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Mum praises inclusive Saturday Club being held at Preston’s university

A Chorley mum has praised an arts initiative run by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for helping her son achieve a GCSE qualification. Jonathan Shuck, who has special educational […]

2 weeks ago
New group helping single Prestonians to connect

L-R: Group leaders Vicki Harris and Ste Walker A new group is helping single Prestonians to connect. Single Friends United was launched on Facebook in November by Ste Walker, who saw a need to address social isolation among […]

2 weeks ago
Preston-based poet’s new collection examines potential third world war

Terry Quinn A new collection of poems examining the effects and aftermath of a third world war has been released by Preston-based poet Terry Quinn. ‘Notes on the Cause of the Third […]

3 weeks ago
The Preston woman postcrossing her way around the world during lockdown

A selection of the postcards received by Heather in January 2021 Although worldwide travel may be on hold for the moment, there is another way to connect with people from across the world in a safe and friendly way. Postcrossing has […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Darren Hobson Preston-born poet Darren Hobson has published new work that shares his memories of growing up in and around the town during the 1970s and beyond. Locations in Avenham, Penwortham and […]

4 weeks ago
Preston woman helps force Deliveroo to add period products to Aldi deliveries

Aldi car park in Corporation Street Pic: Google A Preston woman has helped make getting period products delivered easier for women. A post from Laura Jayne Ward on a Facebook page has led to Aldi putting sanitary items […]

4 weeks ago
Preston musician hits number one in rock charts with band’s new single

THE HARA Pic credit: Samantha Guess A Preston guitarist is making it big in the rock world as his band’s new single soars to number one. THE HARA, an alternative/rock band, recently released their latest song […]

4 weeks ago
Stammer awareness campaign launched in Kirkham is going national

Jack Dinsley, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign This is a guest post by Jack Dinsley from Kirkham, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. 2021 […]

1 month ago
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