Strictly Come Dancing for Preston girl

Preston girl Rachel Botes has landed a job on the BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing. A recent BA(Hons) Journalism graduate, Rachel is working as a runner on series 10 of the popular prime-time show. Rachel contacted the shows production team “on a whim” and to her surprise they took her on. Her tasks include assisting the production team, helping out in the studio during […]

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Football legend Peter Shilton and Mark Lawrenson in Preston

AN EVENING WITH SPORTING LEGEND PETER SHILTON OBE AND MARK LAWRENSON last night at the Preston Marriott Hotel football great Peter Shilton talked about his inspirations and career as one of Englands finest Sportsman. Preston born BBC TV pundit Mark Lawrenson hosted the host the evening. Raising money for the Babybeat Appeal this fantastic evening was arranged by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of […]

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Kendal to London (via Preston) by Kayak

Here’s a couple of unexpected shots taken yesterday along the Lancaster Canal near Salwick in Preston I was amazed to learn that the three guys pictured are kayaking from Kendal to London! With a combined age of 185 the three paddlers will be travelling the 379 mile route over 16 days while raising money for their chosen charities. They should be passing through the Wigan […]

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The Guild Fair Trade Fashion Show

3 October, the Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group presents in aid of the Mayor’s charities the Preston Guild 2012 Trade Fashion Show. Taking place in the 53 Degrees venue at the UCLAN, an all-age fashion show featuring a model catwalk showcasing the best of Fairtrade fashion that will be mainly locally produced. There will be, music, dance, Fairtrade stalls to browse with jewellery and […]

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Pictured: Blaze Festival at Preston Guild 2012

Another part of the eclectic Preston Guild 2012 festivities was Blaze, an explosive new festival of music, performance and urban art that was part of WE PLAY Expo, the North West Closing event for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Preston Guild. It included live demos and workshops in free running, skate boarding, graffiti art and urban dance plus many other musical and dramatic performances. Kid […]

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Preston WWE superstar makes comeback

Preston WWE star ‘The Barrett Barrage’ Wade Barrett made a spectacular return to the ring recently. Following a partially dislocated elbow that kept him out of action for nearly seven months, a reinvigorated Barrett made his intense return to WWE this September. After knocking Yoshi Tatsu out cold with a devastating elbow strike, he declared “Wade Barrett is open for business.” A huge Preston North […]

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