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Preston’s The Ferret features on BBC Breakfast as national campaign launches to save live music

Ian Cauwood on BBC Breakfast Iconic Preston venue The Ferret featured on BBC Breakfast today, in support of a national campaign to save the live music industry. Promoter Dan Morris and manager Ian Cauwood both appeared […]

2 days ago
Ingol mum to run marathon in Ashton Park to help in fight against knife crime

Kirsty Quigley running in a road race An Ingol mum is set to run a marathon in Ashton Park to raise funds and awareness in the fight against knife crime. Kirsty Quigley will be doing 20 laps […]

1 week ago
Preston man’s petition to increase pay for Health Care Assistants to be discussed in Parliament

Shane and his colleagues sending a socially distanced message that they deserve a pay rise A petition started by a Preston Health Care Assistant (HCA) has been timetabled for discussion by parliament’s Petition Committee. Shane Longton, 37, set up the petition which now has over […]

2 weeks ago
Send a card to a Preston care home to help tackle loneliness during the pandemic

Old person's hands A campaign is underway to tackle loneliness among care home residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The campaign, the latest version of the popular Cards for Kindness initiative, is asking people to send a card, […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Crowdfunder launched to raise money for Preston creatives hit by coronavirus lockdown

Boys Not Right written by Su Morraft perfomed by Lancashire People's Theatre, starring Neil Procter, Anthea Carpernter-Procter and Orla Cottingham A crowdfunder has been launched for Preston creatives who have suffered a loss of earnings due to the coronavirus lockdown. Local promoter Garry Cook has created the GoFundMe campaign to get […]

3 months ago
Preston Sikh Sewa Society joins coronavirus fight with £1,000 fundraiser

Volunteers who run the food kitchen under the market canopy Pic: Blog Preston Preston Sikh Sewa Society is aiming to raise £1,000 to help in the fight against coronavirus. The money raised will be split between the local NHS and Khalsa Aid, a […]

3 months ago
Watch as Louis Moult backs the Big PNE Sleep In

Louis Moult recorded the message from his sofa: Pic: Preston North End Preston North End striker Louis Moult has added his support for the Big PNE Sleep In. Taking place on Good Friday the city is asked to snuggle up in their […]

3 months ago
3,000 sign UCLan students’ petition to protect grades in wake of coronavirus pandemic

UCLan's campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition urging the University of Central Lancashire to adopt a ‘no detriment’ policy for assessments in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A no […]

3 months ago
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