More rail disruption for travellers on West Coast mainline

Lancashire daytrippers and holidaymakers have warned of disruption to inter-city services at Easter.

Suzy Orr, centre, with, left, Radio City show presenter Claire Simmo and Lifestyle Awards organiser Amanda Moss

Chorley businesswoman Suzy Orr retains award as best networker

Chorley businesswoman Suzy Orr has won the Best Networker trophy in the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards – for the second time!

Left: Briony Fawcett of PHX Training. Right: Marshall House

Lancashire training group in second office move

A Lancashire-based training company specialising in getting people back to work has expanded and created a team in its new offices.

Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.

An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
William Fletcher of Recycling Lives

Record year for Preston's Recycling Lives

Preston-based Recycling Lives has recorded significant sales growth after enjoying its biggest year yet.

Northern's new rolling stock being built in Zaragoza, Spain

'My experience of Spanish trains shows how far UK has to go'

It's often said that trains in Europe are streets ahead of the UK, so we sent our reporter David Nowell to find out.
The New Hall Lane services

30 jobs created in Preston fuel station revamp

A retailer has announced the re-opening of a service station, creating up to 30 new local jobs.

The damage outside RBS on Lytham Road

Bank wall destroyed in crash in Fulwood

A wall has been knocked over at a Preston bank following an accident.

The Dog and Partridge pub on Friargate

Well-known Preston pub shuts its doors as new boss sought

One of Preston’s best-known pubs has shut its doors as it looks for a new landlord.

Lancashire eatery chain Slice of Sicily goes on the market

Lancashire eatery chain Slice of Sicily goes on the market

A popular chain of Italian eateries is on the market – as franchise opportunities for new operators.

HS2 s coming  to the North - just one of many projects in the pipeline

Green light for northern transport body

​The House of Lords​ has  approved regulations for Transport for the North to become the first Sub-national Transport Body in England.

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Training School Director Martin Brown of environment consultants Fairsnape

Lancashire leading the way in sustainability

Green experts  are putting Lancashire on the international sustainability map.

Preston businessman Stephen McManamon and his father Joe, 77, have ploughed 6m into the two-year project

Preston based entrepreneurs plough £6m into hotel project

Two Preston businessmen are behind a major new hotel which has thrown open its doors on the site once owned by newspapers the Wigan and Leigh Observers.
One in three North West firms are now at heightened risk of insolvency

Uncertain times for businesses in the North West as 1 in 3 firms at risk of insolvency

Around one in three North West firms are now at heightened risk of insolvency, up from one in four at the start of the year, according to new figures from the restructuring and insolvency trade body R3.
RBS is still part state-owned

Lancashire business chiefs slam RBS plans to close branches

Business chiefs have slammed Royal Bank of Scotland over its plans to close a quarter of its branch network and axe nearly 700 jobs.

The city will then be bathed in elegant new blue and white festive lights

Christmas is set to be bigger and better than ever in Preston

Late night shopping, festive concerts, panto magic and a visit from one of the stars of Albert Square - this Christmas is set to be bigger and better than ever in Preston.
The new link road is boosting the local economy

Lancashire's Bay Gateway named best project

One year since its opening, Lancashire’s Bay Gateway has been named the 2017 Economic Infrastructure Project of the Year.

Smiggle has moved into Preston this year

Preston bucks the trend as more stores open than close

Preston is bucking the trend as more stores are opening than closing.
BAE Systems apprentice Anne Pilkington at Samlesbury

Lancashire employer BAE Systems ranked second for apprenticeships in the UK

Major Lancashire employer BAE Systems has been ranked the second best apprentice employer in the UK.

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