Oktoberfest comes to Preston

Oktoberfest is coming to Preston’s Flag Market in 2017!

The world famous Oktoberfest comes to Preston for a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink.
The most important date of Germany’s cultural calendar comes to the UK and arrives in the Flag Market, Preston this year for the very first time.

Taking place inside one of Europe’s Largest touring beer tents for a Bavarian-style festival including a showcase some of the best and authentic oompah bands from around the world across all three sessions. Plus a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins!

Session times are as follows –
Friday Evening – 6-11pm
Saturday Afternoon – 12-5pm
Saturday Evening – 6-11pm

Register for pre-sale ticket discounts at –

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Preston Police issue warning for those who filmed van fire

Preston Police has issued a warning for those who were filming a fire in the city centre today.

A van caught fire on the Flag Market in the city centre after the engine overheated.

Witnesses reported over 200 people gathered to watch the fire be extinguished with many filming on their phones.

PCSO Ross Tinline said: “We have just been dealing with a van on fire at the junction of Friargate and Market Street. Fortunately no one was injured and the van has now been removed.

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“I would advise that standing next to a burning vehicle trying to get the best photo possible is not a good idea, and please save your marshmallows for toasting another day, the engine fluid may ruin the flavour a little…”

The fire started at around 12.45pm but was quickly extinguished by firefighters from Preston.

Jamie Palmer, the owner of nearby Yo Burrito, said: “Somebody parked a van at the Flag Market. It started smoking and got gradually worse then it was on fire.

“The fire engine was there within a couple of minutes so somebody must have called while it was smoking.

“There was a huge crowd, it must have been around 200 people, with lots of people filming on their phones.”

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Blaze on Preston Flag Market

Firefighters were called to a blaze on Flag Market in Preston after a van overheated and caught fire.

Crews from Preston attended the fire which started at around 12.45pm this afternoon.

The Owner of Yo Burrito Jamie Palmer captured the dramatic scenes live on Facebook as firefighters extinguished the flames.

Jamie said: I could tell something was happening as a crowd of people had gathered around the van. It started smoking and about 2 minutes later a fire started. There were around 200 people all watching the flames.” More to follow

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Street Monkeys took over Flag Market to celebrate parkour

One of the Street Monkeys leaping into action

Street Monkeys, the local Parkour team, held a press hour on the Harris Flag Market.

The press hour involved a hub of journalists discovering all about the Street Monkeys and what they do.

The professional free running and parkour team specialises in teaching the parkour discipline which uses movement developed from military obstacle course training in the fastest and most efficient way.

The press hour was held following the recent recognition of parkour as a sport, as the team hoped to inform the journalists about the exciting sport along with offering photo opportunities of the Street Monkeys in action.

At the exciting event the Street Monkeys discussed how they plan to move the sport forward, with a desire to expand in the North West.

The group have recently celebrated reaching a total of 1000 members in the Street Monkeys Academy, hoping to inspire and welcome more young people to the team.

If you would like to take part in the parkour sport and experience something new, you can get in touch with them via their website or Facebook Page.

The Street Monkeys also have videos featuring the sport on online.

Do you know the Street Monkeys? Did you attend the press hour?

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