Collecting for the Royal British Legion at Deepdale

Muslim youth group raises funds during Preston North End game

A group of young Muslims have raised £600 for the Royal British Legion. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association sold poppies at Preston North End’s home game with Fleetwood Town on Saturday. 17 youngsters took part, including a 13 year old, with the money raised in just 80 minutes from both home and away fans. A youth leader from the AMYA said “The holy founder of […]

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The land off Eastway could become a new supermarket and other stores

New Fulwood supermarket plan could go ahead despite threat to derail Ingol redevelopment

Permission for the first stage of creating a new supermarket in Fulwood looks likely to be granted. Preston City Council planning officials have earmarked a 4,000 square metre supermarket, petrol station, pub, restaurant and new shops just off Eastway for approval. The plans were due to be heard in August but were delayed after Lancashire County Council’s highways department raised major objections to the access […]

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Gang armed with baseball bats and machetes attack cash van at Ribbleton newsagents

Police were called at around 7.15am on Friday morning following reports of a robbery at McColls Newsagents on Ribbleton Avenue in Preston. It is believed that three or four men entered the shop armed with baseball bats and machetes and threatened staff and a security guard who was filling the ATM inside the shop. The men made off with some cash, at this stage it […]

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Chingle Hall is the home to many ghosts stories

The terrifying tale of Chingle Hall’s Lavender Girl as penned by Preston poet

A poet born in Preston has penned a spooky tale for your Halloween enjoyment. Darren Hobson says the inspiration for Lavender Girl is based on the stories of a ghost at Chingle Hall. The Hall near Whittingham, now privately owned, is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. Hobson said the smell of lavender in one of the rooms is […]

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Three religious paintings worth more than £30,000 stolen in Plungington home raid

Three paintings worth more than £30,000 have been stolen from a home in Preston. Police are appealing for information after the raid at around 10pm on Thursday. An unknown number of people have forced access to the rear of a property in Emmanuel Street, Plungington. The owner returned home from work and is believed to have disturbed the offenders. Three original Italian religious works of […]

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Jamie Lomas used to play Warren in Hollyoaks

Win: Free entry for you and nine mates to Jamie Lomas at Cameo and Vinyl

Recently refurbed nightclub Cameo and Vinyl is offering one lucky Prestonian and nine mates free entry on Saturday. EastEnders star Jamie Lomas is the VIP guest and you’ll have the chance to get priority meet and greet passes. A VIP booth will be set aside for you, with a bottle of prosecco and waitress service. Worth around £500 it’s a chance to partly like a […]

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