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Devastating and heartbreaking news of Pippa Cole

Monday 23 February brought some really bad news to the family and friends of Pippa. Michelle Cole wrote onto her Facebook timeline yesterday the following heartbreaking message: “They have found three more tumours on Pippa’s latest MRI scan. Pippa will now have to have radiotherapy to the whole of her brain and spine. We no longer have the time to get to America for Proton […]

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Yates's wants to be able to open earlier and later Pic: Tony Worrall

Yates’s on Church Street lodges extension plan for opening hours and alcohol sales

Yates’ bar and club on Church Street is applying for longer opening hours – at both ends of the day. Its application comes hot on the heels of Popworld, owned by the same parent company Stonegate Pub Company, who also want to open later. Currently Yates’ has its opening times curbed to 11.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 2.30am on Wednesday and Saturday and 1am on […]

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The former store stands empty on Fishergate Hill

Lancashire Women’s Centre to open branch in Preston

A former bridal store on Fishergate Hill is to become a new community hub. Lancashire Women’s Centre have applied to turn the ground floor of the shop into a a community education centre. Upstairs will be offices for the organisation which has its headquarters in Blackburn. The centres currently operate in Blackpool, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn. They offer counselling and help for women in finding […]

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Clubbers could be able to get served a drink later in Popworld

Popworld applies for longer boozing and opening hours

Nightclub bosses at one of Preston’s largest clubs are looking to extend their serving times by up to two hours a night. Popworld on Church Street wants to serve until 4am every night of the week – and open until 4.30am. Currently the club can serve until 2am on Sundays to Thursdays and until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. Doors must be closed by 2.30am […]

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Pippa received a visit from her sister's Ruby (left) and Betsy (right) while in hospital

Pippa Cole recovering well at home as United States trip nears

A Preston toddler who is battling a brain tumour has been recovering at home. Pippa Cole, 3, was allowed back home after undergoing an operation to remove a second brain tumour. Pippa’s mother Michelle posted on Facebook to say: “We are back home now from hospital. Pippa seems to be recovering really well.” She is due back into hospital on Wednesday for lumber puncture to […]

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Daniele Baron's picture of the station triggered many other Blog Preston readers to send in their pictures on Tuesday

Late-night Preston trains see increased police presence

Police were out in force on Friday night on train services through Preston. British Transport Police are running monthly days of action where they will patrol late-night services. Special Constables Joe Brooks, Louise Sefton, Pete Barrowcliff, Chloe Sewell, Michael McCartan, Rachel Bond, Joseph Bloomfield and acting Special Sergeant Jennifer Leach, joined late night services from Manchester Victoria to Preston. Sergeant Tom Nicholls said: ‚ÄúPatrols such […]

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