Joseph Stashko

Journalist interested in using the best of the web to create exciting news stories and features. I'm co-editor of Blog Preston, and handle the comment/features side of things. If you want to write for us drop me an email at or get in touch via my Twitter account. Happy reading!

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Preston Photo Digest 02/11/11

Here are this week’s offerings for the Preston Photo Digest, collecting the best photographs of Preston on a weekly basis All of these images have been compiled from the Preston Flickr Group, but if you’ve got a photograph that you think deserves to be inclded, get in touch at joseph(@) I’ll also be updating and including a map of Preston (you can see it at the […]

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X Factor star joins Christmas Lights Switch On

Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID) have added X Factor finalist Jonjo Kerr to this month’s Christmas Lights Switch On. He joins soul singer Beverley Knight, Corrie stars Ryan Thomas (Jason) and Helen Flanagan (Rosie) and Sam Clark (Ringo from Neighbours) at the Flag Market on Saturday 19 November. Jonjo said: “I can’t wait to sing in Preston, it’s a place I know well coming from Chorley. […]

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Celebrate a year of Project Korova with a new comedy night

Project Korova are celebrating their first birthday by launching a new monthly comedy night at the Adelphi this weekend. Comedy Mike will launch on Sunday 30 October with Preston born Phil Ellis headlining. Support comes from musical comedian Matt Tiller, Jonny Addy, Danny Sutcliffe and the night’s resident MC Phil Buckley. Founder of Project Korova Sam Buist said: “Our regular monthly night Organised Mike has […]

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Crime roundup 28/10/11 – Police seize crack cocaine and hunt ‘Penwortham flasher’

Police have seized crack cocaine and hundreds of pounds in cash when they stopped a car in Penwortham. The vehicle was pulled over by police Wednesday evening on Liverpool Road. A subsequent search of a property on Christ church Street in Preston led to the discovery of more cocaine which was also seized by officers. A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of […]

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Squires and Lava/Ignite under threat of closure – post your favourite memories

The company that runs Squires and Lava/Ignite has gone into administration, putting 3,000 jobs at risk. Luminar entertainment, which owns 75 venues across the UK, was unable to meet bank repayments after posting losses of £198m in the year to the end of February. The past year has seen Luminar try to expand its propositions in the form of converting venues for live music and […]

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Replay: BAE Job Losses Debated in Parliament

The loss of 3,000 jobs at BAE Systems is set to be discussed in the House of Commons today, at an estimated start time of 5 pm, and we’ll be liveblogging the debate here. Preston MP Mark Hendrick has called for MPs to debate the job losses, he said: “The decision to axe jobs at the Warton and Samlesbury sites is a devastating blow. It […]

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