Estate shops could become new homes for Preston

A parade of shops on a Preston estate could be converted into housing after becoming a target of anti-social behaviour.
Play facilities will benefit from the funds

Summer target for makeover of Preston's parks

Works to improve leisure facilities in Preston’s parks could be complete in time for the summer.

Crews were called to Shaw Brow

Fire crews tackle caravan blaze near Chorley

A caravan fire spread between two cars outside a property in Whittle le Woods, near Chorley.

Nearly one in three NHS staff have been off with stress

Stressed staff 'paying price' for keeping NHS afloat

Stressed-out hospital staff say they are working extra hours to help plug the gaps in an overstretched NHS.

Patricia Varty hands in a petition to councillors in 2017

Preston grave rules set for further scrutiny

Controversial proposals impacting on grave memorials at Preston Cemetery are set for further scrutiny despite getting the green light from council bosses.

Coun Peter Mullineaux remains leader of South Ribble Council

South Ribble council leader survives vote of no confidence

An evening of twists and turns saw the Tory leader of South Ribble Council keep his post despite an attempt to replace him.
A design image of the multi-storey car park plans

PROJECT UPDATE: Parking at Royal Preston Hospital

Additional spaces planned to ease parking woes at hospital.
The entrance to the exhibition

Turner Prize winner's Preston exhibition closed over leak concerns

The homecoming exhibition of Preston's Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid has been temporarily closed because of fears of water damage.
Another housing rejection has been taken to appeal

Housing bid in rural Preston heading for appeal

The decision to reject a planning bid relating to a 55-strong housing development plan in rural Preston has been taken to appeal
The Railway in Leyland, courtesy of Google Images

Lancashire pub served reprieve after licence review

Bosses of a Lancashire pub have been ordered to maintain a robust approach to tackling disorder and drugs in order to keep trading.

A design image of the new facility

Care centre in Preston 'will ease pressure on NHS'

A plan to build a first-of-its-kind high dependency care centre in Preston has received praise from councillors.

Council dips into reserves to plug funding gaps

Lancashire County Council raids rainy day funds to plug budget gap

The extent of the financial stress Lancashire County Council is under to balance its books has been laid bare by new research.
Lancashire County Council

Council's use of rainy day funds a 'warning sign'

The extent of the financial stress Lancashire County Council is under to balance its books has been laid bare by new research.

Development is already underway on another section of Hoyles Lane

Green light given to major housing sites in north west Preston

A pair of development plans that could deliver 350 homes in north west Preston have been approved by the city’s planning committee.

Ribbleton Park

Preston parks set for £50k windfall

Preston parks are set to receive a £50k boost as a result of a town hall savings plan.

Royal Preston Hospital

Winter pressures persist at Lancashire hospitals

Lancashire hospitals continue to operate close to capacity in terms of occupied beds, months on from the height of the winter crisis.

County council leader Coun Geoff Driver at the reopening of Fulwood library

Lancashire's libraries will be 'open for more hours'

A shake-up of library working hours across Lancashire will see the facilities open for longer in total, council bosses have said

Community officers carrying out a litter pick on the Clayton Brook estate

Police allay fears of office closure on Lancashire estate

Police chiefs have moved to reassure residents as a community policing base is set to close on a Lancashire housing estate plagued by disorder.


Traders feeling the chill inside Preston's new market hall

The Beast from the East has left its mark on Preston’s newly opened market hall, forcing bosses to roll out contingency plans.
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The Railway in Leyland

Lancashire pub is cleaning up its act, review told

An under fire Lancashire pub ordered to undergo a licensing review following dozens of police call-outs has cleaned up its act, councillors have been told.
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