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Evanfest returns for its third year this May

Evanfest will be making a return to Preston for its third year this May. The one-day music festival aims to raise money and awareness for Bipolar UK. Organiser Kate Jones, regularly hosts music festivals for charities, but established Evanfest in honour of her friend of 25 years who died, Evan. She said, “It’s absolutely incredible the way that this has taken off. Initially we put […]

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Dominique is raising money to repay the kindness of a Preston rough sleeper

Miss Preston 2015 finalist set to walk 18 miles for charity

A Miss Preston 2015 finalist is hoping to walk 18 miles on Saturday March 22 to raise money for charity. Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, has already been in the spotlight for charity fundraising, after a homeless man, Robbie, offered to pay for her taxi home on a night out in the city. As a result she spent a night on the streets herself, and donated £40,000 to […]

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How the proposed nursery could look.

Nursery plans proposed for Fulwood site

A proposal which will see a new nursery and childcare facilities being built, could transform Lightfoot Lane in Fulwood. The plans which have been put forward by a leading independent school and have yet to be passed through Preston City Council, but they could see the current grazing land hosting a 44-place nursery. This plan will take the first of two development stages, with the […]

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Nearly New Sale to raise money to support parents and babies

The National Childbirth Trust will host a Nearly New Sale at Corpus Christi High School, raising money to help with support for parents and babies. The sale will have quality used children and baby clothes and is open to the public on Saturday March 14th 2015, beginning at 12pm. NCT members will be allowed early entry from 11.30am. It will cost £1 to enter, and […]

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Preston Beer Festival returns!

Preston Beer Festival is back!

Preston Beer Festival makes a return this weekend, for its 22nd year. The festival, which will be held at St. Walburge’s, aims to raise money for the ongoing restoration of the church and church hall. The event will feature live music, a raffle, a limited edition St. Walburge’s Beer Festival t-shirt sale, and of course a huge selection of beers and ciders to enjoy. There will […]

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Pippa Cole’s parents receiving devastating news as tumours return

The family of a brave Preston tot battling brain cancer has received the news they “never wanted to hear”. Pippa Cole, 3, has been in and out of hospital fighting a second brain tumour – and her family thought she’d beaten it. Doctors have now confirmed X-rays show nearly the whole of little Pippa’s spine is lined in tumours. Pippa, who lives near Preston, was […]

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