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Preston historian explores the importance of football to fans during Covid-19

Deepdale stadium. Pic: Tony Worrall A leading academic from the University of Central Lancashire has explored the importance of football during the coronavirus pandemic. As fans across the country have been looking forward to the […]

6 days ago
Preston Community Support Hub comes to a close after successful summer

PNECET have taken over the Fulwood Heroes hub The Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s (PNECET) Community Support food provision service has now ended after a successful summer of providing support to vulnerable families in Preston and […]

2 weeks ago
Preston filmmaker documents athlete’s 24-hour bike ride for CALM

The film documents Benjamin's life and charity journey. Pic: Garth Dew/Ride for 24 Preston-based videographer and filmmaker, Garth Dew, has released a short film which documents why his long-time friend, endurance athlete Benjamin Anthony, undertook a gruelling 24-hour indoor bike ride. With coronavirus […]

2 weeks ago
Penwortham man tackles 113-mile cycling challenge for local neonatal charity

Afiyah Master from Preston has a video message recorded by staff to be sent to her family Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Penwortham resident David Rose is set to take on one of the country’s most difficult cycling challenges to raise money for neonatal charity Baby Beat. The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113-mile […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, August 29 to September 4

Hugh Carthy riding in the 2018 Tour of Britain Pic: Geof Sheppard A lot has happened in Preston over the last seven days. Fulwood and Walton-le-Dale saw the closure and opening of coronavirus testing centres, and The Living City project launched its […]

2 weeks ago
Fulwood cyclist Hugh Carthy rides the Tour de France

Hugh Carthy at the 2018 Tour of Britain Pic: Geof Sheppard This is a guest post. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. 26-year-old Hugh Carthy from Fulwood has become the first Prestonian to ride […]

2 weeks ago
Fundraising fortnight secures £11,000 for Leyland charities

Lead engineer, Ben Holloway’s, truck pull Staff at Leyland Trucks have raised £11,000 for local causes through their one-off Factory to Festival (F2F) Miles Better Together fundraising event. The fortnight-long socially distanced fundraiser, organised by Leyland […]

3 weeks ago
Longridge Rotary Group launches bike raffle for Prostate Cancer charity

Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston cycling sportive. Pic: Epic Events The Rotary Group of Longridge and North Preston are currently hosting a fundraising raffle to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Each year, the Rotary group hosts a number […]

4 weeks ago
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