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Preston train managers star in exhibition recognising railway heroes

Avanti West Coast staff at Preston are featuring in an exhibition by the National Railway Museum that celebrates the contribution of rail workers during the pandemic. Train Managers, Janet Bamber […]

9 months ago
With their gym shut these Fulwood friends exercise for Rosemere

A trio of friends from Fulwood are challenging themselves to an intense workout to raise money for Rosemere. Gym buddies Donna Finn, Sharron Mulvaney and Fay Morne are aiming to […]

9 months ago
Preston retailer uses quiet lockdown period to create ‘blinged up’ mobility scooter

Blinged up mobility scooter Pic: ScootaMart A Preston retailer has used the quiet lockdown period to customise a mobility scooter with crystals and flashing lights. Staff at ScootaMart in Owen Street have spent over 500 hours during […]

9 months ago
St Catherine’s Hospice nurse retires after 36-years of care given

Bernadette Baxter The first person to be appointed at St Catherine’s Hospice by the matron the year it opened has retired. Bernadette Baxter has spent 36 years working at the hospice, and […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston best friends finishing home schooling with charity walk

Best friends Jenna Culshaw and Emma Bradley are closing the latest chapter of home schooling by walking 21 miles for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. They are returning to their Year 11 […]

9 months ago
Proud Preston: How we’re celebrating the kindness, courage and creativity in our city

Some of the city's leaders are endorsing our Proud Preston features Today we’re officially launching the Proud Preston section of our website. Full of inspiring stories of kindness, courage and creativity, Proud Preston is the perfect antidote to the challenging times […]

9 months ago
Lane Ends children’s boutique wins North West retail award

Melissa behind the counter at the boutique Ashton-based Melissa Louise Children’s Boutique has won the Northern Enterprise Award for Best Children’s Fashion Retailer in the North West. The boutique, which is located in Blackpool Road at Lane […]

9 months ago
How this heart-shaped flower installation in Avenham Park is lifting spirits

Avenham Park flower installation Pic: @honeyshideaway A heart-shaped flower installation in Avenham Park is bringing cheer to park visitors. The display appeared in the park on Saturday (27 February), and was created by Preston-based wedding florist […]

9 months ago
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