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Stephanie Slater suffered nerve damage to her arm so now competes in paralympic swimming

Preston swimmer Stephanie Slater sets new world record

Preston paralympic swimmer Stephanie Slater has set a new world record. During a British para-swimming meet the 23-year-old who is a member of Preston Swimming Club set a new 100m butterfly world record. She beat American Jessica Long’s previous record, going .12 seconds faster. Slater is dominating the swimming meet in Glasgow. She told BBC Sport: “Words can’t describe it – it’s an amazing feeling. […]

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Wade Barrett: Spreading the Preston word

There aren’t many names that put Preston on the map globally. The most famous example is Sir Tom Finney, while others such as Andrew Flintoff and Phil Jones have pitched in and done their bit over the years. Not so long ago, that changed. WWE Superstar Wade Barrett’s hometown was correctly changed from Manchester to Preston on his ring entrance. All of a sudden, Preston […]

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The former Irongate stadium will now be named after Sir Tom

Bamber Bridge FC to rename their stadium after Sir Tom Finney

Sir Tom Finney is to be remembered in the name of a Preston football team. Bamber Bridge have announced their Irongate ground is to be renamed the Sir Tom Finney Stadium following the PNE legend’s death in February. The club are planning a special ceremony to mark the occasion during July when they traditionally play Preston North End in a friendly. Club secretary George Halliwell […]

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Preston North End “PNE” chants heard in the US

The classic chant of “PNE, PNE, PNE” echoed around the New Orleans Arena on Monday night. The Preston North End FC  chant has been heard at stadiums all around the UK, but this is likely its first airing in USA. Wade Barrett, the Prestonian WWE star, was making his first in-ring appearance in months and acknowledged the chants with a huge smile. The ‘PNE’ chants can […]

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Preston North End fans prepare for end of season party

Preston North End fans are preparing for their end of season party. As well as Gentry Day away at Brentford on Good Friday there is to be a Fans Night Out on Saturday 12 April. The party takes place at Preston Grasshoppers in Fulwood from 7.30pm after the Carlisle home game. Manager Simon Grayson has accepted an offer to attend the evening. Several ex-players are […]

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Dine with PNE Legends at Deepdale

High flying Preston North End Football Club play Carlisle later this month looking to push towards automatic promotion. Carlisle are fighting to remain in League One. On the day of the north west clash you have the opportunity to meet several ex-North End players at a special diner at the famous Deepdale ground. Preston North End legends have been confirmed for the ‘Dine With Legends’ […]

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