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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 […]

10 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 […]

10 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 […]

11 months ago
Preston Police appeal after man goes missing from Priory Hospital

Preston Police have issued an appeal for help finding a man who has gone missing. Mark King, 44, went missing from Priory Hospital on Rosemary Lane in Bartle at 6pm […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement First UCLan chancellor Sir Francis Kennedy dies

Sir Fancis Kennedy receiving an honorary doctorate in 2002 One of the men who turned Preston Polytechnic into the University of Central Lancashire has died. A former chancellor of the university Sir Francis Kennedy has passed away aged 89. […]

11 months ago
Update: Doreen Smithson located by Preston Police

Doreen Smithson Update: Preston Police confirm they have found Doreen Smithson. ✨MISSING PERSON UPDATE✨Doreen Smithson has now been found. We can’t give any more info at this time. Thank you again for all […]

11 months ago
Stella Hayes who listens to Preston prisoner’s darkest thoughts recognised for voluntary service

Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners The listening ear of Samaritan Stella is to be rewarded for its tireless service. Stella Hayes, 70, has been selected for a British Citizen Award for her work to speak […]

11 months ago
Preston hero Kathleen Derbyshire given MBE for tireless service to the community

Kathleen Derbyshire From helping Kosovan refugees, sentencing Preston’s criminals and aiding the city homeless back on the right path it’s been a lifetime of voluntary service for a Preston angel. Now Kathleen Derbyshire […]

11 months ago
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