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In pictures: Preston Comic Con and Preston City Wrestling fifth anniversary

Saturday 6 August saw a very colourful array of science fiction cult characters and celebrities attending the Preston Comic Con event held at the Guild Hall in Preston. Paul Melling […]

8 months ago
Preston author Jenn Ashworth releases her fourth book

Jenn Ashworth, an author from Preston, has released her fourth book after the success of her previous three novels. “Fell”, published by Sceptre earlier this year, is set in Morecambe […]

8 months ago
Pippa Cole has beaten terminal cancer

Pippa during recent trips to hospital They are the words the parents of little Pippa thought they would never hear. But as they sat down on Monday afternoon they were told their four-year-old daughter no longer […]

8 months ago
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 […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

8 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 […]

9 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 […]

10 months ago
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 […]

10 months ago
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