Preston Council hits saving targets

Council bosses in Preston have staved off dipping into reserve funds due to an “improved budget position”, according to a finance report.

The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster

No contact regarding tower fire survivors, Preston Council says

Council officers in Preston have said they have had no contact from colleagues in London regarding rehousing those left homeless by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

An artist's impression of part of the training ground facility

PNE training ground bid fails to clear planning hurdle

Preston North End's ambitious bid to build a new training ground has been thrown into doubt after a planning knock-back.
Preston town hall

Preston Council claws back cash from benefit cheats

A zero-tolerance approach to benefit fraud has seen £140,000 recovered from residents in Preston.
The planning bid will be decided on Thursday, June 15

PNE training ground bid decision day

The fate of Preston North End’s ambitious plans to build a state-of-the-art training base is set to be decided.

The shape of things to come

New roads scheme getting ever closer

Work on a long-awaited congestion-busting road scheme in the north west of Preston could be just weeks away from starting.

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Ribchester May Market

Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

Rat caught on camera in Cottam

Rat alert on duck pond near school

Parents have been urged not to let their children feed bread to ducks after the latest rat infestation in Preston.

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Power cut affects hundreds of Preston homes

Power cut affects hundreds of Preston homes

Hundreds of homes across Preston were left without power on Sunday evening.

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Janet Entwistle, who is being treated for ovarian cancer

“Don’t dismiss pains and bloating - it may be ovarian cancer”

A Lancashire woman battling ovarian cancer is urging other women not to dismiss changes in their body or be embarrassed about going to the doctor with stomach ache.

Janet Entwistle tells AASMA DAY why early detection is key when it comes to ovarian cancer.

Coun Daniel Dewhurst

Councillor apology after investigation in Preston

A councillor who found himself at the centre of a probe into “electoral irregularity” has made a public apology.

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Road closed after motorbike crash near Preston primary school

A road was closed near a Preston primary school on Wednesday after a crash involving a motorbike.

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Asbestos dumped on Darkinson Lane in Lea, Preston

Outrage as asbestos fly-tipped in country lanes in Preston

Heaps of toxic material have been dumped in country lanes in rural Preston.

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MP Mark Hednrick watches the Referendum count at Preston's Guild Hall

EU Referendum: Preston says Leave

Preston faces the new day as a city which has turned its back on Europe.

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Gillian Holmes is warning everyone to make sure they have a carbon monoxide alarm in the house after hers saved the life of her and her two-year-old daughter, Agatha

Carbon monoxide alarm saved our lives after leak

A mum and her daughter were left minutes from death after a gas leak as they slept.

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A cyclist passes through Avenham Park, Preston, Lancs., on a warm and sunny day in the Lancashire city. Britain is preparing for an taste of summer this weekend with temperatures of more than 26C (79F) forecast for parts of the country. 5 May 2016.

10 reasons it is actually pretty fantastic to live and work in Preston

(In no particular order but starting with beer..)

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Wagon backing out of Hoyles Lane

Wagon train on the road to hell

Trucking hell is blighting a rural community hemmed in by housing developments, claims a local councillor.

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Orbit circular

Bus bosses to swing the axe despite 3,000-name petitions

Preston Bus has vowed to go ahead with its controversial plan to axe a popular route on Monday – despite two petitions containing more than 3,000 names.

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The Guild Wheel

Guild Wheel users urged to take protest to councils

Guild Wheel lovers are being urged to bombard councillors with demands to protect Preston’s 21-mile greenway from over-building.

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Preston Bus service 12/12a, running through Longton, New Longton and Whitestake

Decision to cut bus services is slammed as a ‘disaster’

Major changes to buses in the centre of Preston have been revealed.

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