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Lush Preston launch global campaign to end animal testing

International cosmetics brand Lush, alongside Humane Society International (HSI), will tomorrow launch a global campaign to end animal testing. In stores across the world, including the United States, Australia, India, South Korea and Russia, staff at Lush will take part in protests to raise awareness of animal testing in the cosmetics industry. The events coincide with the UN day for Animals in Laboratories and World Week […]

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Global Rainbow Lights Up Preston (Photos, Video)

Last week we covered the unveiling of the Global Rainbow, a colourful symbol of the upcoming Guild and Olympics. The rainbow is made up of seven parallel beams of powerful lasers that represent the seven colours of the rainbow. The installation marks the start of the Cultural Olympiad and hundreds of cultural events happening across the North West as part of the London 2012 Olympics. Below […]

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Preston MP supports “Drop the NHS bill” – debate in Parliament today

Preston MP Mark Hendrick has come out in support of the “Drop The Bill” campaign, which opposes the government’s plans to reform the NHS. Today opposition MPs will debate the bill while examining an alternative Labour motion to the proposed Health and Social Care Bill. Mark Hendrick said: “The Government has finally relented in the face of public and professional opposition to the Bill. 173,000 people have signed the […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day in Preston

Today is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrate and raise awareness of women’s rights around the world. Started in the early 1900s and celebrated annually thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. There are several events happening Preston related to the day: Preston Council are hosting an event which begins at 11am this morning and includes […]

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Business aims for international acclaim by nurturing young local talent

A Preston business is aiming to combat unemployment among young people by partnering with local universities. Transcription Global, a transcription, translation and interpreting company based in Winckley Square is working with international students who are studying in the area to translate and proofread files in their native language on a freelance basis. By paying students in the area to translate and proofread files in their […]

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Islamic students pledge to raise £10,000 towards new CT scanner

A group of students from Preston have pledged to raise £10,000 towards a new hospital scanner at the city’s main hospital. The Islamic Society at the University of Central Lancashire made the vow yesterday to contribute the funds to the LEP Lifesaver Appeal. The appeal aims to help the NHS buy a new CT scanner for Royal Preston Hospital as part of its new trauma […]

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