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Food parcels and face masks to be delivered to those struggling across Preston

Face masks sewn by local community volunteers are set to be delivered with food parcels. The packages are to be given to those in financial hardship across Preston, helping people […]

3 years ago
Beech’s Fine Chocolates celebrate centenary year in the same factory where it all began

Founded in 1920, Beech’s Fine Chocolates is celebrating their centenary year in the same factory on Fletcher Road in the heart of Preston. Now under the control of the Whiting […]

3 years ago
How sales of these Christmas hampers are supporting Preston families in need

A Christmas hamper from The Larder The Larder is selling festive hampers full of local and ethical products to help fund its Christmas Kids in the Kitchen programme. Kids in the Kitchen addresses the issue of […]

4 years ago
New book PNE Forever celebrates the fans of Preston North End

Michael produced much of the photography in the book Pic: Michael Barrett A new book is celebrating the fans of Preston North End. Author Michael Barrett has launched PNE Forever, which delves into what it means to be a North Ender. The […]

4 years ago
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Preston artists launch 2021 calendar to raise funds for local food fairness scheme

Preston artists calendar - August The Birley artist studios, based in Preston city centre, has launched a 2021 calendar to raise funds for The Larder. The calendar features work by 12 artists, illustrators and designers […]

4 years ago
‘Amazing’ Ranvir leaves Strictly Come Dancing after emotional dance-off

Ranvir and Giovanni after hearing they would be leaving Strictly Pic: BBC Ranvir Singh has left Strictly Come Dancing following an emotional dance-off. After her Waltz and Jive on Saturday night, Ranvir and professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice found themselves at the […]

4 years ago
Preston warehouse and office workers in dance challenge for Marie Curie

Screenshot from SPAR dance video Pic: James Hall and Co. Ltd Staff at the Preston SPAR depot are busy spreading Christmas cheer while raising funds for end of life care charity, Marie Curie. The company is hosting a variety of virtual […]

4 years ago
Penwortham neighbours’ 12 Days of Christmas display for local food bank

12 Days of Christmas window displays in Leyland Road A group of neighbours in Penwortham have created a 12 Days of Christmas window display in aid of a local food bank. The Leyland Road residents are hoping the outdoor […]

4 years ago
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