Stall owners’ honesty box raid dismay

Pilfering thieves have left farm owners considering whether to pack up their honesty stall.

Photo Neil Cross Preston Market stallholder Pete Burns

Work on third phase of Preston market project to begin this month

Work is set to get under way on a new Market Hall in Preston. Here’s everything you need to know.

Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Creative agency Hotfoot Design has completed a rebrand and website for Bentham -based Atkinson Vos, the specialist in Mercedes-Benz manufactured iconic all-terrain vehicles.


Roll on spring, say frustrated Preston drivers

March can’t come soon enough for fed-up motorists in and around Preston.

Photo Neil Cross
The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

New coffee shop in Preston is taking shape

Work is well under way on a new coffee shop due to open in Fulwood, Preston.

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Photo Neil Cross 
A new apartment/hotel is opening up at Number 10 Theatre Street, Preston

Plans unveiled for city bedroom boost

A luxury apartment hotel is being developed in Preston City Centre.


Nation's oldest shop could close

A Ribble Valley village faces losing one of its long standing legacies - unless a last minute buyer steps forward.

Cuadrilla workers preparing the site at Preston New Road for fracking

Church fracking claim sparks online war

An unholy row has blown up over claims that the Church of England has given its support to fracking.

The M6 is to be closed overnight for important link road work.

Overnight M6 closures to take place as part of ongoing link road work

Drivers using the M6 through Lancaster are being advised of an important phase the Heysham Link project which requires the closure of the northbound carriageway between junctions 33 and 34 and then the southbound carriageway between junctions 35 and 34.

Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherines, with Chris Nelson and Shirley Murrell from Barclays Fishergate branch, and hospice fundraiser Emma Jacovelli

Hospice project cashes in thanks to bank staff

Barclay’s staff have shown that St Catherine’s Hospice can really bank on their support, after helping to raise more than £21,000 in the last year, on top of volunteering their time at the charity’s events.

John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

Smoke & Grill, Walker Street, Preston

New restaurant set to open its doors in Preston

A new restaurant is to open its doors in Preston after a £100,000 investment.

Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

Melvin Nicholson, Cauldron Falls

The ‘perfect shot’ that went round the world

Every photographer dreams of getting the perfect shot.

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London

We will quit single market, May says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it quits the European Union, Theresa May has said.


Sports partnership aims to break down barriers

Leyland-based Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) is a strategic organisation which works with partners to encourage people to be more active, for the benefit of individuals and the wider community, linking with national governing bodies, local authorities, colleges and schools, as well as directly with coaches, clubs and volunteers.

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
Delays ahead

Motorway closed as car flips

The M55 has been closed after a car flipped onto its roof

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

How much has Lancashire Constabulary’s three year investigation into One Connect Ltd cost?

Lancashire’s Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been challenged to provide an update on the cost and progress of the long running police investigation into the former BT /County Council partnership One Connect Ltd.

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