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Preston walk and fundraiser for Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity at The Continental

Ann Coles and her sister, walking in memory of Andrew at the London event. Pic: Ann A woman has set up a local walk in Preston to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young charity (CRY). Ann Coles started fundraising for free heart screenings for people aged […]

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Preston football club wins final of Man V Fat National Championships for second year

The Purple Cobras celebrating their win on Sunday. Pic: Lukas Bennett The Man V Fat Preston Elevens team, often called the Purple Cobras, has won the final of the National Championships for the second year in a row. The team travelled down […]

2 days ago
Fulwood nursery raises over £1,000 in memory of colleague

The event had a BBQ, face painting and a raffle. Pic: Evergreen's Evergreen Early Years in Preston hosted a charity Spring fair last week, raising over £1,000 in memory of their much missed friend and colleague. The annual event, open to families […]

2 days ago
Preston adoption charity marks 90th anniversary with 40-mile trek

The team at Caritas Care completed the 40-mile walk alongside adoptee, Barry. Pic: Caritas Care A group at an adoption charity based in Preston has completed a 40-mile walk to mark their 90th anniversary.  The team at Caritas Care, walked from Keswick to Barrow over […]

3 days ago
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Garstang footballer’s raise thousands for Royal Preston Hospital’s life-saving work

The team took five hours to climb Ben Nevis. A team of former Garstang football players have raised over £7,500 for the children’s fund at Lancashire Teaching Hospital.  Joe Miller, 34, ex-centre half and former reserve team co-manager planned […]

3 days ago
State-of-the-art sensory projector donated to Royal Preston Hospital children’s ward

The £8,800 interactive projector is motion sensitive and responds to users’ gestures and movement. The projector creates images on floors, as well as tables and wheelchair trays. The system includes […]

5 days ago
New Preston mural set to adorn wall near Preston Bus Station

A sneak peek of how the new mural will look near the Bus Station but Shawn's staying coy about the actual design Pic: Shawn Sharpe Preston’s mural scene is due to get a new addition in the coming months. City architect John Bridge has moved into new premises in Tithebarn Street, opposite Preston Bus Station […]

5 days ago
Preston Guild Lodge’s historic banner given new lease of life

Members of Preston Guild Lodge with the restored banner A historic banner belonging to Preston Guild Lodge has been given a new lease of life. The banner was handmade and embroidered in pure silk in 1927 by the craftspeople […]

5 days ago
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