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Preston City Council gardener creates final Remembrance display

A 15-year Preston City Council gardener who served in the Falklands War has created his final Remembrance display in St George’s Shopping Centre. Brian McNeil, 65, started working in the […]

2 years ago
Fulwood coffee shop donates nearly £5k to Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A coffee shop housed in a local cancer treatment centre has donated its entire post-lockdown profits of £4,961 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The volunteer-managed coffee shop within Fulwood’s Rosemere Cancer […]

2 years ago
Preston retiree to honour late friend with 1,100-mile Rosemere cycle

A retired Preston history teacher who now works as a climbing instructor is to complete a 1,100-mile charity cycle to Land’s End in South West England. Simon Millward-Hopkins will undertake […]

2 years ago
Lostock Hall toy firm lands prestigious silver industry award

A South Ribble business that creates ‘Magical Story Jars’ to help parents connect with their children has won a silver accolade in The Independent Toy Awards. Beth De Nobrega, from […]

2 years ago
Penwortham Girls’ High School GCSE results ‘phenomenal’, says headteacher

A ‘jubilant’ Penwortham headteacher has opened up about the ‘exceptional’ results of her school’s GCSE students. Penwortham Girls’ High School Headteacher Karen Pomeroy said this year’s results are ‘nothing short […]

2 years ago
Preston marketing firm Fifty2M celebrates 20th birthday

A Preston marketing firm launched from a Chorley bedroom in 2002 has marked its 20th birthday with a beer and pizza party for 50 guests. Fifty2M, founded by managing director […]

2 years ago
Penwortham artist to exhibit at Southport Flower Show

Shiryn Wynter A prestigious flower show has invited a local artist to create new work for a solo exhibition later this month. From 18 to 21 August, Penwortham artist Shiryn Wynter Art […]

2 years ago
Award-winning Preston author to attend crime writing festival in London

A Preston author who won the Joffe Books Prize for Crime Writers of Colour in 2021 will attend a prestigious writing festival this autumn. Debut author Christie J Newport, whose […]

2 years ago
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