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Fishwick streets to be walked by Samantha in memory of her grandma

Samantha Walkden with her grandma Sandra For an hour on Saturday a Preston woman is going to walk the streets in memory of her grandmother. Samantha Walkden lost her grandma Sandra Dodsworth to lung cancer two […]

1 year ago
Well done Deborah! Preston nurse wins UK prize for her Rwandan hospital work

Deborah, second from left, receiving her award A Preston nurse who spent time during her studies working in a Rwandan hospital has been given an award. Deborah Huyton, 29, said she was ‘overwhelmed’ at receiving the most […]

1 year ago
Meet the Massaros: How Preston couple are setting the squash world alight

Laura Massaro has risen to become the world number one in squash, with her husband Danny supporting her every step of the way A Preston man who has coached his wife to international sporting success has been recognised for his commitment. Danny Massaro has led his wife Laura to the world number one […]

1 year ago
Is Will Ferrell moving to Preston?

A number of Prestonians appear to believe the news Rumours Hollywood A-lister Will Ferrell is moving to Preston have been quashed. A spoof website attempted to claim the Anchorman star was looking a more ‘genuine’ place to live than […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ben Ashworth shares ‘shock’ bowel cancer diagnosis ahead of London Marathon

Ben Ashworth is staying positive despite the latest news on his bowel cancer A Preston marathon runner has received a ‘shock’ diagnosis in his cancer battle ahead of the London Marathon. Ben Ashworth, who lives in Broadgate, received bad news last week about […]

1 year ago
Elizabeth Atkins steps down from Ashton ward to care for former MP husband

Liz Atkins is stepping down to look after her husband Ron A Preston councillor is stepping down to look after her elderly husband after four years in office. Elizabeth Atkins, who represents the Ashton ward, says she can no longer ‘juggle […]

1 year ago
Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present

A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]

1 year ago
Penwortham garage holding the key to Bishop Crook brewery’s success

Ian Grant, top right, busy brewing in his garage The smell of hops comes from a garage in Penwortham on Easter Saturday. While many are getting last minute supplies in for the Easter weekend it’s a busy brewing day […]

1 year ago
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