Police patrols stepped up around Preston skate park

Police have stepped up patrols around Moor Park after reports of youngsters throwing stones at buses and cars.

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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

The Caribbean Carnival on Preston Flag Market

Pop-up festival to raise support for Preston’s Caribbean Carnival

A pop-up carnival is to be held in a Preston craft shop this weekend, to drum up support for a much-loved festival.

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Charity campaigners will host a number of events for heart awareness month this February

February is heart awareness month

Preston based charity Heartbeat will host a series of events this February in recognition of heart awareness month.

Man rescued after pizza fire

Man rescued after pizza fire

Firefighters had to smash their way into a smoke-filled house to rescue a man who had fallen asleep cooking a pizza.

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North End players are filmed for a new Virgin Trains video

Training session with a difference for PNE stars

Preston North End players are on track to be the stars of a new video.

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Herbert Street, Preston. Picture: Google

Warning after crews tackle flat fire in Preston

Fire crews have urged people to “get a takeaway” after they have been drinking alcohol, following a blaze at a flat in Preston.

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Bill Noblet, Ken Duckworth and Geoff Kirkby with their new hedge trimmer at Serpentine 1 Allotments in Preston.

Allotment group asks donors to dig deep after theft of equipment

An allotment group targeted by thieves are appealing for help to replace stolen equipment.

Kenmure Lodge, Kenmure Place, Preston.
Image courtesy of Google

Failing care home will close down

A care home put in special measures after failing key quality and safety tests is to close down.

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Father Christmas will be making an appearance at the Heartbeat Xtravaganza

Xtravaganza at Heartbeat

A city heart charity is preparing to celebrate Christmas.

The scene at Deepdale Road this morning by Scott Felton

Collision closes busy Preston city centre road

A two-car smash closed the busy Deepdale Road in Preston this morning.

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Boarded up door and windows at the former Sir Tom Finney School

Vandals go on a wrecking spree at special school unit

Vandals have been on a £20,000 wrecking spree at a school unit for children with special needs.

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Lincoln Shields, of Trampower

Preston’s tram plans could finally get the go-ahead

After years of stalling, Preston’s tram plans could finally be on track.

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Reach for the Stars Charity night at the Invincibles Lounge, PNE.
Back L-R Chris Murch, Barbara Jean Murch and Medeleine Bird.
Front L-R Ritchie Thornton, Sarah Thornton and Russell Bird.

Incredible gala evening helps Rory and Brian reach for the stars

Two Preston families have been overwhelmed by the efforts of the community in helping their sons who are seeking life-changing therapy treatment.

Historic: Stephenson Terrace, within the Deepdale Enclosure Conservation Area

Town Hall re-think after Preston conservation zone concerns

Town Hall bosses have had a re-think on plans to scrap a conservation zone in Preston, after objections from civic experts.

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Preston Mayor Coun John Collinson, representatives from the Theatre Boys Football Club present a charity cheque to Heartbeat, Preston

Memorial trophy match for Steve

Preston football club the Theatre Boys Football Club held a charity football match in memory of their former club manager raising more than £1,000 for the Heartbeat charity.

Deepdale Road at the junction with Burrow Road, Preston. Picture: Google

Rope rescue team called to tackle rubbish fire in Preston

Specialist rescue teams helped tackle a rubbish fire that broke out in Preston.

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The Sir Tom Finney Splash statue at Deepdale

Preston’s Deepdale ground under siege from yobs

YOBS are targeting Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium in an escalating campaign of criminal damage and intimidation.

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Preston North End Community Trust 30th anniversary dinner event

Preston North End community trust celebrates 30th anniversary

It was thirty years ago Preston North End was one of six English clubs who embarked on a new community project aimed at putting fans back at the heart of the game

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Elona Green, 34, of Raven Street, Deepdale, was jailed for three years at Preston Crown Court this week for two burglaries and an attempted burglary in Sedgwick Street, Preston, on July 4.

Woman high on crack stole 2ft electric dog

A burglar who raided a house and a shed and stole a laptop containing a masters’ degree student’s work, a mobile phone plus two kettles and an electric dog has been jailed for three years.

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