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Ben Ashworth shares ‘shock’ bowel cancer diagnosis ahead of London Marathon

Ben Ashworth is staying positive despite the latest news on his bowel cancer A Preston marathon runner has received a ‘shock’ diagnosis in his cancer battle ahead of the London Marathon. Ben Ashworth, who lives in Broadgate, received bad news last week about […]

1 year ago
Elizabeth Atkins steps down from Ashton ward to care for former MP husband

Liz Atkins is stepping down to look after her husband Ron A Preston councillor is stepping down to look after her elderly husband after four years in office. Elizabeth Atkins, who represents the Ashton ward, says she can no longer ‘juggle […]

1 year ago
Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present

A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]

1 year ago
Penwortham garage holding the key to Bishop Crook brewery’s success

Ian Grant, top right, busy brewing in his garage The smell of hops comes from a garage in Penwortham on Easter Saturday. While many are getting last minute supplies in for the Easter weekend it’s a busy brewing day […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston construction firm taking on Three Peaks for homeless charity Emmaus

Conlon staff on Wansfell Pike in the Lake District during a training session A homeless charity stands to benefit from thousands of pounds as a Preston construction firm takes on a mountain challenge. Conlon Construction has more than 20 employees signed up to […]

1 year ago
Preston man to trek 500 miles across Spain for St Catherine’s Hospice

Michael preparing for his walk, and Pamplona on the right A former restaurant owner is preparing to walk 500 miles for a Preston hospice. Michael Iaverdino, who lives in Preston, is spending a month hiking six hours each day across a […]

1 year ago
Men Against Violence in Preston to mark five years of operation

Chris Flux, left, formed the Men Against Violence group A Preston organisation which campaigns for an end against violence towards women reaches its fifth anniversary on Friday. Men Against Violence was formed by a Preston resident who became ‘deeply […]

1 year ago
Max Neill received masters degree just days before his death

Max receiving his masters degree in late February Just days before a Preston man died from bowel cancer he received a graduation ceremony for his masters degree. Max Neill, who blogged about his time in St Catherine’s Hospice, […]

1 year ago
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