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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 […]

3 months ago
Series of Christmas baubles by Walton-le-Dale carpenter helps out Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Festive cheer from John (right) presenting his donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer Dan Hill outside Rosemere Cancer Centre, where his much loved and missed mum Janet was treated earlier this year Craft carpenter John Rose, who has been uniting families worldwide with his made in Preston wooden Christmas baubles, brought some early festive cheer to Rosemere Cancer Foundation when he presented […]

3 months ago
Preston North End to deliver festive hampers to vulnerable members of community

PNECET Festive Hamper Launch Preston North End Community and Education Trust is launching a Festive Hampers campaign to support those most in need over the Christmas period. The initiative is being delivered in partnership […]

3 months ago
Royal Preston Hospital consultant sets up national organisation to support Indian nurses

Anu Thomas A consultant nurse and Clinical Lead for Stroke at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Anu Thomas, has set up an organisation to provide pastoral care for Indian nurses. The British Indian Nurses […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Monopoly proving a big hit as Prestonians sell it out twice over

Sunrise over Preston on Friday 23 October Pic: Tony Worrall There’s just one month until Christmas and the brand new Preston Monopoly game looks like it’s heading for the top spot on the retail charts. The official Preston Monopoly edition […]

3 months ago
Leyland man rounding off 250km in Movember with Preston Guild Wheel circuit

Bob Flood A Movember ambassador from Leyland will walk Preston Guild Wheel to bring his total distance covered this month to 250km. Bob Flood set out to complete 200km as part of […]

3 months ago
How you can help Preston’s disadvantaged youngsters celebrate this Christmas

Collection of presents from last year's gift appeal The Preston community is being asked to help bring smiles to disadvantaged young people’s faces this Christmas Day. Cotton Court Business Centre in Preston city centre is running its eighth […]

3 months ago
Well-known Preston window cleaner Arthur Eteson passes away

Arthur Eteson, well-known window cleaner. Pic: Youtube Window cleaner Arthur Eteson passed away on Friday 20 November. He has been cleaning windows in the area for years and was a well-loved member of the community. The 79-year-old […]

3 months ago
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