Preston mum brews up magical Harry Potter inspired fundraiser

Wannabe wizards of all ages packed out a Lancashire manor house for a magical day of all things Harry Potter and helped raise more than £2,000 in aid of The Christie hospital.

Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Oakendale House in Ashton

Student digs plan for historian’s Preston home

A former Preston care home that was forced to close by inspectors last year is set to become student flats.

Police are seeking a man in connection with a robbery at Booze Busters

Robber held saleswoman at knifepoint

Police are on the hunt for an armed robber who held an off-licence sales assistant at knife-point.

Pictures: Dave Connors

The annual Halloween bash at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Water Lane

Guests get in spirit for fright night

The Wheatsheaf Pub in Preston opened their doors to some rather scary punters for a creepy carnival inspired party night.

Stolen car crashes into bus

Stolen car crashes into bus

Police are searching for two people after a stolen car smashed into a bus in Preston this morning.

Indian take-away

Where are the best Indian take-aways in Lancashire?

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Donna Brookes

“I never realised losing weight would improve my mental well-being too”

Today is World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues.

AASMA DAY talks to Donna Brookes who suffered a nervous breakdown last year who reveals how joining a slimming club improved her mental wellbeing by building her confidence and self esteem - and cured her migraines.

Photo Neil Cross Twins Barbara and Valerie have been hairdressing for more than 40 years

Backcomb to the future for sisters

Hairdressing twins Barbara Garner and Valerie Rudd will cut back to their roots when they open a new salon later this month.

Ashton and Lea golf club

Club menu with lots of greens make for perfect Sunday tee-time

We are never usually short on offers in our house when it comes to an invitation for Sunday lunch.

Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Water overflowing at the Lea section of the Ribble Link

Ribble Link close to bursting its banks

Torrential rain over the weekend has put water levels at Preston’s Ribble Link close to bursting its banks

Rachel Heppenstall

Cyclists take on Ride London for The Space Centre in Preston

Three cyclists have raised almost £2,000 for a sensory centre for people with disabilities.


17m high Vodafone antenna plans rejected

Planning permission for a 17.5 metre high radio antenna have been rejected by Preston City Council

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with a robbery at an ATM in Tulketh Brow, Preston

Woman left with broken ribs after being rugby-tackled by 6ft 5in robber

Police are hunting a duo who robbed and assaulted a woman at a cashpoint in Preston.

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 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.
An artist's impression of the UCLan Adelphi square development

Planners urged to heed advice on Preston's Adelphi scheme

Preston charities have urged planners to remember the needs of the blind and visually impaired community ahead of a major scheme.

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