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Preston parks awarded Green Flag status

The Japanese Garden within Avenham park, Preston. Pic: Preston Council Preston City Council has received a Green Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park and Winckley Square Gardens. Since the Covid-19 pandemic […]

1 week ago
More than 100 officers join Lancashire Police thanks to new UCLan degree

The first cohort of the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for policing from Lancashire Police The first cohort of the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for policing has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire ready to serve in Lancashire Police. The 108 new officers […]

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Sri Lanka pro passes 1,000 runs this season for Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club

Sonal Dinusha - Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club 2022 - photo credit: Steve Taylor A professional cricketer from Colombo, Sri Lanka, has surpassed 1,000 runs just halfway through the 2022 season for Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club. Sonal Dinusha arrived at the end of […]

2 weeks ago
First-class achievement for young Preston mum

Chelsea Edwards graduated with a first degree in BSc Biology (Hons) from UCLan The life-changing experience of a university education is well documented but for one University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate, life change came about in an unexpected way.  In 2016, Chelsea […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement £11,000 raised for Preston hospice through 25-mile bike ride

The Guild Wheel cycle challenge raised over £11,000 through cyclists from Leyland Trucks and Lancashire DAF. The 25-mile route began and finished at St Catherine’s Hospice and participants were welcomed […]

2 weeks ago
Plau bar and 263 restaurant shortlisted as Lancashire’s best

Lancashire’s tourist board, Marketing Lancashire, has announced the finalists in the annual Lancashire Tourism Awards. Around 50 businesses over 17 categories are progressing to the next stage, including Preston pub […]

2 weeks ago
Freddie Flintoff visits Preston Vocational Centre during filming

Freddie Flintoff visited Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) in April while filming an episode of Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams. The show on BBC One shows Freddie teaching cricket to young […]

2 weeks ago
Preston cafe to host thermal cooking bag demo and tasting event

With the cost of gas and electricity set to rise again this year, many of us are seeking to reduce our fuel consumption. An organisation from the North West has […]

2 weeks ago
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