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Ben Ashworth receives special recognition for cancer battle

Ben Ashworth and his wife Louise Ben Ashworth and his wife Louise Preston has paid tribute to one of its sporting, and most inspirational, greats – Ben Ashworth. It’s nearly exactly five years since Ben was […]

2 weeks ago
Simon Rigby visits the Palace for his MBE

Prince Charles and Simon Rigby share a word Simon Rigby with his MBE One of Preston’s most prolific businessmen has been recognised for his achievements. Simon Rigby was granted an MBE by Prince Charles during a ceremony at […]

3 weeks ago
Little Pippa Cole has died from cancer aged five

Pippa Cole heading to nursery in October last year Pippa Cole heading to nursery in October last year A Preston girl has lost her fight against brain cancer. Pippa Cole, aged five, died this morning (Monday). Her family have […]

3 weeks ago
Preston student living life on the ice with sports photo dream

Tom in action at the VoIP World Junior Curling Championships 2017 Tom in action at the VoIP World Junior Curling Championships 2017 A chilly grip on a camera lens is a dream come true for one Preston student. Tom Rowland has spent […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston DJ who penned ASOS rant opens up on mental health struggle

Jay Whalley is now well and looking to raise awareness of mental health problems A Preston DJ who became embroiled in drug taking, depression and who nearly died on the floor of a city chicken takeaway has urged young men to talk about their […]

2 months ago
Little Frankie continues cancer fight as Manchester United stars pay a visit

Fellaini and Martial visited Frankie and mother Sandra in hospital before Christmas A poorly Lancashire girl who is battling bladder cancer has received a big boost thanks to the kindness of those looking after her. Frankie Garbett, four, spent much of Christmas […]

2 months ago
Meeting Preston’s railway vicar who spends life on the line

Reverend Richard Cook This Preston preacher has licence to travel during the Christmas period. Reverend Richard Cook is the railway chaplain for the North West and is always on the move. He’s been […]

3 months ago
Working Preston’s streets with the street cleaning team

Graham, 47, is working his way towards a good breakfast Stale smells of that last pint and cold chips hang in the murky air down Lancaster Road where it meets Church Street and Fishergate. Heels of the last glammed-up girls […]

3 months ago
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