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In pictures: Preston Caribbean Carnival 2021

Caribbean Carnival virtual event at Overleigh House in Preston Pic: Garry Cook Photos by local photographer Garry Cook show the colourful and vibrant 2021 Preston Caribbean Carnival in full swing. The Carnival took place as a virtual event on Sunday (1 August). […]

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Preston’s future construction stars honoured at annual awards ceremony

The Preston Vocational Centre celebrated the success of its learners with a virtual awards evening this week. Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) provides hands-on opportunities in different areas of construction, including […]

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Mayor of Preston celebrates birthday of Moor Nook’s Purple Pantry food outlet

Mayor of Preston Javed Iqbal visited Moor Nook’s Purple Pantry food outlet this week to celebrate its first birthday. On Tuesday 20 July, cream teas and commemorative mugs were on […]

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Hundreds of early Eid ul Adha meals delivered to Prestonians impacted by Covid-19

Just under 240 meals were delivered Pic: Preston's Promise A special Eid ul Adha meal has been delivered to Prestonians impacted by Covid-19 by community group Preston Promise. The classic dish of Lamb Biryani, which originates from the kitchens […]

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Advertisement Advertisement 12-year-old Preston schoolgirl wins ‘Step Into the NHS’ competition

Grace, a 12-year-old student from Penwortham Girls High School, has become the North West regional winner of the ‘Step into the NHS’ competition recognising her creative and detailed board game […]

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Read Easy Preston to help adults bridge the literacy skills gap

North West planning consultancy PWA Planning are supporting a charity who are helping to bridge the literacy skills gap in Preston. Read Easy Preston is a newly formed community-based support […]

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Preston’s ‘strong cultural and creative community’ highlighted as Lancashire revives bid for UK City of Culture 2025

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall The Lancashire 2025 team has submitted an expression of interest for UK City of Culture 2025 following the axing of the original bid last month. The three-year process, in which […]

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Prestonian is finalist for The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021

A Chartered Management Degree Apprentice from the BAE Systems Shared Services business based in Preston has been named as a finalist in the Management, Legal and Professional Services category for […]

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