New management team at former Hillcrest nursery

A Preston nursery is hoping to capture the imagination of its youngsters as it is relaunched with a new management team.

Sofia Vinaccia enjoying the slide with members of The Friends of Conway Park, who have finalised plans for the park in a joint project with Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council

Friends step up campaign to transform Preston park

A group of neighbours looking to transform a Preston play park are stepping up their fundraising to help the project.

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Thornley Birds 2017 pantomime Peter Pan
Founder Margaret Blackburn in her final panto roll

Thornley Birds to continue to soar

A lot of pride, a lot of fun, a lot of family, lots of hard work but with great creative results – we’ll miss it all.

Linda Whitfield and Geoff Paton from Fulwood, Preston.

Preston cancer patient’s ‘week from hell’ after double leg break

The partner of a woman recovering from cancer and waiting on an operation for her double leg break says it has been “the week from hell”.

Photo Neil Cross
Roadworks with traffic lights on Eastway, Preston, are causing misery to commuters

Closure planned on key Preston road

Motorists fed up with temporary traffic lights on a busy main road in Preston have been reminded of a major closure coming up.

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Fulwood Barracks

Calls to halt ‘misguided’ proposals to close Fulwood Barracks

City leaders are being urged to ask the government to reconsider “ill-conceived” proposals to close Fulwood Barracks.

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Preston bus station

New speedier bus service for commuters

Preston Bus has launched a new speedier service for commuters, linking an employment area to the bus station.

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Photo Neil Cross
The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

Opening date for new Preston coffee shop

Costa is due to open in the former HSBC bank in Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, on February 7.

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Photo Neil Cross
The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

New coffee shop in Preston is taking shape

Work is well under way on a new coffee shop due to open in Fulwood, Preston.

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Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire

Body found after murder investigation launched into missing woman

Police investigating the murder of a missing woman from Lancashire have discovered a body.

Appeal: Graham Heys case was at Preston Crown Court

Garden flasher loses appeal

A MAN who was caught stark naked in his garden performing a lewd act has lost his court appeal.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

Minister visits Lancashire to investigate library closures

A top level meeting between a Government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

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Eastway in Fulwood, Preston.

BREAKING: One of Preston’s busiest roads set to temporarily close

One of the busiest roads in Preston is set to be temporarily closed as part of work on a new road and a new housing development.

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Broadway Surgery in Broadway, Fulwood.
Image courtesy of Google

City surgery fails inspection

A Fulwood doctor’s surgery faces being shut down after an inspection by care watchdogs.

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Two-year-old becomes online dancing sensation

Meet William Goldmsith, the toddler who became a viral sensation after showing off his dance moves online.

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Angela Crossthwaite and the botched roof repair

Preston mum vows to bring cowboy builders to justice

A single mum ripped off by a cowboy builder has made a New Year resolution to nail him in court.


What started as a cold left former soldier paralysed

Former soldier Steve Mawer was a strong, healthy dad-of-two, training to take on a major physical challenge.

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Fulwood Library on  Garstang Road

Much loved Lancashire library goes on sale for £475,000 despite protests

A much loved former library which closed its doors in September has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council with offers invited over £475,000.

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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.

CLOSE: Henry Smith with wife Sally Curzon-Smith and son Rory (3)

UNSUNG HEROES: ‘Sally never ceases to amaze how strong and kind she is’

The Evening Post is celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the second in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Sally Curzon-Smith, who, despite having her hands full looking after her disabled son, makes time to support others.

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