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Credit union speaks out against dangers of Preston loan sharks

Stock image of cash Pic: Stux from Pixabay A local credit union is speaking out after new research showed Preston residents are being badly affected by illegal lenders preying on people’s financial troubles. CLEVR Money, a not-for-profit community […]

2 months ago
Film adaptation of Preston novelist’s book to be shown at London Film Festival

Andrew Michael Hurley A film based on a book by a Preston novelist has been selected to be shown at London Film Festival. Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley was recently turned into a […]

2 months ago
Ashton poet’s collection of forgotten stories about working class northern lives

Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth An Ashton-on-Ribble poet has released a new collection featuring working-class northern lives, genealogy and forgotten stories. Dr. Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth’s debut pamphlet, Fleet Salvage, was released by award-winning publisher Broken […]

2 months ago
Ashton resident overcomes fear of water to swim English Channel

Jemma Wolstencroft swimming the Channel An Ashton resident has overcome a fear of water to swim the English Channel. Jemma Wolstencroft made the crossing at the end of August, after months of training. However Jemma’s journey […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston filmmaker searching for sponsors to finance low-budget drama set in Ribble Valley

Martin Law Preston-based production company Factory Noir is looking for sponsors to help finance a low-budget feature film. Reputation is an upcoming psychological crime drama set in the fictional northern town of […]

2 months ago
Preston entrepreneur launches AI-enhanced legal tool after unfair dismissal case

Adrian Bude with is wife A Preston entrepreneur has launched an AI-enhanced legal tool after being involved in a case of alleged unfair dismissal. Adrian Bude came up with the idea for LawMate.AI after his […]

2 months ago
Preston couple grow ‘first crop of Docks tomatoes’

Ste Whiley with his tomato plant A Preston couple have grown what could be the first crop of tomatoes originating from the Docks. The story began in December 2022 when Victoria and Ste Whiley were out […]

2 months ago
Preston singer celebrates release of her latest single after TikTok success

Preston singer Becce J Pic Lisa Brown Photography A Preston singer is celebrating the release of her latest single after it went viral on TikTok. Becce J’s rework of Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ has provided […]

3 months ago
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