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Drugs dog and body scanner used at Preston station

A scheme designed to crackdown on anti-social behaviour led to an arrest at Preston train station. Operation Valentine, run by British Transport Police, used airport-style metal detectors and a drugs […]

11 years ago
Preston-born woman speaks of shock at Christchurch quake

A Preston-born woman living in New Zealand has spoken of her shock at the devastating earthquake which hit the country’s second-largest city, Christchurch, yesterday. The earthquake struck just before one in […]

11 years ago
Preston people being scammed ‘left, right and centre’

Preston gets more scam mail than any other region in Lancashire, according to the county council – but a month-long campaign aims to stop people falling prey to cons that […]

11 years ago
North West gears up for Alternative Vote referendum

The campaign urging Preston to vote “yes” in the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum received a boost at the weekend, when the Yes to Fairer Votes group visited St George’s Shopping […]

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Video: Beautiful Planet – A green cafe in Preston

A fortnight ago we wrote about Beautiful Planet, a co-operative cafe that has been set up on Friargate hoping to bring the community together. Inspired by this, I paid a […]

11 years ago
Cuts ‘cyclone’ could blow university away

Preston’s future as a university city is at risk as funding cuts have put the University of Central Lancashire in danger of closure, its chief Malcolm McVicar has warned. In […]

11 years ago
Great Britain’s Peet climbing the wall of success

World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst laid into England’s footballers last week for their passionless displays in the Three Lions shirt. But not all sportspeople have had their realities distorted by […]

11 years ago
Guild 2012 volunteer program launched

The volunteer programme for Preston Guild 2012 has now launched and organisers are calling on as many people as possible to sign up in order to ensure that next year’s […]

11 years ago
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