New entrance part of Preston station revamp

An eye-catching new entrance at Preston station is open to the public this week.
Preston City Council

Preston Council hits saving targets

Council bosses in Preston have staved off dipping into reserve funds due to an “improved budget position”, according to a finance report.


Fury of Frank, 92, after case dropped against intruder accused of beating and robbing him

Pensioner Frank Gardner still struggles to walk four months after being viciously attacked and robbed in his own home.

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Preston town hall

Preston Council claws back cash from benefit cheats

A zero-tolerance approach to benefit fraud has seen £140,000 recovered from residents in Preston.
The planning bid will be decided on Thursday, June 15

PNE training ground bid decision day

The fate of Preston North End’s ambitious plans to build a state-of-the-art training base is set to be decided.

Nathan Richardson

Teenager jailed for ‘vicious’ murder of pensioner in street

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 19 years for the “brutal” and “cruel” killing of a pensioner who was stripped and beaten in a Preston street on New Year’s Day.

Veteran Albert Pemberton-Sheen receives his medals

War hero receives medals 72 years after leaving RAF

A war hero has finally received his service medals – 72 years after leaving the RAF.

Preston's Old Docks House

Art Deco gem under the hammer - again

It is one of Preston’s signature buildings - to some the finest example of Art Deco architecture in the city.

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Police seize nuisance bike from park

Police seize nuisance bike from park

Police have seized a dirt bike after it was causing a nuisance over the weekend to visitors to a Preston Park.

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Ribchester May Market

Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

William Dickinson (back row first on the left) on route to Singapore in 1941

Piecing together the journey of a Prisoner of War

William Dickinson never spoke of his time building the Burma Railway. But, two decades after his death, his documents and photos begin to tell their own story, as NATALIE WALKER writes
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Oyston Mill

Businesses worry over mill’s future

A landmark mill is up for sale just three years after plans were unveiled to convert it into luxury apartments.

Photo Neil Cross REAL LIFE STORY Yvonne Fenney, looking youthful at 60  Yvonne looks a lot younger than her years and shares her secrets to looking and keeping young - which include yoga.

“People tell me I don’t look 60 ... too many women let themselves go”

Lancashire woman Yvonne Fenney says people are often incredulous when she tells them she is 60 as they think she looks younger than she is.

She tells AASMA DAY how she has defied the years and shares her secrets of staying youthful.

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Martin Ainsworth and fiancee Shelby Rigg have set up We Are Juice juicing business that is going from strength to strength.
They have decided that for every sale, they are going to give fruit/veg/juice to the homeless people or food banks in the local area. Pictured with three day old daughter Brooklyn

Nutrient boost for city’s needy

A couple behind a fledgling juice business have made a vow to support the homeless with every product they sell.

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The last picture of missing man Tommy Billington

What happened to old Tommy?

The family of missing down-and-out Tommy Billington have made a final plea for help to solve the riddle of his disappearance.

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Members of Let's Grow Preston raking the ground ready for work

Let’s Grow Preston blooming in the city

An gardening organisation is flourishing in Preston, creating many enjoyable green landscapes across the city.

Savick Brook, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston

Flooding questions for home owners

A homeowner who has never experienced flooding in 53 years has questionned why her insurance premium has more than doubled.

Firefighters were called out

Man arrested after serious house blaze

A man aged 35 has been arrested in connection with a serious house fire in the Ingol area of Preston last night.

Photo Neil Cross
Man City fan Chris Jones and his girlfriend Joanne Cottam, a Chelsea fan.
got engaged when the two teams played each other and had his proposal captured by new Preston business Captured Proposals

Football rivals are the perfect match

Would you do it in public? AASMA DAY talks to one football fan who proposed to his girlfriend in front of thousands of people - and had the moment captured forever

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Health Kicks Kitchen in Lane Ends, Preston

Health kicks on offer at new Preston cafe

Diners looking for a health kick are heading to a new cafe, hoped to be a popular alternative to traditional fast food.

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