Preston is in the fast-lane for growth, and its transport links are part of the reason why

No overnight M6 closures between junction 31 and 32

No overnight closures take place on the M6 northbound or southbound between junction 31 and 32. Regular overnight closures have been a feature of weekends as a £7 million congestion-busting scheme continues until November. The Highways Agency say no overnight closure is to take place on Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September. A 50mph speed limit is still in place where the M55 and […]

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Police appeal after collision in Moor Lane in Preston

POLICE are appealing for information after a collision on Moor Lane in Preston.  A 22 year old man from Preston was crossing the zebra crossing on Moor Lane with a friend when he was involved in a collision with a blue Ford Focus travelling towards the A6.  The collision happened at about 9.15pm.  The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to hospital suffering from a broken eye […]

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Voting registration roadshow at Acregate Labour Club

A new way of registering to vote is coming in, the biggest shake up since the Victorian times. Council officers are going to be at the Acregate Labour Club to explain the changes during the course of Friday. The new method means everyone is individually registered on the electoral role rather than via a household basis. Anyone wanting to see if they are registered or […]

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Preston athletes Scott Fitzgerald and Stephanie Slater to be honoured for Commonwealth Games medal wins

Two Preston athletes are to be recognised for their Commonweath Games success. Boxer Scott Fitzgerald and swimmer Stephanie Slater were medal winners at the Glasgow games. They and their families have been invited to a Civic Reception at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery to recognise their achievements. Councillor Nick Pomfret, Mayor of Preston, said: “These are fantastic sporting achievements by two young Prestonians and […]

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Preston ale is House of Commons guest beer for a week

A Preston beer has been propping up the bar in Westminster for the last week. Lancaster Best bitter by Harts was nominated by Preston MP Mark Hendrick to be on tap in the Strangers’ Bar. It has been enjoyed by MPs and visitors to the House of Commons as their guest ale for the week beginning Monday 8 September. Mark said: “I am delighted that […]

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CCTV images released following two Preston betting shop robberies

Police in Preston have released CCTV images after two city betting shops were robbed in August. The images show the masked men believed to be responsible for the terrifying raids. A first robbery took place on Sunday 24 August at the Betfred shop on Blackpool Road in Ashton on Ribble. Two men approached the sop from the Kimberley Road area. One waited outside while the […]

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