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Tippings house returning to light up Cottam and encourage others to do the same this Christmas

When the Tippings turn their lights on, you know about it! Cottam is set to become Lancashire’s Christmas capital this year with a new campaign. For the last eight years, the suburb’s Tipping family home has been decked in thousands upon […]

3 months ago
Preston Community Hub collecting gift donations for Christmas shoe boxes

Preston Community Hub are encouraging people to donate to this years shoebox appeal Preston Community Hub’s volunteers are in the process of collecting gifts for children in the St Matthews and Fishwick area of Preston. Currently around 120 families are served a week […]

4 months ago
Preston group walks 2,000 miles to raise £8,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice

Rotary Club of Preston South member John Dalton at Scout Scar near Kendal, his contribution to the club's 2,088 mile walk Rotary Club Of Preston South members walked over 2,000 miles during two weeks in October to raise £7,800 for St Catherine’s Hospice. The members, aged from mid-fifties to over eighties, […]

4 months ago
Prestonians urged to give a gift to those in Royal Preston Hospital this Christmas

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity are appealing for support in their mission to give all patients a gift on Christmas Day. After all the challenges and difficulties 2020 has brought, staff […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s Hindu community celebrate Diwali virtually despite lockdown restrictions

Preston’s Hindu community celebrated Diwali in a different way this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they could not gather for a service and fireworks as they usually would. The […]

4 months ago
Preston’s Noor Foodbank provides over 75,000 meals throughout the pandemic

Noor Foodbank has been operating for more than two years from Noor Hall, Preston, which is next to Masjid-e-Noor.  Site visits have been stopped since the first lockdown which began […]

4 months ago
One year on the funds from Big PNE Sleep Out see a property secured by The Foxton Centre

Looking into the house bought to be renovated by The Foxton Pic: Ian Robinson/PNE A deal on a house for the city’s rough sleepers has been sealed a year after the Big PNE Sleep Out at Deepdale. The Foxton Centre received nearly £100,000 from […]

4 months ago
Preston North End win Community Club of the Season Award

Deepdale the home of Preston North End Pic: Gary Bond Preston North End Community and Education Trust has won the North West Football Awards’ Community Club of the Season – All Other Leagues award. The Trust has enjoyed another successful […]

4 months ago
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