Lancashire Evening Post

Sean Gregan’s exclusive column

I think it’s fair to say Preston would have taken a point before the trip to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

In my mind, any team that finishes above Middlesbrough is going to go up automatically.

It’s a great point and it’s all the better with a clean sheet.

Not ...

2017-08-27 22:09 open_in_new
Clean slate for Alex Neil as Preston chase first away win since January at Leeds

Alex Neil says he starts with a clean slate when it comes to improving Preston’s form on the road.

The Lilywhites have not won away since January 2, with the 11 league games on their travels since ending in five draws and six defeats.

Neil’s first away match at Accrington on ...

2017-08-11 11:17 open_in_new
Midfielder gets fitness boost from run-out in PNE cup exit

Paul Gallagher admitted to having mixed feelings from Preston’s Caraboa Cup exit to Accrington Stanley.

While very disappointed to have crashed out to League Two opposition on Tuesday, one solace for the midfielder was a valuable 90 minutes of action under his belt.

Gallagher ...

2017-08-10 09:57 open_in_new
Neil delighted by Lilywhites’ opening-day win over Owls

Alex Neil thinks his Preston North End side has the ‘enthusiasm and energy’ to test any team.

The Lilywhites got their campaign off to a winning start,beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Deepdale.

Neil’s men were the better side for long spells against an Owls outfit ...

2017-08-07 10:25 open_in_new
Gunner be good!

Preston bolstered their forward line last night with the loan signing of Arsenal’s highly-rated striker Stephy Mavididi and at the same time put the block on bids for two of their front men.

Mavididi, 19, joined North End on a season’s loan from the Gunners, with PNE fans set to ...

2017-08-05 11:07 open_in_new
Preston boss Alex Neil's delight with Fleetwood display

Preston North End boss Alex Neil felt his side hit top form in their 5-1 victory over Fleetwood in their final friendly.

The Lilywhites came from a goal down to run out comprehensive winners with a fine second-half display.

Paul Huntington cancelled out Cian Bolger’s opener before ...

2017-07-29 01:31 open_in_new
PNE's new kit is unveiled

The club have also announced that their away kit will be yellow and there will also be all green third kit.

The home kit will be available to pre-order online from and in store from Saturday 22nd July and will be available to pick up or purchase from the ...

2017-07-21 17:31 open_in_new
LIVE: All your questions answered in our PNE Q&A

Dave Seddon and Adam Lord are back at 3pm answering all your Preston North End questions.

The lads will be looking at a busy week of friendlies and how the Lilywhites are shaping up under new boss Alex Neil.

Click on comment to join the debate when we go live.

NOW READ: Ben ...

2017-07-20 17:17 open_in_new
Skaters hand over a cool £20k to charity

Blackpool’s annual children’s ice dance show has handed over more than £20,000 to local charities.

The Blackpool Ice Drome Children’s Association (BIDCA) staged Alice In Wonderland at the Pleasure Beach Arena last Christmas.

And as preparations loom for this ...

2017-07-18 22:23 open_in_new
David’s voice is Simply similar

Fans of the unique vocal tones of Mick Hucknell will be in for a treat next month, as A New Flame comes to the Marine Hall.

The band plays the greatest hits of Hucknell’s band Simply Red, and comes to the Fleetwood venue on Friday, August 11.

With more than 30 top 40 singles and ...

2017-07-18 22:23 open_in_new
One-lap learning curve for Catterall’s Towers

Great Britain’s Isaac Towers found the going tough against the fastest one-lap racers in the first of his two events at the World Para Athletics, in London, on Monday night.

The Catterall wheelchair racer had to settle for seventh place in the T34 400m final at the London ...

2017-07-18 22:23 open_in_new
Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

Network Rail is warning passengers that no train services will stop at London Euston on Saturday ...

2017-07-18 22:23 open_in_new
Road closed after 'serious' accident in Gisburn

The accident happened at around 12pm on the A59 in Gisburn between Main Street and the turning of Yarlside Lane.

A Mercedes lorry and a Vauxhall Vivaro van were involved in the incident.

A spokesman for the police said: "We are currently attending a collision in ...

2017-07-18 22:23 open_in_new
Delivery driver robbed at knife-point in South Ribble

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Friday June 14 when a 32-year-old man was delivering parcels at an address in Hall Lane.

A spokesman for the police said the victim was grabbed around the neck by a man carrying a knife who then threatened the worker, taking his keys.

The ...

2017-07-18 20:11 open_in_new
‘Violent’ man on the run from HMP Kirkham

A ‘violent’ criminal is on the run from Kirkham prison.

Dean Kerr, 29, formerly of Stonegarth, Carlisle, went missing from HMP Kirkham on Saturday.

He is the second prisoner to have absconded from the open prison last week, after 27-year-old Lee Leatherbarrow disappeared ...

2017-07-18 16:53 open_in_new
SUMMER BITES APPEAL: Letting no child go hungry over school holidays

A food bank isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for school holidays as well.

And as pupils break up for the summer on Friday, charities are bracing themselves for a surge in demand from hard-up parents struggling to put meals on the table.

Children who enjoy a free school ...

2017-07-18 15:47 open_in_new
Winckley Square bags top award after £1.2 makeover

A historic area of Preston has been given its first award for being well-managed, clean and safe.

Winckley Square Gardens has been given a 2017 Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

It comes just three ...

2017-07-18 12:29 open_in_new
Park and ride bus connecting Walton-le-Dale with Preston given cash lifeline

A bus popular with shoppers and commuters has been thrown a lifeline.

Rotala Preston Bus was due to withdraw from running the park and ride connecting Walton-le-Dale with Preston city centre.

But the county council, recognising that it was not viable for a private operator to meet ...

2017-07-18 11:23 open_in_new
Lawyer’s warning after dinner lady suspended over controversial march
“What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas...” That’s the message from a Preston-born employment lawyer after a dinner lady was suspended for being spotted on social media at a controversial march in Manchester. ...
2017-07-18 10:17 open_in_new
‘Future deaths will occur unless action is taken’ - coroner’s warning to hospital

A coroner has warned that more deaths will occur at Royal Preston Hospital unless improvements are made after the death of a respected businessman.

Michael Newell, 70, a keen gardener and stalwart supporter of Chipping Show, died at the hospital in 2014.

After an inquest revealed ...

2017-07-18 09:11 open_in_new
WEATHER WARNING: Scattered thunderstorms and downpours forecast for the North West

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the North West on Wednesday, July, 17, 2017.

The forecast is predicting scattered thunderstorms with intense downpours in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the possibility of severe storms breaking out again in the ...

2017-07-18 09:11 open_in_new