City nightclub to close doors after nearly 50 years

IT was a place where thousands of Prestonians met their future husbands and wives, but now a popular city nightclub will see its last dance.

Coun. Ken Hind

Ken’s Keep Ribble Valley constituency campaign

A leading Ribble Valley Tory is calling on local town and parish councils, businesses and voluntary organisations to back a Conservative campaign to save the Ribble Valley constituency.

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Tony and Julie Wiles are still coming to terms with the suicide of their son just over a year ago. A special memorial fountain has been built in the garden for their son Stevie

Devastation of an unexpected suicide

In the second part of our series looking at the county’s high suicide rates and the work being done to prevent suicide Michelle Blade reports on one family’s struggle to come to terms with the loss of their much loved son and brother.


John finds hope in midst of despair

Preston has gained notoriety for being the suicide capital of England. As the city council mounts its own investigation into the high suicide rates Fiona Finch spoke to one man who almost became part of the statistics when he tried to take his own life earlier this year.

Staff from Vodafone volunteered in the grounds of St Catherines Hospice and in the charitys onsite cafe, The Mill

Workers swap a day at the office to volunteer at the hospice

Staff from Vodafone enjoyed a red letter day as they offered a helping hand at St Catherine’s Hospice.

Man who died in M6 horror smash is named

Man who died in M6 horror smash is named

A man who died following a serious collision on the M6 has been named.

Mental health care facility The Harbour in Blackpool

Lancashire’s battle against suicide

On the second day of our series on soaring suicide rates in Preston and across the county Fiona Finch examines the roles of the NHS in preventing suicide.

Brian May and Kerry Ellis

Illness forces May to pull out of show

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has cancelled his upcoming tour dates due to a mystery illness.

Ben Wallace

Lancashire MP in battle against money laundering

Lancashire MP Ben Wallace is helping to lead a crackdown on international money laundering.

Cameo and Vinyl, Market Street, Preston.
Image from Google

BREAKING: Preston nightclub to shut down

The owners of Cameo and Vinyl in Preston have announced the club will close permanently next week.

Ingol Golf Club

PNE training ground plans ‘fit for Premier League’

PRESTON North End has unveiled its vision of a training complex fit for the Premier League.

Picture courtesy of Colne and West Craven Police.
Vehicle seized in Preston  being driven by a disqualified driver.
The same disqualified driver was caught earlier the same morning driving a BMW which was also seized.

Disqualified driver caught twice in a day

Police were left shocked after a disqualified driver was caught twice in the same day on Lancashire roads.

Engraving by Andy Binns

Artist’s work helps Lancashire hospice

A new exhibition is to raise money for a county hospice.

Strike threat by workers on West Coast Main Line

Strike threat by workers on West Coast Main Line

Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forward with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast Main Line for industrial action.

The shape of things to come at PNE

PNE unveil plans for state-of-the-art training complex - and public park

Preston North End has unveiled its vision of a training complex fit for the Premier League.

Duck Street, Pilling (Google)

Updated: Paraglider killed in crash in Lancashire

A paraglider has plunged to his death in the Lancashire countryside, it has been revealed.

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Fresh appeal after van driver dies following motorway smash

Police have issued a new appeal for witnesses after a man died following a collision on the M6.

Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
Jane Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults and Lancashire Safeguarding Children Boards

Preston is suicide capital of England

AN investigation is being launched in a bid to discover why Preston has become the suicide capital of England.

Traffic bottleneck on Fishergate

Traders to keep ‘close eye’ on traffic in festive build-up

Business leaders have given a cautious amber light to new measures aimed at reducing congestion in Preston.

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