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Notable people of Preston: Martha Thompson, the first Preston Methodist

Martha Thompson was born of humble means in Preston in 1731. Unlike many young girls of that time she was educated with the skills of reading, writing and being trained as an apprentice seamstress to a tailor. At the age of nineteen, when her mother had died and her father had remarried, life at home became unpleasant and It was then when Martha made the […]

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Winckley Square gardens

Your chance to give an opinion on the Winckley Square restoration plan

As we are currently running a series of articles of the unique and historical Winckley Square, we thought that readers may be interested in knowing that a partnership including Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan, Preston City Council and the Winckley Square Community Interest Company (WSCIC) have been very busy looking into a conservation plan with a sympathetic approach to the improvement and restoration of Winckley Square gardens. The gardens have […]

6 months ago by
Family Fun Day at the Green Frog on Preston docklands

Fantastic family day at the Green Frog on Preston Docklands last Sunday

Family Fun Day was a great success on the Preston Docklands last Sunday; with lovely dry weather and lots of Sunshine too, it made the perfect day for the event. People came out in their droves to enjoy the disco, fair rides and a special display from the Street Monkeys parkour and urban gymnastics act. The day’s event was essentially to raise money for the Katy Holmes Trust […]

6 months ago by
Basshunter behind the decks at Evoque

Basshunter DJs at Evoque Preston as Freshers Week continues

Swedish DJ and former reality TV star Basshunter has made an appearance at a Preston nightclub. Famous for hits like Now You’re Gone and All I Ever Wanted, Jonas Erik Altberg, stopped by Evoque to play a full set for students arriving in the city. He was in the city for a gig at Baluga Bar but Evoque bosses said the Swede decided to pop […]

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Andrew Flintoff tucks into fish and chips at Preston Bus Station

One of Preston’s favourite sons was in the city with his new fish bar. Andrew Flintoff is filming for a new Sky TV show where he takes his fish and chips van across the country. He parked up at Preston Bus Station to show off his new frying skills. The former England cricket star, who has returned for Lancashire, chatted to Preston Bus staff and […]

7 months ago by

Ben Ashworth cancer marathon challenge: Preston man opens up on his battle with bowel cancer

Managing a library just outside Blackburn and with two kids and a third on the way, Ben Ashworth was feeling good. But being diagnosed with bowel cancer turned the life of the 35-year-old on a very different path. Now retired and fighting cancer Ben has turned his passion for running into a race to complete six marathons in as many months. We’ve been following Ben’s […]

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