Meet Preston’s councillors: Jonathan Saksena representing Ribbleton

This is the first of a series finding out a bit more about those we vote in to represent us. Preston’s councillors have been sent a bit more about the men and women behind the ballot box. Age? 62 Which ward do you represent? Ribbleton How long have you represented the ward? Since May 2010 – I previously represented Brookfield Ward from 1984 to 2008. Do you […]

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Marian Roberts

Notable People of Preston: Marian Roberts 1920 – 2007

In many respects, Marian Roberts was one of Preston’s great historians of the twentieth century. Not only has she written numerous papers, now deposited in the University of Central Lancashire’s special collections, she was much loved and respected by her contemporaries in such Institutions as the Friends of the Harris, the Preston Historical Society and the Lancashire Records Office. In 2004 she received the British […]

12 months ago by
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Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

This beautiful image wasn’t created and edited on a computer. Local photographer David Kirby shot, developed and created the image at home in his dark room. Such is his passion for traditional photographic methods he has set up his own blog, Twelve Small Squares, complete with tutorials on shooting and developing photographic film. Here he explains why he prefers film over digital and why he […]

12 months ago by
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Deepdale and St Georges community group granted Queens Award

The Deepdale and St Georges based group, CRaB (Communities Residents and Businesses) has just been honoured with the prestigious Queens Award for their voluntary work and community engagement. The Queens award is a very high achievement for a community group, it is the equivalent to an MBE for an individual. Only two groups in Lancashire recieved the award this year, bringing the total of Lancashire […]

12 months ago by
New man at the top: Professor Kelleher will take over from Dr McVicar

New vice-chancellor announced for Preston based University of Central Lancashire

The Preston-based University of Central Lancashire has announced its new vice-chancellor. The position is one of the most powerful in the city as the University acts as a major employer and economic contributor with its large student population. Professor Gerry Kelleher will take on the post after the current holder Dr Malcolm McVicar announced he was stepping down. Brian Harris, Chair of the University Board, […]

1 year ago by

Liz Knight – Rosemary Conley’s Biggest Loser Slimmer of the Year 2013

A very big well done to Preston-based Liz Knight. Rosemary Conley’s Biggest Loser Slimmer of the Year. Liz, who lost an amazing 14st 7lb, and went from size 32/34 to a 12/14, has recently been interviewed on Channel 5 News and will be on ITV news at 6pm on 4 January. She has also appeared on the front page of a magazine and in the […]

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