the town hall

Intervention skills inspiration for Preston councillors

Equipping staff at key locations with life-saving intervention skills may form part of new plans to tackle Preston’s high suicide rate.

Tiggis restaurant on Guildhall Street, Preston

The end of an Italian love affair

It has been an inglorious end for a once-glorious Preston eatery.

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