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Watch: Live Q&A with Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin

You can see a replay of the Leader Live debate here. House rules. No swearing, keep on topic and we will do our best to answer as many as possible. You’ll be asking the questions with us as we quiz Preston City Council’s leader Peter Rankin. The man in charge of the Town Hall is sitting down with us to talk about all things Preston […]

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Avenham Park Pavilion Cafe faces objections to late night event plans

A plan to serve alcohol until 1am at the pavilion in Avenham Park has attracted a number of objections from nearby residents. The Pavilion currently holds a licence allowing it to open and run events until 11pm, but its owners say it is proving such a popular wedding venue it needs the flexibility to open later. Alongside the extended alcohol licence, Tribourne Catering Services have […]

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Lancastria House is earmarked for demolition as part of the Markets plan

Preston Market plans: Architects to be confirmed for next step in Indoor Market demolition

Proposals for Preston’s Markets have moved on a step as Preston City Council appoint architects for the scheme. Town Hall bosses want to demolish the current Indoor Market, built in the 1960s, and replace it with a cinema and restaurant complex. Lancastria House, Market Hall car park and the current Indoor Market would all be demolished. Indoor Market traders would be offered stalls in a […]

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Preston City Centre Plan: Council strategy aims to tackle Preston’s empty shops problem

A new plan for Preston’s City Centre regeneration is promising to create 6,000 jobs over the next 15 years. Preston City Council has published its final version of its City Centre Plan, which will replace the failed Tithebarn development. The new plan will guide new development across the city centre, seeking out private investment and promote the city centre to investors. Councillor John Swindells, cabinet […]

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The Bus Station is to receive major refurbishment work under the county council plans Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Bus Station: £23 million to be invested in restoring grade II listed building

Preston Bus Station is to receive a £23 million refurbishment in a huge overhaul of how the building operates. The grade II listed building divides Prestonians but its listed status has seen its future secured – and now Lancashire County Council are opening a war chest of funding. Proposals are to be put to the county council’s cabinet which will see a smaller Bus Station […]

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Preston Bus Station: Preston Youth Zone to be housed in the building as refurbishment announcement due

Lancashire County Council are poised to make a major announcement about investment in Preston Bus Station. Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin has indicated his County Hall counterpart, Jennifer Mein, is due to announce a multi-million refurbishment of the building. Councillor Rankin tweeted an announcement was due at 5pm on Monday but has now been put back to 7am on Tuesday 28 October with Mein […]

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