Keep faith in Market Walk says council leader

Council bosses have urged residents not to lose faith in the development plans for Chorley’s Market Walk despite a major setback.

A housing site off Hoyles Lane

Congestion fears as housing bids gather pace

Congestion is causing ongoing angst as a major Preston housing-building drive continues to gather pace, according to a community leader.
Stamp duty scrapped for first-time buyers in Hammond Budget

Stamp duty scrapped for first-time buyers in Hammond Budget

Stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 as Chancellor Philip Hammond put measures to tackle the UK’s housing crisis at the centre of his Budget.

The Parkers Arms in Chorley will now merge with an Indian restaurant

Chorley pub and curry house join forces to open as The Sizzling Indian

Times are tough for both pubs and Indian restaurants, with dozens of old favourites closing down in Lancashire.

Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares his 2017 Budget speech in his office in Downing Street

BUDGET AUTUMN 2017: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond was today expected to use the Budget to promise to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain”, in a strong signal that he is ready to start bringing down the curtain on the age of austerity.

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When is Preston's Christmas lights switch on?

Preston's festive lights switch-on takes place this Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Image courtesy of Highways England

Delays following M6 accident

Motorist have been warned to expect delays following an accident on the M6 southbound between junction 34 and 33 at around 7am this morning.
The closure is affectingtraffic heading between Kirkham and Wharles.

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
Drivers are being warned of the closure

Roads closed in the Chorley area after flooding

Drivers this morning are being warned of two road closures in the Chorley area.
Harris museum and art gallery

Backing for new Harris Lottery Fund bid

A renewed bid to get Heritage Lottery Fund support for Preston’s £18.6m Re-Imagining The Harris project has received the backing of two local councils.
The Bay has been sold to the Global Group.

Lancaster’s The Bay radio is sold to Global Group

Lancaster-based The Bay radio station and Kendal-based Lakeland Radio have been bought by Global from the CN group.

Average speed camera

Cameras start to go up along key road

Work has started to install
average speed cameras along a three-mile stretch of a key Fylde road.

Mixing business and pleasure at Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers to host new networking event and gin festival

They say you should never mix business with pleasure - but try telling the city’s rugby club.
Rail replacement buses are currently operating between Lancaster and Morecambe.

Northern trains cancelled between Lancaster and Morecambe

Trains are not running between Lancaster and Morecambe due to a signalling problem, says Northern Rail.
Train users hoping to use the service should plan extra time for their journey.

Train delays from Preston after signal failure

Trains between Preston and the Oxenholme may be delayed this morning due to a signal failure and line blockages, say Virgin trains.
Have you noticed a heavy police presence when visiting Manchester's Christmas markets?

CHRISTMAS TERROR - Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the "rings of steel" protecting Britain's Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

Police: We're coming for you - dawn raids target Preston drugs gangs

Police have warned drug dealers and their brutal enforcers “we’re coming for you” after an operation to target organised crime in Preston swung into action this week.
England continues to see the biggest price increase compared to the rest of the UK,

UK house price trends: how Preston compares with the rest of the country

The general trend of rising house prices is continuing, with the average UK property reaching £226,367 in September, an increase of 5.4% annually.
The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

Kings Chips in Fishergate.

The humble chip gets top billing at Preston's newest takeaway

It’s “hello Mr Chips” with the opening of the newest business on Preston’s prime shopping street.
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