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A play based on the true story of what life was like within Whittingham Asylum during the first world war is coming to Preston. Whittingham Asylum was once one of the biggest asylums within Europe with it being host to over 3,000 patients, the asylum helped feed, dress and give people a purpose within their […]

Preston’s Friargate has an exciting new pub that has just recently opened. The Northern Way has been given a makeover and is now a stylish modern pub. The pub now boasts a swanky new interior and exterior. The Northern Way has been rebuilt on the site of the old Shenanigans and O’Neill pubs in Friargate. The […]

Despite attempts to save the full Number 14 bus route, Preston Bus will be cutting the service down. The Number 14 will no longer serve Ronaldsway and Longsands and will instead terminate at Holme Slack. The decision to trim the route was announced back in August but Preston Bus were forced to reconsider after a […]

A man who engaged in Skype conversations concerning fantasies of “incestuous and sadistic acts” against children has pleaded guilty to a string of offences. Eccleston man Philip Royle, who worked at Balshaw Lane Primary School in Chorley, engaged in Skype conversations concerning fantasies of “incestuous and sadistic acts” on youngsters. During a probe by police […]

Knowing only too well the financial pressures families face, Tracie Kavanagh is taking the bull by the horns.   The 31-year-old, of Ribbleton, is inviting people to grab some food and have a chat at Sion Park Community Hub, in Longridge Road. The food bank, supported by FareShare and Community Gateway Association (CGA), is open […]

Bus fares in Preston have had a 10p increase over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Both adult and child ticket prices have been raised as part of the new plans. Daily, weekly and monthly fares also saw a hike in prices under this new fare revision. The changes came into effect for passengers as of […]

Titan the Robot is making his way to Preston and you could meet him this weekend. The world famous robot will be on the Flag Market as part of Summer Saturdays. Every single Saturday throughout the summer, there has been a variety of entertainment happening on the Flag Market and this weekend is the last […]

Police have issued a photo of a woman killed after she was hit by a car in Aughton. Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died after a road crash over the weekend. Police were called to Bold Lane, Aughton at around 1.05 on Sunday following reports of a serious collision involving a cyclist […]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was stabbed in Lancaster. Emergency services were called to Hala Road, close to Bargain Booze, at 11pm on Thursday, August 16 where the boy was found with two stab wounds. He was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries – which were […]

Two men have been slapped with fines after fly-tipping waste on an isolated track in Preston. Both Andrew Milne and Paul Williams pleaded guilty to the charges brought by Preston City Council at the city’s magistrates’ court on Wednesday, August 8. Milne must now pay a penalty of £1,885.75 and Williams a total of £1,313.75. […]


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