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Memorial bench to tragic AJ has been defaced

The graffiti scrawled on the bench in memory of AJ (right) A bench dedicated to a Preston toddler who died from a rare disease has been vandalised. Anthony Rushe (AJ) died in January last year aged 13 months and his parents […]

3 weeks ago
Preston Docks incident sees man fall from dinghy

Preston Docks Pic: Tony Worrall A man fell out of a dinghy in Preston Docks on Friday lunchtime causing an emergency services callout. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew from Penwortham to the […]

3 weeks ago
Moor Park ‘dogging’ posters appear after graffiti removed

One of the fly-posters in Moor Park After graffiti showing two dogs fornicating on the side of a Preston park’s toilet was removed a rogue poster campaign has begun. Posters have appeared across Moor Park showing the […]

3 weeks ago
Lancashire Encounter returns to become biennial fixture between Preston Guilds

The red canopies being put into position during last year's Encounter and two of the performers The Lancashire Encounter bridging the gap between the Preston Guild is to become a permanent fixture in the city events calendar. Funding has been secured to develop this year’s event […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Royal Preston Hospital to take the strain as Chorley A&E closes

Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital is to bear the brunt of the closure of Chorley’s A&E unit. A lack of middle grade doctors has forced Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to reduce the service […]

3 weeks ago
Hot dog paedophile trio jailed after luring teenage girls into modelling shoot scam

James Ruehle, Kert Birtwistle and Michael McDougall Three men who worked in a hot dog takeaway in Preston city centre have been jailed for sex offences against teenage girls. James Ruehle, Michael McDougall and Kert Birtwistle all […]

3 weeks ago
What future for Preston parkrun after Bristol ‘charging’ decision?

Parkrunners setting off in the Spring sunshine Pic: Robert Williams Preston parkrun has issued a statement as part of a nationwide response to a decision by a parish council in Bristol to charge parkrunners to use its park. The decision […]

3 weeks ago
Elizabeth Atkins steps down from Ashton ward to care for former MP husband

Liz Atkins is stepping down to look after her husband Ron A Preston councillor is stepping down to look after her elderly husband after four years in office. Elizabeth Atkins, who represents the Ashton ward, says she can no longer ‘juggle […]

3 weeks ago
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