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Support for plans to tackle holiday hunger

Preston councillors have backed plans to support disadvantaged children who go hungry during school holidays.

Politics
Joanne Tinning

Preston ball raises thousands for Breast Cancer Now

A man whose wife lost her fight against breast cancer raised more than £6,500 for to help beat the disease.

News
Darren Critchley was awarded the New Zealand Police Associations Bravery Award for his heroics last December.

Top cop Darren awarded renowned New Zealand bravery award

The heroics of a former Preston police officer have seen him awarded New Zealand’s highest police bravery award.

News
Last year's display at Astley Park in Chorley

BONFIRE NIGHT 2017: Where to see a fantastic firework display in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Here is our round-up of events taking place in and around Preston, Chorley and South Ribble this Bonfire Night.
Arts
Road closure on Watling Street Road from Albert Road to Sharoe Green Lane.

Road closures after building collapses

One main road and two sides roads in Preston are off limits following the collapse of building renovation work.

Transport
Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

APPEAL: One punch victim still suffering after attack one year on

A man from Preston who was attacked by a total stranger in a nightclub a year ago is still recovering from his injuries and requires regular care, say police.
Crime
Brett Lund and Malcolm Peacock

Book share scheme a global plan

A pair of Preston pals who share a love of literature have established an innovative method of coping with the ongoing threat of library closures.

News
Victoria Yu, owner of Oceans Fish and Chips, previously worked in her family businesses Yu and You

Oceans Fish and Chips makes debut in St George’s

St George’s shopping centre in Preston has made a brand-new addition to its retailer line-up with the arrival of Oceans Fish and Chips.

Business
Sam Sinclair on the ball for Preston 1sts

Preston Hockey Club’s struggles continue at home

Preston Hockey Club men’s 1sts’ slow start to the season has left them struggling without a point at the foot of National Conference Division North, after a 4-2 home defeat to 
newly promoted Leeds.

Hockey
Peter Tassiker, assistant manager of DW Sports and Fitness, Portway, Preston, rode a spin bike for eight hours, at Royal Preston Hospital foyer.

Spinathon for Royal Preston Hospital raises £100

Dad-of-two Peter Tassiker got himself into a spin to raise money for Royal Preston Hospital.

News
The 22-year-old man was arrested by police on Monday evening following a number of exposure incidents closeto the University of Central Lancashire earlier in the month.

Police in Preston arrest man after "indecent exposure" incidents

A man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Preston, say police.

Crime
Shipping containers will act as office pods for upcoming entrepreneurs.

Boost for budding city entrepreneurs

A raft of new office space in the shape of shipping containers are set for Preston city centre after council bosses gave plans the go-head this week.
News
£7m a year battle to fix Lancashire’s potholes

£7m a year battle to fix Lancashire’s potholes

More than £7m a year is being spent repairing Lancashire’s pothole riddled roads.

Transport
Police would like to speak to these youths following the incident

CCTV APPEAL: Lit fireworks thrown at people on Preston North End car park

A group of youths in Preston risked causing serious injury to members of the public after they threw lit fireworks in a car park.
Crime
Crews were called to the rubbish fire in Ribbleton

Crews called to Ribbleton rubbish fire

Fire crews in Preston have issued a plea to residents to be mindful of where they store their rubbish after a fire started in Ribbleton.
News
Joseph has been missing for nearly three weeks, from an address in Stafford is believed to be in Preston

MISSING: Boy 16 believed to be in Preston

A 16-year-old boy, who has been missing for nearly three weeks, from an address in Stafford is believed to be in Preston, say police.

Crime

Accident on M6 near Preston fifth worst for queues and delays

Drivers travelling on the M6 near Preston suffered one of the worst traffic hold-ups across the whole country, experts have revealed.
Transport
The Angel on Lune Street, Preston

One of Preston’s oldest pubs is set to reveal its brand new image

One of Preston’s oldest pubs will become one of the most up-to-date when it unveils its brand new image at the end of the month.

Business
A male member of staff was assaulted during an armed robbery at the Spar

Masked men escape with £13k after hold-up with meat cleaver in Hoghton

Thieves escaped with more than £13,000 after they raided a convenience store armed with a meat clever and a metal bar in Hoghton, say police.
Crime
Entrepreneur Simon Rigby to lead masterclass

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby to lead masterclass

The multi-millionaire entrepreneur behind the regeneration of Preston city centre will kick off an academy of excellence for the winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards.

Business
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