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Aimee is leading the Preston branch of the international acting academy

Preston graduate lands dream job running Pauline Quirke Academy

A new acting and drama studio has begun operating in Penwortham. The Pauline Quirke Academy is being led by a Preston graduate. 24-year-old Aimee Membery studied acting at the University of Central Lancashire and is now leading the first North West branch of the Birds of a Feather star’s academy. Aimee said: “I’m thrilled to have this job only a couple of years after leaving […]

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Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part one: Sydney’s early life in Preston Sydney Knowles was one of a handful of men to occupy a unique place in naval history for his daring deeds, during and after World War II. Although nationally recognised, he does not appear to be so well known in his hometown of Preston. Born in the Lancashire Cotton Town of Preston in 1921 Sydney lived a life […]

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How a former Preston glamour model is finding new business a perfect fit

A former glamour model Nikki Hesford has established a popular clothes manufacturing business in the city. Made in Preston has been taking orders from across the globe from its Preston base. Nikki says her inspiration for starting the fashion business was during a search for outfits for job interviews. She said: “The business came about when I was shopping for clothing to wear for job […]

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A big thumbs up for two Preston based Facebook social groups

Two of the latest phenomenon Facebook social groups to hit the scene are known as ‘You Know You’re from Preston When….’ and ‘Preston, Past and Present’. Each of the two groups has its own merits and purposes and although the former group has been around a lot longer than the latter, they both serve to give resident Prestonians and even those who have moved to […]

9 months ago by
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In pictures: Fantastic success at St. Catherine’s Hospice Christmas Festival

On Saturday 7th December St. Catherine’s Hospice held a Christmas Festival with a Santa Dash and Rudolph Rumble events at Lostock Hall. It would be an understatement to say that day’s festivities were anything less than a rip-roaring success! The first event held was the Rudolph Rumble which was for children aged eight and under taking part in a half-mile fun run, dressed up in antlers and […]

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Chillin’ with Gilly: BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore reflects on Preston broadcasting

John has been destined to be a Radio Broadcaster ever since he was 11 years old, he’s interviewed everyone from Michael Caine to the devoted listeners of his shows. This time, John is taken under the spot light and speaks about his favourite city. So John, you’ve been a presenter for BBC Radio Lancashire since 2005, along with many places such as The Bay in Lancaster […]

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