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‘A proud champion of Preston’ – tributes as former MP Ron Atkins dies aged 104

Ron Atkins speaking in summer 2015 at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn at the Continental pub in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Former Preston MP Ron Atkins has died aged 104. Mr Atkins passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (30 December). The Labour politician served the city as MP for Preston […]

2 months ago
Praise for St Catherine’s Hospice as former resident returns home for Christmas

A grandmother has described her time at St Catherine’s Hospice during the Covid-19 pandemic as being like ‘a home from home’. Marilyn Osborne was cared for on the inpatient unit at […]

2 months ago
From France to Rosemere – the Prestonian spreading Christmas cheer in mum’s memory

Brexit uncertainties and the coronavirus pandemic have done nothing to jeopardise the relationship between a Prestonian living in France and Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward. This year, much like […]

2 months ago
Meet the woman selflessly helping homeless people across Preston

A Preston woman has been cooking food in her home to distribute to the homeless for years. Lo Parsons delivers hot meals, along with essentials such as masks, sanitisers and […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble have seen increases in coronavirus cases in the past week

Current coronavirus cases map. Most places in Preston and South Ribble have seen an increase in Covid-19 cases in the last week. However, some places such as Longton and Walmer Bridge, Leyland South West […]

2 months ago
Remembering Danny Carberry: The 82-year-old Prestonian full of character who had a zest for life

Danny Carberry, also known as Danny O’Hara, 82, passed away Thursday 10 December at Royal Preston Hospital. His funeral took place today (18 December) at Preston Crematorium. Son Danny Cee […]

3 months ago
Full tier-3 and Christmas restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

Christmas lights in Friargate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall It has been announced today (Thursday 17 December) that all of Lancashire will remain in tier-3. This is after a rise in coronavirus cases across many places in the area. This means […]

3 months ago
‘Cases have not fallen to a sufficient degree’ leader of Preston City Council on tiers decision

Councillor Matthew Brown An announcement by Matt Hancock this morning (Thursday 17 December) revealed that Preston would remain in tier-3. Due to Covid-19 cases rising in the last fortnight all of Lancashire is […]

3 months ago
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