In Case You Missed It: Five stories from Preston this week September 4 to 10

Posted on - 11th September, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - In Case You Missed It, Preston News
Preston City Mela Pic: Michael Porter Photography
Pic: Michael Porter Photography

It’s been a busy week in Preston.


Suicide prevention day, an important date in the calendar, was yesterday (10 September) and we found out that Unemployed over 50’s across Preston invited to four-week programme to help with mental health and job prospects, which was great news.

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Below are five of the stories you may have missed.

In pictures: A vibrant celebration of South Asian culture at 2021’s Preston City Mela 

Preston City Mela Pic: Michael Porter Photography
Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Preston City Mela took place Saturday 4 September in a vibrant celebration of South Asian arts, music, dance, culture and heritage.


The event had been delayed from its usual early summer slot due to the pandemic, but there was no dialling down the high energy and community spiritedness on display at the Flag Market.

Local photographer Michael Porter went along to capture the fun.

Check out all the photos and read the full story here.

Stormtroopers descend on Deepdale Retail Park to raise money for The Firefighters Charity

Stormtroopers were raising money

Stormtroopers descended onto the car park at Deepdale Retail Park to help raise money for a Firefighters Charity fundraiser.

Kelly McHugh is fundraising for The Firefighters Charity after the charity has had a difficult year.

She decided to walk 100km across the Sahara Desert over a five day period to raise money for the charity, who help and support fire personnel, whether they are ill, injured or need psychological support.

Read the full story here.

Fulwood Leisure Centre to collect unwanted sportswear for children and young people

Fulwood Leisure Centre on Blackbull Lane. Pic: Google

Better, the charitable social enterprise which operates leisure centres across Preston on behalf of the city council, has partnered with BBC Radio Lancashire on a new charitable campaign ‘Kit Out the Nation.’

The initiative aims to provide good quality, used sports clothing and equipment to children and young people in need.

Donations of second-hand kit can be made directly at collection points within Fulwood Leisure Centre on Blackbull Lane.

These will then be distributed to local schools and to the children who will benefit most.

Read the full story here.

Miller Arcade’s Heavenly Desserts set to rebrand as luxury restaurant chain Haute Dolci

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Haute Dolci in Preston

Miller Arcade in Preston is set to welcome luxury restaurant chain Haute Dolci, taking over the Heavenly Desserts unit.

Opening this autumn, it will reveal and elegant new look that is certain to make customers excited.

Located in the Miller Arcade, the restaurant will provide a full dolci dessert and brunch menu, featuring temptingly delicious desserts and mouth-watering savoury dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Read the full story here.

Former PNE defender Clarke Carlisle speaks out on World Suicide Prevention Day

Clarke Carlisle

Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle is making an emotional appeal for people to ‘keep talking’ in a bid to stop men from taking their own lives.

The 41-year-old is supporting the latest phase of Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership’s Let’s Keep Talking campaign which is being launched today – World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2021).

Suicide rates across the region are the third highest in England and men are three times more likely to take their life by suicide than women.

Read the full story here.

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