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.

Ribbleton Hospital is set to be demolished

Demolition plan for former Preston hospital

The demolition of a disused Preston hospital that has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour could start next month.

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

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.
Ann Milik, 36, from Ribbleton, Preston is hoping to become Miss British isles Elegance 2017 after being crowned Miss Preston elegance.

Two women battle adversity in their mission to be crowned beauty queens

Two beauty queens are fighting against adversity in their mission to wear pageant crowns.

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Jane Riley with her son, Matthew

Volunteers' Week - Mum helps out at Epilepsy Action which supports her son

An inspirational mum is speaking about the very personal reason she volunteers to encourage others to give up their spare time to help others.
Jos and George outside Buckingham Palace

Foster carers by Royal command

Family is a big thing for Jos and George Hindle - and families don’t come much bigger than theirs.


Owner’s appeal after pet goats die in blaze

Pensioner Ronnie Hehir today appealed for information after a mystery fire killed her two pet goats, destroyed a stable and outbuildings and threatened the life of her pony Tiny.

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Two goats die in Preston fire

Two goats die in Preston fire

Two goats died as fire engulfed stables in Preston.

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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.

Some of the damage at Ribchester Football Club pavilion.

Ribchester footballers fear for future after vandal attack at club

A break in at the home of amateur football club, Ribchester Rovers has left them fearing for the future after items were stolen and damage caused to the pavilion.

Wilbraham Warriors who are taking part in Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research UK

Lyndsey and her warriors to take on muddy race

Lyndsey Newsham is so dedicated to raising funds for cancer research she held a charity fun day two days before she had a life-saving operation.

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Pictured left, GLL Regional Director, Andy King,  Preston City Council's Neil Fairhurst and Partnership Manager for Preston, Jimmy Khan

Handover of Preston leisure services, the official handover of Fulwood and Westview Leisure Centres from the council to GLL

West View Lesiure Centre to offer refunds after ‘chaos’ saw customers pay nearly double for classes

A leisure centre is offering refunds after users described this weekend’s classes as “chaos”.

Fire crews were called to the Old England

Fire crews search abandoned pub after blaze alert

Fire crews searched an abandoned pub after smoke was spotted pouring from the premises.

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There was an unsuccessful getaway for this driver (Pic: Lancashire Road Police)

Car crashes into ditch during police chase

A motorist fled from police when officers tried to pull him over earlier this morning.
A �500 harwood bench has been stolen from Vine House in Preston

Bench taken from cancer support charity

An appeal for help has gone out after cold-hearted thieves struck at a Preston cancer charity.

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Lizzy Grant takes a selfie with other Miss World contestants in the US

‘Pageants are not racist’ says Lizzy

Reigning Miss England Lizzy Grant has hit back at claims that beauty pageants are sexist and racist.

Berry Lane, Longridge

Unruly youths pelt emergency services with eggs in Longridge

Youths pelted emergency service vehicles with eggs as members fought to gain entry to a Longridge home to check on a person’s safety.

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Greenlands New Labour Club

Popular social club to reopen ‘for the community’

A social club is back by popular demand and set for a grand reopening later this month.

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