From the deputy editor: 16.12.16

Jack Johnstone with dad Kevin
Jack Johnstone with dad Kevin
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Everyone here in the newsroom would like to pass on our condolences to the family of Jack Johnston, who passed away at the tender age of 10.

We had been following Jack’s continuing fight for life and it seems only too cruel that he was snatched away from his parents and sister as the community rallied in the hope they could all be together in their newly decorated home for Christmas.

Jack has left a hole in the lives of his family and will be missed by everyone who knew him - his legacy one of love, awareness and the importance of helping other people.

Our thoughts are with you Kevin, Tina and Izzy.

* As Preston’s renaissance continues apace, it is fantastic to hear that local contractors have been appointed to build the new Market hall in the city centre.

It feels like not a day goes by without news of significant improvement and change to our central business district which for so many years languished thanks to recession and failed projects.

But a new energy has taken over Preston and you get the feeling this is the city to be in the future.

We look forward to seeing the market progress.