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Video: 90-year-old volunteer Margaret Mills on getting an MBE Blog PrestonSt Matthew's

A 90-year-old volunteer from Ingol has told us about being an awarded an MBE. Margaret Mills has been a police volunteer for seven years and says she is “90 years young”. This content is produced in partnership with SpeakUpPreston, training community journalists to tell the stories of Deepdale, St Matthews and Ribbleton.

A friendly face on the streets Deepdale


In January 2003,  Rev Les Issac (Director of the Ascension Trust) took to the streets of London and saw incredible results, including a drop in crime in the area the group was working. Since then over 100 teams of Street Pastors have been set up across the UK.

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 [...]

Being a ‘good neighbour’ can make all the difference Deepdale

Deepdale community events sept 11

This Thursday (1st Sep) and Friday (2nd Sep), SpeakUpPreston will be in Deepdale and St Matthews working alongside a variety of partners promoting saftey in the home and keeping an eye on vulnerable neighbours.

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

Smoke detector by sun dazed

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 [...]

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