Menu

People

This category relates to all things to do with the people of Preston.

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 […]

10 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 […]

11 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 […]

11 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 […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston author Jenn Ashworth releases her fourth book

Jenn Ashworth, an author from Preston, has released her fourth book after the success of her previous three novels. “Fell”, published by Sceptre earlier this year, is set in Morecambe […]

11 months ago
Pippa Cole has beaten terminal cancer

Pippa during recent trips to hospital They are the words the parents of little Pippa thought they would never hear. But as they sat down on Monday afternoon they were told their four-year-old daughter no longer […]

11 months ago
How Preston man channelled spirit of Eminem for ASOS return complaint

Jay, left, has become a bit of an Internet sensation with his witty words A Preston man saw his request for an exchange to an online shopping firm be read tens of thousands of times on Facebook. Jay Whalley, who DJs at Baluga and […]

11 months ago
Miss Preston scoops Miss England 2016 title

Elizabeth Grant, centre, with her Miss England crown Pic: Paul Carroll Preston’s Elizabeth Grant has been crowned Miss England at a glitzy ceremony in Southport. The student is heading for the Miss World finals after coming first out of 20,000 applicants […]

11 months ago
Most Discussed Most Read
Preston in pictures Miller Arcade, PrestonFishergate Baptist church, PrestonMiller ArcadeAston Garden BridgeCandid on Fishergate PrestonMore Street Art at the Ship Inn PrestonNew Thai restaurant in PrestonCarnival View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.