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Paddy Sheridan Ruddy

How far one Preston man will go to raise money for charity – and enjoy a curry

One Preston man will be running the extra mile to raise money for charity. Not content with monthly running events though, Paddy Sheridan-Ruddy also had a tattoo advertising Indian Express done on his leg. Both these achievements, extraordinary in their own way, are part of his campaign to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Talking to the Lancashire Evening Post, Patrick said: “My dad, Frank, […]

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Kris Travis

Preston City Wrestling: Weekend ticket sales to be given to Kris Travis

Preston City Wrestling will have their latest show at Evoque this weekend (January 23). All ticket sales from Shooting Star will go towards Kris Travis, who has been away from PCW battling stomach cancer. Kris Travis has received messages of goodwill from across the thriving UK independent wrestling scene. The Kris Travis donation page then raised its £5,000 target to help him through this difficult time, […]

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Preston runner Gina is aiming for a 15 race marathon in aid of Heartbeat

Georgina Biggs, known as Gina to her friends, is absolutely fanatical about running. Recently she has started on a project involving running a fifteen race marathon over 2015 for the Heartbeat charity and has already completed her first one, the Liverpool Liverbird Double,  on 1 January 2015 and is set to do another fourteen races during 2015. When we asked Gina what was it that inspired her to […]

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Volunteers are being urged to put themselves forward for the awards Pic: Mike Craig

Sports volunteers in Preston to be recognised at ceremony

Volunteers who help sports teams in the city are to be recognised in a special ceremony. Preston Sports Forum hold the fifth annual volunteer celebration event on Monday 12 January. A statement from Preston City Council says: “The event will recognise, thank and celebrate all of Preston’s sports volunteers for their hard work and commitment. “There are no set criteria for nominations, all volunteers will […]

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Clarke Carlisle was born in Preston in 1975 and started his career at Blackpool Pic: The FA

Preston footballer Clarke Carlisle in serious condition in hospital after lorry collision

A footballer from Preston is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a lorry. Clarke Carlisle, who was born in the city, went on to play for Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds among other clubs. North Yorkshire Police have confirmed a 35-year-old man was involved in a serious collision with a lorry on the A64 near Bishopthorpe, York. It involved a […]

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Tribute to footballing legend Sir Tom Finney at Preston's Deepdale stadium.

New bar at Preston North End to be named after Sir Tom Finney

A new bar is to open at Preston North End’s Deepdale ground and named after PNE legend Sir Tom Finney. The Villa at North End Ltd have applied for a licence for Finney’s in what was part of the National Football Museum. The licence would cover serving alcohol from 9am to midnight every night of the week, and also serving food and holding live music events […]

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