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Green light for car park expansion

A new 20 space car park adjacent to a city centre business centre has been approved by planning officials.

Business
The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.

Transport
The drop came as Lottery sales fell by 9%

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

National Lottery income for good causes fell by 15% over the year to April as players turned away from draw-based games to scratchcards, a report from the Government's spending watchdog shows.

Business
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

Environment
Trains into Preston were delayed

Cat electrocuted in Preston after climbing into signal box in freezing temperatures

Trains into Preston were delayed on Sunday evening after a cat was electrocuted when it climbed into a signal box, say Network Rail.
Transport
Preston railway station.

Preston residents assured power lines pose 'no safety risk'

Residents living close to a rail route in Preston due to be electrified later this month have been reassured over health and safety concerns.
Preston City Centre
Picture: Highways England

Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.
Transport
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

Preston
The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

Business
Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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Drivers are being warned that the cameras will go live on Thursday

New average speed cameras to go live in Preston

Drivers in Preston are being warned that new average speed cameras are set to be activated on a notorious stretch of road.
Transport
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
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NIgel Haworth

Top chef Nigel hands over reins at Northcote

After 33 years top chef Nigel Haworth is moving into a new role as Ambassador and consultant to Lancashire’s renowned Northcote.

Business
Peter Marquis, left, handing over the cheque to Andrea Baker and David Diggins from the Space Centre.

Thousands donated to city charity after Christmas ball fund-raiser

One of Preston’s leading charities has received a fitting festive donation from one of the city’s top building contractors.

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(left to right) Combat Air Managing Director for BAE Systems Martin Taylor, Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin, Mark Menzies MP and RAF Force Commander Ian Duguid at BAE Warton in Lancashire, where Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are being assembled. BAE Systems announced a contract valued at �5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 11, 2017. The contract provides for 24 Typhoon aircraft with delivery expected to commence in late 2022. See PA story INDUSTRY BAE. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Delight over BAE Qatar deal – but jobs will still go

Unions and MPs have welcomed a £5bn order for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from Qatar which will safeguard thousands of Lancashire BAE Systems jobs.

Business
Lancashire Road Police shared a picture on social media of the Bay Gateway in Lancaster covered in ice. Police jokingly offered residents "free ice skating lessons".

Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on the roads this morning after freezing temperatures across Lancashire led to widespread ice and frost, say police.
Transport
Amy Pincock-Smith outside 
Amy's Happy Threads, in Leyland

Amy is very happy with her new children’s boutique in Leyland

Amy Pincock-Smith was more than happy to support other business-women when setting up her new venture.

News
Where to park for free in South Ribble to do your Christmas shopping in 2017

Where to park for free in South Ribble to do your Christmas shopping in 2017

This week marks the start of two weeks of motoring joy as a festive free parking initiative across South Ribble goes live.

Business

Fulwood library officially re-opens 14 months after closure

Christmas came early for users of one Lancashire library this week.
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