Praise for water firm

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has praised United Utilities for listening to his concerns about the treatment of vulnerable customers during the cryptosporidium outbreak in 2015.

Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop

City Vibe: A sweet new offering for Preston

​LANCASHIRE residents with a sweet tooth will be licking their lips in anticipation of a new shop opening in Preston city centre.

Simon Rigby

Guild Hall will be a ‘hub not pub’

The future of major plans to revitalise the night-time economy in part of Preston hangs in the balance.

Photo Neil Cross
John Bridge of FWP, Charles Quick and Peter Rankin with the winning design for the new Preston market stalls are unveiled after a design competition

Prototype stall unveiled to traders at Preston Market

A new stall has been unveiled to Preston Market traders following a design “charrette”.


Delays on M6 after accident

Two lanes of the M6 have been closed due to an accident.

Francis Egan

Legal challenge to fracking decision

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire.

Guests are welcomed by an army of ghostly beauties

A spine-tingling experience at Alton Towers

Michael Holmes travels to Staffordshire to experience a spine-tingling adventure at Alton Towers

Christmas launch at Booths in Garstang

‘Tis the season for food lovers as Booths launches popular Christmas book

Booths has just launched its ever-popular Christmas book. DAVID NOWELL takes a look at what goes into it and the months of work behind the scenes.

Plans are to be heard 
for a 24-hour licence 
at  the Guild Halls 
new bowling alley

5 things you should know about late-night licences

Leaders at Preston’s Guild Hall have launched a bid to serve alcohol at the venue until 6am, with 24-hour opening. But police have objected to the proposals, and a hearing is due to be held tomorrow at Preston Town Hall.

Two hurt in roof collapse at station

Two hurt in roof collapse at station

Trains in and out of Manchester Victoria station were operating normally tonight despite a roof collapse which left two people injured.

Business of the Year Winner The Senator Group at The North West Chamber of Commerce BIBAs

Winners’ dinner to honour Lancashire’s best

The winners of one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards will get together for a celebration dinner this week.

Expertise: Part of the F-35 is built in Lancashire, as well as Typhoon and Hawk

‘Turbulent times ahead for aerospace industry’

An influential think tank has sent out a warning to the aerospace industry as it forecast Britain should brace itself for a growth slowdown.

Farm Yard Ales

Raising a glass to a microbrewery boom

Craft beer makers are full of cheer as new figures reveal the industry is booming.

Preston Houshold Waste Recycling Centre on Tom Benson Way, Ingol

It will soon be time to drop AND shop at Preston’s recycling centre

A CITY recycling centre is to offer facilitites to not only drop off unwanted goods, but shop for them as well.

Chef Steve Prescott

These sisters don’t mess around as they open The Folly Coffee House

Catering runs in the blood of the Mallinson/Prescott family.

A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

Do you teach your children about money?

Do you teach your children about money?

Research has shown that how we manage money around our children is influential on how our children will handle their finances later in life.

Left to right:  Simon Iredale, Anthony Mayall and Steve Ormand of

New energy firm launches

A former energy expert from Fylde coast-based Inenco has teamed up with two directors at a Preston digital marketing agency to launch a new brand into the SME energy switching space, with plans to create 50 jobs.


Motorway lane closure causes rush hour delays

Lane two of the M61 northbound between junction 9 and the M6 has been closed following an accident between an Audi A6 and a Mini.

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