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 joseph@blogpreston.co.uk or get in touch via my Twitter account. Happy reading!

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Review: 7th Preston Social at the Forum Bar

The Preston Social held its first event at the new location of the Forum on Winckley Street on Tuesday, with the topic focused around debating the contentious idea of responsibilities and rights surrounding young people online. Attendees heard from Duncan Hodgson, who develops applications for young people through his work with Plings and rubothered.co.uk, which he designed, developed and has maintained since its origin. The […]

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Preston Photo Digest 26/10/11

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(@)blogpreston.co.uk. I’ll also be updating and including a map of Preston (you can see it at the […]

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New advice centre opens to help young people into work

Preston College has opened a new advice centre in the city centre which aims to provide advice and guidance to young people who are not in employment, education or training. The ‘Young People’s Advice Centre’ is on Theatre Street near the post office, and will provide information on courses, training opportunities and careers for young people. It will be open five days a week for the […]

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Ribble Valley MP brands idea to move Fishwick out of Preston as a “glaring anomaly”

The proposition to move Fishwick out of the Preston constituency and into the Ribble Valley is a “glaring anomaly”, according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans. Speaking at today’s Boundary Commission public hearing at the Tickled Trout hotel, Evans agreed with Labour’s Mark Hendrick that making Fishwick part of the Ribble Valley would be an ill-advised move. “It would be the only ward of Preston […]

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Overall crime in Lancashire falls, but sexual offences on the rise

Overall crime in Lancashire is falling, according to Home Office figures released yesterday. The findings show a 4.8 percent reduction in overall crime from July 2010 to June 2011, which is 5,063 fewer victims of crime compared to the same period the year before. The national average of crime reduction was 4 percent. You can compare the latest figures with previous figures using the interactive […]

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Fishwick would be an “orphan ward” under boundary changes, says Preston MP

Fishwick would become an “orphan ward” under changes proposed to the Preston constituency by the Boundary Commission, according to MP Mark Hendrick. The move, which would see Fishwick become part of the neighbouring Ribble Valley constituency, was opposed by Hendrick as well as councillors Marytn Rawlinson and Tom Burns. Speaking at a public meeting held yesterday at Fishwick Ramblers Working Men’s Club, Hendrick said: “It […]

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