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UCLan Vice Chancellor joins the Lancashire City of Culture 2025 bid team

UCLan Vice Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin The team bidding to make Lancashire the City of Culture 2025 has been expanded. The Lancashire bid is the first time a county-scale cultural programme will complete for the title […]

6 days ago
Lancashire County Council say 4,745 laptops and 506 routers have been given out to help children learn online

Youngsters who are unable to learn remotely at home because they do not have access to a laptop are set to benefit from Lancashire County Council’s new decision. Many young […]

1 month ago
Blog Preston joins campaign to help children get online during home-school

Blog Preston is today joining with publications, politicians, councils and other organisations across the North of England to support the Cash for Connectivity appeal. The emergency fundraising is targeting £1.2m to help […]

1 month ago
Stammer awareness campaign launched in Kirkham is going national

Jack Dinsley, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign This is a guest post by Jack Dinsley from Kirkham, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. 2021 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement How sales of these Christmas hampers are supporting Preston families in need

A Christmas hamper from The Larder The Larder is selling festive hampers full of local and ethical products to help fund its Christmas Kids in the Kitchen programme. Kids in the Kitchen addresses the issue of […]

3 months ago
Harris Park housing plans blocked by Preston City Council as campaigners declare victory

Harris Park, the former orphanage, stands off Garstang Road in Fulwood Pic: Tony Worrall Campaigners battling to stop homes being built within the grounds of Fulwood’s former orphanage at Harris Park have been victorious. Preston City Council’s planning committee voted to reject the proposals […]

3 months ago
Former Star Youth Centre in Ashton-on-Ribble removed from auction by Lancashire County Council

The Star Youth Centre in Ashton Pic: Tony Worrall The former Star Youth Centre, Ashton has been removed from auction after a campaign by the Friends of Tulketh Hall. The former youth centre is on the site of what was once […]

3 months ago
Harris Park orphanage housing scheme expected to be rejected

The former orphanage became the Harris Knowledge Park when owned by the University of Central Lancashire Pic: Tony Worrall A multi-millionaire’s proposals to build a housing development in the grounds of a grade-II listed former orphanage and gardens in Fulwood looks set to be thrown out. Yousuf Bhailok had […]

3 months ago
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