Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater were medal winners at Glasgow 2014

Preston athletes Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater to be honoured for Commonwealth Games medal wins

Two Preston athletes are to be recognised for their Commonweath Games success. Boxer Scott Fitzgerald and swimmer Stephanie Slater were medal winners at the Glasgow games. They and their families have been invited to a Civic Reception at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery to recognise their achievements. Councillor Nick Pomfret, Mayor of Preston, said: “These are fantastic sporting achievements by two young Prestonians and […]

5 months ago by
Climbing wall outside the Flag Market. Pic: Tony Worrall

Flag Market to host Preston Sports Day

Preston’s flag market is to be turned into an outdoor sports centre for a day. Taster sessions in a number of sports are to be offered during Sunday 31 August. Preston City Council will be wheeling a climbing wall onto the Flag Market. Free coaching and taster sessions for badminton, fitness testing, football skills and fencing are on offer. There’s also the intruiging activity of […]

5 months ago by
Simon Grayson does ice bucket challenge

Watch Preston North End boss Simon Grayson do the ice bucket challenge

Simon Grayson has become the latest Prestonian to take the ice bucket challenge. The Preston North End boss was nominated by Jeffrey Monakana and had the ice dumped over his head during a training session. He has now nominated Simon Rix, Steve Thompson and in a cruel trick, his son. The ice bucket challenge is a worldwide global challenge where the participant is nominated and […]

5 months ago by
salvatores Want to promote your local business? christ church preston Want to promote your local business? pne

Preston women footballers start new season

The football season may have already started with the lads of Preston North End experiencing mixed results. Now the ladies kick off their season. This weekend features the start of the FA Women’s Premier League which starts on Sunday 24 August. The PNE women’s team begins their campaign at home game against Bradford City Women. The team finished their warm up campaign with a 1-1 […]

5 months ago by
Deepdale stand

Preston North End receive letter from FA after Scunthorpe away trip fan trouble

Preston North End have been warned by the Football Association following trouble during Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe. A minority of fans encroached the pitch and minor vandalism occured during the victory in the League One game. North End could be hit with financial penalties and have said they are working with Lancashire Police to identify those responsible. A statement on the club website said: “Whilst […]

5 months ago by

Joe Garner agrees new two-year deal at PNE

Preston North End star Joe Garner has agreed a new two-year deal at the club. The deal should see him play at Deepdale until 2016. Garner, who scored a wonder goal in the play-off final last year, has been in long negotiations over a new contract all summer. The news will come as a huge relief to PNE fans who were worried that their star man […]

6 months ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.