Anger over emergency budget plans for Preston

There were heated scenes among city leaders as councillors in Preston debated plans for more swingeing cuts to the authority’s budget.

Beth Wood pictured with her dad staff sgt Glyn Hole, who died in a motorbike accident in 2010

Beth's muddy effort for military children

A Preston student who lost her soldier dad in a motorbike accident is braving her latest charity challenge for a children’s military charity which supported her through her grief.
EU team visits Preston

EU team visits Preston

A team set up to discover why major towns and cities voted to leave the EU has visited Preston, describing it as “on the up”.

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.

The park and ride car park on Bluebell Way, Fulwood, without a single car

Key sites under the hammer to boost funds

THE sale of Preston’s Bluebell Way park and ride site is just the start of a major sell-off of Lancashire County council’s “family silver” with key sites round the county on the market now, recently sold and many more likely to follow.

Ukip leadership favourite Steven Woolfe

Ukip leadership candidate quits party over ‘altercation’

Former Ukip leadership contender Steven Woolfe has announced he has quit the party and had made a police complaint over the altercation with a fellow MEP which left him in hospital.

Library picture

Why did Preston vote to leave the EU?

A new group set up to examine why major towns and cities voted to leave the EU is to visit Preston.

Gotcha: One motorist is booked for pavement parking

Pavement parkers on a sticky ticket

When is a pavement not a pavement? Some say when it is in Preston’s shared space.

CGIs of how LeVeL could look

Police object to late-night alcohol bid for Preston’s Guild Hall

Plans to revitalise the night-time economy in part of Preston may have hit the buffers after police raised “significant” concerns about the impact on the city.

The current Mayor of Preston, Coun John Collins, opening the revamped Fish Market canopy earlier this year

Anger over plans for cuts to mayoralty in Preston

Proposals to change the role of the Mayor of Preston as part of major cuts to council services have been met with anger.

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Marmite - would you miss it?

Brexit blows up a storm in a Pot Noodle

Brexit is the Marmite of politics - you either love it or you loathe it.

Councillor Martyn Rawlinson

Buildings face sell-off in major cuts proposals by Preston Council

Buildings owned by Preston Council could be sold off as part of major budget cuts proposed by the authority.

The current Mayor of Preston, Coun John Collins and Mayoress Mary Brade cut the ribbon to formally open the revamped Preston Fish market canopy

Role of Mayor of Preston could change amid major council cuts

The role of the Mayor of Preston could be reduced as part of plans by the council to make yet more cuts to services.

Youngsters at Fulwood Leisure Centre

Leisure centres in Preston could be sold off amid major council cuts

Leisure centres in Preston could be sold off as the authority plans to make yet more major cuts to council services.

Leyland My Neighbourhood Forum, at South Ribble Council's Civic Centre

Forums are ‘useless’ says chairman

A row has erupted after the chair of a group set up to give residents a greater say in their communities slammed the forum as “useless”.

Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry

Oliver the cockerel accused of crowing too loudly

It looks like a picture postcard scene as Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry at her rural home at Claughton on Brock, near Preston.

Peter Ward

New calls to keep the Guild Wheel safe for all cyclists

SAFER cycling campaigners are calling for talks with the Homes and Communities Agency about the safety of popular Preston cycling route the Guild Wheel.

SKILLS: Damian Broughton

Theresa May’s review of employment laws welcomed by Lancashire accountant

Lancashire accountants Danbro has hailed Prime Minister Theresa May for recognising that employment rules are “no longer suitable for the modern workplace.”

Jane Porter protesting outside County Hall

Culture Secretary steps in to question library closures

The Government has stepped into the row over Lancashire’s controversial plan to shut 21 libraries to save money.

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