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Royal Preston Hospital to take the strain as Chorley A&E closes

Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital is to bear the brunt of the closure of Chorley’s A&E unit. A lack of middle grade doctors has forced Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to reduce the service […]

5 months ago
Hot dog paedophile trio jailed after luring teenage girls into modelling shoot scam

James Ruehle, Kert Birtwistle and Michael McDougall Three men who worked in a hot dog takeaway in Preston city centre have been jailed for sex offences against teenage girls. James Ruehle, Michael McDougall and Kert Birtwistle all […]

5 months ago
What future for Preston parkrun after Bristol ‘charging’ decision?

Parkrunners setting off in the Spring sunshine Pic: Robert Williams Preston parkrun has issued a statement as part of a nationwide response to a decision by a parish council in Bristol to charge parkrunners to use its park. The decision […]

5 months ago
Treasure Island to be performed at Ashton church hall

Some of the cast and crew of Treasure Island A community theatre group is bringing a swashbuckling comedy to a church in Ashton-on-Ribble. SATA Theatre Company is putting on a performance of Treasure Island during late April. Based on […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 months ago
Former Church Street shop to be sold off by Preston City Council

Former Bargain's Galore store on Church Street A council owned building in Church Street is due to be sold off – but no longer by auction. What used to be Bargain’s Galore is to be put on […]

5 months ago
How Preston scientists have helped with prostate cancer breakthrough

Left to right - Kevin Vardy, Cambridge Oncometrix chief scientist Dmitry Soloviev, Cambridge Oncometrix CEO Maxim Rossmann, UCLan biomedical masters student Joe Mather and Dr Carole Rolph, senior lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry. Preston scientists have helped to develop an early test for prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire have worked with a medical research company on the breakthrough to […]

5 months ago
Is illegal tattooing rife in Preston? Second scratcher is fined

Some of the kit recovered from the Ribbleton man's home Another ‘scratcher’ tattoo artist working from his home illegally has been fined. Ribbleton man Stephen Vickers was found guilty of operating as an illegal tattooist. Environmental health officers raided his […]

5 months ago
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