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Adnan from Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams wins foster award

Adnan was one of the stars from the Flintoff documentary Pic: The Fostering Network Adnan captured the hearts of millions during the BBC documentary as Freddie formed a new cricket team in Preston.

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Lostock Hall Girl Guide who saved her mum when aged just seven given award

Jessica Kinder Pic: Girl Guiding Jessica's mother Becky lost consciousness and began to fit violently. What followed was an incredible act of bravery from Jess, now aged 11, to save her mother's life.

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Preston woman re-trains after losing job in pandemic and is one of North West’s top apprentices

Emily Bingham lost her job in the pandemic and has shown great resilience to re-train and start again Pic: James Hall & Co A recruitment co-ordinator at a Preston firm has been named as one of the best apprentice in the North West. Emily Bingham was one of two level 2 finalists in […]

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Prestonā€™s 2023 High Street Heroes crowned at city centre awards ceremony

2023 Preston's High Street Heroes award winner John Gillmore Prestonā€™s 2023 High Street Heroes have been crowned at a city centre awards ceremony. The competition, organised by Preston Business Improvement District (BID), and supported by Visit Preston, saw 17 […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Preston paramedic student saves man’s life after cricket match collapse

Matt Dunn,Ā Lancashire and Cumbria Consultant Paramedic, presenting UCLan student Ibrahim Akram with his certificate Pic: UCLan 21-year-oild Ibrahim Akram was fielding on the boundary when an opposition player collapsed when running between the wickets. The paramedic student leapt into action and saved the man's life.

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Black to the Future 2023 event to showcase Prestonā€™s achievers of African heritage

Attendees at a past Black to the Future event Black to the Future is a celebratory event organised by Preston Black History Group in Black History Month in October every year. The event celebrates and showcases the achievements of […]

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Preston creative agency establish new bursary with UCLan for graphic design

Student Hamaz Mailk, Forepoint senior designer Abi Stones, student Olivia Hayward, Forepoint director and UCLan alumni Keith Noble and UCLan student Shahzad Ansar. Forepoint has awarded three students at the University of Central Lancashire with a bursary to accelerate their graphic design studies.

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Nationwide Preston team join Big PNE Sleep Out to boost Foxton fundraising efforts

Nationwide Preston's Jo Smith and Viktorija Murane Pic: Blog Preston A team of staff from Nationwide Preston will be joining more than 200 people signed up to bed down at Deepdale and raise vital funds for The Foxton Centre's work at the Fox Street Day Centre.

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