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Preston’s Hindu community celebrate Diwali virtually despite lockdown restrictions

Preston’s Hindu community celebrated Diwali in a different way this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they could not gather for a service and fireworks as they usually would. The […]

5 months ago
Preston’s Noor Foodbank provides over 75,000 meals throughout the pandemic

Noor Foodbank has been operating for more than two years from Noor Hall, Preston, which is next to Masjid-e-Noor.  Site visits have been stopped since the first lockdown which began […]

5 months ago
One year on the funds from Big PNE Sleep Out see a property secured by The Foxton Centre

Looking into the house bought to be renovated by The Foxton Pic: Ian Robinson/PNE A deal on a house for the city’s rough sleepers has been sealed a year after the Big PNE Sleep Out at Deepdale. The Foxton Centre received nearly £100,000 from […]

5 months ago
Preston North End win Community Club of the Season Award

Deepdale the home of Preston North End Pic: Gary Bond Preston North End Community and Education Trust has won the North West Football Awards’ Community Club of the Season – All Other Leagues award. The Trust has enjoyed another successful […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Newman College tutor leads UK musicians in creating foodbank fundraiser album

Ryan Hamilton A tutor from Cardinal Newman College is creating an album of donated songs to raise money for a foodbank charity. Ryan Hamilton, who teaches business studies at the Avenham college, […]

5 months ago
Popular exhibition The Harris Open to return in spring 2021

A damp view looking up Friargate towards the Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris has announced the return of The Harris Open for next year. Delayed by several months due to Covid-19, the popular exhibition featuring local artistic talent will now open […]

5 months ago
Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre win football award

UCLan Sports Arena from the air Pic: UCLan Sports Arena / Facebook The Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre & Football club have been awarded the Kick it Out ‘Promoting Inclusion Award’ at the Pitching In North West Football Awards 2020. Celebrating […]

5 months ago
Colonel who served 15 years as president of Preston veterans council is honoured by Preston City Council

The recently retired President of Preston and District Veterans Council has been honoured by the City of Preston. Colonel Bernard Stam has been entered into Preston’s Book of Recognition and […]

5 months ago
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