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Longton & New Longton

The villages of Longton and New Longton, which are to the south of Preston on the A59 and in the borough of South Ribble

Search underway for ‘high-risk missing person’ last seen in New Longton

Eleanor Sumner A search is underway for a teenager police have described as a ‘high risk missing person’. Eleanor Sumner, 17, was last seen in New Longton close to Howick Cross Lane. […]

2 days ago
Man from Walmer Bridge shaves hair in support of his sister battling breast cancer

Eric Suthers and his big sister Helen. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation A man from Walmer Bridge has raised over £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by cutting his hair in support of his sister. Eric Suthers, who runs Walmer Bridge’s Junction Garage […]

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Charity to support those affected by cancer set up in tribute to Longton sportswoman

Emma Aindow-Gregory, Lancashire sportswoman. A charity to support those affected by cancer has been set up in memory of a sportswoman from Longton. Emma Aindow-Gregory’s family worked to set up a charity following her […]

2 weeks ago
Leyland housing company invites charities to pitch for funding at ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’

Progress Housing Group colleagues and volunteers at the previous Soup Dragon’s Den A Leyland-based housing company is inviting charities to pitch for funding at a ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’. Progress Housing Group is calling on charities and community groups in the South Ribble […]

4 weeks ago
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‘Start of something special’ as Preston Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever performance sells out

Alexander Roe MBE and Paul Heptinstall of Preston Symphony Orchestra The new Preston Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever performance has sold out in less than 28 days. ‘An Evening of Popular Music from Stage and Screen’ will take place on Sunday 9 […]

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Preston homecare provider invests thousands for training at new city centre branch

Homecare assistant Zohreh Madani (left) and homecare assistant Kirsten Capstick demonstrating the hoist in the new Care Training Academy at Preston A Preston-based homecare provider has invested thousands of pounds in training at its new branch in the city. Westmorland Homecare’s new branch opened in December last year, providing care to […]

4 weeks ago
New Longton boy goes 1km each day for 40 days in grandmother’s memory

Oliver Maloney, who more than doubled his target distance on a charity challenge in memory of his grandma A boy from Walmer Bridge has raised money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of his grandmother. Oliver Maloney, nine, who attends New Longton All Saints’ CE Primary, decided to […]

4 weeks ago
Preston radio legend brings back maggot racing for charity event

Former BBC Lancashire radio legend, John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore is supporting a maggot race night to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance. The event, will be presented by KTB […]

4 weeks ago
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