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Preston soldier completes 48-hour march in memory of mum who died from Covid

James Kirkby completing his 48-mile march. Pic: James Kirkby Soldier James Kirby has completed a 48-hour march in memory of his mum who died from coronavirus. James marched from Preston Flag Market at the Cenotaph to ITC Catterick and […]

3 years ago
Preston-based restaurant Fino Tapas secures ÂŁ2million to expand

Fino Tapas in Lytham Restaurant entrepreneur and owner Mark O’Rourke has announced big new plans for popular Fino Tapas. Mark is investing two million pounds in two new Lancashire sites, in Lytham and Blackpool, due to open […]

3 years ago
Deepdale man nominated in Positive Role Model category at National Diversity Awards

Marcus Wright from Deepdale has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards in the Positive Role Model category. The Preston man has gained recognition across the city for his dedication […]

3 years ago
How a disengaged Ribbleton lad grew up to create a mentoring scheme inspiring others

Rickeem Richardo A man from Ribbleton has gone from being a ‘disengaged student’ to the founder of a movement that aims to be a voice of encouragement and positivity. Rickeem Richardo, who […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Mayor of Preston announces Coronavirus Community Hero Awards

In the face of an incredibly difficult year, Preston’s community spirit has shone through, with individuals and groups going above and beyond to support their families, friends, and communities. Now […]

3 years ago
Preston family fund raising challenge to support Rainbow Hub’s 20th Birthday Virtual Ramble

The Harrison family from Ribbleton, Preston all took on personal challenges to support Rainbow Hub’s 20th Birthday Celebration Virtual Ramble. The event took place on Saturday 24 April with the […]

3 years ago
Former Preston teacher raises more than ÂŁ150,000 for charity by selling painted cards in Booths stores

Bob Sutcliffe with his cards in Booths stores. A teacher has been selling his painted cards in Booths stores across Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire for the past two years. Bob Sutcliffe has managed to raise more that ÂŁ150,000 […]

3 years ago
Plungington personal trainer’s mountain trek for The Mental Health Foundation

In April 2022, Dale Wallace will embark upon a fundraising challenge to raise money for The Mental Health Foundation. The challenge is a seven day trek via The Inca Trail […]

3 years ago
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