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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 [...]600 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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 [...]601 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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 [...]602 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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 [...]603 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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 [...]606 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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 [...]606 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share