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Crime Commissioner celebrates International Women’s Day

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 […]

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Civic Funeral of Sir Tom Finney: A Preston legend

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. […]

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Preston welcomes its new scout group ‘Preston Central’

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
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Preston Musical Comedy Society member wins double at Awards

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 […]

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Jessica Isherwood

Student rejects Neknominate For Donate Nominate

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 […]

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Sydney Knowles in 2009

Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

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 […]

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