St Matthew’s Articles

Audio: Memories of growing up in St Matthews St Matthew's

Some local history for you, Mike Barton – who now lives in Bamber Bridge – tells us about growing up on Caroline Street, St Matthews and running a local business. Mike Barton talks about growing up in St Matt’s by John Mills This content is produced in partnership with SpeakUpPreston, training community journalists to tell [...]

90 year old Margaret Mills talks Police, Parachuting and MBE’s St Matthew's


90 year old Margaret Mills of Ingol was last year awarded an MBE for her work as a police volunteer. Margarets motto for life is “I’ve no time to get ill, and no time to get old”, a motto she follows to the fullest.

Free ‘home fire safety checks’ in Preston St Matthew's

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Homes across Preston are in the process of receiving free fire home safety checks from Lancashire Fire and Rescue. The checks involve fire advice and where necessary, free smoke alarms. SpeakUp St Matthews journalist Charles Sanderson spoke to Uzmah Arif to find out more. Unfortunately the interview we had on here has now become obsolete. I am [...]

Audio: Community group Luv Preston working to “serve and love the city of Preston” St Matthew's

Community group Luv Preston aim to help young people in the city of Preston, here Peter Carrington tells us about the organisation’s work and what they are aiming to achieve. Lovpreston interveiw charles by user1661911 This content is produced in partnership with SpeakUpPreston, training community journalists to tell the stories of Deepdale, St Matthews and [...]

LuvPreston – providing young people with activities St Matthew's


SpeakUp StMatthews Community Journalist,  Charles Sanderson spoke to Peter Carrington from Luv Preston about their current work with young people in Preston.

Help Direct Preston St Matthew's


SpeakUp Preston will be attending Action Days in St Georges, Deepdale and St Matthews in the next few weeks. We will be working alongside a number of other organisations who will be advising residents on how to protect their home and themselves. We spoke to Lynn Quigley, one of the partners involved, about Help Direct.