West View Leisure Centre

West View Leisure Centre’s outdoor pitch due to be replaced

An all-weather sports pitch at a Preston leisure centre is to be replaced after being worn out. West View Climbing and Leisure Centre’s pitch has operated since 2005 and if not upgraded would lose the council £1.2 million. Preston City Council’s cabinet is being asked to spend £55,000 for a new pitch. Councillors must pick between two options for repairing the pitch – either closing […]

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Preston Roller Girls to play debut British Championships game

Preston Roller Girls will host the first two games of the British Championships. The T4 Local North British Championships begins on April 11th at Preston College. The first tie will see Voodoo Roller Dollies take on New Town Roller Girls. Then Preston Roller Girls will take on the Spa Town Roller Girls. If you’re unsure about Roller Derby or already interested and wanted to get […]

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PNE legend Jon Macken signs for Bamber Bridge

Jon Macken has signed a contract with Bamber Bridge Football Club. The PNE legend was announced as the latest signing by Bamber Bridge at a fitting time, as Preston North End prepare to face another of his former clubs in Walsall. Macken joins another PNE legend in Paul McKenna in playing at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium. He joined PNE in 1997 from Manchester United, […]

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County-wide sports competition Lancashire School Games launched at Ashton-on-Ribble school

A Preston school has signalled the launch of this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games. St Andrew’s Church of England primary school in Ashton-on-Ribble held the opening event of the sports event. It sees thousands of children compete to book their place in the summer finals held at Stanley Park in Blackpool. Children compete in sports including gymnastics, handball, football, netball, rounders, athletics, tennis and tag […]

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Preston born WWE star Wade Barrett issues challenge to Wayne Rooney

  Wade Barrett has challenged Wayne Rooney to a wrestling match following the England striker’s soft tumble against Preston North End in the FA Cup. Preston-born WWE superstar Wade Barrett was dismayed when the dive all but sealed his beloved PNE’s exit from the FA Cup. He immediately took to Twitter to confront the Manchester United forward. How about that @WayneRooney dive vs @PNEFC? He […]

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Watch: Preston North End fans erupt as Scott Laird finds the net against Manchester United

It will live long in the memory of many a Preston North End fan – when PNE found the net against Manchester United. Skip to 5:53 in the video to see fans react inside Deepdale as Scott Laird scored against the Premier League side. It wasn’t enough as the game finished 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round to deny North End a place in the […]

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