PNE star's family feel impact of Greek earthquake

A Preston North End star has spoken of his relief that his family is safe after feeling the effects of a deadly earthquake.
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Nigel Green examines the damage

Vandals trash ‘safe place’ for veterans

Vandals have trashed a special gardening project set up as therapy for military veterans.

Crime 4

Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

Tickets for the meeting sold out in just over an hour

PNE planning meeting tickets 'sold out'

Tickets for the hotly anticipated planning meeting for Preston North End's re-submitted training ground bid have sold out in under 90 minutes.
Ben Ashworth

Guild Wheel honour a lasting tribute for Preston's Ben Ashworth

The wheels are in motion for one of Preston’s landmarks to be named after inspirational charity campaigner Ben Ashworth.
Teen musician Connor Banks

Connor’s nod to pop star Ed raises funds

A Preston teen’s homage to pop superstar Ed Sheeran has raised vital funds for a Lancashire boy fighting a cancer battle.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Council leader 'bans' chief executive and senior staff

The leader of Lancashire County Council has 'banned' senior authority staff from attending briefing meetings with him.
A brisk walk is included as exercise

Preston lagging behind on exercise rates

Fewer adults in Preston are taking part in recommended levels of exercise compared to other areas, new figures suggest.

Martin Heald

Preston star Martin features in new campaign

A Preston sports star who is no stranger to fronting promotional campaigns is due to feature in a new series of adverts for a multi-national firm.
David Dinsdale has been jailed for 23 months

Preston sex offender jailed

A Preston man who breached his Sexual Harm Prevention Order has been jailed for almost two years.

Fire safety checks at high rises have been ongoing in recent weeks

No failed cladding tests across Lancashire

Safety checks of the cladding on Lancashire’s high rise buildings are almost complete with no failed tests recorded, the fire service has said.

Roger Bessant

Preston grandad cycled 315 miles for Age Concern Central Lancashire

A Preston grandad has taken on a gruelling four-day cycle challenge to raise funds for Age Concern Central Lancashire.
The Chip Inn in Ashton, Preston. Image courtesy of Google

Appeal after violent attack at Preston chippy

An investigation has been launched after a knife wielding robber attacked a worker at a Preston chip shop.

Roman Re-enactment weekend in Ribchester

See how the Romans lived during Ribchester’s re-enactment weekend

Ribchester Roman Festival weekend takes place on July 8 and 9 on the village’s recreation field.

The new entrance at Preston station

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.

Crime 8
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.

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