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Automated phone system now answering Preston City Council phones

Calling Preston City Council is increasingly a conversation with a computer Pic: Chris 07110 Half of calls to some Preston City Council services are now answered by a computer system. Preston City Council has been introducing the Inform360 system, costing £27,000, in an effort […]

23 hours ago
Gafoor halal chicken factory protest by animal rights activists

The campaigners gathered in Fletcher Road Pic: Jimmy Fisher Animal rights campaigners have gathered outside a chicken factory in Preston. The Gafoor halal chicken factory in Fletcher Road, Deepdale, has seen 20 or so protesters at its gates. Protected […]

4 days ago
Preston Tories call for man responsible for Fishergate fines to be quizzed

New signs showing how this section of Fishergate is not for cars from 11am. Picture at 12.43pm on Monday. Pic: Tony Worrall A leading Preston Conservative has called for the man behind the city’s Fishergate fiasco to be called infront of councillors to explain himself. Deputy leader of the city’s Tory group […]

5 days ago
Fulwood and West View leisure centres have a new owner

A swimming pool operated by GLL in one of their Better Leisure Services centres in Workington Swimmers and gym-goers using Preston’s two leisure centres will see them under new ownership from April. Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) is to have a 125-year lease to take on the […]

5 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fulwood and West View leisure centre sell off – everything you need to know

West View Leisure Centre Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres will see big changes with confirmation they are no longer council run. Preston City Council has agreed a deal to transfer its entire leisure […]

5 days ago
Cuadrilla resume work to kick start fracking again amid protests

Anti-fracking campaigners bring a lorry to a halt Pic: Friends of the Earth Work on resuming fracking on the outskirts of Preston has begun. Cuadrilla reopened its Preston New Road site on Thursday (5 January) and it has triggered fresh protests on the surrounding […]

1 week ago
Opinion: How Preston Council claim they are starting a financial revolution

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP visiting employee owned TAS Partnership on Guildhall St – April 2016 Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP visiting employee owned TAS Partnership on Guildhall St – April 2016A new year has begun and politics is embracing something of an anti establishment feel. […]

1 week ago
Tithebarn Street bus lane plan is halted

This section of Tithebarn Street outside the shopping centre would become a bus lane Pic: Richard Swan Proposals for a new bus lane near Preston Bus Station have been paused. Lancashire County Council wants to make a section of Tithebarn Street, along the front of the St […]

2 weeks ago
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