Sean Gregan’s exclusive PNE column

Something which has caught my attention this season has been Alex Neil’s straight-forward approach and talk as Preston North End manager.

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The Run Preston 10k and 5k runs set off and finish on Market Street in the town after a route that takes in Avenham Park, Preston. Friends united at the end of the 10k run. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday September 24, 2017.

Is this last Run Preston ever?

There is still a glimmer of hope that the popular Run Preston 10K event can continue after it was staged for possibly the last time on Sunday.

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North End's Josh Harrop misses from close range

Dave Seddon’s Deepdale verdict

Preston endured probably their most frustrating day at the office under Alex Neil, which was a sign of the progress made in his time in charge and indeed the rise in expectation levels.

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James Fitzpatrick for Hoppers in their game against Birkenhead Park

Rampant Hoppers up to second place

Preston Grasshoppers 60 Birkenhead Park 14

It says something about the attitude of this Preston Grasshoppers team that, after a 10-try demolition of Birkenhead Park, head coach Paul Arnold was able to admit: “There was quite a lot of disappointment at the end because we felt we left a few points out there.”

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Preston North End's Jordan Hugill battles with  Conor McLaughlin (left)

PNE Fans’ Panel verdicts


Not a game that was high on entertainment value as North End and Millwall fought out a largely forgettable 0-0 draw at Deepdale in front of 12,363.

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Alistair Waddecar got the dramatic stoppage-time winner

Non-league round-up: Brig win in ‘Renno time’

Bamber Brigde repeated the 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Brighouse that they recorded in an FA Cup preliminary-round tie last month.

Marcus Carver after scoring the second (photo: Josh Vosper)

Magpies almost let it slip but Carver delivers

Chorley 3 AFC Telford Utd 2

High drama at Victory Park kept a crowd of 1,125 on tenterhooks in a second half accurately described by Chorley boss Matt Jansen as ‘frenetic’.

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Millwall's gameplan a sign of respect according to Preston skipper Huntington

Paul Huntington believes Millwall’s approach at Deepdale shows that sides are beginning to sit up and take notice of Preston North End.

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Preston North End 0-0 Millwall: Five things we learned

Preston North End were held at Deepdale on Saturday as Millwall took a share of the spoils.

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Jordan Hugill charges the ball down against Millwall

Match report: PNE 0 Millwall 0

Preston North End endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a goalless draw by Millwall at Deepdale.
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Our man of the match Ben Davies wins a header.

How they rated: Who impressed for Preston against Millwall?

Preston North End's 0-0 draw with Millwall was a game for defenders.

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WATCH: Dave Seddon's verdict on Preston's Millwall stalemate

Preston North End were held by Millwall at Deepdale in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

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Alex Neil rues Preston's lack of quality in final third in Millwall draw

Alex Neil was disappointed with Preston North End's attacking play in the goalless draw with Millwall at Deepdale.
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Steven Old.

Stevenage 2-1 Morecambe

Morecambe suffered their fourth defeat of the season as they went down at the Lamex Stadium.

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The Room Apartments, Lawson Street, Preston

False alarm as fire engines rush to flats

Four fire engines and an extension ladder were rushed to a multi-storey block of flats in Preston city centre after a fire alarm went off and automatically alerted Preston Fire Station.

Sean Maguire battles with Byron Webster.

Preston North End 0-0 Millwall - As it happened and reaction

Preston North End were frustrated by Millwall as they made it six games unbeaten in the Championship.
Last year's Garstang Christmas Lights Switch On

Family fun to boost festive lights fund

A fun-packed event which will raise funds for Garstang’s annual Christmas lights display is to be staged early next month.

Six fire engines were used to extinguish the blaze

Car fire on hard shoulder

Firefighters were called out to car fire on the outskirts of Preston this morning.

United Utilities at work.

Lane closed on A6 London Road over weekend

Emergency work to repair a collapsed sewer on the A6 London Road could affect road users in Preston this weekend.

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Sir David Jason being guarded by security after 'credible threat' to TV legend is made

Only Fools and Horses legend Sir David Jason is being 'guarded round the clock' by security after a 'credible threat' was made against him.
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