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Meet Preston’s councillors: John Collins representing Moor Park

Here’s our latest look at the people who represent us in the city of Preston: Name? John Collin Age? 70 Which ward do you represent? Moor Park How long have you represented the ward? 13 years Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? Yes, over 50 years Do you still work? If so, what do you do? No I am […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Martyn Rawlinson representing Fishwick

The latest in our series profiling the people behind the ballot box: Name? Martyn Rawlinson Age? 43 Which ward do you represent? Fishwick How long have you represented the ward? 5 years Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? I live about 25 yards away from the ward boundary! Do you still work? If so, what do you do? […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Carl Crompton representing University ward

The latest in our series finding out more about the people who represent us: Name? Carl Crompton Which ward do you represent? University Ward How long have you represented the ward? First elected to Preston City Council in 1999 Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? No I live four mins away in Moss Ave, Ashton Do you still […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Jonathan Saksena representing Ribbleton

This is the first of a series finding out a bit more about those we vote in to represent us. Preston’s councillors have been sent a bit more about the men and women behind the ballot box. Age? 62 Which ward do you represent? Ribbleton How long have you represented the ward? Since May 2010 – I previously represented Brookfield Ward from 1984 to 2008. Do you […]

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Notable People of Preston: Marian Roberts 1920 – 2007

In many respects, Marian Roberts was one of Preston’s great historians of the twentieth century. Not only has she written numerous papers, now deposited in the University of Central Lancashire’s special collections, she was much loved and respected by her contemporaries in such Institutions as the Friends of the Harris, the Preston Historical Society and the Lancashire Records Office. In 2004 she received the British […]

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Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

This beautiful image wasn’t created and edited on a computer. Local photographer David Kirby shot, developed and created the image at home in his dark room. Such is his passion for traditional photographic methods he has set up his own blog, Twelve Small Squares, complete with tutorials on shooting and developing photographic film. Here he explains why he prefers film over digital and why he […]

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