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Opinion: A 10-point plan for Preston in 2017

Skyline of Preston catches a golden glow Pic: Paul Melling Skyline of Preston catches a golden glow Pic: Paul Melling For 20 plus years Preston has stagnated, increasingly falling behind its Lancashire neighbours Manchester and Liverpool. The last 12 months, […]

2 months ago
Defence Secretary urged to reconsider ‘misguided’ Fulwood Barracks closure

Marching band at Fulwood Barracks Pic: Tony Worrall Marching band at Fulwood Barracks Pic: Tony Worrall Councillors have been asked to urge the Defence Secretary to re-consider the proposal to close Fulwood Barracks. Branded as ‘ill-conceived, misguided and […]

2 months ago
Preston brown bin collection charge frozen for the year ahead

Food waste can currently go in brown bins alongside garden waste The cost of having your brown bin collected in Preston looks set to be frozen for the year ahead. Preston City Council introduced a £30 per household charge in April. […]

2 months ago
‘Frankly shocking’ criticism of the Harris proposals in lottery bid

How the Harris Museum may look in future with an entrance direct from the Flag Market A heritage group has launched a stinging attack on Preston City Council’s plans for the grade-I listed Harris Museum and Art Gallery. The Victorian Society has written to the Heritage […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

2 months ago
What’s on in Preston during 2017: From Flag Market fun to egg rolling tradition

The Mini Mela was a success meaning a larger Mela can be planned It might be Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year) but there’s reason to get the calendar out and start circling some dates in Preston. Responding to criticism […]

2 months ago
Harris Live to see music acts perform in the museum

One Voice Community Choir will perform a special Christmas concert Pic: Paul Melling The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is to become a music venue for a run of shows throughout February and March. Harris Live is a series of performances from up […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago
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