Category Archives: Made in Preston

Main theme and general stuff about Preston.

UCLan – how things change

In February UCLan unveiled ambitious plans to better integrate the university into Preston City Centre getting rid of the roundabout at Adelphi.  The plans have wide local political support and will start with the new Engineering Block next year. Having … Continue reading

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Preston’s new University Engineering Centre

University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, recently announced a new Engineering Innovation Centre to be opened in 2018.   The new building will be located near the Adelphi close to the heart of the UCLan Campus. It will contain equipment to … Continue reading

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Preston City Region

Preston is home to Lancashire County Council and perhaps that is why Preston has never rocked the boat and become a Unitary Council such as Blackburn & Darwen and Blackpool.  Talk of devolution to the north of England opens the … Continue reading

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PNE 2nd in the table

Here is the League One standing on 30th October with Preston North End 2nd.  A game in hand on the team above. Last time something like this was posted was November 2006 with PNE 1st.  They nearly went down that season. … Continue reading

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Preston Bus Station £1 buy out and £20m investment

Lancashire County Council bought Grade II listed Preston Bus Station for £1 and this week have announced plans for its redevelopment.  These include: Reducing the number of bus bays from 80 to 40. Using only the east side for buses. … Continue reading

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Preston Guild Hall £1 Buy Out

The Guild Hall has been bought by local businessman Simon Rigby and a large trust fund set up to support arts and culture in Preston.  There are plans to invest over £1m in the Guild Hall to improve the entrance … Continue reading

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David Moyes sacked from Manchester United – all the best to a great manager

David Moyes ex-PNE player and manager could be said to be Made in Preston.  His record as manager at Deepdale with Chairman Bryan Gray was their best for several decades. The period was one of transformation into play-off specialists, but … Continue reading

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Preston Draft Master Plan – 5,000 new homes

  The Preston Draft Master Plan will be published for consultation on 20th January 2014. It is said to contain plans for 5,000 homes in north west Preston along the south side of the M55 motorway.  These will be in … Continue reading

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Lancashire City Deal let’s see the action

An impressive Business Insight supplement in The Times newspaper, Tuesday 10th December, covering Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire’s big City Deal and Leyland Trucks. The articles give a very rosy, unquestioning picture but it is said infrastructure and education are … Continue reading

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Heritage lost for a pittance – CCK1

Disappointing that Preston Council is selling an element of its inheritance for a pittance. The old registration suffix numbers CK and RN are part of the symbols of Preston.  For a few pounds the council is going to sell car … Continue reading

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More Preston Bus Station Positive News

More positive thinking about the bus station.  It is expected that Lancashire County Council will buy the station from Preston City Council at a give away price. LCC have funds for a new bus station that they are expected to … Continue reading

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Lancashire Cheesemaking display

I had a cheesy grin.  It was a visit to cheesemakers Dewlay just 8 miles north of Preston on the A6. Their cheesemaking site has a viewing gallery, exhibition, meeting room and a shop.  So we decided to pop in … Continue reading

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Grade II Listing 1416042: Preston Bus Station

The campaign to save Preston Bus Station was given a boost this week when the bus station was listed by English Heritage.  This puts the bus station in the top 800 post war heritage buildings in England. The listing of … Continue reading

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Transport Plans for Central Lancashire

It’s always pleasing to read about new transport and infrastructure projects. Transport is recognised as a key factor in enabling development. This week Transport for Lancashire announced new road schemes.  Their plan of laying infrastructure is to enable the proposals … Continue reading

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Preston Bus Station conspiracy theory

The Evening Post published a story yesterday that the recommendation of the consultants was to refurbish the bus station.  To add a touch of mystery it is alleged this part was deleted at the request of Lancashire County Council (LCC) … Continue reading

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Museum of Lancashire – Preston People Panorama

What great photographs of the people of Preston. Taken in super wide panorama during the period of the Guild 2012.   The many groups of Preston; sport clubs, public services, schools, churches, businesses.  100s of people on some of the … Continue reading

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Is Stoke giving Preston a Bus Station message

Preston’s Council Leader gave us his version of the Bus Station Blues on the BBC Culture Show last week.  It seems it will be knocked down on the altar of day to day council services and pressure from Lancashire County Council. … Continue reading

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Big Bra maker hits town

A new name for manufacturing in Preston is ‘made in preston’ and nothing to do with this website.  Newly launched and working from a factory here in Preston.  If you’re looking for a big bra buy one freshly made by … Continue reading

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The Preston Doomsday Scenario

It’s easy to sit at home and scoff about Doomsday Scenario statements from the leader of Preston’s council as reported in the Evening Post.  Today’s comment about the Guild Hall being on the agenda for cuts or even knocked down … Continue reading

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Typhoon Sale to Oman

Some good news at Christmas – The Sultanate of Oman announced the purchase of 12 Typhoon and 8 Hawk aircraft in a deal said to be worth £2.5bn.   The announcement was made as David Cameron visited Oman and brings … Continue reading

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