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Former Corrie star becomes St Catherine’s Hospice patron

Tisha Merry and her mum Michelle Tisha Merry and her mum Michelle A former Coronation Street star has become the new patron of a Preston hospice. Tisha Merry, who grew up near Lostock Hall, takes on […]

6 months ago
Memorial service celebrates life of Ben Ashworth

A memorial to Ben at the Cathedral A memorial to Ben at the Cathedral Ben Ashworth would of been ‘giddy’ looking around a cathedral packed to the rafters in memory of him and his staggering achievements. A […]

6 months ago
‘I keep thinking what would Ben say?’ Ben Ashworth’s wife responds to thousands of tributes

Ben Ashworth and his wife Louise Ben Ashworth and his wife Louise The wife of inspirational marathon running cancer campaigning Ben Ashworth has spoken for the first time about his death. Louise Ashworth, 34, was at […]

6 months ago
Preston lad is top apprentice in the North West

Danny won two awards on the night Danny won two awards on the night A Preston-born apprentice has been named as the best in the North West. Daniel Blake, 23, won the mechanical engineering apprentice of the […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement A chance for everyone to celebrate Ben Ashworth’s life

Ben Ashworth at one of the Cheeky Santa Dashes Ben Ashworth at one of the Cheeky Santa Dashes Prestonians and well-wishers are being invited to pay their tributes to inspirational Ben Ashworth. The 38-year-old passed away on Sunday (2 […]

6 months ago
Penwortham biker’s final ride in sidecar hearse

John Melling's sidecar John Melling’s sidecar Pic: Graham Robinson A former fireman brought the streets of Preston and Penwortham to a halt on Tuesday (4 July). John Melling, who passed away at home […]

6 months ago
This is Fulwood man’s last chance in brain cancer fight

Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital Glendon Snape appeared on BBC show Hospital A Fulwood man’s cancer battle has been featured as part of a TV show about the cost of private treatments. Glendon Snape, 51, […]

7 months ago
‘A man of positivity’: Tributes pour in for Ben Ashworth

Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash Ben and his wife Louise before the Santa Dash they organised in Avenham Park It’s the kind of news on a Sunday afternoon that makes you swallow very hard and […]

7 months ago
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