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Opinion: How closure of Emmanuel Church doesn’t mean its spirit won’t live on

It has been public knowledge for some time that the Emmanuel Church building in Brook Street is being closed for public worship due to an extensive dry rot problem. The […]

11 months ago
Max Neill who blogged about cancer fight has died

Max Neill in the St Catherine's Hospice grounds Pic: Sarah Walker A Preston man who blogged about his battle with cancer has died. Max Neill, from Broadgate, had been diagnosed with bowel cancer The 49-year-old had written for Blog Preston and the […]

11 months ago
How one Preston woman has turned her passion for dogs into a business

Cat and her dog Poppy, left, and one of her portrait shots on the right Some may think it’s over-indulgent, while others see it as a way to show the special bond between man and dog. But one Preston woman has seen a business opportunity […]

11 months ago
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 […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

12 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 […]

12 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 […]

1 year ago
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. […]

1 year ago
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