Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre
Runners show off their 'bums'. Photo: Kathryn at Beat Bowel Cancer.

Cheeky Santa Dash back with a bang

Preston's 'cheekiest' fun run was back and bigger than ever this weekend, held in honour of brave cancer campaigner Ben Ashworth.

WATCH: Smiles all around as the Duchess of Cornwall takes a tour of Preston's Emmaus Megastore

The Duchess of Cornwall spoke to volunteers, school children, and Christmas choir singers when she visited Emmaus at its megastore in Preston.
Shop fronts that enhance the character of the buildings - like this one -  in Preston are being encouraged

Vision to improve Preston city centre reaches next stage

Guidelines to shape the future look of Preston city centre will be discussed by council bosses this month.
Support is needed for homeless people

Direct Cleaning Services in Preston is asking for donations for the Foxton Centre

A Preston cleaning firm is collecting food and winter essentials for people sleeping rough in the city centre.

The two-storey care home will be on this car park at PGRUFC

Preston rugby club care home plan approved

A bid to build a care home on a car park at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC has been given the green light.

Traffic in Fishergate must now give way to vehicles coming out of Butler Street

‘Give way’ rule ends a traffic free-for-all

Traffic experts have abandoned a free-for-all at a notorious Preston junction in their latest attempt to uncork a city centre bottleneck.

Meet Santa on the Western Train tram in Blackpool

Things to do (December 9 to 12)

There's a great mix of events happening this weekend... Take your pick!

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The bar will be renamed as 'Baker Street'. Photo: Chrome Lizard.

Big city influence at new Preston bar

A city centre bar is set for a big city-inspired refurbishment in both style and substance.

Salvation Army Community Centre Co-ordinator, Claire Bowerman, at the Preston food bank.

Festive fears for shortfalls at foodbank

Staff at Preston’s busiest foodbank are “scared” they may not be able to feed the city’s hungry this Christmas.

How the new Mission and flats could look

City church going up in the world

A city centre church could be demolished and rebuilt with 78 flats above it.

Police have been called to Alert Street, Ashton.

Police called after report of sexual assault

Lancashire Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault of a woman in Preston.

Ben Ashworth

Ben Ashworth's friends to do a double challenge in support of the Cheeky Santa Dash

As the community gears up for the annual Cheeky Santa Dash, a group of runners will be tackling a double Guild Wheel run in memory of late cancer campaigner Ben Ashworth.
Joe Cartmel receiving his first place award. Photo: Shaun Fellow/Shine Pix Ltd.

Barber Joe a cut above the rest

A city barber has once again shown he is head and shoulders above his peers after landing another top gong in a national competition.

Competitors in last years Santa Dash in Blackpool

Things to do (November 30 until December 4)

There's a good mix of festive and regular events to try out this weekend:

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Avenham Health Centre; the place from which Dr Khin Thanda's practice operates. Photo: Neil Cross.

Surgery still in special measures after repeat visit from healthcare inspectors

A GP surgery remains in special measures and has brought in a new doctor after it received the worst overall inspection rating for a second time.
An artist's illustration of what the development will look like. Photo: NW Architects.

Seven is heaven for city businesses

Keen entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in Preston will be more than happy after new shops were given the go ahead this week.

Preston City Centre
Armed robbers struck at Longridge Spar on Mardale Road

Armed robbers struck at Longridge store

Robbers armed with a crowbar and knife have struck at a Longridge store.

The situation on Emmanuel Street. Photo: Adam Dunkley.

Road closed after body found

A side road in Preston has been closed off after a man's body was found in a house.

The Heritage Network at UCLan - students who did the Lancashire Women in Mills project outside Queen Street Mill

UCLan students loving hunt for history

For delving into local history, students and lecturers at University of Central Lancashire lead the way.

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