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How Preston man channelled spirit of Eminem for ASOS return complaint

Jay, left, has become a bit of an Internet sensation with his witty words A Preston man saw his request for an exchange to an online shopping firm be read tens of thousands of times on Facebook. Jay Whalley, who DJs at Baluga and […]

7 months ago
Miss Preston scoops Miss England 2016 title

Elizabeth Grant, centre, with her Miss England crown Pic: Paul Carroll Preston’s Elizabeth Grant has been crowned Miss England at a glitzy ceremony in Southport. The student is heading for the Miss World finals after coming first out of 20,000 applicants […]

7 months ago
These five police officers saved a suicidal woman from a raging River Darwen

From left to right, clockwise: PC Louise Pointer, PC Darren Edwards, PC Lee Brown, PC Martin Cox and PC Helen Blackburn Five police officers are being recognised for bravery after rescuing a woman who tried to take her own life near Preston. Close to midnight in December last year the officers […]

8 months ago
Ben Ashworth given Hero Dad award on Good Morning Britain

Ben gets his surprise live on national TV An inspirational Preston dad was beaming from the TV screen while the city munched on their cornflakes. Ben Ashworth was given a surprise birthday party live on Good Morning Britain […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement What this Preston soldier has been experiencing in Belize

Kingsman Mark Sutton is spending a month in the rainforest of Central America A former Ashton school pupil has swapped the shrubbery of Ashton Park for the deep rainforests of Central America. Mark Sutton, an infantryman with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s […]

9 months ago
How a Preston woman is the most inspirational in the North

Jenny was given the award at a ceremony in Manchester Pic: BBC Manchester A Prestonian is the most inspirational woman in the North after scooping an award. Jenny Mullinder has been recognised for her commitment to championing charitable causes. From setting up a […]

9 months ago
Fishwick streets to be walked by Samantha in memory of her grandma

Samantha Walkden with her grandma Sandra For an hour on Saturday a Preston woman is going to walk the streets in memory of her grandmother. Samantha Walkden lost her grandma Sandra Dodsworth to lung cancer two […]

10 months ago
Well done Deborah! Preston nurse wins UK prize for her Rwandan hospital work

Deborah, second from left, receiving her award A Preston nurse who spent time during her studies working in a Rwandan hospital has been given an award. Deborah Huyton, 29, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ at receiving the most […]

10 months ago
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