Preston woman drops SIX dress sizes in stunning weight-loss transformation

A Preston woman is celebrating a massive five-stone weight loss after finally overcoming her life-long battle with the bulge.
Ruth Watkinson didn't feel confident at a heavier weight

Preston woman drops SIX dress sizes in stunning weight-loss transformation

A Preston woman is celebrating a massive five-stone weight loss after finally overcoming her life-long battle with the bulge.
Photo Neil Cross Preston Market stallholder Pete Burns

Work on third phase of Preston market project to begin this month

Work is set to get under way on a new Market Hall in Preston. Here’s everything you need to know.

The wheelie bin fire melted guttering and had the potential to be a very serious incident

Arson investigation after Preston shop damaged by bin fire

Two crews from Preston were called to a bin fire that damaged a shop, say fire services.
Callum McAllistair is wanted by the police

WANTED: Chorley man wanted after breach of licence

A man from Chorley with links to Preston is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.


Roll on spring, say frustrated Preston drivers

March can’t come soon enough for fed-up motorists in and around Preston.

Becky Sumner went up to the top of Preston Bus Station intending to commit suicide last week, and a Good Samaritan talked her down and saved her life

Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues

When the world was getting too much for Becky Sumner, the kindness of a stranger prevented her taking the most drastic of actions. Today, she bravely tells her story to SARAH CARTER, to help give others hope and encourage them to reach out

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The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

New coffee shop in Preston is taking shape

Work is well under way on a new coffee shop due to open in Fulwood, Preston.

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A new apartment/hotel is opening up at Number 10 Theatre Street, Preston

Plans unveiled for city bedroom boost

A luxury apartment hotel is being developed in Preston City Centre.

Crews were called to the man's home at around 10am this morning

Elderly man taken to hospital after fire in Preston

An elderly man has been taken to hospital after a fire at his home, say fire services.

The top-floor flat in Holland Lodge on Grange Avenue

Cheapest flat in Preston costs less than a car

A one-bed flat in Preston could be yours for less than most people spend on a new car, a property auction company revealed today.

Reserve Officer Duncan Goulder mows a patch of dense rush. Lapwing need a new habitat

How a lawnmower is making a home for wild birds

A giant mower will help to clear the way for declining bird species at Brockholes nature reserve in Preston.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherines, with Chris Nelson and Shirley Murrell from Barclays Fishergate branch, and hospice fundraiser Emma Jacovelli

Hospice project cashes in thanks to bank staff

Barclay’s staff have shown that St Catherine’s Hospice can really bank on their support, after helping to raise more than £21,000 in the last year, on top of volunteering their time at the charity’s events.

One lane has been closed following the accident on the M6.

Lane re-opened on M6 Southbound after lorry accident

One lane has re-opened following an earlier closure on the M6 Southbound after an accident involving a lorry and a car, say police.
Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Victoria Cherry of Fulwood, Preston. Her body was found in Bolton

Man charged after Preston woman’s body found at house in Bolton

A man has been charged after the body of a Preston grandmother was found at an address in Bolton.

John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.


Tributes paid to former Mayor of Preston

Tributes have been paid to former Mayor of Preston and community leader Bill Tyson.

Tyres dumped at Cottam Lane

Hundreds of tyres dumped across Preston

Hundreds of tyres have been dumped at three sites across Preston.

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