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Snooker used to be a mainstay of the Guild Hall's offering

Preston ready to welcome back the snooker world to the Guild Hall

The eyes of the snooker world will be locked on Preston from Tuesday. The World Snooker Grand Final returns to the Guild Hall for the first time in nine years. It is the culmination of the European and Asian tour series and there is £100,000 at stake as 32 players do battle on the baize. Snooker returning to the Guild Hall is a huge boost […]

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Preston’s first black footballer celebrated with statue

Celebrating England’s first black professional footballer, a statue will be erected at the National Football Centre in Burton-on-Trent. Former Preston North End player Arthur Wharton will be commemorated in bronze by sculptor Vivien Mallock. The statue of the Ghana born football player was commissioned by the Darlington-based Arthur Wharton Foundation. Born in the Gold Coast, now known as Ghana, in 1865, Arthur Wharton moved to […]

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Preston Sports Awards 2014: Community sports heroes honoured at ceremony

Sportsmen and women from across the city have been celebrated at the annual Preston Sports Awards. Hundreds joined a glitzy ceremony at the Guild Hall on Friday which included a sit-down meal and entertainment. Jason Gardener, British sprinter and Olympic medalist, gave a speech about his success at the Athens games when winning gold as part of the four by 100m relay team. Full list […]

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Preston boxer determined to improve following defeat

Preston boxer Suz Member vowed to return from his recent defeat. He admits he made mistakes with his weight. Professional boxing’s first British-born Indian fighter was beaten by technical knockout in the first round last Saturday at the WBU European Championship in London, The bout was at the famous York Hall, Bethnal Green and Suz was making his first outing under new promoters, Acourtier Events. […]

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Civic Funeral of Sir Tom Finney: A Preston legend

People gathered by the thousands today to pay homage to their hero, a Preston legend known to all as Sir Tom. Although the forecast promised downpours, as if by a miracle the weather remained bright and sunny throughout the whole service. As the funeral cortège entered Church Street from Lancaster Road the crowds applauded with unashamed pride for the man that they all loved and admired. […]

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Preston Roller Girls V Swansea City in Pictures

Preston Roller Girls were Valentine’s Day Massacre’d by Swansea City Roller Girls in a recent bout at Preston’s College Relive the game courtesy of some excellent photography by Johannes Christian Von Voges featured here – The game finished with a scoreline of PRG 78 SCRG 427. The Swansea side is ranked 57th but the points differential favoured Preston Roller Girls who scored over 33% more […]

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