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Kirkham stammer activist up for National Diversity Award

Jack Dinsley, founder of the Be Kind Stammer Campaign A stammer activist from Kirkham has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards. Jack Dinsley is up for the Positive Role Model category thanks to his Be Kind Stammer Campaign. […]

7 months ago
Preston-based online pharmacy serves almost 1 million customers during pandemic

Stock image of medication An online pharmacy based in Preston has served almost one million customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. AYP Healthcare, which is based near Preston city centre, has grown rapidly since it […]

7 months ago
Preston barber tapped up to share expertise with Sri Lankan haircutters

John delivering the training via Zoom A Preston barber is sharing his expertise with trainees learning their craft thousands of miles away in Sri Lanka. John Monks from The Gents Room Barbershop was originally asked to […]

8 months ago
Iftar packs distributed during Ramadan thanks to Preston North End

From left to right are all PNECET staff unless otherwise stated, and in order are: Harriet Creighton Levis, Sagwati Malabi, Omar Khan (Preston United), Rebecca Robertson, Luke Jno-Baptiste (Community Gateway), Zafar Coupland (Deepdale Councillor), Liam Sealey, Kamran Ahmed (Deepdale Community Association), Sharon Gaughan (Community Gateway), Tom Drake Pic: Ian Robinson / Preston North End Preston North End are celebrating the month of Ramadan by providing free fresh fruit, water and dates for those who are fasting. A gazebo is being stationed at Deepdale each evening throughout the holy month […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Vinyl Tap landlord completes ‘Walk Against Cancer’ for cause close to his heart

Each year, Sean Keefe, landlord of the Vinyl Tap, raises money for cancer charities. During the first lockdown, he cycled 666 miles, often virtually, for the Heavy Metal Truants, raising […]

8 months ago
Penwortham first-time author wrote children’s book in lockdown and hopes to make it to best sellers list

Craig Proudfoot A Penwortham first-time author has released a children’s book called The Frog and The Crab. Craig Proudfoot, an IT project manager, wrote the book in lockdown as a way to […]

8 months ago
Fulwood woman celebrates turning 100 with cake and Prosecco

Alice Slater on her 100th birthday A Fulwood woman has celebrated her 100th birthday by handing out cake and Prosecco to friends and neighbours. Alice Slater turned 100 on Thursday (8 April) and spent the day […]

8 months ago
Month-long Ramadan celebrations taking place at Deepdale

A rep from KGN Food Store and a rep from PNE CET Pic: PNE CET Preston North End are celebrating the month of Ramadan by providing free fresh fruit, water and dates for those who are fasting. A gazebo is being stationed at Deepdale each […]

8 months ago
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