Preston man weathers Hurricane Irma in Florida

A Preston man has spoken of his terror as Hurricane Irma swept through his Florida home.
Preston Town Hall

Dispute over ticket rules for planning

A new ticketing system for Preston Council’s planning committee meetings has been branded a “disgrace” by an opposition councillor.

Claire Cushnaghan with grandaughter Tilly and baby son Charlie both aged four weeks

Preston mum's miracle birth after six C-sections

Many women are told they cannot have vaginal births following a Caesarean. But after six C-sections, Claire Cushnaghan was given the opportunity to finally give birth naturally. Speaking to NATALIE WALKER, she thanks the team at Royal Preston Hospital for allowing her to experience the wonders of child birth.
Dave Dinsdale and Tino Ferrari after the shave-off.

Dave and Tino’s Longridge shave-off smashes target for two charities

Two Longridge men have shaved off half of the hair on their heads and the alternate sides of their beards in aid of two charities close to their hearts.

Deborah and Robert Joinson

A latte love story for Preston newlyweds

Love stories more traditionally start over a candle-lit dinner, but for Deborah and Robert it was a cup of coffee that brought them together.
The location on Blackpool Road before Perrys closed

Retail bid in doubt over Preston plan crossover

Major retail plans to transform a vacant Preston site may be refused due to the impact on a nearby area already earmarked for further development.

Jessica Marsh with the Challenge Cup Final match officials

Jessica’s Challenge Cup Final joy

The Challenge Cup was a tough day for Wigan Warriors supporters, but it was a once in a lifetime experience for super fan Jessica Marsh
Ben Ashworth

Ben’s Way to be open next year on Preston's Guild Wheel

A section of the Guild Wheel dedicated to an inspirational Preston charity campaigner will be unveiled on the first anniversary of his death.

Friends of Ribbleton Library Gardening Club

Gardening club that is blooming

They may not be as skilled as Alan Titchmarsh, but with a bit of help from their pals, Friends at Ribbleton Library have a blossoming community garden.

Preston Town Hall

Have your say on Preston Council shake-up plans

A consultation on plans to reduce the number of councillors in Preston is underway.

A chip pan had been left unattended

Safety warning after chip pan blaze averted at Preston property

Fire officers have issued a safety warning after an unattended chip pan was close to causing a blaze at a Preston property.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, August 21, 2017

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Councillor Jade Morgan with step dad Coun Martyn Rawlinson

Preston's youngest councillor to start degree at Lancaster University

Jade Morgan, who was elected as Preston's youngest councillor last year, is set to start university in October after achieving a successful set of A Level results
What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
Police at the scene in Longridge Road

Houses cordoned off after stabbing in Preston

Police have cordoned off a number of houses in Ribbleton following a stabbing incident this afternoon.

Gavin Howard and Pippa's mum Michelle Cole

Ribbleton man completes peak challenge in memory of his Scorton niece

A devoted uncle has taken on the Peak to Peak Challenge - with a twist - in memory of his niece.

Fire service, police and air ambulance crews had launched a joint operationat the scene on Liverpool Road.  Pic: Bob Clare

Man rescued from electricity pylon

A man has been rescued after being spotted "dangling" from an electricity pylon in Hutton.
Police at the murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Preston man guilty of wife's murder

A husband who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in their Preston home has been handed a life sentence.

The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google

Appeal for witnesses after 'road rage' assault in Preston

Motorists who could hold vital information relating to a violent assault are being sought by Preston police officers.
An artist's impression of part of the training ground

Re-submitted PNE bid earmarked for approval

Council officers have said they are “minded to approve” Preston North End’s re-submitted training ground masterplan.
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