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Where to vote in Preston and South Ribble for the General Election 2019

Polling station in College ward The General Election is taking place today, Thursday 12 December. Polling stations are open until 10pm. To vote, you just need to turn up at your assigned polling station and […]

10 hours ago
New jobs to be created as former Alstom factory is taken on by stone firm

Alstom was based in Strand Road near the Docks Pic: Paul Melling The former Alstom factory in Strand Road is set to be full of life once more. Lancashire-based stone work surface fabrication company Granite House is expanding its operations to the […]

12 hours ago
Deepdale pupils in local food bank drive

The hampers for Noor Foodbank Pupils at a Deepdale school have come together to collect donations for a local food bank. Year 2 teacher at Deepdale Community Primary School, Samantha Baker, organised the collection. She […]

4 days ago
Preston woman expands successful online business with children’s boutique in Lane Ends

Melissa behind the counter at the boutique An Ashton woman has expanded her successful online business with a new childrenswear boutique in Lane Ends. Melissa Hall started Melissa Louise Children’s Boutique online two-and-a-half years ago. Now she […]

5 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Beer Girls brews special edition beer with local breweries

Preston Beer Girls at the Farm Yard Ales brewery Local community group Preston Beer Girls has collaborated on a special edition beer, just months after its first meeting took place. The beer, Jeans and A Nice Hop, was brewed […]

5 days ago
Food club aims to help some of Preston’s most deprived communities this Christmas

Staff and a volunteer at The Pantry A community food club is aiming to help some of Preston’s most deprived communities this Christmas. The Local Community Food Club runs The Pantry out of Whitby’s Cafe at the […]

5 days ago
New UCLan medical programme aims to address global doctor shortage

Leaders from the AUC School of Medicine and the UCLan School of Medicine gathered with dignitaries for a ribbon cutting to celebrate their partnership aimed at educating medical students from around the world The University of Central Lancashire is partnering with the American University of the Caribbean in a new medical programme designed to address the global doctor shortage. The universities are offering students a postgraduate diploma in International Medical Sciences from UCLan’s School […]

7 days ago
How an act of kindness in a Preston sandwich shop gave this man the strength to go on

John with Becky (centre) after her act of kindness A Preston man who’s brother is critically ill in Royal Preston Hospital has praised the “compassion and humanity” of a sandwich shop employee. John Swarbrick has been visiting his brother, […]

1 week ago
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