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Haighton residents are concerned by the plan

Haighton residents concerned with Priory Group plan for children’s home in village

Plans for a residential care home housing six children with behavioural difficulties looks set for approval. The Priory Group has applied for permission to convert a former farm building in Haighton into the home. It has been met with fierce objections from Haighton Parish Council and local residents who say it would “blight the area”. The children, ranging from six to 19 years of age, […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Three Preston men charged with murder of Deepdale teenager

Three men have been charged with the murder of Jonjo Highton in Deepdle. The men are: Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington Craig Walton, 26, Watling Street Road, Fulwood They will appear at Preston Magistrates court on Thursday morning. Police are continuing to hold five other men in custody under arrest of suspicion of murder. A 27 […]

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The Plau gin bar could open on site of historic former Friargate pub

A former Preston pub lost in the jumble of Friargate could be returned to its former glory. The Plau Beer and Gin House is the brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and business partners. Rowlands, who is also a partner in the Continental, The Ferret and was recently involved in refurbishing the Moorbrook Inn on North Road, says the time is right for a small bar on […]

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Frog and Bucket closure: Evoque Preston and Guild Hall bosses in talks over comedy night

A Preston comedy club could be offered a new home in the city centre. The Frog and Bucket on Lord Street announced it would be closing from mid-September, Nightclub Evoque and the new owners of Preston Guild Hall have both offered to see if the Frog’s comedy nights can be kept in the city. Evoque business development mnanager┬áLuke Maher said: “We are currently also in […]

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Voter registration changes event at Newman College

The biggest shake up in the way we register to vote is underway. City council officers are parking up at Newman College on Friday to educate Prestonians about the change. A letter has gone out to everyone in the city as the registration for voting is to be done on an individual basis and not per household. Council electoral officers will be on the car […]

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The amusements arcade will become a betting shop

New Coral bookies for city centre allowed after appeal

A new betting shop has been allowed under appeal to be created in Preston city centre. The Leisuretime Amusements shop facing onto the Flag Market is to become a Coral bookmakers. Preston City Council’s planning committee had refused the plans in April but Coral appealed the decision. A planning inspector has now approved Coral’s appeal. Councillors had argued there as an over-concentration of betting shops, […]

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