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New book PNE Forever celebrates the fans of Preston North End

Michael produced much of the photography in the book Pic: Michael Barrett A new book is celebrating the fans of Preston North End. Author Michael Barrett has launched PNE Forever, which delves into what it means to be a North Ender. The […]

1 month ago
Preston artists launch 2021 calendar to raise funds for local food fairness scheme

Preston artists calendar - August The Birley artist studios, based in Preston city centre, has launched a 2021 calendar to raise funds for The Larder. The calendar features work by 12 artists, illustrators and designers […]

1 month ago
‘Amazing’ Ranvir leaves Strictly Come Dancing after emotional dance-off

Ranvir and Giovanni after hearing they would be leaving Strictly Pic: BBC Ranvir Singh has left Strictly Come Dancing following an emotional dance-off. After her Waltz and Jive on Saturday night, Ranvir and professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice found themselves at the […]

1 month ago
Preston warehouse and office workers in dance challenge for Marie Curie

Screenshot from SPAR dance video Pic: James Hall and Co. Ltd Staff at the Preston SPAR depot are busy spreading Christmas cheer while raising funds for end of life care charity, Marie Curie. The company is hosting a variety of virtual […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Penwortham neighbours’ 12 Days of Christmas display for local food bank

12 Days of Christmas window displays in Leyland Road A group of neighbours in Penwortham have created a 12 Days of Christmas window display in aid of a local food bank. The Leyland Road residents are hoping the outdoor […]

2 months ago
Preston teenager to be honoured with the British citizen youth award

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 25 extraordinary young people from across the UK are being recognised with the coveted British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA). One of them is Montgomery Lord from […]

2 months ago
Preston’s Ranvir ‘blown away’ as she makes Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals

Ranvir and Giovanni Pic: BBC TV presenter Ranvir Singh said she’s ‘blown away’ to be in the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. Ranvir and her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice impressed in the quarter-finals with […]

2 months ago
Friends donate thousands to charity in memory of Preston’s ‘potato man’ Keith Roberts

A group of friends have paid a moving tribute to Preston’s ‘potato man’. Keith Roberts, who died of cancer aged just 43 in September, was well known around Preston for […]

2 months ago
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