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Preston’s Miss England heading to Southport Flower Show

Elizabeth Grant is this year's Miss England and will appear at Southport Flower Show Pic: Little Miss Photo Preston’s newly crowned Miss England has one of her first public appointments since winning the crown. Elizabeth Grant, from Ribbleton, won the title in July and is heading back to […]

1 year ago
In pictures: Preston Comic Con and Preston City Wrestling fifth anniversary

Saturday 6 August saw a very colourful array of science fiction cult characters and celebrities attending the Preston Comic Con event held at the Guild Hall in Preston. Paul Melling […]

1 year ago
Preston author Jenn Ashworth releases her fourth book

Jenn Ashworth, an author from Preston, has released her fourth book after the success of her previous three novels. “Fell”, published by Sceptre earlier this year, is set in Morecambe […]

1 year ago
Pippa Cole has beaten terminal cancer

Pippa during recent trips to hospital They are the words the parents of little Pippa thought they would never hear. But as they sat down on Monday afternoon they were told their four-year-old daughter no longer […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement How Preston man channelled spirit of Eminem for ASOS return complaint

Jay, left, has become a bit of an Internet sensation with his witty words A Preston man saw his request for an exchange to an online shopping firm be read tens of thousands of times on Facebook. Jay Whalley, who DJs at Baluga and […]

1 year ago
Miss Preston scoops Miss England 2016 title

Elizabeth Grant, centre, with her Miss England crown Pic: Paul Carroll Preston’s Elizabeth Grant has been crowned Miss England at a glitzy ceremony in Southport. The student is heading for the Miss World finals after coming first out of 20,000 applicants […]

1 year ago
These five police officers saved a suicidal woman from a raging River Darwen

From left to right, clockwise: PC Louise Pointer, PC Darren Edwards, PC Lee Brown, PC Martin Cox and PC Helen Blackburn Five police officers are being recognised for bravery after rescuing a woman who tried to take her own life near Preston. Close to midnight in December last year the officers […]

1 year ago
Ben Ashworth given Hero Dad award on Good Morning Britain

Ben gets his surprise live on national TV An inspirational Preston dad was beaming from the TV screen while the city munched on their cornflakes. Ben Ashworth was given a surprise birthday party live on Good Morning Britain […]

1 year ago
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