The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP in Preston

Transport Minister in Preston outlines how government funding will boost city

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, recently visited sites across England receiving a share of billions of pounds of Local Growth Deal investment. The new deal, that will see £3 billion of government funding for new local transport schemes, is the largest investment of its kind for more than a decade. Of this, around £1.8 billion is for over 200 projects starting next year with a further […]

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Preston schools close due to teachers strike

The national strike taking place today, organised by Local Government Unions, will close several schools in the Preston area. The teachers union, the National Union of Teachers are taking part in the strike on Thursday 10 July 2014. The strike will also affect many council services in Preston. Lancashire County Council has released this notification of schools currently affected that will be closed or partially […]

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Ribbleton man caught burning waste in back garden is sentenced

A Ribbleton man has been sentenced to four months in prison and community service for selling scrap metal without a licence. Daniel O’Donnell of 6 Bowland Place appeared at Preston Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to three offences. He also pleaded guilty of burning waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment. Preston City Council had carried out a number of investigations […]

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Changes to Preston Police social media accounts

Police in Preston are cutting back their social media accounts into one feed for Prestonians to follow. Currently Lea Police and Fulwood Police have their own accounts on Twitter and Facebook. PCSO Stephen Connolly said there would now be just one Twitter and Facebook account covering the whole Preston area. He said it is hoped there will be more updates on crimes and incidents happening […]

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M6 Junction 32 roadworks: More overnight closures through July

Motorists are being warned of further overnight closures of the M6 northbound during July. The Highways Agency have announced during three weekends there will be night-time diversions as they continue the £7 million widening scheme. Here are the closure times for between Junction 31 and 32 northbound: Friday 11 July – 10pm to 6am Saturday 12 July – 9pm to 6am Friday 18 July – […]

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Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire

Cuadrilla apply for permission to install fracking monitoring sites near Preston

A network of 88 fracking monitoring installations could be installed on the Western edge of Preston. Cuadrilla also proposes to drill three pairs of boreholes around its perimeter of the Roseacre site, presented in its application to Preston City Council. The site is 400 metres south-east of the village of Roseacre and 800m north-west of the village of Whales in the countryside between Preston and […]

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