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European election results for Preston and the North West

The Preston election count in West View Leisure Centre Pic: Preston Council European Parliament election results have come in for Preston and the North West. The vote works on proportional representation so each voter had one vote and voted for a party. […]

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Resident parking permits change planned across Preston and South Ribble but midwives and health workers could lose out

A permit holders only parking sign in Bairstow Street, Preston Pic: Blog Preston Householders in Preston and South Ribble could be due a reduction in parking costs following a consultation by Lancashire County Council. The council is asking for people’s views on changes […]

17 hours ago
South Ribble Borough Council chief executive ‘suspended’ along with two fellow officers

South Ribble Borough Council chief executive Heather McManus Three senior officers at South Ribble Borough Council have been ‘suspended’. BBC Lancashire political reporter Mike Stevens tweeted during Thursday (23 May) the local authority had placed its chief executive […]

3 days ago
New block of flats could tower down Winckley Square side street

How the new apartment block down Garden Street could look A former sports hall just off Winckley Square could be turned into flats. Garden Street has the former Cardinal Newman sports hall in it but plans in early 2018 were […]

3 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fishergate bus lane IT glitch leads to wrong demand for higher penalties for drivers

The Fishergate bus lane Pic: Tony Worrall Motorists are being advised to check if they receive a penalty fine for driving in the Fishergate bus lane due to an IT glitch. Lancashire County Council has revealed it […]

5 days ago
New Muslim grave plots to be added to Preston Cemetery

Preston Cemetery in Ribbleton Pic: Stephen Geraghty Preston Cemetery looks set to get more space for the city to bury its loved ones. A report to Preston City Council’s cabinet identified the city is beginning to run […]

6 days ago
New Preston Mayor David Borrow takes on the chains

David Borrow, centre, flanked by Preston City Council chief executive Adrian Phillips and outgoing Mayor Trevor Hart A former MP for South Ribble has taken up the role of Mayor of Preston. Councillor David Burrow was elected as councillor for Lea and Larches in May. He was […]

7 days ago
Preston Labour expand city council cabinet with addition of ‘Preston Model’ role

Freddie Bailey is a new councillor for College ward The Preston Model now has a dedicated cabinet member responsible for driving it forward. Preston City Council’s Labour leader unveiled the cabinet positions during a meeting of the city council […]

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