Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre

Things to do (July 13 to 17)

Get out and about this weekend with any of these great events:

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Clinton collecting his award.

Lifetime achievement award for city's Clinton Smith in honour of his dedication to equality in Preston

A campaigner and volunteer from Preston has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his selfless dedication to equality in the city.


Rethink call on Preston’s Fishergate bus lane cameras

A city centre councillor has called on County Hall bosses to give the public another say over the controversial Fishergate bus lane cameras.

Addictive TV - aka Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler

Addictive TV ready to blow your mind

Preston has pulled off a coup by snapping up a gig by Addictive TV which music critics say is likely to be “mind-blowing.”


Gaga for Gareth: Preston goes World Cup (and Southgate) crazy

While England’s World Cup campaign could take one step closer to ending 52 years of hurt today, there’s one rather different aspect of the English efforts that is getting the public’s attention – waistcoats.
Ham & Jam owner Richard Lowthian

Preston coffee shop Ham & Jam has closed - but the city's creative community wont let it go without a fight

Preston’s creative community has joined forces in an attempt to rescue popular arts and coffee venue Ham & Jam after its closure last week.
Joshua Elder.

The search is on to find missing man Joshua Elder who hasn't been seen in 16 days

Police are appealing for information to find a missing man who hasn't been seen in 16 days.
Avenham Park, Preston

Top five picnic spots in Lancashire to enjoy during the heatwave

The weather is scorching hot - perfect for a picnic.
Beer garden

VOTE: Where are the best beer gardens in Lancashire?

This hot weather is certainly making us thirsty.

Preston restaurant owner hit with £8,000 Fishergate bus lane bill

A restaurant owner has been served a tasty bill for driving down a bus lane . . . more than 130 times.

Elizabeth Fagan, Elaine Robinson and Alex Gourlay

Preston woman honoured with Boots 50 Year award

Elaine Robinson was the guest of honour at a special event to mark 50 years of helping people feel good.
The hole cordoned off in Butler Street - Photo Lancashire County Council

City centre sink hole disrupts traffic

City centre traffic was disrupted after a large hole appeared in the surface of Butler Street, Preston this afternoon.

Head to Sea Life Blackpool for Shark Mission

Things to do (June 29 to July 1)

Take your pick of these great events as the hot weather continues into the weekend:

Whats on
Kevin Webber (centre knelt down) with members of RBS in Preston as they stopped off at Bamber Bridge FC during their 27-mile walk for Prostate Cancer UK

RBS Preston staff take on walking marathon for Prostate Cancer UK

A bank worker who has battled prostate cancer was humbled when fellow colleagues joined him in his seven walking marathon challenge to raise funds for the charity which supported him.
Get the authentic feel of a festival, with none of the mud at GlastonFerret

Start festival season with a visit to GlastonFerret in Preston

You can wear your wellies if you want, but it's unlikely you will get stuck in the mud at the hugely popular GlastonFerret.

Al fresco

VOTE: Where are the best al fresco restaurants in Lancashire?

This heat wave offers the perfect opportunity to eat outside.
Residents of Atkinson Close fly the flag for England

Flying the flag for England

Are you flying the flag for England in the World Cup?


WATCH: Preston author AJ Hartley talks about his collaboration with UCLan to publish horror Cold Bath Street

International best-selling author AJ Hartley has loved working with University of Central Lancashire’s publishing unit so much, he is planning to work with its students again for a series of books.

Lancashire recommends... the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire

You don't have to travel for for some Spanish culture....

Mario Mayer with Beauty Zone's Ilana Ziaja.

Super Mario is Mr Scissorhands

He’s a cut above the rest . . . currently the second-best barber in the world.

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