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A chance for everyone to celebrate Ben Ashworth’s life

Ben Ashworth at one of the Cheeky Santa Dashes Ben Ashworth at one of the Cheeky Santa Dashes Prestonians and well-wishers are being invited to pay their tributes to inspirational Ben Ashworth. The 38-year-old passed away on Sunday (2 […]

4 months ago
Penwortham biker’s final ride in sidecar hearse

John Melling's sidecar John Melling’s sidecar Pic: Graham Robinson A former fireman brought the streets of Preston and Penwortham to a halt on Tuesday (4 July). John Melling, who passed away at home […]

4 months ago
This is Fulwood man’s last chance in brain cancer fight

Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital A Fulwood man’s cancer battle has been featured as part of a TV show about the cost of private treatments. Glendon Snape, 51, […]

5 months ago
‘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 […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 months 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 […]

5 months 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 […]

5 months ago
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 […]

5 months ago
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