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100-length swimming challenge raises funds for Preston mental health service

Two fundraisers swam over 100 lengths of their local pool to raise funds for mental health service Holland House. On 16 September, Lisa Quigley and Donna Nolan swam the distance […]

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How this new collaboration is aiming to improve later life for Prestonians

Parvesh Mistry and Dale Skerritt Two Preston entrepreneurs are collaborating to improve support for people in later life. Parvesh Mistry, who runs Relaxed Retirement, is working with Director of Legacy Care Support Dale Skerritt on the […]

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Preston North End opens multi-faith prayer room for fans

Preston North End has opened a multi-faith prayer room to allow supporters to pray on home match days. The prayer room, opened by PNE Community and Education Trust, is situated […]

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Preston woman to walk Guild Wheel for homelessness charity Emmaus

A Preston woman is walking the 21-mile Guild Wheel to raise funds for homelessness charity Emmaus. Makenziee Jaydon Wells will join a group of people who use the Preston Emmaus […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Preston nightspots named the third most hygienic in the UK

Sunrise over Preston, with the mill chimney showing the last time there was a 'Powerhouse' of the North Pic: Tony Worrall Preston has the third most hygienic pubs, clubs and bars in the UK, according to Food Standard Agency data. Preston is the third-best in the country, with eight establishments per 10,000 residents holding a […]

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Eldon Primary School and Myerscough College shortlisted for 2021 Educate Awards

A Preston school will this November compete against over 75 others at the Educate Awards 2021. Eldon Primary School has been shortlisted for four awards, including the Innovative and Creative […]

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Preston wholesaler’s sandwich campaign reaches fundraising milestone

Preston wholesaler James Hall and Co have passed £600,000 in their penny pledge sandwich campaign. A decade after launching its penny pledge per sandwich sale in October 2011, James Hall […]

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Preston poet teams up with national housebuilder to celebrate the north

Preston poet Sarah Chadwick has teamed up with a housebuilder to highlight the north of England through verse. Barratt Homes commissioned Sarah to write a poem titled Up North. It […]

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