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Cemetery families lobby Preston councillors about enforcement action

A review of Preston Cemetery’s rules is to take place following a petition by families who look after loved one’s graves. The petition follows a number of letters received by […]

9 months ago
Preston trio climb Mount Kilimajaro for charity

Two Preston brothers, Richard Winnard and Stuart Lord-Winnard teamed up with their friend Adrian Bell to climb the highest mountain in Africa for a great cause. The team reached the […]

9 months ago
Preston’s Miss England meets some creepy crawlies

Keep very still Elizabeth! Pic: Dan Collins at Third Avenue Photography Preston’s recently crowned Miss England returned to the play scheme she’s volunteered at for the past four years. Elizabeth Grant, from Ribbleton, made her way to Leyland in her PJs […]

9 months ago
Preston’s Miss England Elizabeth Grant dazzles at Southport Flower Show in bikini shoot

Lizzie will compete for England at Miss World in the Autumn Pic: Colin Lane A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Grant was busy working in a shoe shop and a bar in Preston as she worked hard to support her studies at Liverpool Hope University. […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Hidden Preston to be revealed during heritage days

Two of the places you can explore in September Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest festival of history and culture which gives public the chance to visit historic monuments and buildings, particularly those normally closed to them. Taking place […]

9 months ago
Kenny Baker who played R2-D2 has died

Kenny Baker A famous Preston resident has passed away aged 81. Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died after a long illness. Baker, who was 3’8″, appeared in the […]

9 months ago
Preston’s Miss England heading to Southport Flower Show

Elizabeth Grant is this year's Miss England and will appear at Southport Flower Show Pic: Little Miss Photo Preston’s newly crowned Miss England has one of her first public appointments since winning the crown. Elizabeth Grant, from Ribbleton, won the title in July and is heading back to […]

10 months ago
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 […]

10 months ago
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