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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.

Reaching out to the Preston community St Matthew's


Many churches see community as central to what they do. The Freedom Centre in Preston is no exception. SpeakUpStMatthews community journalist Charles Sanderson spoke to Jack and Sue McVicar, pastors and founders of the centre, about how the church came to be and it’s journey so far.

The East Preston Challenge needs you! Project news

The Autumn of Action hits St Matthew's

The East Preston Challenge is entering its second stage – with eleven community projects kicking off around Deepdale, St Matthew’s and Ribbleton. Whether or not you’ve been involved so far – the projects need your help to get them off the ground.

Video: Ribbleton gets ready Ribbleton

What does my area need?

A short film highlighting some of the issues that our community journalists have been talking about in Ribbleton over the past six months.

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