Toilets and subways to close at bus station

A subway at Preston bus station will close from Monday for essential electrical work.

Volare in Blackpool Road, Preston

New Italian cafe proving popular in Preston

A new Italian cafe and takeaway has opened its doors in part of Preston.

HRH The Duke of York officially opens KPMGs Leeds office

KPMG decides to close down Preston office

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

Caritas foster team
Sharon Bassa, Bernie Galt, Rebecca Hughes, Steph Stavert and Lucy Doughty

A team that cares about the future of children

Finding the right foster parents for children who are in desperate need of a loving home is a personal and heart warming task.

Photo Neil Cross
Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

Councillor Martyn Rawlinson

Council tax raised again in Preston as budget set

Council tax is to increase in Preston once again as councillors rubber stamped their budget proposals for the coming year.

FAKE NEWS: How can we be sure who and what to trust?

FAKE NEWS: How can we be sure who and what to trust?

It’s become a buzz-term to discredit stories - “fake news” is used to describe anything from satire and rumour to truly fabricated articles. Sarah Carter asks how we can be sure who and what to trust.

Chorley Building Society marketing team make a visit to St Catherine's Hospice to donate 15,000

Bank staff donate £20,000 to hospice

Caring bank staff at Chorley Building Society are banking up dates in the calendar for a series of fundraising events in support of their charity of the year St Catherine’s Hospice.

Health Kicks Kitchen in Lane Ends, Preston

Health kicks on offer at new Preston cafe

Diners looking for a health kick are heading to a new cafe, hoped to be a popular alternative to traditional fast food.

Food and Drink
John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury

Garstang law firm named among best businesses

A Garstang law firm has been named among the UK’s best employers for a second year running.

Singer song-writer Alex Hulme be returning to the stage in Lancaster

Gifted Alex is on a mission with new music

Garstang singer Alex Hulme will be returning to the Lancaster stage next month to debut his latest works.

Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

A Eurofighter Typhoon

‘Good year’ for BAE Systems

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn.

Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Don’t expect your money back Fishergate fine drivers told

Almost 30,000 drivers “fined” for using Fishergate bus lanes have been warned not to expect to be paid back – even if a test case rules in their favour.

Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

Worden Park in Leyland was featured in the programme, which praised the areas  parks and open spaces

Lancashire gem named the best place to live in the UK

South Ribble has been named as the UK’s best place to live.

South Ribble
How the carvery will look at the newly-refurbished Farmers Arms in Whitestake

Overhaul at popular restaurant

A well-known pub and restaurant will soon be reopening as a pizzeria and carvery.

South Ribble
Stuart Chell

Derian House appoints new partnerships manager

Derian House’s new partnerships manager is hoping to make a difference to children with life-limiting and terminal conditions.

Pictured from left are Helen Soutar (Grants, Legacies and In Memoriam Officer, St Johns Hospice), Grace Peacock (holding the cheque), Maddy Bass (Head of Nursing & Quality, St Johns Hospice), Jenny Alderson (from Morrisons), Tracy Jenkinson (from Morrisons), Keith Crompton (Senior Registered Nurse, St Johns Hospice), Annie Haygarth (Community Clinical Lead, St Johns Hospice), Wendy Goldspink (Senior Registered Nurse, St Johns Hospice) and Gill Muckalt (Senior Health Care Assistant, St Johns Hospice).

£20k Morrisons funding gives boost to Lancaster hospice

St John’s Hospice has received a boost to its service after The Morrisons Foundation approved £20,000 in vital funding, which will be used to provide essential equipment for their In-Patient Unit.

Proposal for 275 new homes gets green light

Proposal for 275 new homes gets green light

A controversial housing development for hundreds of homes to be built on the Longridge boundary has been given the green light.

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