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Funding bid to help Preston's rough sleepers

Council bosses are waiting on a bid for vital funding that could ease Preston’s rough sleeping problems.

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Bin collection changes on the way in Preston

Stricter guidelines on missed bins are set to be approved by the council next week as part of a raft of waste collection changes.
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Former leader of Preston Council Peter Rankin

Labour leader's tribute to 'hugely respected' Peter Rankin

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has added to the multitude of tributes paid to honorary alderman and former council leader Peter Rankin who died at home on Sunday.
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Solita in Preston's Winckley Square

'Business as usual' at Preston's Solita restaurant

A popular city burger bar will maintain its presence in Preston despite its current location going on the market, bosses have said.

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'Peter always put the people of Preston first'

Tributes have been paid to the former leader of Preston City Council, Peter Rankin, who died on Sunday.
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Former council leader Peter Rankin dies after cancer battle

Peter Rankin, the former leader of Preston City Council, died on Sunday, the town hall has said.

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Suella Braverman MP, minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union,  visited Lancashire this week

'Brexit is not about pulling up the drawbridge', minister says

Lancashire’s business community should rest assured its interests are at the heart of Brexit negotiations, a minister has said.

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A design image of how the Friargate frontage would appear

PROJECT UPDATE: St George’s shopping centre makeover

Makeover plans for shopping centre set to receive green light.
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Conway Park

Pitch perfect boost for Preston youth football club

Preston’s next generation of football stars stand to benefit from a major funding boost to improve their pitches as part of a council scheme.
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Preston Town Hall

Council's underspend to aid Preston savings plan

Preston Council hit its savings target and delivered its financial plan under budget last year, according to a town hall annual report.

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The location on Walton's Parade courtesy of Google

Green light for Preston offices to flats conversion plan

A bid to convert a vacant office building in a Preston conservation area into a flats complex has been given the green light by the city council.

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Learn lessons about homeless deaths

'We must learn lessons from rough sleeper death'

Vital lessons must be learned from homeless deaths, a Preston charity boss has said amid concerns about missed opportunities.
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Councillors pay tribute to Lorraine Norris at her final council meeting

Council boss 'put the pride back into Proud Preston'

This week marks a new start for Lorraine Norris.

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The car park at Royal Preston Hospital

Extension could ease parking woes at Preston hospital

Hospital bosses have been granted permission for plans designed to ease staff parking woes at the Royal Preston site in Fulwood.

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A memorial to the Preston Pals is already established in Miller Park

Park status to mark Preston's help for war effort

The contribution made by Preston’s parks to the nation’s war effort could be given special recognition as part of 100 year anniversary commemorations.
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An artist's impression of the Tesco store plans

Question mark hangs over Penwortham development site

A Lancashire development site that has seen two supermarket giants pull out of major plans may no longer be viable for a superstore, a local representative has said.

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New leadership at Preston Town Hall

New city leadership outlines Preston vision

The new leader of Preston City Council has pledged to lead a “forward-thinking” administration for the coming year.

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Coun Brian Rollo is handing the mayoral chains over to Coun Trevor Hart

Youth inspiration focus for new Mayor of Preston

The new Mayor of Preston said he would use his role to inspire the next generation as he was confirmed as the city’s first  citizen.

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Nippon UK is hoping for a permanent base for its Preston Dojo

Plans could secure future for Preston martial arts club

A Preston martial arts firm has unveiled plans to establish a new city base that will “secure its future”.
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Preston's iconic Harris Museum

Staff merger approved at Preston's Harris Museum

Staffing teams at Preston’s Harris Museum will be merged later this year as part of ongoing efforts to secure a significant funding pot.
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