New cafe opens on Avenham Park

12:12pm Friday 26th September 2008

Avenham Park’s new Riverside Café has opened its doors to the public this week.

Man rescued from flat after arson attack

9:59am Tuesday 23rd September 2008

A man had to be rescued from his flat after arsonists set alight to wooden crates outside a shop in Preston.

Preston homeless shelter welcomes feathered friends

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Preston homeless shelter welcomes feathered friends

7:07pm Friday 19th September 2008

Residents at a homeless shelter in Avenham, Preston, welcomed six new clucking arrivals.

Man arrested in Preston park.

10:06am Saturday 6th September 2008

A man brandishing a knife and wearing surgical gloves was arrested in a Preston park, last night.

Woman, 29, critical following Preston flats fall

10:53am Wednesday 3rd September 2008

A woman is in a critical condition after falling 40ft from a block of flats in the Avenham area of Preston.

Man charged with Avenham flat assault

4:27pm Sunday 24th August 2008

A 50-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent following an alleged assault in Preston.

Man, 50, quizzed over attempted Preston murder

3:47pm Friday 22nd August 2008

A 50-year-old man is being quizzed by detectives over the attempted murder of a man in Preston this afternoon.

Preston shopkeeper threatened with Samurai sword

3:10pm Monday 11th August 2008

Police are hunting a robber who threatened a shopkeeper with Samurai sword in Preston.

Preston racist jailed in USA

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2008

A Preston man who skipped bail and fled abroad after being convicted of distributing racist material, is still locked up in the United States.

Preston turns out for the Caribbean Carnival

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 27th May 2008

Thousands of people took to the streets of Preston on Sunday for the city's Caribbean Carnival.

Preston boy, 10, suffers burns in aerosol and lighter incident

10:28am Tuesday 13th May 2008

A ten-year-old boy from Preston is in hospital with severe burns after being torched with a homemade flamethrower yesterday.

Youths arrested following shop raids

Preston and Leyland Citizen: RAIDED: the mini mart in Aveham Lane, Preston

9:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2008

A shopkeeper has been left terrified after being targeted in two armed robberies in one day.

Clean up planned

9:29pm Monday 31st March 2008

A community clean up of an area of land in Avenham that has become quite unsightly, has been organised.

Cleaning up city grot spot

3:16pm Saturday 29th March 2008

A community clean up of an area of land in Avenham that has become quite unsightly, has been organised.

Drug raids: four arrested in Avenham

6:32pm Thursday 27th March 2008

A second wave of drugs raids took place in Preston this morning with four people arrested on suspicion of dealing class A drugs.

Park pavilion open for annual egg roll

Preston and Leyland Citizen: EASTER MONDAY OPENING: Avenham Park pavilion

4:35pm Sunday 23rd March 2008

Revellers at Preston's Avenham Park tomorrow, for the annual Easter Monday egg roll, will be able to use the new £1million pavilion which will be open for the first time.

'Exclusive' property could be apartments

7:36am Sunday 10th February 2008

A property developer wants to convert a home in one of the most exclusive areas of Preston into seven apartments.

Robber back behind bars

2:36pm Friday 18th January 2008

A 30-year-old man who carried out a robbery in Preston's Avenham park days after being released from prison is back behind bars.

Park chiefs vow to stop vandals

Preston and Leyland Citizen: DAMAGE: The cost will be covered by contractors working on the site

7:07pm Wednesday 9th January 2008

Preston parks' chiefs have vowed to stop vandals from striking again at Avenham and Miller Parks.

Trial date set for attempted murder accused

11:06am Friday 28th September 2007

Two men arrested after shots were fired in a Preston street have been remanded to await trial on attempted murder charges.

Award for city car park

10:38am Wednesday 12th September 2007

A city centre car park in Preston is being awarded a prestigious Park Mark after a £550,000 improvement programme.

Shooting victim could know gunman

2:34pm Tuesday 24th July 2007

Police believe a 18-year-old man who was shot on Monday afternoon could have known the gunman.

Police warn against vigilante patrols

Preston and Leyland Citizen: SCENE OF DISTURBANCE: The Jamea Masjid mosque, in Clarendon Street

4:40pm Thursday 5th October 2006

Police are warning against vigilantism after disturbances in Avenham on Sunday evening left an Asian youth stabbed.

Flats evacuated as fire rages

Preston and Leyland Citizen: INVESTIGATION: Richmond House

2:42pm Thursday 8th June 2006

Dozens of people were evacuated from a block of flats in Avenham yesterday after fire ripped through one of the properties.

Youths assault delivery driver

5:18pm Tuesday 10th January 2006

A delivery driver was assaulted by three youths as he made deliveries in the Avenham area of Preston.






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