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Student hub will include nods to famous Prestonians

A vast student hub that will incorporate the work of famous Prestonians in its design has received planning permission from the city council.

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Ruth Davidson and Jen Wilson. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson pregnant with first child

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has announced she is pregnant and expecting her first child with partner Jen Wilson.

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Theresa May and Donald Trump

Trump to visit UK confirmed...on Friday 13th

US President Donald Trump will visit the UK in July - on Friday the 13th.
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The research was published this week

Ex-military claimants need extra support, study finds

Extra support should be provided for ex-service personnel going through the benefits system, new research has said.

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Sneak peek inside £4.8m Youth Zone in Chorley

In just under two weeks Chorley’s new £4.8m Inspire Youth Zone will swing open its doors to a throng of youngsters.

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Lancashire County Council leader accused of deliberate campaign to intimidate witness in corruption probe

Lancashire County Council’s leader was involved in a “deliberate and concerted campaign” to intimidate a key witness in a corruption probe, according to police documents to seek authorisation for his arrest.
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The election count in 2018 will be the last before major boundary reforms come into effect

Preston 2018 local elections guide

Preston will go to the polls next week for the final set of Preston City Council elections before a major shake-up.

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The force currently contributes 242,398 per year towards the costs of the collaboration between Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside police, which was struck up in 2008.

Lancashire Police to pull out of North West Motorway Policing Group

Lancashire Police is pulling out of the North West Motorway Policing Group.
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The Streetlink project is run by the Foxton Centre in Preston

Preston's 'vital' Streetlink service gets cash boost

An “essential” outreach scheme to help Preston sex workers leave a life on the streets will receive cash from the city council.

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Ballot box

Local elections are coming up in Chorley

Local elections are coming up in Chorley next week with voting taking place in 17 of the borough’s 20 wards.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Labour to press ahead with new public holiday plans

Labour will press ahead with plans to introduce new national holidays to mark the patron saints of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, if it wins the next general election, party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to announce.

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Brexit

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in Lancashire think we would be better off economically in Europe

Have you changed your mind about Brexit? Well, you wouldn’t be alone if you had.

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Rough sleepers have been spotted outside the former BHS site

Council 'working hard' to help Preston rough sleepers

Council bosses say work is ongoing to help reduce the number of rough sleepers and street beggars in the city amid concerns about rising numbers.

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A cross section of the Sizer House plans

Student hub plan poses Preston supply and demand query

Plans for a vast student hub are due before Preston’s planning committee weeks after concerns were voiced about the number of units planned in the city.

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The site is between Hardwicke Street and Penny Street

Changes tabled for Preston car park plan

Controversial council plans for a city centre car park have been tweaked and will return before Preston’s planning committee next week.

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Pupils in plea for Preston Council action on plastic waste

The city council has taken a major step towards a plastic-free Preston, with help from environmentally-minded school children.

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Preston has hundreds of empty homes

Plan to tackle Preston empty homes gets green light

A project to bring empty homes across Preston back into use as affordable property has been approved by council bosses.

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Ted Robbins unveils a new defibrillator as part of the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign.

Comic actor Ted Robbins backs new defibrillator campaign

Comedian and actor Ted Robbins knows more than most how much he has to be grateful for on the health front.
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Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

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Councillors Lona Smith, top, David Borrow, centre, and Susan Whittam

‘Builders are holding us to ransom over plans’

A proposal for 101 houses in Broughton caused concern to local councillors, worried about transport links and the sustainability of the site.

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