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Number of benefit claimants falls

The number of people in Preston and its surrounding areas claiming benefits is dropping, according to latest statistics. The Office for National Statistics have released data that shows that on the whole the number of claimants is dropping, despite the jobless total being at a 15-year-high.

11 years ago
Strolling with Spiderman

I am training for the Moonlight Walk. It’s an organised half marathon walk to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. I will be walking with a close friend in memory […]

11 years ago
The future of Blog Preston

You might have noticed the site going through a few changes recently, a flurry of live blogging activity for the elections and a new Facebook fan page. The reason is […]

11 years ago
Preston Elections: 2010 – text updates

 For all the live action from the Preston Guild Hall, updated every 20 minutes by Andy Halls. For more interactive updates, head to our live-blog here. For a list of […]

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Election 2010 – The key figures

With Preston and its surrounding constituencies going to poll tomorrow, here is the key information regarding the percentage of voters needed to swing their vote in order to unseat the current candidate; and the time the result is expected to be announced. Whilst Preston, Wyre & Preston North, and the Fylde require a reasonably large percentage of voters to change their minds based on the last election; the South Ribble and Ribble Valley constituencies should be very closely contested – and could go right down to the wire.

11 years ago
Every Day She Lies a Little

Jenn Ashworth‘s debut novel, A Kind of Intimacy, has garnered excellent reviews from the critics and public alike. It’s the story of a lonely, obese woman who moves home and […]

11 years ago
Election 2010 in Preston

Blog Preston will be covering the 2010 general election and local elections direct from the Town Hall. Here’s our live blog as the local election results are announced, follow Joseph […]

11 years ago
Can You Spot The Squirrel?

I know several of you read my last three articles and are now becoming nature detectives. One of the best things about getting out there and enjoying nature is that […]

11 years ago
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