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Preston mum sets up self-help website for those with disabilities

Christine Singleton is the woman behind Skiggle Christine Singleton is the woman behind Skiggle A Preston Mum has set up an online resource to aid people who come into contact with disabilities. Skiggle.co.uk is the new website that […]

14 hours ago
Preston DJ Jordan North lands Radio 1 slot

Broadcaster Jordan North Broadcaster Jordan North A Preston DJ is one of the new faces of weekends on Radio 1. Jordan North, who started his career on Preston FM and Rock FM, is […]

2 days ago
Preston paratrooper trains with NATO in Georgia

A paratrooper from Ribbleton is currently training in Georgia as part of a major multinational exercise. Private Kieran Ainsworth of C (Bruneval) Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, is one […]

2 weeks ago
Five next generation sporting heroes from Preston

Jack Bridge Pic: Zimbio.com Jack Bridge Pic: Zimbio.com Preston’s most famous sporting products are Sir Tom Finney and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. One has sadly passed and the other is now retired and appears to […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement How Preston man defied heart illness to become medal-winning athlete

Gary Still competed for Team GB in Malaga Gary Still competed for Team GB in Malaga A Preston man who had a heart transplant has become a world champion athlete – just 18 months after being confined to […]

4 weeks ago
This uncle sets epic challenge after Pippa Cole died from cancer

Pippa Cole pictured at Manchester Children's Hospital Pippa Cole pictured at Manchester Children’s Hospital Gavin Howard, 38, is the courageous uncle that is tackling a fundraising challenge in memory of his niece Pippa Cole. Pippa was five-years-old […]

4 weeks ago
Former Corrie star becomes St Catherine’s Hospice patron

Tisha Merry and her mum Michelle Tisha Merry and her mum Michelle A former Coronation Street star has become the new patron of a Preston hospice. Tisha Merry, who grew up near Lostock Hall, takes on […]

1 month ago
Memorial service celebrates life of Ben Ashworth

A memorial to Ben at the Cathedral A memorial to Ben at the Cathedral Ben Ashworth would of been ‘giddy’ looking around a cathedral packed to the rafters in memory of him and his staggering achievements. A […]

1 month ago
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