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2016 Short Story Competition Winner Announced

Over twenty keen local authors entered the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition, but there could only be one winner. Maureen McEvoy of Haydock scooped a £100 cheque for her tale ‘The Solution Is in the Pickle.’ As per this year’s theme, she took her inspiration from the phrase ‘in a pickle,’ a saying first…

Arts Festival Set for a Swinging Start

A big band pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and other legends of swing when the Prescot Festival opens this Friday (17 June). Crooner Chris James joins the 17-piece jazz orchestra Swingshift to celebrate the first night of the 10-day event, now in its 12th year. The festival continues on Saturday with ‘Prescot Remembers,’…