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Preston woman who listens to prisoners on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners A Preston pensioner who listens to prisoners has been recognised for her volunteering. She’s spent 27 years hearing the […]

8 months ago
Preston police officers who helped reassure Manchester attack girl recognised

Poppy at the One Love concert - with at the time - two mystery police officers Poppy at the One Love concert – with at the time – two mystery police officers Two Preston police officers who reassured a young Ariana Grande fan during the One […]

8 months ago
Preston fostering couple receive royal invite

Jos and George at Buckingham Palace Jos and George at Buckingham Palace A Preston couple who have fostered hundreds of children were recently invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. George, 75, and Jos, […]

9 months ago
This inspiring Preston artist is up for the Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid has spoken of her love for Preston Lubaina Himid has spoken of her love for Preston A Preston artist is in the running to land this year’s Turner Prize. Lubaina Himid who works and creates at the […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Woman with rare condition must fly to Spain for surgery

Mandy has to wear a neck brace to help prevent dizzy spells Mandy has to wear a neck brace to help prevent dizzy spells A former youth worker from the outskirts of Preston needs your help to fight a rare genetic disorder. […]

10 months ago
Preston has lost one of its most creative sons

Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards One of Preston’s most creative sons has died aged 86. Leo Baxendale was one of the […]

10 months ago
How this man has helped make Preston a better place

Ron receives his medal Ron receives his medal A pillar of the community in Longton and Preston has been recognised for his work. Ron Farrington, the senior pastor at Longton Community Church, has grown his […]

10 months ago
This woman is doing something very unusual on the morning of her wedding

Catherine will be doing the parkrun and then walking, not sprinting, down the aisle Catherine will be doing the parkrun and then walking, not sprinting, down the aisle A bride-to-be is doing an unusual form of last minute preparation for her wedding. Catherine Newton […]

10 months ago
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