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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 Most Discussed