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Men Against Violence in Preston to mark five years of operation

Chris Flux, left, formed the Men Against Violence group A Preston organisation which campaigns for an end against violence towards women reaches its fifth anniversary on Friday. Men Against Violence was formed by a Preston resident who became ‘deeply […]

6 months ago
Max Neill received masters degree just days before his death

Max receiving his masters degree in late February Just days before a Preston man died from bowel cancer he received a graduation ceremony for his masters degree. Max Neill, who blogged about his time in St Catherine’s Hospice, […]

7 months ago
Opinion: How closure of Emmanuel Church doesn’t mean its spirit won’t live on

emanchurch720 It has been public knowledge for some time that the Emmanuel Church building in Brook Street is being closed for public worship due to an extensive dry rot problem. The […]

7 months ago
Max Neill who blogged about cancer fight has died

Max Neill in the St Catherine's Hospice grounds Pic: Sarah Walker A Preston man who blogged about his battle with cancer has died. Max Neill, from Broadgate, had been diagnosed with bowel cancer The 49-year-old had written for Blog Preston and the […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement How one Preston woman has turned her passion for dogs into a business

Cat and her dog Poppy, left, and one of her portrait shots on the right Some may think it’s over-indulgent, while others see it as a way to show the special bond between man and dog. But one Preston woman has seen a business opportunity […]

7 months ago
Ashton girl meets Jay Hutton on Preston birthday night out

Katie with her tattoo fixer selfie A Preston teenager got a birthday treat while on a night out in the city centre. Katie Simpson was out with pals to celebrate her 18th birthday when she got […]

7 months ago
Stella Hayes receives British Citizen Award for years of service helping Preston prisoners

Alison Eddy presents Stella Hayes with her award A Preston woman who has been listening to prisoners at the city’s prison for more than 25 years has been recognised for her volunteering efforts. Stella Hayes, 70, received her […]

8 months ago
Preston paraglider to run half marathon after miraculously surviving 80ft fall in the Lake District

The air ambulance team working to save Dave, he and his fiancee Karin and Dave pictured paragliding A Preston man who nearly died while paragliding in the Lake District has paid tribute to his rescuers. The Great North Air Ambulance came to Dave Tighe’s aid when he […]

8 months ago
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