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UCLan’s new vice chancellor has been announced – and he’s a familiar face

A new vice chancellor has been appointed to step into the role at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the new academic year. Professor Graham Baldwin, currently Vice-Chancellor and […]

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Preston author caught up in campus shooting says USA is ‘not safe to live in’

A.J. Hartley in front of Cold Bath Street sign Preston-born author A.J. Hartley has written a scathing analysis on US gun crime after he was caught up in a campus shooting. Hartley teaches at the University of North Carolina, […]

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Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings latest rich list position revealed

Trevor Hemmings Pic: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo Preston North End’s owner has remained as one of the richest people in the North West. Trevor Hemmings saw his fortune grow by £25million during 2018-19. Hemmings is thought to […]

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South Ribble mum protests at local elections – saying epileptic son is being failed

Ben holding the protest sign A South Ribble mum is using the local elections to protest against what she says is a failure in her epileptic son’s medical treatment. Joanne Griffiths is protesting outside St […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Granddaughter of Lancashire Loyals war veteran makes plea to track down his medals

The granddaughter of a Preston soldier who died in 1955 has made a heartfelt appeal to track down his medals after learning they had been sold at auction. Private Percy […]

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Preston soldier to become youngest to row across the Atlantic

A teenager from Preston is set to become the youngest soldier in the world, and the third youngest person ever, to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Kian Helm, 17, a […]

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Creating green spaces and saving lives – how this Preston charity is growing its impact

One of Let's Grow Preston's gardens A Preston charity that encourages a community of green spaces is growing its impact across the city. Established around eight years ago, Let’s Grow Preston aims to create and support […]

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Fulwood man beats Bradley Wiggins record during charity bike ride

Stephen Knott on his stationary bike outside the PNE stadium A Fulwood man who suffered a serious cycling road accident has unofficially beaten a Bradley Wiggins record during a 100km charity bike challenge. Father-of-five Stephen Knott, 62, was raising money […]

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