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The A582 roundabout is a major pinchpoint on the Preston road network

A582 widening: Public to be consulted on dual carriageway plan for key Preston route

Making one of the busiest routes into Preston a dual carriageway is being considered by transport bosses. The A582 through South Ribble is a key route in the Preston road network and Lancashire County Council want to widen it. From Cuerden to Preston city centre would become two lanes either way as well as a section of Flensburg Way towards Longmeanygate in Leyland. Work has […]

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Further £10 million for UCLan’s new engineering centre on Preston campus

A new engineering centre at Preston’s university now has more than £30 million being spent on it. The University of Central Lancashire is awarded more than £10 million by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership towards the Engineering and Innovation Centre. Employment minister Esther McVey MP visited the university to announce the funding. She said: “This money will give Lancashire an extra boost as one of the […]

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CCTV picture released of man wanted in connection with Preston station laptop theft

Police are looking for a man who may hold clues to a laptop being taken from a train at Preston. British Transport Police have issued a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft on Monday 5 January around 10.45am. Investigating officer Glyn Thomas said: “The victim boarded the 9.30am Euston to Glasgow Central service and sat in […]

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Good Samaritan who helped assault victim urged to come forward

A Good Samaritan who gave a lift to an injured man is being asked to come forward. Preston Police say a 40 year old man was picked up by the motorist on New Hall Lane, Fishwick, just beyond the Esso Garage. The man, who was sporting a small cut to his head and an injury to his lower back, was dropped off at the corner […]

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Freezing temperatures will make travel difficult on the Preston road network: Pic Keith Sergeant

Preston weather: Snow and ice warning as temperatures fall to MINUS three

Prepare for more snow and icy conditions is the message from weather forecasters for Prestonians. Temperatures due to drop to minus three overnight in Preston and surrounding areas will drop even cooler. Temperatures until Wednesday will not reach more than three degrees past Wednesday and weather warnings are in place. The Met Office has a yellow warning of ice and snow in place for the […]

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Talking ****: Four Preston roads declared dog fouling zones as Preston City Council acts on Blog Preston reader comments

Four roads in Preston have been turned into crackdown areas to stop dog fouling in the city. Brackenbury Road, Ripon Street, Roebuck Street and Geoffrey Street are being targeted by Preston City Council dog wardens to stop dog faeces being left on the pavements. Following a successful prosecution of a St Matthews man for failing to pick up after his dog, Blog Preston readers left comments […]

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