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Fake news warning over Preston ‘congestion charge’

Posted on - 22nd October, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Traffic on the Ringway in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Traffic on the Ringway in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston has no intention of introducing a congestion charge – as the latest fake news warning is issued.

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A post on Facebook claimed a £10.50 daily charge was going to be introduced between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

Preston City Council has moved to rubbish the claim saying ‘there are no plans to introduce a congestion charge in Preston’.

The city council posted a screengrab of the Facebook post on the City of Preston page with ‘FAKE NEWS’ written over it.

Preston city council leader councillor Peter Rankin joined the criticism – but added the cryptic: “Interesting concept. But totally untrue in the near future.”

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It follows fake warnings about cyclists being banned from the Guild Wheel and the city potentially hosting a nudist bike ride.

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