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Council plans to invest £12.8 million to aid post-COVID-19 economic recovery

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall A £12.8million economic recovery and growth programme aimed at tackling some of the economic impacts of COVID-19 has been unveiled by Lancashire County Council. The proposed funding, which will be […]

4 years ago
Preston duo host virtual gig to support baby Bonnie

An acoustic duo from Preston are hosting a virtual gig this Saturday (August 29) to help raise money for a little girl with Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Bonnie-Lyn Cushnagan […]

4 years ago
Ribbleton project to receive over £28,000 in grants from BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need is currently funding 61 projects in Lancashire. Pic: BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded a new grant of £28,858 to a local project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Preston.  The funding will […]

4 years ago
Bamber Bridge talking therapy service expands offering during pandemic

Members of the Mindsmatter team Mindsmatter, a talking therapy service run by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust for sufferers of anxiety and depression has launched online. The IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) […]

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Longridge Rotary Group launches bike raffle for Prostate Cancer charity

Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston cycling sportive. Pic: Epic Events The Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston are currently hosting a fundraising raffle to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Each year, the Rotary group hosts a number […]

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Storm Francis set to hit Preston and South Ribble over next 24 hours

Yellow weather warnings have been issued as Storm Francis arrives. Pic: MET Office Preston and South Ribble are set to experience some more wild weather as Storm Francis sweeps across the nation. The MET office has issued yellow weather warnings for wind and […]

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 launches free ticket offer for frontline workers

Rugby League World Cup trophy Pic: Leeds Library and Information Service Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) will reward frontline heroes by providing 20,021 free tickets as a mark of gratitude for their contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 […]

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In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 15 to 21

Image from Beyond Politics' video of Susan's protest A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days. Preston and South Ribble saw a number of new coronavirus cases reported over the last week, and students celebrated […]

4 years ago
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