Channel Four news anchor Jon Snow has praised Preston after making his first visit to the city.
He travelled North to speak to students at the University of Central Lancashire as part of the Harris journalism lecture series where top professionals from the national media have visited Preston to talk about the state of their industry and what the future holds.
He was so impressed with the area, in his blog he wrote: "What a delightful and unexpected place Preston is," and added: "The University of Central Lancashire has completely regenerated the centre of Preston.
A vast amount of new buildings. The students were energised and in profusion."
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