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A swanky apartment hidden away within the walls of a former church in Preston in now on the property market. The former St Mark’s Church on St Mark’s Road is a Grade-II listed building that went into disuse in 1983. In the years following, it has been used as various residential developments. It was eventually […]

A nursing home in Preston that was ordered to make drastic improvements in its service has been found to be below standard once again by a health watchdog. Finney House nursing home in Preston received a scathing report in October 2021 after health inspectors received ‘overwhelming concerns from visiting relatives about the difficulties in accessing […]

Names of dishes are sometimes better than the meal itself – and prior to eating, it’s something you could level at the menu one new eatery in Preston. At Loaded in the city centre, everything is named after your favourite shows, films and even celebrities. You could grab a little Egg Sheeran, or an Angry […]

The ‘Challenge 25’ policy, which sees bar and door staff ask for ID for anyone they think looks under that age, is nothing new having first launched in 2007. But Chorley’s latest cocktail bar will be open to guests over 25s “exclusively”. The champagne and cocktail lounge has transformed the upstairs area of the highly-successful […]

Lancashire’s under-19s can travel across the North-West for just £1 the weekend after next – provided the go with a grandparent. The offer from regional operator Transdev – which in Lancashire runs The Blackburn Bus Company, The Burnley Bus Company, and Rosso buses – applies to services on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. […]

Supporters and opponents of a proposed new mosque in a Preston village each claimed that planning policy was on their side during the first day of a public inquiry into the controversial scheme. There were also allegations of fearmongering and double standards – as well as disputes over the need for the planned place of […]

A woman who discovered a kitten hitchhiking in her car engine has returned to Chorley to adopt the pet for herself. Edwina Hodkinson, 58 from Bury heard the “scrap of a kitten” crying from what she mistook as the bushes but found it curled up under the bonnet of her car. After a lengthy rescue […]

A vulnerable woman from Preston has been the victim of a “horrendous” act of theft while she had a seizure in the middle of the road. Lucy O’Connor has spent seven years living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following the death of her friend aged 15. Now 22, Lucy’s godmother, Sue Crompton, 49, says […]

A main Preston road has been blocked off during the evening rush hour after a car and motorbike crashed. Police officers closed one side of Ribbleside Avenue in Preston while they deal with the aftermath of a crash which left the rider injured and the bike badly damaged. The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with […]

The newly-dubbed ‘People’s Princess’ Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu has landed back in the UK with partner and joint-winner Davide Sanclimenti after a landslide win in the Love Island final on Monday night (August 1). Ekin-Su and Davide won the popular ITV dating show by a landslide earlier this week with voting figures revealing that they gained 63.69% […]