Ben, 11, with Peter Dodding of SPAR and Maddie, 10

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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Wade Barrett with Kevin Davies

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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geopace harlequins Fans outside Preston North End's Deepdale ground laid a wreath to mark the first anniversary of the death of football legend Sir Tom Finney.  The anniversary comes just two days before Preston North End take on Manchester United at Deepdale in the 5th round of the FA Cup, a game Sir Tom would have revelled in.

Preston North End fans pay tribute one year after Sir Tom Finney’s death

Fans gathered at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium on Saturday 14 February to mark the first anniversary of Sir Tom Finney’s death. A floral wreath which spelled out the word ‘Legend’ was laid at The Splash statue after fans had walked around the stadium chanting the name of Preston’s greatest player. It was a fitting tribute to a much loved player. The event attracted extra […]

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Sir Tom Finney Remembered by historian and author, David John Hindle MA

  Local historian and author David John Hindle MA, was, for most of the life of Sir Tom Finney, a great admirer of the man they call ‘Preston’s own son’. David wanted to commemorate the life of Sir Tom by telling us of a few things about the great man and to include some amusing anecdotes and occurrences over many years. The following passage contains some of David’s most […]

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Heartbeat Cardiac Centre – Grand Opening

On 10 February 2015 the Heartbeat Cardiac Centre officially opened their new centre which is the former National Football Museum premises in Deepdale at the Preston North End grounds. The proceedings were started by ‘Bollywood comes to Hearbeat’ with the ABHI NANDANA dance group while refreshments were served to all the guests in attendance. Vintage DJ and dancers, A Train Swing’ provided entertainment of a […]

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