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Preston barber looking for love on Channel 4’s First Dates

Danny Andrews A Preston barbershop owner has been looking for love on Channel 4’s First Dates. Danny Andrews visited the First Dates restaurant, which opens its doors to single people looking for […]

1 month ago
Longton couple take ‘extreme staycation’ to raise funds for cancer charity

Julie and Dave A Longton couple have taken an ‘extreme staycation’ in their VW campervan to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Julie Kline and Dave Hird were not in breach of any […]

1 month ago
Prestonian helping raise awareness of sepsis after his dad recovered from illness

Royal Preston Hospital is benefitting from new graphics raising awareness of sepsis thanks to a Prestonian who ran the London Marathon in aid of the Critical Care Unit. Mark Delaney […]

1 month ago
Councillor urges Prestonians to get Covid vaccine despite his own severe reaction to jab

Councillor Pav Akhtar Preston City Council Councillor Pav Akhtar is urging his fellow Prestonians to get the Covid-19 vaccination, despite suffering severe side effects after his own jab. Pav had to seek medical […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. There’s a lot of […]

2 months 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 […]

2 months 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 months 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 months ago
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