Preston City Centre

Preston City Centre

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies.

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The lamp-posts on Church Street have been removed

Motorist causes damage in Preston city centre

More items of street furniture within Preston’s controversial shared space area have fallen foul of a careless motorist - but this time it’s not the Fishergate bollard.
The new entrance at Preston station

New entrance part of Preston station revamp

An eye-catching new entrance at Preston station is open to the public this week.
The building on West Cliff

Flats plan for former Preston sorting office

Plans to convert a former Preston sorting office into apartments have been given the green light from the town hall.

Motorist continue to ignore the new bus lane on Fishergate, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday November 05, 2016.

£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme.

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Burger restaurant We Don't Give A Fork open on Guildhall Street, Preston on June 19, 2017.

Business booming for new Preston burger bar We Don’t Give A Fork

The owner of a new burger restaurant says it has been getting “busier and busier” in its first week of business.

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An artist's impression of PNE's training ground facility

PNE re-submits training ground plan

Preston North End has re-submitted its training ground masterplan with an increased offer of public open space.
Preston City Council

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.

Street-begging will be the focus of a Preston business forum

New focus on Preston's street-begging issue

A fresh approach to tackling anti-social behaviour linked with begging will be the topic at a summit of Preston business bosses.

Damage after the York to Blackpool North service collided with the buffers on platform 3C at Preston Station on 01/04/17

Warning after 15 people injured in station train crash

Rail operators have been urged to review the quality of their training after a train smashed into buffers atPreston Station, injuring 15 people.

Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Ellen Higginbottom

Ellen Higginbottom murder: Preston man charged

A Preston man has been charged with the murder of Wigan teenager Ellen Higginbottom.
Murder victim 20 year old Janet Murgatroyd

Haunting final pictures of murdered Preston student released in fresh bid to catch killer

The killer of student Janet Murgatroyd has been urged to give himself up, 21 years after the crime. Detectives still looking into the case say new information has come to light since the initial investigation, but not enough to bring anyone to court.

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Preston’s £3m market transformation reaches milestone

Preston’s £3m market transformation is on a firm footing after reaching another milestone.

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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 property on Church Street

Verge stands in way of apartments plan

A bid to transform a city centre property into apartments and restaurant may have to be ‘tweaked’ because of a dispute over a grass verge.

Council officers observed the driver smoking in his vehicle

Taxi driver pays smoking fine

A Preston taxi driver has been hit with a court fine after being caught smoking in his vehicle.

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.

ukulele group

Have a go at .... playing the ukulele

A member of the lute family, the ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument associated with folk singer George Formby.

Rosemere Cancer Foundations Cathy Skidmore, far left, puts Farleys associate partner Stephen Greenwood, solicitor Alex Singer, trainee solicitor Natalie Fitzmaurice and associate partner Sian Hall in the frame for its support of the charitys 20 Years Anniversary Appeal

Preston firm Farleys backs Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Law firm Farleys Solicitors found itself in the frame – literally - when it took on a new brief backing Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
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