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Preston has lost one of its most creative sons

Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards One of Preston’s most creative sons has died aged 86. Leo Baxendale was one of the […]

3 months ago
How this man has helped make Preston a better place

Ron receives his medal Ron receives his medal A pillar of the community in LongtonĀ and Preston has been recognised for his work. Ron Farrington, the senior pastor at Longton Community Church, has grown his […]

3 months ago
This woman is doing something very unusual on the morning of her wedding

Catherine will be doing the parkrun and then walking, not sprinting, down the aisle Catherine will be doing the parkrun and then walking, not sprinting, down the aisle A bride-to-be is doing an unusual form of last minute preparation for her wedding. Catherine Newton […]

3 months ago
This Preston teenager has been crowned the best in Britain

Elli Westwood seems genuinely overwhelmed at winning the national competition Pic: Tarleton Photography Elli Westwood seems genuinely overwhelmed at winning the national competition Pic: Tarleton Photography A teenager from Preston has been crowned as the first ever Britain’s Junior Miss. Elli Westwood, 15, […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement There’s a new Junior Miss Preston been crowned

Jessica Jackson is the new Junior Miss Preston Jessica Jackson is the new Junior Miss Preston Pic: Third Avenue Photography A 16-year-old from the outskirts of Preston has won this year’s beauty queen competition to be the new […]

3 months ago
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 […]

4 months 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 […]

5 months 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 […]

5 months ago
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