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Tips for surviving lockdown from a Preston yoga teacher

Katie Winder This is a guest post by Katie from Katie Winder Yoga based in Hoghton. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email There’s a lot of […]

1 week ago
Mayor of Preston’s civic tribute to Ron Atkins

Ron Atkins out enjoying a coffee The Mayor of Preston has paid tribute to Ron Atkins. Mr Atkins was the longest living former MP, and passed away last month at 104 years old. He represented Preston […]

1 week ago
Deaf and gay Avenham man following his passion for rugby after being bullied as a youngster

Wayne Sharples An Avenham man is following his passion for rugby after giving up the sport as a youngster due to bullies. Wayne Sharples, who is Deaf and gay, returned to rugby […]

2 weeks ago
Preston Pirates BMX star wins Young Achiever sports award

Leon Parker-Livesey became British Champion in 2019 Pic: Simon Parker A Preston Pirates BMX star has won the Young Achievers – Under 21 category at the GLL Preston Sports Awards. Leon Parker-Livesey, who turns 16 this month, beat off competitors […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘A proud champion of Preston’ – tributes as former MP Ron Atkins dies aged 104

Ron Atkins speaking in summer 2015 at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn at the Continental pub in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Former Preston MP Ron Atkins has died aged 104. Mr Atkins passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (30 December). The Labour politician served the city as MP for Preston […]

2 weeks ago
Praise for St Catherine’s Hospice as former resident returns home for Christmas

A grandmother has described her time at St Catherine’s Hospice during the Covid-19 pandemic as being like ‘a home from home’. Marilyn Osborne was cared for on the inpatient unit at […]

3 weeks ago
From France to Rosemere – the Prestonian spreading Christmas cheer in mum’s memory

Brexit uncertainties and the coronavirus pandemic have done nothing to jeopardise the relationship between a Prestonian living in France and Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward. This year, much like […]

3 weeks ago
Meet the woman selflessly helping homeless people across Preston

A Preston woman has been cooking food in her home to distribute to the homeless for years. Lo Parsons delivers hot meals, along with essentials such as masks, sanitisers and […]

3 weeks ago
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