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A city of northwest England north-northeast of Liverpool. The Jacobites surrendered here after an uprising in 1715.


(Placename) a city in NW England, administrative centre of Lancashire, on the River Ribble: developed as a weaving centre (17th–18th centuries); university (1992). Pop: 184 836 (2001)


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a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England. 132,200.
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The talented super-featherweight, who has been out of the ring since last June when he lost his undefeated record at the hands of Jono Carroll in Belfast, is back on March 31 at Preston Guild Hall.
Walden went into the Welsh Open on the back of a 4-1 defeat to former practice partner Shaun Murphy in the last 32 of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at the Preston Guild Hall.
The Rocket had to leave the Preston Guild Hall in the first frame to patch up a shaving nick on his chin.
O'Sullivan opens the tournament tonight at Preston Guild Hall when he plays Robert Milkins.
The dates are as follows: April 8, Hebden Bridge Trades Club; April 9, Birmingham Glee Club; April 10, Edinburgh Liquid Rooms; April 11, Sheffield Leadmill; April 12, Manchester Gorilla; April 13, Newcastle Think Tank; April 14, Hull Fruit; April 15, Preston Guild Hall; April 17, Brighton The Old Market; April 18, London Jazz Cafe; April 19, London Jazz Cafe; April 20, Bristol Thekla; April 21, Norwich Waterfront Studio; April 23, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms.
There was no joy for any of the four North East challengers who travelled down to Preston Guild Hall last week for the first of this seasons two WPBSA Q School qualifiers.
The cricketing legend accepted the prestigious academic award in front of a packed audience at Preston Guild Hall.
Wilson is 5-2 to upset the Grimsby potter at Preston Guild Hall and that could see support, but preference is for backing the outsider with a start of 2.
The 40-year-old recorded a solid 4-1 win over Craig Steadman at Preston Guild Hall to reach the main event in Hyderabad in July.
HEPWORTH Band took the title at the Brass at The Guild Championships, held in Preston Guild Hall, on January 25, with its performance of Cambridge Variations by Phillip Sparke.
GB Academy rider Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos-on-Sea CC) put in an eye-catching performance in the opening race of the North West Cyclo-Cross League at Preston Guild on Sunday, holding and testing out GB international and former UK national champion Paul Oldham (Hope Factory Racing) in the early stages of the hour long race on a particularly muddy course.
Celebrating the achievements of the county's finest tourism businesses so soon after being personally involved in the Preston Guild, one of Lancashire's most prestigious events, will be an absolute pleasure.