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Preston in top places to have produced most England international footballers

Sam Johnstone playing for England U19s against Croatia in 2012 Pic: Catherine Kõrtsmik, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Preston ranks in the top ten districts to have produced the most England international footballers, new research shows. According to ACME Whistles, Preston is joint seventh having bred five England […]

8 months ago
Wallace and Gromit bench to be installed outside Preston’s Market Hall

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as […]

8 months ago
Preston sports coach walking Yorkshire Three Peaks in memory of much-loved family friend

Preston sports coach Tom Hulme, whose ambition is to collect a “World’s Strongest Man” title in the next five years, is packing all his strength into a fundraising challenge for […]

8 months ago
Penwortham neighbours are ‘driven’ to help Rosemere with driveway fundraiser

Penwortham neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are ‘driven’ when it comes to helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity stalwarts, who have been fundraising for a decade now and were […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Samlesbury man new patron of Royal Preston Hospital Children’s Appeal

A Samlesbury man who says he has ‘the best job in the world because he gets to supply fun all over the world’ is the new patron of Lancashire Teaching […]

8 months ago
Preston yoga studio owner ‘building back better’ after year of heartbreak

Emma Lowther-Wright Preston woman Emma Lowther-Wright has battled through 15 months of personal and professional challenges to reopen her city centre yoga studio. Like other exercise spaces not classed as gyms, Emma’s […]

8 months ago
Preston youth club founder and team cycle 300 miles fundraising for cancer patient

Bryon and his squad of cyclists The squad of four cycled 300 miles in five days, starting at Smart Fit Gym in Preston and travelling to London, in efforts to raise money for long-term cancer patient […]

8 months ago
Here for Humanity CIC continue community support in Preston with lottery grant

The community centred charity, Preston Here For Humanity CIC which was born in last years lockdown, say they are ‘extremely pleased’ to have received a £10,000 grant in National Lottery […]

8 months ago
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