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Red phone boxes in Preston city centre retail units plans up for approval

Seven red phone boxes in the centre of Preston are to become retail units. The BT phone boxes on Market Street are listed structures but Preston City Council planners have recommended the Thinking Outside the Box’s plan for approval. Coffee kiosks, a mini art gallery and an ice cream dispenser are three of the uses which could be brought in. The phone boxes would operate […]

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Preston dog wardens given gold award by RSPCA for stray dog handling

Dog wardens in Preston have been given a pedigree prize for their handling of stray dogs in the city. The RSPCA granted the golden award for the fourth year in a row to Preston City Council’s dog wardens. Lenny Rolles, senior parliamentary advisor for the RSPCA, said: “It is encouraging to see that even with the financial pressures faced by local Government, Preston City Council […]

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New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over

Preston Guild Hall deal revealed: Why it went for £1, the Preston City Council clawback option and no sex shops allowed

The full details of the sale of Preston Guild Hall into private ownership have been revealed. A Freedom of Information request by Blog Preston shows what Simon Rigby and Preston City Council signed on the dotted line over. It confirms the building and land was sold for £1 but shows the city council maintains a clawback option. This trigger means if Mr Rigby did try […]

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Preston Sports Awards 2015: Nominations open to recognise city sporting heroes

Nominations for the annual Preston Sports Awards have opened. The Awards, which take place in March, are handed out to those making an impact in Preston’s sports teams across the city. Former World champion and Olympic silver medallist at mixed doubles badminton Gail Emms is to present the awards and speak at the ceremony. 2015 marks the tenth year the awards have taken place and […]

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The Community Network helps give a voice to different groups of Prestonians

Preston Community Network given emergency £12,000 of council funding

A community group who provide a vital link between many different groups in Preston is receiving emergency funding from Preston City Council. Preston Community Network are there to give a voice to volunteer groups in the city including Preston’s Faith Forum and Older People’s Forum. Up to 36 meetings a year will now be able to take place across the city thanks to £12,000 of […]

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Paul Melling snapped the Fishergate lights on Sunday

Preston Christmas Lights to be fully switched on by Tuesday

Preston’s flickering Christmas lights are due to shine fully in the next 24 hours. Fishergate and Friargate are currently fully lit after Saturday’s switch on but shoppers have noticed a blackout in the Flag Market. The Harris Museum is also supposed to be showing some festive patterns but these have not flicked on since Saturday night. Preston City Council say they are aware of the […]

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