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Here are 13 things that happened first in Preston - how many did you know?

Here we look back at all the firsts from Preston's history, from way back when, to some of the cities more recent achievements. You can read more about Preston's newest store here

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today 08:11 open_in_new
Seven talking points from Preston North End's 1-0 defeat to Reading - yet another setback at the Madejski Stadium

Preston North End were undone by a late sucker punch at Reading and saw their eight-game unbeaten league run come to an end.

They were nowhere near their best at the Madejski Stadium but must have thought a point was in the bag as the clock moved into the seventh minute of time added ...

today 06:05 open_in_new
Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald is the new super welterweight British champion

Scott Fitzgerald defeated Ted Cheeseman to win the super welterweight British at the Newcastle Arena.

The 27-year-old Preston fighter emerged victorious on points via an unanimous decision after a war of attrition against the Londoner on Saturday night

In a very close fight, ...

today 23:47 open_in_new
Preston North End boss Alex Neil says the Lilywhites were poor as their unbeaten run is ended by Reading

Alex Neil accepted Preston North End were poor in their last-gasp defeat to Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

The game's only goal came in the seventh minute of time added on, Matt Miazga first to react after Declan Rudd had parried a shot.

It was a contest devoid of entertainment, ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
Full-time: Reading 1 Preston North End 0 - As it happened at the Madejski Stadium

For a look back at how the action unfolded at the Madejski Stadium, scroll down the page. Press F5 to refresh.

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yesterday 18:32 open_in_new
Reading 1 Preston North End 0 - Match report from the Madejski Stadium as PNE beaten right at the death

A poor game looked on course to finish goalless, North End creating little and having been far from their best.

But in the final minute of the seven added on, centre-half Matt Miazga fired home for the Royals after Declan Rudd had parried a shot from Jordan Obita.

It was such a ...

yesterday 18:32 open_in_new
Fugitive Kirkham prisoner who was jailed for assaulting a paramedic is arrested in Leyland

Lewis Westwood, previously of Hillbrook Road, Leyland, was wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham on August 4.

Earlier this month police renewed their appeal for help in tracing the 25-year-old prisoner.

In 2014, he was jailed for eight years at Preston Crown Court for grievous ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Reading 1 Preston North End 0 - Match report as the Lilywhites beaten right at the death

Preston North End's eight-game unbeaten Championship run was brought to a halt by a Reading winner in the seventh minute of stoppage-time at the Madejski Stadium.

A poor game looked on course to finish goalless, North End creating little and having been far from their best.

But in ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Police disperse more than 200 people from a Lancaster house party

More than 200 people have been dispersed by police from a house party which 'got out of hand'.

The incident happened last night but it's unknown where the party took place but police dogs were called in to help clear the crowd.

Lancs Road Police also tweeted that they had to deal ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
Preston taxi driver left feeling “abandoned” by police after masked men attacked his car

A taxi driver in Preston says he felt “abandoned” when police did nothing after masked men attacked his car with a golf club.

Naveed Soomro, 40, says he is still shaken after the two yobs smashed one of his taxi windows as he was trying to escape with a passenger.

The ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
Reading v Preston North End: Live updates from the Madejski Stadium

For live updates and news from the clash in Berkshire, scroll down the page. Press F5 to refresh.

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yesterday 14:20 open_in_new
Preston's new Matalan store: A first look inside

An exciting official launch grand opening event is on Saturday at 9am with celebrations and golden envelopes containing vouchers for the first 200 customers through the door, but here's an early look of what to expect:

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yesterday 11:11 open_in_new
Driver crashes Peugeot into a lamp post in Bamber Bridge

A driver has crashed their car into a lamp post in Bamber Bridge

The motorists black Peugeot 207 was discovered by police at around 1am this morning on a residential street in the village.

Officers from the Lancs Road Police team tweeted: "Out and about in Bamber Bridge when we came ...

yesterday 10:08 open_in_new
These are the top 10 baby girl names for 2020 – and what they mean

If you are having a baby in 2020 and are in need of some inspiration, baby naming website Nameberry has compiled a list of the most popular monikers for newborn girls next year – and the meaning behind them. Would you choose any of these?

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yesterday 09:05 open_in_new
Dave Seddon’s Preston North End Press View: Hard to argue the case for players on the fringes of squad

A decent debate after a game can revolve not only around who played but who didn’t play.

Win, lose or draw, we will all have our opinions of the side we’ve just seen play and those who missed out.

Covering Preston, I get asked on social media why a particular player did not ...

yesterday 09:05 open_in_new
Almost 2,900 jobs at risk as Bonmarche collapses into administration

High street retailer Bonmarche has collapsed into administration, putting almost 2,900 jobs at risk.

High street retailer Bonmarche has collapsed into administration, putting almost 2,900 jobs at risk.

The retailer has become the latest victim of the high street downturn after a ...

yesterday 06:59 open_in_new
Alex Neil explains his approach to Preston North End’s fixture list

Preston North End manager Alex Neil is enjoying meeting the challenge of the ‘block’ pattern of the Championship fixture list.

Three international breaks in the autumn carve the first 16 league games into groups.

But from late November through to the end of March there is ...

yesterday 06:59 open_in_new
Man found in River Ribble during police search for missing woman Brenda Wignall

The man was found in the water near Avenham Park as police boats had been searching the river for missing 58-year-old Brenda Wignall.

Fire crews were called to help rescue the man, but he has managed to swim to safety without the assistance of firefighters.

Police have been asked ...

yesterday 01:44 open_in_new
Body found 80 miles away in search for missing Preston woman Brenda Wignall

Brenda Wignall, 58, has been missing for a week after she was last seen in the early hours of Friday, October 11 at her home in Marl Hill Crescent, Ribbleton.

But at 10.30am today, a woman’s body has been found 81 miles away at South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow.

South ...

yesterday 00:41 open_in_new
Man found in River Ribble during police search for missing woman Brenda Wignall

The man was found in the water near Avenham Park as police boats had been searching the river for missing 58-year-old Brenda Wignall.

Fire crews were called to help rescue the man, but he has managed to swim to safety without the assistance of firefighters.

Police have been asked ...

yesterday 00:41 open_in_new
Body found 80 miles away in search for missing Preston woman Brenda Wignall

Brenda Wignall, 58, has been missing for a week after she was last seen in the early hours of Friday, October 11 at her home in Marl Hill Crescent, Ribbleton.

But at 10.30am today, a woman’s body has been found 81 miles away at South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow.

South ...

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