Vans hit in spate of tool thefts

Tradesmen across Lancashire are being targeted in a spate of tool thefts.

Water workers are set to strike on Friday and Monday

Water workers to strike

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire are set to join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

More than half of drivers who appeal parking fines on Preston’s council-owned car parks are having their tickets torn up, according to new figures.

Saxon soldiers monuments in Fulwood

Treasure hunt for hidden monuments

Tom Finney’s statue makes a splash, while Eric Morecambe’s brings people sunshine.

The Boddington Arms

Former Boddingtons Arms revamp will pay tribute to speed king Donald Campbell

Speed king Donald Campbell will be honoured when a refurbished hotel in Lancashire re-opens next month.

Melanie C

Mel C to Spice up Prestfest

Spice Girl Mel C is aiming to spice up the lives of Preston folk when she headlines this year’s Prestfest concert.

Pip the diabetes sniffer dog

A doggie story that highlights diabetes

The real life story of a diabetic teenager and her lifesaving sniffer dog will be told on stage in Preston later this month.

Theatre and Comedy
Cold Bath Street

Countdown for album blast off

They take their name from a down-to-earth road in Preston.

The shell dug up by workmen in Walton-le-Dale

Homes evacuated after workmen dig up a ‘suspicious device’ near Preston

Residents from 10 homes were evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device in Walton-le-Dale.

A Northern Rail train.

Almost half of trains to run during strike pledges Northern

Train operator Northern has pledged to keep its customers on the move during strike action by the RMT union on Saturday 3 March by running more than 1,000 rail services.

Salsa dancing on the Flag Market at the 2016 event

City gets together to show racial harmony

Preston will show how it is committed to tackling racism and promoting community cohesion with two free events next month.

The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

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.

Councillor Susie Charles

Voters aged 11 go to the polls to elect MPs

Children as young as 11 are being urged to cast their vote next month to elect Lancashire’s five members of the UK Youth Parliament.

Amy jokes with Blind Date host Paul O'Grady

‘Witch’ Amy casts Blind Date spell

Self-confessed white witch Amy Masterson is flying off to the South of France today hoping to cast a spell over a total stranger.


Drivers told ‘look out for the roundabout’

As roundabouts go, it’s a pretty big one . . . not something you can easily miss.

Steven Parker

Family mourn Preston man, 23, killed in two-car smash

The family of a 23-year-old former Preston man, killed in a crash in Cumbria, have paid tribute to a “witty character . . . with a heart of gold.”

Kate Bullen sporting her 'Vegan' tattoo

Kate faces trolls for ‘vegan’ tattoo

​A Preston woman has been attacked by internet trolls for having the word ‘Vegan’ tattooed on her face.

Wallace and Gromit could return

The Return of Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit could return to the big screen despite the death of the great Peter Sallis.

Marie Dean (photo

Transgender inmate on hunger strike in Preston Prison

A petition has been launched to “free” a transgender woman from all-male Preston Prison after she went on hunger strike.

Photo Neil Cross'Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park hosting a private screening of his new film 'Early Man' at Preston Odeon  for friends, family, and 80 people from the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre

Nick Park screens his new movie in Preston

Four-time Oscar winner Nick Park returned home to Preston this afternoon to lay on a special screening of his new movie Early Man.

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