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First UCLan chancellor Sir Francis Kennedy dies

Sir Fancis Kennedy receiving an honorary doctorate in 2002 One of the men who turned Preston Polytechnic into the University of Central Lancashire has died. A former chancellor of the university Sir Francis Kennedy has passed away aged 89. […]

8 months ago
Update: Doreen Smithson located by Preston Police

Doreen Smithson Update: Preston Police confirm they have found Doreen Smithson. ✨MISSING PERSON UPDATE✨Doreen Smithson has now been found. We can’t give any more info at this time. Thank you again for all […]

8 months ago
Stella Hayes who listens to Preston prisoner’s darkest thoughts recognised for voluntary service

Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners The listening ear of Samaritan Stella is to be rewarded for its tireless service. Stella Hayes, 70, has been selected for a British Citizen Award for her work to speak […]

8 months ago
Preston hero Kathleen Derbyshire given MBE for tireless service to the community

Kathleen Derbyshire From helping Kosovan refugees, sentencing Preston’s criminals and aiding the city homeless back on the right path it’s been a lifetime of voluntary service for a Preston angel. Now Kathleen Derbyshire […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: Reflecting on the legacy of councillor Tom Burns

Councillor Tom Burns I can’t believe it’s almost two years since the death of my good friend and fellow Councillor Tom Burns. I was sat in a Neighbourhood Planning meeting in the YMCA […]

8 months ago
Ingol student opens up on battle to beat the bulge while studying away

laurenbeforeaftercrop An Ingol woman has told of how she piled on the pounds while studying at university. Lauren Hemmingfield gained two and a half stone during the first two years of […]

8 months ago
Cumbria floods: How Preston warehouse effort has become the frontline in providing relief

prestonflood A Preston shop owner has put her life on hold to help people affected by the Cumbria and Lancashire floods. Janey Deakin finds herself running the only warehouse outside Cumbria for […]

9 months ago
The UCLan Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture to be given in December

UCLan's Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory, Moor Park, Preston This year’s Jeremiah Horrocks Winter Lecture is about three North Country astronomers: Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree & William Gascoigne, Britain’s first great research astronomers. Three private individuals, fully informed of the European […]

9 months ago
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