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Nintendo Switch devices donated to children at Royal Preston Hospital

Martha Kidd (11) of Eccleston, enjoying some screen time while on the Children's Ward at the Royal Preston Hospital, playing a game donated by Get Well Gamers UK Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity has received a donation of game cartridges for Nintendo Switch devices and other consoles. The cartridges, worth approximately £150, were gifted to the trust charity’s Children’s […]

4 weeks ago
Preston Police Officer crowned Police Sport UK National Badminton Champion

PC Ashley Gibson - winner of Mixed Doubles Champion PC Ashley Gibson from Preston Police has won the coveted title of Mixed Doubles Champion in the Police Sport UK National Badminton Championships. The event was held in Hatfield, Hertfordshire […]

4 weeks ago
Preston woman’s dog walking fundraiser for Lancashire women charity

Michelle Eccles and her sonJayden aged five A Preston woman is giving back to a women’s charity by going on a dog walking fundraiser. Lancashire Women is a charity working alongside women to support and enable them […]

4 weeks ago
Preston illustrator’s Tokyo Jo’s print raising funds for children’s charity

Tokyo Jo's print by David Robinson A Preston illustrator is selling prints of the former Preston Nightclub destroyed by a fire last week with proceeds going towards charity. David Robinson is selling a limited edition of […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Uclan astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of Milky Way

A star in the Milky Way Galaxy A UCLan research team has been involved in a global collaborative project to reveal the first image of the black hole in our galaxy. On May 12, 2022, an international […]

1 month ago
Penwortham pub hosting family fun day to support children’s charities

Flying the flag for their first collaborative family fun day are Lucy Clark, of the Children’s Appeal (left), and Ellie Smith, of Derian House Children’s Hospice Two of the area’s best-known children’s charities are uniting to stage the ultimate family fun day fundraiser. The free entry event is a collaboration between Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation […]

1 month ago
Preston resident raises awareness of brain injuries through new book

Photo Credit: Rory Southworth. Nathan Shoesmith author of new book 'Brain Injuries: Our Hidden Journeys' A Preston resident has published a new book providing insight into the real lives and journeys of acquired brain injury survivors. Launched on Action for Brain Injury week, Brain Injuries: […]

1 month ago
New Preston publicans unable to launch carvery due to fire decide to feed emergency workers for free

Nicola Suggate, Jim O'Connor and Niamh Clarke A Preston city centre pub is feeding emergency workers dealing with the fire at the former nightclub in Church Street. Nicola Suggate and Niamh Clarke, both from Ribbleton, took over […]

1 month ago
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