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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 […]

11 months ago
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 […]

11 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 […]

11 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 […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

11 months ago
Free meals for Preston’s children in last week of homeschooling

Preparing hot food deliveries Pic: Preston Here for Humanity Two local community groups are ensuring children are ready to get back to school by delivering free hot meals during the last week of homeschooling. Preston Here For Humanity and […]

11 months ago
Supportive co-workers secretly fundraising for Rosemere as friend begins chemo

Staff at Leyland based pet supplies company have been fundraising for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in support of their colleague and friend. R & E Bamford Ltd organised a birthday surprise […]

11 months ago
Preston businessman set to run a mile for 365 consecutive days in aid of Lancashire Mind

A Preston businessman has set himself a goal to run at least one mile per day for 365 days to raise funds for Lancashire Mind. Daniel Fisher has set out […]

11 months ago
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