All Articles by Darren Jenkinson

UCLan students fundraising swim Preston


On Saturday 18th February, students from the University of Central Lancashire alongside members of the community, took part in a charity swim to raise much needed funds for local childrens hospital, Derian House. Speak Up Preston’s Mike Allen went along to find out more…

SoundSkills, providing media skills and more in Brookfield Ribbleton


For those familiar with Brookfield, SoundSkills will be a place that is a now recognised as a hub of community activity. Based on media and music skills, the facilities host their own studios but also provide a space for local groups to meet and share ideas.

Brockholes Nature Reserve announce winter changes Ribbleton

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SpeakUpPreston’s Community Journalist John Paton headed down to Brockholes nature reserve to find out about the winter schedule and what’s on offer for locals in the upcoming weeks.

Nature 4 exhibition opens at the PR1 Gallery Preston

Arts Gallery Launch

A new exhibition entitles Nature 4 was launched at the PR1 gallery on Monday 31st October. It included many different types of art, including painting, sculptures and print, all created by service users in mental health secure services in Preston.

Street Pastors welcomes new members St Matthew's

Street Pastors Commissioning service

On Thursday 27th October, Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors welcomed 15 new recruits to their organisation.  The group look forward to exciting times as they move towards expanding their operation over other areas within Preston and South Ribble.

Highlighted issues for Deepdale Deepdale

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This short film highlights some of the issues discovered by our Deepdale community journalists over the last few months. The video was played ahead of our Deepdale event last Saturday to inform the day’s discussion.