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Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre marks 30 years of supporting Preston families in crisis

Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre marks its 30th anniversary Mill Bank Wellbeing Centre has marked 30 years of supporting for homeless families in crisis.  The service, provided by Places for People, helps families overcome the barriers to living life in […]

2 months ago
Rosemere Cancer Foundation confirms long-standing supported John Hodgson as new chair

John Hodgson is the new chair of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation Pic: Rosemere A former secondary school assistant headteacher is stepping up to serve as Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s new chairperson. John Hodgson has supported the charity for nearly two decades and his associated […]

2 months ago
Woodplumpton boy raises hundreds for Rosemere from garden shed shop

Will Rainford in his shop Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation An entrepreneurial 11-year-old boy has raised funds for Rosemere after losing both his grandparents to cancer. A year 7 pupil at Broughton High School, Will Rainford has dealt with cancer […]

3 months ago
South Ribble’s Ann Coles and Dilawar Hussain win BBC Radio Lancashire Make A Difference Awards

Ann Coles was given the Fundraisers Award Pic: BBC Radio Lancashire Two South Ribble residents who make a big difference in their communities have been recognised for their selfless actions. Ann Coles won the Fundraisers Award at this year’s BBC Radio […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Blog Preston to bed down for the Big PNE Sleep Out in November

Ed Walker and Kate Rosindale at the Big PNE Sleep Out in 2019 Blog Preston is preparing to take part in the Big PNE Sleep Out again. Taking place on Friday 17 November at Deepdale the event aims to raise £50,000 for the […]

3 months ago
Preston North End’s legendary Deepdale Duck mascot retires

Simon Nash as the Deepdale Duck Simon Nash has retired from his role as the legendary Deepdale Duck. Simon – who works behind the bar at The Orchard Craft Beer Bar in the city – became […]

3 months ago
Preston ranked second most calming city in UK

Preston's city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston ranks as the second most calming city in the UK, according to new data. Compare the Market has analysed over 40 of the most populated cities in the UK, taking into […]

3 months ago
Mayor of Preston invites local group to Town Hall in recognition of charitable work

Members of Preston Guild Lodge on their visit to the Town Hall with Mayor of Preston Cllr Yakub Patel The Mayor of Preston has recognised Preston Guild Lodge for its commitment to charity with a visit to the Town Hall. Over many years, Preston Guild Lodge No 4408 has […]

3 months ago
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