Basshunter behind the decks at Evoque

Basshunter DJs at Evoque Preston as Freshers Week continues

Swedish DJ and former reality TV star Basshunter has made an appearance at a Preston nightclub. Famous for hits like Now You’re Gone and All I Ever Wanted, Jonas Erik Altberg, stopped by Evoque to play a full set for students arriving in the city. He was in the city for a gig at Baluga Bar but Evoque bosses said the Swede decided to pop […]

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Andrew Flintoff tucks into fish and chips at Preston Bus Station

One of Preston’s favourite sons was in the city with his new fish bar. Andrew Flintoff is filming for a new Sky TV show where he takes his fish and chips van across the country. He parked up at Preston Bus Station to show off his new frying skills. The former England cricket star, who has returned for Lancashire, chatted to Preston Bus staff and […]

6 months ago by

Ben Ashworth cancer marathon challenge: Preston man opens up on his battle with bowel cancer

Managing a library just outside Blackburn and with two kids and a third on the way, Ben Ashworth was feeling good. But being diagnosed with bowel cancer turned the life of the 35-year-old on a very different path. Now retired and fighting cancer Ben has turned his passion for running into a race to complete six marathons in as many months. We’ve been following Ben’s […]

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Great attendance at the funeral of war veteran in Preston

When Stuart Dagger of the Royal Air Force Association started an on-line campaign to let everyone know that a war veteran was to have no family or friends at his funeral, little did he know how much people would respond to his request. When Stuart contacted BlogPreston we put a call out on our website and Facebook page in hope that we would be able […]

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RIP John Beardswood

Former member of the Royal Artillery regiment dies at 102

John Beardwood, a former member of the Royal Artillery regiment¬†sadly passed away last week in a nursing home at the ripe old age of 102. Unfortunately, the only two surviving family members of John, both in their seventies, live in Norfolk and for health reasons will not be able to make the journey¬†to the funeral. At the time of writing, the only people who will […]

7 months ago by

Ben Ashworth marathon challenge: Isle of Man marathon and personal best smashed

A Preston man battling cancer has completed his penultimate marathon in his six runs in six months challenge. Ben Ashworth did the Ise of Man marathon in 4 hours and 53 minutes, smashing his personal best. The father-of-three from Broadgate has been diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer but is determined to fight the disease and raise money for charity. He said: “It’s amazing what a […]

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