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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.

Crime 1
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.

Environment
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.

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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.

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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.

Food and Drink
King Karai, Preston

Takeaway review: King Karai, Preston

Preston’s Watery Lane is a great place to start if you fancy a takeaway from a variety of different cuisines.

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Bill Tyson's funeral

Farewell to popular former city mayor

City leaders and civic dignitaries have turned out to say farewell to a former Mayor of Preston.

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CCTV released by police following a robbery at a convenience store in Wellington Road, Preston

Knifepoint robbery at Preston shop

A shop worker has been threatened with a kitchen knife in a robbery at a convenience store.

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Power cut affects hundreds of Preston homes

Power cut affects hundreds of Preston homes

Hundreds of homes across Preston were left without power on Sunday evening.

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A fund-raising team, led by Stephanie Jones (second right), who slept rough to support homeless people. Left to right Kim Horton, Tjay Morey,  Shakira Browne, Stephanie Jones, Keeley Bingham

A vulnerable night in the cold to help others

Spending one night under the stars was tough, so imagine what it would be like to sleep rough every night.

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Photo Neil Cross
DANGEROUS DRIVING CAMPAIGN
Maria Hodgson, whose husband Brian was killed at the age of 41 by a drink driver.
Then nine years ago, Maria's sister Mavis died while crossing the road in Turkey

“I am glad drink driver killer is dead”

DRINK driving DRINK is still one of the biggest killers on roads despite society being aware it is unacceptable.

AASMA DAY talks to Maria Hodgson who lost her husband in a crash caused by a drink driver who also died in the smash together with his passenger.

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Maria Hodgson, whose husband Brian was killed at the age of 41 by a drink driver. Then nine years ago, Maria's sister Mavis died while crossing the road in Turkey

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: ‘The drink driver who killed my husband did not deserve to live’

Drink driving is still one of the biggest killers on roads despite society being aware it is unacceptable. AASMA DAY talks to Maria Hodgson who lost her husband in a crash caused by a drink driver who also died in the smash together with his passenger. Maria talks about why she is supporting our Drive For Justice campaign to fight for harsher punishments for those who kill or seriously injure on our roads.

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Ashton Community Science College

Ashton Community Science College’s sixth form to close as numbers fall

Community college says ‘lack of interest’ from prospective pupils prompted action.

Education 5
Dunsop Bridge BT phone box

End of the line for 306 Lancashire phone boxes

ALMOST a third of public phone boxes across Lancashire could be axed after telecommunications provider BT said they were under used.

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Faulklands war veteran Simon Weston with Donna Rowe Green

Vote for Donna and her team as they help army ex-vets regrow self-esteem

Nestled within Ashton Park is a very special garden. It started out a seed of an idea but in just four years has blossomed into something much more.

News
Alan Rampling

Green-fingered Alan pens book on life in Preston’s parks

After more than five decades working in Preston’s parks, former head gardener Alan Rampling has written a book about his green-fingered life.

Environment 1

Proud Bob, 95, gets military honour

D-Day veteran Bob Barron insists he played only a “small” part in a big team effort to liberate France.

Nostalgia
Missing nine-year-old, Maklaine Bottomley

UPDATE: Missing schoolboy found

A schoolboy who went missing has been traced.

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