Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner presented certificates to women who are helping to reduce crime in their communities, combat hate crime and support victims . Commissioner Clive Grunshaw marked International Women’s Day by singling out those women who have successfully been granted funding for their organisations through the Community Action Fund. All the women were presented with a certificate by Clive recognising them as an […]8 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
People gathered by the thousands today to pay homage to their hero, a Preston legend known to all as Sir Tom. Although the forecast promised downpours, as if by a miracle the weather remained bright and sunny throughout the whole service. As the funeral cortège entered Church Street from Lancaster Road the crowds applauded with unashamed pride for the man that they all loved and admired. […]8 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
The Salvation Army on Harrington Street can proudly announce it is the HQ of Preston’s latest scout group ‘Preston Central’. It all began with Captain Alex Cadogan, an Officer of the Preston Salvation Army, meeting with the Major of Preston and members of Preston district scouts on St George’s day parade in April 2013. Through a long period of discussion they agreed to set up […]9 months ago by Neil Athey Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
Preston FM’s Mark Howard took away two awards at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association awards. Mark was nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ (Male) for his role as ‘Squire’ in “Mother Goose” and ‘Best Director’ for his Production of “Slice of Saturday Night” as part of the Preston Musical Comedy Society. He said: “Getting the official letter through the door saying I had been nominated […]9 months ago by Neil Athey Share
A student at the University of Central Lancashire has turned online sensation NekNominate into Donate Nominate. Jessica Isherwood, who is in the final year of her History degree, expressed her disgust with the binge-drinking craze after watching several viral videos. She then became the latest in a host of people who have turned it into something positive. Donate Nominate instead encourages people to donate any amount of […]9 months ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen years of age. Sydney chose this day to join the Royal Navy, not knowing what life had in store for him. He spent the first years aboard various ships on convoy duty and U-boat patrols. The first ship […]10 months ago by Gill Lawson Share