Ben completing a 10 with his wife Louise

Ben Ashworth ready for second marathon in cancer battle

Cancer battler Ben Ashworth is preparing for the second of six marathons in six months. Ben, 35, who is undergoing chemotherapy to stop his bowel cancer spreading, runs the Windermere Marathon on Sunday. His fundraising total is approaching £5,000 and he revealed the first marathon – Blackpool – took a while to recover from. The father-of-three from the Broadgate area of Preston  had a huge […]

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Flashmob at Preston’s Fishergate Shopping Centre

On Saturday 26 April at 2pm an impromtu ‘flashmob’ occurred at the Fishergate Shopping Centre in Preston. This was an organised dance performance from 50 young people from across Lancashire. It was part of  a campaign to encourage young people to take up activities that will improve their mental health. The campaign focuses on encouraging people to improve their mood by becoming more physically active, […]

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Rose Kinsella has been instrumental in the Community Gateway Association

Community champion Rose Kinsella to have road named after her

A Preston community stalwart is to have a road named after her. Rose Kinsella, a former Mayoress, has been chosen as the namesake for Kinsella Close in a new Deepdale development. Kinsella Close would be named after a woman who has given her life to the city. Mrs Kinsella is a former Mayor of the city in the late 80s and served as a councillor […]

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Penwortham charity shop letter causes social media outrage

An unidentified individual has caused an outrage on social media by attacking a local charity shop. The sender was concerned about the potential damage caused to the authors home value by the Integrate Charity Shop on Liverpool Road in Penwortham. Integrate Charity Shops posted the letter on their Facebook page, with the following statement: “Thanks to the anonymous sender of this letter. We would have […]

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Wade Barrett: Spreading the Preston word

There aren’t many names that put Preston on the map globally. The most famous example is Sir Tom Finney, while others such as Andrew Flintoff and Phil Jones have pitched in and done their bit over the years. Not so long ago, that changed. WWE Superstar Wade Barrett’s hometown was correctly changed from Manchester to Preston on his ring entrance. All of a sudden, Preston […]

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How the volunteer ladies would have looked on the station platform in 1915 along with the Preston Mayoress

Preston Station Free Buffet 1915 to 1919 commemoration event

  Yesterday, 25 March 2014, the waiting room on Preston Railway Station was put to good use in an event organised by Preston Remembers, re-creating the inception of the Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Free Buffet on 19 August 1915. This involved an influential group of Preston women, headed by the Mayoress Anna Carmell.   During the existence of the free buffet facility, the management committee had recruited […]

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