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Preston and South Ribble cancer charity looking for help

The Macmillan Preston and South Ribble Fundraising Committee helps to fund Macmillan nurses and other health professionals. It also supports people living with cancer at a time where it is needed the […]

15 hours ago
Preston firefighter’s 24-hour row to raise money for children’s charity

Greg in the Invictus Games A man from Fishergate Hill is completing a 24-hour row to raise £250 for children’s charity Rainbow Trust. Firefighter Greg Dunnings, 29, was inspired to complete the fundraiser after seeing […]

2 days ago
Lostock Hall entrepreneur helping families stay connected through lockdown

Magical Story Jars creator, Beth De Nobrega The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has meant millions of people have had to reshape their lifestyles and relationships with family and friends. Communities have been forced to find new ways to […]

2 days ago
Cyclists fight back, blaming dog walkers for safety issues on the Guild Wheel

Dog and cyclist on the Guild Wheel Pic Tony Worrall Cyclists are taking to social media to defend themselves and lay the blame for Guild Wheel safety issues on dog walkers. In an article published by Blog Preston last week, […]

2 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ashton bridge painted in rainbow colours in tribute to brave keyworkers

The bridge almost finished Pic: Donna Clifford A bridge in Ashton-on-Ribble has been painted in rainbow colours as a tribute to the keyworkers who have kept Preston running during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bridge 10 on the Lancaster […]

5 days ago
Hutton schoolboy’s first book raises over £2,000 for local NHS hospital

Ahaan Ram with his donation to Royal Preston Hospital A nine-year-old from Hutton has raised more than £2,000 for his local NHS hospital by writing a book of stories and poems and asking for donations. Ahaan Ram, who attends […]

5 days ago
Textile design student wins prestigious enterprise award

Jessica Kirkpatrick at work in her studio. A lifelong passion for plants and endangered species has inspired a talented textiles design student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to win a prestigious enterprise award. Jessica Kirkpatrick, 22, […]

5 days ago
Penwortham neighbours drive support for Rosemere

Norma's house decorated with balloon and banners for the summer fete Two Penwortham residents have hosted a socially-distanced summer fete to raise over £700 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn raised £709 by holding the event on […]

6 days ago
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