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Preston retains place as best place to live and work in the North West

Preston Marina with city skyline behind Pic: Tony Worrall The Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index has named Preston the best city to live and work in the North West. Preston remains the highest performing city in the North […]

9 months ago
Cottam’s Tipping family raise over £25,000 for charity

The Tipping family have raised over £25,000 for Lancashire charities. Four local charities are to share a massive £26,188.67 raised by the now infamous Cottam family. For the ninth consecutive […]

9 months ago
Dashing Preston Santas help raise £800 for blind and partially sighted people

Ian Watkinson with his sons Harry and Jackson did their Santa Dash in Penwortham on Christmas Day A number of Santas dashed around Preston and South Ribble to help raise £800 for blind and partially sighted people. Participants took part in sight loss charity Galloway’s Santa Dash […]

9 months ago
Single dad gets family life on track thanks to Preston North End in the community

A family on a bike ride Pic: LaterJay Photography from Pixabay A single dad has been helped to such an extent by Preston North End Community and Education Trust that he has been able to move his family into a new […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Local favourites celebrate as Penwortham business award winners revealed

Lime Bar in Penwortham Pic: Andrew Livesey The results of the inaugural Best of Penwortham Awards have been revealed. The awards saw 75 Penwortham businesses competing in ten categories, with members of the public casting more than […]

10 months ago
‘A proud champion of Preston’ – tributes as former MP Ron Atkins dies aged 104

Ron Atkins speaking in summer 2015 at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn at the Continental pub in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Former Preston MP Ron Atkins has died aged 104. Mr Atkins passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (30 December). The Labour politician served the city as MP for Preston […]

10 months ago
Bamber Bridge firm raise £60k for food banks as boss fulfils pledge to double donation amount

Michael Patel giving Morrisons a cheque for their food banks. Sapphire Utility Solutions has raised £60,000 to donate to various charities to ensure people do not go hungry this Christmas. Michael Patel, founder of Sapphire Utility Solutions set a target […]

10 months ago
UCLan community group awarded prestigious accolade from European Parliament for contributions to social justice

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) community group has received an award from the European Parliament. The award is for its contributions to social justice. The Creative Communities Group (CCG) […]

10 months ago
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