Two people left with minor injuries after Eastway accident

A car accident in Fulwood caused major tailbacks as Prestonians tried to get to the fireworks display at Preston Grasshoppers on Wednesday evening. Two cars collided on Eastway near the Ibis roundabout, where the A6 passes over the road around 7pm. Preston Police attended and two people had minor injuries treated at the scene. Police worked to clear the vehicles to try and get traffic flowing […]

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In pictures: Stunning fireworks at Preston Grasshoppers 2014

The night’s sky across Preston was lit up once against with firework displays from every corner of the city. Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club hosts one of the largest displays and Paul Melling was nearby to snap the fireworks. The dazzling display also treated drivers on the M6 to superb views as they raced by the North of the city. Thousands of people have enjoyed displays […]

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Gritting lorries at the Cuerden depot

Gritting lorries out as Preston temperatures to PLUMMET overnight

Major roads around and in Preston are to be treated by gritting crews on Wednesday night. Temperatures are due to drop overnight into Thursday to just above freezing in the city – and in the suburbs and rural areas it will go below freezing. Lancashire County Council’s fleet are due to be working across the night with more than 30,000 tonnes of salt at the […]

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Demolition of Frank Gardham House on former Whittingham Mental Hospital site

A large building on the former Whittingham Mental Hospital site is to be demolished. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust say the Frank Gardham House should be pulled down as part of the building of new homes across the former asylum site. Work is already underway to demolish many of the other hospital buildings. Gardham House, located in the Guild Park, has not been used for […]

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Watch: Replay back #AskRankin our debate with Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin

Watch as we quiz Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin on all things Preston. In an hour-long debate we put questions to councillor Rankin on the Bus Station, Markets and city centre regeneration. We also discussed the City Deal and new homes for the North West of Preston. Questions also came in on the Palestinian flag when it was flown over the Town Hall and […]

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Queens Retail Park: Unsafe building to be demolished as supermarket plans move on

A graffiti covered building which is half demolished is due to be pulled down in the city centre. Queen Street retail park is due to be constructed in the coming years and the Brookhouse Group have made an early statement of intent. The block sits near to Cotton Court and the current Queen Retail Park. Plans for the scheme, which used to be the Booths […]

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