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Meet the woman selflessly helping homeless people across Preston

A Preston woman has been cooking food in her home to distribute to the homeless for years. Lo Parsons delivers hot meals, along with essentials such as masks, sanitisers and […]

2 months ago
Bamber Bridge firm hope to raise £30k to donate to food banks this winter

During these unprecedented times, many families and individuals are struggling to cope. Coronavirus struck almost a year ago, yet many shops are still closed, infection rates are still too high, […]

3 months ago
Food parcels and face masks to be delivered to those struggling across Preston

Face masks sewn by local community volunteers are set to be delivered with food parcels. The packages are to be given to those in financial hardship across Preston, helping people […]

3 months ago
Beech’s Fine Chocolates celebrate centenary year in the same factory where it all began

Founded in 1920, Beech’s Fine Chocolates is celebrating their centenary year in the same factory on Fletcher Road in the heart of Preston. Now under the control of the Whiting […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement How sales of these Christmas hampers are supporting Preston families in need

A Christmas hamper from The Larder The Larder is selling festive hampers full of local and ethical products to help fund its Christmas Kids in the Kitchen programme. Kids in the Kitchen addresses the issue of […]

3 months ago
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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago
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