Jennifer Greenhalgh in the 2011 election results

Two more Preston councillors to become honorary aldermen of the city

Two former Preston city councillors are to be recognised for their commitment to their local areas. Former Ingol councillor Bill Shannon and former Garrison ward councillor Jennifer Greenhalgh both become honorary aldermen. A special meeting of the full city council takes place on Thursday 16 October to bestow the honour on Shannon and Greenhalgh. Both of them stood down before the latest local election in […]

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How to boost Preston’s city centre events to be discussed

Events in Preston city centre could get a shot in the arm with new proposals. A draft plan from councillors who produced a report called Preston After Hours calls for a key event to take place in the city every month of the year. The fact-finding mission, commissioned by the communities scrutiny committee of Preston City Council, also recommends appointing a champion for city centre […]

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Wilma and Betty

Identical barn owl twins stolen from Woodplumpton

Police are appealing for information after barn owl twins were stolen from Woodplumpton. Wilma and Betty were reported stolen overnight from after their owners left them in their avery at 8pm on Thursday. The 17 month old barn owls have not been seen since. PC Chris Banks said: “The owners are distraught at the theft and we are seeking any information into finding out were […]

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Ribbleton road closed due to accident

Friday night traffic has been bought to a standstill in the East of the city. Police have closed a section of Miller Road in Ribbleton near Preston Cemetery. Reports say an accident involving one vehicle. The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Friday.

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Tailback on the M6 at Preston

M6 Broughton interchange roadworks: Motorists reminded of overnight closure

Overnight closures of the M6 Junction 32 are continuing this weekend as part of a £7 million roadworks scheme. The Highways Agency have advised motorists to allow extra time as the M55 eastbound to the M6 is to be shut. It will shut from 9pm to 6am overnight from Friday 10 October into Saturday 11 October. For vehicles wishing to go north on the M6 […]

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Wrestling and boxing studio plan for former Miller Taxis offices

A new wrestling and boxing club could be opening in Preston. Millers City Cars have applied to change the use of their former offices on Murray Street near the university campus. The firm, which has operated in Preston since 1870, says a boxing studio could move into the premises. Owner Anthony Abram says: “We wish to sell the building to a wrestling and boxing club […]

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