FWP partners with Roger. Left to right: Gordon Burke, Martin Whittle, Brent Clayton, Roger White, Kate Shuttleworth, David Robinson, Frank Whittle.

Lostock Hall man retires after almost half a century at Preston firm

A senior quantity surveyor has retired after nearly 50 years’ service to a Preston- based company, Frank Whittle Partnership. Roger White retired on his 65th birthday, after his mum found the job advertised in the local newspaper, 46 years ago. Roger, who lives in Lostock Hall, has worked on major constructions around the UK, and says when he started they “didn’t even have calculators!” A […]

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George Formby with his girlfriend Pat Howson

Preston author reveals his unpublished story of George Formby’s fiancee, Pat Howson

PRESTON born author Andrew Atkinson is hoping that it will ‘Turn Out Nice Again’ in his search for a sponsor/publisher for the book he is writing on ukulele legend George Formby and fiancee Pat Howson. “Formby’s Lost Love” the unpublished life story of Formby’s fiancee – Penwortham lass Pat Howson – has been featured in the Wigan Post; the Lancashire Evening Post, and the Leyland […]

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Alan Livesey

Blackout Film Project gets underway with assembling the production team

The script for the Blackout Feature Film is complete and the key production team are now assembling together to further the development of the project. The aim of the project is: To make a zero budget feature film in 9 months – from preproduction to a finished edit. To make a film which allows each filmmaker to have as much creative freedom as possible whilst […]

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Devastating and heartbreaking news of Pippa Cole

Monday 23 February brought some really bad news to the family and friends of Pippa. Michelle Cole wrote onto her Facebook timeline yesterday the following heartbreaking message: “They have found three more tumours on Pippa’s latest MRI scan. Pippa will now have to have radiotherapy to the whole of her brain and spine. We no longer have the time to get to America for Proton […]

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Pippa received a visit from her sister's Ruby (left) and Betsy (right) while in hospital

Pippa Cole recovering well at home as United States trip nears

A Preston toddler who is battling a brain tumour has been recovering at home. Pippa Cole, 3, was allowed back home after undergoing an operation to remove a second brain tumour. Pippa’s mother Michelle posted on Facebook to say: “We are back home now from hospital. Pippa seems to be recovering really well.” She is due back into hospital on Wednesday for lumber puncture to […]

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‘Clothes are not Consent’ Protesters to Walk Through Preston in March

Clothes are not Consent marches have been taking place all over the world and on March 7th, one of these famous walks will be taking place in Preston City  centre. Purposefully planned around the date of International Women’s Day, which will fall on March 8th, the walk, commonly referred to as a “Slut Walk,” will see gender equality and women’s rights supporters marching from UCLan’s Students’ Union, […]

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