Twenty cyclists donned various fancy dress outfits to raise thousands of pounds for charity over the weekend. Led by Louise Taylor, the group raised £2,000 for the under-threat disability centre SPACE. The ride took them around the Guild Wheel cycle route, and riders came from as far as Blackpool to take part. The SPACE Centre on Pedder Lane has a black hole in its finances […]2 years ago by Ed Walker Share
Save our Space campaign night 1 December 2012. As well as a charity bike ride where Louise Taylor and friends will be cycling the Guild Wheel in fancy dress on Sunday 18 November – for which Louise tells me about £1500 has already been raised so far between them all – on 1 December there will be a fantastic night of music at The Variety, Preston (across […]2 years ago by Tony Worrall Share
Public Debate in Preston: Do we care about our Mental Health and the Mental Health of others? A free event with Speakers from Asylum Magazine. Let’s help each other and change our minds. Everyone welcome! Asylum magazine is a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry or mental health. They welcome contributions from service users or ex-users (or survivors), carers, […]2 years ago by Tony Worrall Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
“Mr Charles, I will not let another person like you devastate another family like mine”: Haunting letter from widow Jane Sherriff to her husband’s killer
“You took an amazing man away from us so brutally and no one will forget that” – these are the opening words of a letter from the widow of a man who was stabbed to death with a bottle in a South London club to his killer. Jane Sherriff, who lives near Preston, learned on Friday that Ashley Charles would be jailed for a minimum […]2 years ago by Ed Walker Share
First Police and Crime Commissioner elections to take place on 15 November 2012. Have you registered to vote?
Lancashire votes for its first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The PCC will replace Lancashire Police Authority (LPA) following the election on November 15. LPA Chief Executive, Miranda Carruthers-Watt, said: “Lancashire Police Authority has been raising awareness of this election for many months. We are continuing to work hard to ensure everyone in the County understands the change and votes next month. I would urge […]2 years ago by Tony Worrall Share
In an effort to attract more people into the city centre this week Preston celebrated the ‘Purple Party’. Restaurants, clubs, show-venues, and pubs offered, and will continue to offer great discounts – as long as you wore something purple. Artists and street entertainers took to the streets on Saturday night entertaining the crowds until well into the night for the Purple Party Finale. An eclectic mix […]2 years ago by Tony Worrall Share