Lancashire Evening Post

Exclusive Sean Gregan PNE column

Preston are showing some decent form at home, with the victory over Queens Park Rangers their third at Deepdale on the spin.

That is nine home wins in the league this season which is pretty decent going.

Last year, PNE tended to be stronger away, so finding their form in front of the ...

yesterday 20:55 open_in_new
PNE Fans’ Panel verdict


I left the ground on Saturday with renewed optimism and the feeling that maybe there might be room for a late passenger to jump on board the ship Play-off before it leaves the shore.

The win over QPR left us just six points away from sixth position and, with two huge ...

yesterday 19:49 open_in_new
Non-league round-up

Table-topping Lancaster City produced one of their best performances of the season to see off NPL First Division North promotion rivals Ossett Town 3-1 on their own patch.

The hosts had already beaten City at Giant Axe earlier in the season but Phil Brown’s team are now a different ...

yesterday 18:43 open_in_new
Match report: Morecambe 1 Grimsby Town 0

Lee Molyneux’s early goal gave Morecambe a deserved three points at the Globe Arena and made it one defeat in 10 for Jim Bentley’s players.

Molyneux’s third of the season was enough for the Shrimps to leapfrog their opponents in the table, rising to 13th in League ...

yesterday 18:43 open_in_new
Greg’s right up for right-back role

Simon Grayson admits that Preston’s right-back position is providing a big concern, after he was deprived of four players through injury.

Tyias Browning became the latest to join the casualty list, a knee injury suffered in training set to sideline him for six weeks.

North End ...

yesterday 18:43 open_in_new
Magpies grab dramatic late victory

Promotion-chasing Chorley left it late to strengthen their play-offs prospects in the National League North with a thrilling 2-1 victory deep into added time over relegation-threatened Alfreton.

Trailing 1-0 with just three minutes left, the Magpies were indebted to two crucial ...

yesterday 17:37 open_in_new
In the spotlight: PNE’s Alan Browne

Alan Browne signed from Cork City as an 18-year-old, the industrious midfielder initially arrived at Deepdale on an 18-month contract in January 2014 after impressing on trial.

Still only 21, Browne played his 100th game for the club in the 1-0 win at Burton Albion back in January. He has ...

yesterday 09:49 open_in_new
Four Preston men jailed following armed robbery

Four men from Preston who staged an armed robbery have been jailed today.

On June 5, 2015 two men dressed in CSI suits entered Rishton Post Office in the High Street armed with a handgun.

They dragged the post master to the back room where they tied his hands and feet with cable ...

yesterday 08:43 open_in_new
Grayson delighted with PNE victory

The Lilywhites won their third game in a row at Deepdale but only after Kazenga Lualua's 36th minute goal had given the London side the lead.

Aiden McGeady curled home a superb equaliser just before the break, with Jordan Hugill netting the winner in the second half.

QPR went down to ...

2017-02-25 22:37 open_in_new
Adam Lord’s PNE in numbers

There is no disputing PNE are enjoying themselves more in front of goal this season.

Simon Grayson’s side are averaging 1.33 goals per game ahead of Queens Park Rangers visiting Deepdale on Saturday.

North End have scored 44 goals in their 33 matches thus far, compared with 32 at ...

2017-02-25 20:25 open_in_new
Match report: PNE 2 QPR 1

The visitors went ahead in a low-quality first-half, Kazenga Lualua finding the net with a back heel after a long throw-in into the box was not cleared.

McGeady netted the equaliser on the stroke of half-time with a stunning curling finish from 20 yards, a strike similar to his second ...

2017-02-25 19:19 open_in_new
Big match focus: PNE v QPR

MEET THE BOSS: Ian Holloway

The 53-year-old was named QPR manager in November, succeeding Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

It marked a return to Loftus Road, with Holloway having managed them for five years between 2001 and 2006. He started his managerial career at Bristol Rovers and then ...

2017-02-25 19:19 open_in_new
Man detained after car crashes

A man was still in police custody in Preston today following an incident involving a car reported as stolen last night.

Lancashire Police were alerted after a report that a blue Peugeot 307 had been stolen after an alleged robbery in the city’s Ribbleton area.

A delivery driver ...

2017-02-25 19:19 open_in_new
Bake sales will escape charges

Charity bakers can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed they will not be charged for kitchen inspections.

Concerns were raised when the Food Standards Agency told the Post charges of up to £300 for home bakers were among options being discussed as part of a policy review. ...

2017-02-25 19:19 open_in_new
Big interview part two: Simon Wiles
For somebody whose football career was ravaged by numerous knee injuries, it is more than a little ironic that Simon Wiles’ potential was initially spotted during his first game back from a spell on the sidelines after a knee complaint. ...
2017-02-25 18:13 open_in_new
Lilywhites hope to put a stop to Holloway’s run

Simon Grayson is keen for his Preston side to halt Queens Park Rangers’ recent revival in its tracks when they meet at Deepdale this weekend.

The West London outfit come to Lancashire on the back of two successive wins, results which have hoisted them out of the relegation mix and ...

2017-02-25 18:13 open_in_new
KPMG decides to close down Preston office

Accountancy firm KPMG has announced it is to close its Preston office.

The closure means 75 staff based at Edward VII Quay will have to relocate to Manchester or Liverpool. It is not thought redundancy is being offered.

A spokesman for KPMG said: “We have taken the decision not to ...

2017-02-25 17:07 open_in_new

Simon Grayson was forced into two changes to the Preston North End side for their clash with Queens Park Rangers.

Injury ruled out Ben Pearson and Tyias Browning, with Daniel Johnson and Tommy Spurr coming in to replace them.

Pearson and Browning were both injured in last week's 0-0 ...

2017-02-25 17:07 open_in_new
Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours.

The pair kicked off their trek around England and Wales before dawn yesterday at Preston North End’s stadium.

And they hope to arrive back ...

2017-02-25 17:07 open_in_new
Dave Seddon’s PNE Press View

This season and last, Preston North End have found the Championship very much to their liking.

Consistency has been at the forefront of their approach, with points steadily accumulated.

Only once last season and once so far this, did they lose three league matches on the bounce – ...

2017-02-25 14:53 open_in_new
Chaos as ambulances forced to divert away from Chorley A&E at night

Ambulance crews are being stopped from taking patients to Chorley’s privatised Urgent Care Centre – because the company in charge cannot meet the required level of care.

Go To Doc Healthcare took over urgent care services across Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston on ...

2017-02-25 13:47 open_in_new