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Wallace and Gromit bench to be installed outside Preston’s Market Hall

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as […]

1 year ago
Preston sports coach walking Yorkshire Three Peaks in memory of much-loved family friend

Preston sports coach Tom Hulme, whose ambition is to collect a “World’s Strongest Man” title in the next five years, is packing all his strength into a fundraising challenge for […]

1 year ago
Penwortham neighbours are ‘driven’ to help Rosemere with driveway fundraiser

Penwortham neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are ‘driven’ when it comes to helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity stalwarts, who have been fundraising for a decade now and were […]

1 year ago
Samlesbury man new patron of Royal Preston Hospital Children’s Appeal

A Samlesbury man who says he has ‘the best job in the world because he gets to supply fun all over the world’ is the new patron of Lancashire Teaching […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston yoga studio owner ‘building back better’ after year of heartbreak

Emma Lowther-Wright Preston woman Emma Lowther-Wright has battled through 15 months of personal and professional challenges to reopen her city centre yoga studio. Like other exercise spaces not classed as gyms, Emma’s […]

1 year ago
Preston youth club founder and team cycle 300 miles fundraising for cancer patient

Bryon and his squad of cyclists The squad of four cycled 300 miles in five days, starting at Smart Fit Gym in Preston and travelling to London, in efforts to raise money for long-term cancer patient […]

1 year ago
Here for Humanity CIC continue community support in Preston with lottery grant

The community centred charity, Preston Here For Humanity CIC which was born in last years lockdown, say they are ‘extremely pleased’ to have received a £10,000 grant in National Lottery […]

1 year ago
67-year-old Fulwood man’s 90km challenge for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A Fulwood man is preparing to follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims by walking part of the old Celtic Way to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. It will […]

1 year ago
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