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The Glees social club celebrates 50 years

The Glees social club has celebrated its 50 year anniversary. The social club for those over 60 get together for trips, parties and other activities as an opportunity to make […]

2 weeks ago
Disability-aware Warton chippy wins new national fish and chip award

Oliver's Chippy staff with inspiration, son Oliver A Warton chippy has won a new national fish and chip award. Oliver’s Chippy secured The Peter Hill Award, which was launched by food manufacturer Middleton Foods in memory of […]

2 weeks ago
Proud ambassador for autism Jake switches on the Preston Christmas lights for 2023

Switch On Star Jake Ogden Proud Leyland lad Jake Ogden has switched on the city’s Christmas lights for 2023. Jake, who has autism, won the Switch On Star competition in recognition of his tireless charity work. Jake […]

2 weeks ago
Preston couple Rowena and Kenneth Coulton celebrate Diamond wedding anniversary

Rowena and Kenneth brought friends and family together to raise funds for Rosemere Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation A Preston couple have marked their 75th wedding anniversary. More than 100 family members and friends packed into Lea club for Rowena and Kenneth Coulton’s Diamond anniversary celebration. The kind-hearted […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Hutton school is double award winner at Britain in Bloom

Children from Ashbridge Independent School and Nursery with the Britain in Bloom awards Ashbridge Independent School and Nursery, based in Hutton, has won The Trevor Leese Award for Best School and the Community and Young Champions Award at the North West Britain in Bloom Awards.  Britain in Bloom, run by the Royal […]

3 weeks ago
Big PNE Sleep Out sees wet weather braved at Deepdale

Diane, Helen and Gemma waking up on Saturday morning after doing the Sleep Out Pic: Blog Preston Deepdale saw more than 150 people bed down in some very typical Preston weather to raise tens of thousands of pounds for rough sleepers in the city. The Big PNE […]

3 weeks ago
Young volunteers transform homelessness charity garden in Ribbleton Lane

Back right to left: Vicay (UCLan social work student), Bobby, Greaves from Emmaus Preston, Tia, Anji (Prince’s Trust Course Leader), Mackenzie, Aiden, Ben. Front left to right: Shana (social work student), Olivia and Alicia Homelessness charity Emmaus Preston is one step closer to growing its own fruit and vegetables, thanks to helping hands from young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust Team programme.   […]

4 weeks ago
Preston couple raise ÂŁ1,000 walking 10km in memory of stillborn baby son

A couple from Preston have raised ÂŁ1000 after walking 10km in memory of their baby son. Ritchie and Jess Hall raised the money for the charity that supported them when […]

4 weeks ago
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