Pippa, left, in hospital on Saturday with her sister Betsy

Pippa Cole takes first steps after surgery as fundraising target smashed

Brave Pippa Cole has taken her first few steps after major surgery to remove a brain tumour. The three year old is making good progress according to her family who have seen their fundraising target smashed overnight. The Cole’s need to raise £10,000 to fly Pippa to America for pioneering Proton Beam Therapy and kind-hearted Prestonians are helping them get there. Pippa’s mother Michelle posted […]

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The Blackout Needs You

Blackout Film Project making good progress on finishing the feature script

  Recently we reported on the Blackout Film Project being written, produced and filmed in Preston. Just over a week later and the production team are set to complete the feature script by the end of February. The team are assembled again to continue the development of the script and to start looking at a definite schedule for the entire production. Over the months that follow we will […]

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The Blackout: An exciting new feature film project for Preston

  A new feature film called The Blackout is to be produced in Preston, about Preston in 2015. This is a community focused effort which will involve people from Preston in various ways and roles, who are keen to be part of the project. The ultimate goal of the project is the realisation of developing the necessary skills in people who are interested in creating a […]

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John White served as a security guard at the Markets

Fundraising begins for Market John’s funeral

He was known as “Market John” and now those who he helped want to repay his kindness and hard work. John White lost his battle with cancer in late December after serving as a security guard at Preston Market. Friends of John’s met on Thursday to discuss how they could help his widow with the funeral costs, after she had given up work to look […]

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Preston author Nick Oldham’s We Still Kill the Old Way to debut on Boxing Day

A Preston author is to see his film available from Boxing Day. We Still Kill the Old Way is penned by Nick Oldham and is his second screenplay after working on Vendetta last year. The film stars Ian Ogilvy, Steven Berkoff, Lysette Anthony, Chris Ellison and former Bond girl Alison Doody. Oldham said: “This time round it was slightly different as the timeframe was longer but […]

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In Pictures: St Catherine’s Santa and Reindeer Dash 2014

It was that time of year again when young and old put on their Santa and reindeer outfits and set off to run for the St Catherine’s charity event. Despite the very cold and awfully inclement weather everyone was keen to run the dash, even the little ones could not wait to have a go and it is fair to say that all concerned were, in […]

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