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‘A man of positivity’: Tributes pour in for Ben Ashworth

Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash they organised in Avenham Park It’s the kind of news on a Sunday afternoon that makes you swallow very hard and […]

3 weeks ago
Ben Ashworth has died after bowel cancer battle

Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal An inspirational marathon runner from Preston has died after a long fight with bowel cancer. Ben Ashworth, from Broadgate, has passed away aged […]

3 weeks ago
Preston train guard honoured for standing up to racist attack

A Virgin Trains employee, Matt Linton, has been honoured for standing up to a racist attack that happened on 29 December 2016. Transport Times judges recognised Matt’s noble actions at […]

1 month ago
Preston woman who listens to prisoners on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners A Preston pensioner who listens to prisoners has been recognised for her volunteering. She’s spent 27 years hearing the […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston police officers who helped reassure Manchester attack girl recognised

Poppy at the One Love concert - with at the time - two mystery police officers Poppy at the One Love concert – with at the time – two mystery police officers Two Preston police officers who reassured a young Ariana Grande fan during the One […]

1 month ago
Preston fostering couple receive royal invite

Jos and George at Buckingham Palace Jos and George at Buckingham Palace A Preston couple who have fostered hundreds of children were recently invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. George, 75, and Jos, […]

2 months ago
This inspiring Preston artist is up for the Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid has spoken of her love for Preston Lubaina Himid has spoken of her love for Preston A Preston artist is in the running to land this year’s Turner Prize. Lubaina Himid who works and creates at the […]

3 months ago
Woman with rare condition must fly to Spain for surgery

Mandy has to wear a neck brace to help prevent dizzy spells Mandy has to wear a neck brace to help prevent dizzy spells A former youth worker from the outskirts of Preston needs your help to fight a rare genetic disorder. […]

3 months ago
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