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Preston chef nominated for Lancashire Tourism Unsung Hero award

Oli Martin A chef from Preston has been nominated for a Lancashire Tourism Unsung Hero award. Oli Martin, who is the Chef Director at Aven Restaurant, Fell Urban Bistro and Foray Catering, […]

2 months ago
Preston influencer and beautician named young entrepreneur of the year

Imogen Southwood with her award at the EVAs 23-year-old Imogen Southwood scooped the award at the EVAs as her beauty and lash technician brand continues to grow.

2 months ago
Film adaptation of Preston novelist’s book to be shown at London Film Festival

Andrew Michael Hurley A film based on a book by a Preston novelist has been selected to be shown at London Film Festival. Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley was recently turned into a […]

2 months ago
Ashton poet’s collection of forgotten stories about working class northern lives

Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth An Ashton-on-Ribble poet has released a new collection featuring working-class northern lives, genealogy and forgotten stories. Dr. Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth’s debut pamphlet, Fleet Salvage, was released by award-winning publisher Broken […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston friends walk Cumbria Way in memory of Sam Hawarden

32-year-old Sam died in May this year shortly after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. His friends are close to raising £20,000 in his memory.

2 months ago
Ashton resident overcomes fear of water to swim English Channel

Jemma Wolstencroft swimming the Channel An Ashton resident has overcome a fear of water to swim the English Channel. Jemma Wolstencroft made the crossing at the end of August, after months of training. However Jemma’s journey […]

2 months ago
Preston’s week in the BBC Breakfast spotlight with Dan Snow and railway chaos

Dan Snow was on BBC Breakfast and gave insight into Preston's important role down the centuries Pic: BBC Breakfast Preston has been experiencing its place in the BBC Breakfast spotlight this week. The city first appeared after being the subject of hundreds of people becoming stuck at Preston Station […]

2 months ago
Mick’s Hut to the rescue after train cancellations leave 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren stranded in Preston

Mick's Hut Pic: Google Mick’s Hut has become an unlikely hero to 50 Glaswegian schoolchildren and their teachers. The city centre takeaway provided cut-price chips to the contingent from Greenfaulds High School after they […]

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