We are often told Britain has lost its creative edge but there are plenty of people working hard to prove the naysayers wrong.
This Lancashire city is transforming itself into a centre for the best food and drink, hospitality and heritage
Developments underway and planned around the city are celebrating its proud heritage and building for the future
Their football clubs both wear navy blue and white strips, but how well can you identify landmarks in Bolton and Preston?
A unique partnership has helped to bring some added sparkle to a Lancashire shopping complex
A chance encounter in a Preston street led Elizabeth Grant to the finals of Miss World. She tells Mairead Mahon her story and the tragedy that spurred her on.
A look at some of the enduring pleasures provided by a visit to this city
You would never guess that these tranquil scenes were captured right by one of the busiest motorways in the country.
Mairead Mahon spends a day in Preston and finds there is plenty to make a song and dance about.
When you choose a hotel you have certain hopes for the comfort of the room, the service from the staff and the quality of the food. The Barton Grange Hotel in Lancashire ticks every box.
Our readers share their photos of Preston, with a quite glaring omission.
As Preston landmarks prepare for a make-over, Martin Pilkington seeks out memorials to people who deserve blue plaques. It’s just that you can’t always spot them.
As the nation remembers the sacrificies made in World War One, Preston recalls a battle that took place 300 years earlier. Mairead Mahon reports
They say that style is timeless. This couldn’t be more true for independent fashion boutique Mary & Milly, which was inspired by two grandmas from Preston
The Lancashire Market returned to Preston this summer. A hotbed of quality, local produce, the event was a hit with thousands who flocked to Friargate in the city centre for a taste of the county.
Ranvir Singh’s role as a broadcaster has brought her great success but it hasn’t all been plain sailing, writes Mairead Mahon
The Olive Tree Brasserie is branching out in Preston. Emma Mayoh reports
The ever-changing city is living up to its nickname with big plans to transform its look. Emma Mayoh reports
Lancashire business woman Nikki Hesford decided enough was enough when she couldn’t find the clothes she desired. Instead, she set up her own fashion house - Made In Preston.
We visit an innovative online Indian takeaway with a twist
One of the last media interviews Sir Tom Finney gave was to Lancashire Life in late 2007
The bus station may have polarised opinion in recent years, but there’s no argument that Preston is always well worth a visit
A project which aims to get former members of the armed forces back on their feet has taken root in a walled garden in Preston
Preston has been a centre for trade for centuries and it still draws in shoppers from across Lancashire. Martin Pilkington reports.
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Something is brewing in a Preston street where many of the world's most exotic teas are now available. Hot news from Michael Barrett
More than 150,000 people enjoyed a weekend packed with vintage entertainment as Preston Guild celebrated 20th century music, fashion and design.
Since the Olympics, more and more of us are getting fit on two wheels. Martin Pilkington joins them on a new Lancashire cycle route
Preston mum Kirsty Henshaw showed television viewers how to tame a dragon with frozen deserts, as Paul Mackenzie reports