Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

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Join The Louise Spiteri Trio at The Ale Emporium

Try something different on Thursday

Do you fancy trying something a little bit different on a Thursday night?

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WATCH: An open-armed welcome as City Mosque Preston opens its doors to all

People of all faiths and no faith at all descended upon City Mosque Preston as mosque’s across Lancashire opened their doors to the wider community.
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WATCH: Chinese New Year comes to the Harris and Flag Market

Moods were high in Preston over the weekend as Chinese New Year celebrations took over the city.

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The plinth reigns supreme.

Yet ANOTHER motorist falls foul of the awards ceremony-bound Fishergate Bollard

Preston's infamous Fishergate Bollard has claimed yet another victim...
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The bollard in all its battered glory.

Country catching the bollard bug as Preston's Fishergate marker goes viral

Bollard fever is spreading throughout the UK after Preston’s infamous landmark was nominated for a top gong.
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A design image of how the banners will look

Banner bid in Preston to keep city in the know

Key routes through Preston city centre are set to be decorated with dozens of lamp post banners to keep visitors up to date with key events.

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The Park Hotel site

PROJECT UPDATE: City landmark is waiting for much-anticipated makeover

Project update on the plans to restore the Park Hotel in Preston.

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Kabantu will take a journey on the high seas in Noisy Gallery

Things to do (February 16 to 19)

There's some great events happening this weekend.

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Wille and the Bandits are coming to Preston

A lesson in music, life and everything from Wille and the Bandits

Don't know your djembe from your bougarabou? Or your slide guitar from your rhythm guitar? Then look no further than Wille and The Bandits.

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A design image of how the accommodation could appear

Works to start on Preston retirement complex

Construction work for a £10m older people’s village - billed as the first of its kind in Preston - is set to get underway.

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Patricia Varty handed a 4,500 signature petition calling for memorial flexibility to Coun Saksena and Coun Swindells

Preston Cemetery group demand answers to 'overdue' memorial consultation review

A Preston cemetery group is demanding answers to a long-running dispute over memorial decorations.
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VIDEO: Watch LCC highways councillor Keith Iddon walk blindfolded through Fishergate's shared space with Galloway's

The shared space scheme in Preston city centre has not always hit the right note with motorists and pedestrians.
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Deauville (1893) by Eugne Boudin

Prominent painting bound for the Harris

A French impressionist painting is on display in Preston for more than three months as memories of the city’s past are brought back to life.

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SECURITY MATTERS: Black iron railings are to be installed on walls around Cardinal Newman Colleges St James Building, pictured above.

Cardinal Newman College ramps up its security efforts after break-in attempts

A city centre college is ramping up its security measures after a spate of attempted and successful break-ins and attacks on staff’s property.

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The bar at Mundos Street Kitchen in the Level complex.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Guild Hall's new leisure complex seems Levels above its fast food rivals

Whether it’s the soon-to-be grand opening of the state-of-the-art Preston Market Hall, or the looming plans to install the city’s avant-garde first tram network, a lot of exciting things are happening in Preston at the moment.

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The Tramshed in Corporation Street was a purpose built accommodation block for students. Now, rules have been relaxed to allow other specific people to live there alongside undergraduates.

State-of-the-art student accommodation block open its doors to key workers and apprentices

One of Preston’s flagship student hubs has opened its doors to more than just undergraduates, with key workers and apprentices given the go-ahead to live there.

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Preston Street Pastor Dave Brown with Rev Rie Walker

Broughton church-goers set up appeal to help street pastors in Preston

Parishioners have clubbed together to donate funds and warm clothing to support the work of street pastors in Preston.
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Chief executive Lorraine Norris

Council chief executive to step down from Preston role

The search to find Preston Council’s next top officer is underway as its current number one is set to retire.

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Head to Brockholes Nature Reserve for an After Dark Walk

Things to do (February 10 to 18)

With half-term looming, there's plenty of events to keep the kids entertained over the weekend and beyond.

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