Preston foodbanks get funding boost ahead of Christmas

Two Preston foodbanks have received funding from the county council. Sahara and the Community Gateway Association have received £8,000 and £10,000 respectively. In the run up to Christmas the demand on these services, and especially into January, is expected to be increased. County Councillor Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We’re living in times where some people don’t have enough money to […]

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Free classic film screening: Vote for Sci-fi nostalgia at The Continental

They Eat Culture & Future Preston Tours will collaborate again to bring you another classic film screening. There will be a free showing of a nostalgic film on Thursday, December 18th at 6.45pm in The Continental. You can vote for which film you’d like to see by visiting the appropriate event page here. If you want to attend, you can choose between Close Encounters of the […]

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Roadworks have been taking place on the A582 since May

Chain House Lane roadworks end as City Deal reaches first step

Major roadworks at Chain House Lane in Penwortham have come to an end. The A582 is the first step in a major £430 million project across Preston and South Ribble aimed at easing congestion. John Fillis, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This is an important landmark in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal project. “The improvements to Chain […]

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Woman left shaken after Plungington knife point robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked on her way home on Monday evening. She was approached by two men as she walked home along Ripon Street around 11pm. The woman, 29, said the two men demanded she hand over her handbag. When she refused the attackers pulled her to the ground and police say one of them threatened her with a […]

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Four new units could be approved for Deepdale Retail Park

Deepdale Retail Park roadworks finished as Christmas rush continues

Shoppers will be kissing their steering wheels in relief as roadworks at Deepdale Retail Park have been finished. Lancashire County Council came under mounting pressure after the roadworks overran causing gridlock both in and outside the retail park. Christmas shoppers were left with delays of more than an hour in trying to escape from the retail park. Costing £500,000 the roadworks were paid for by […]

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Police arrest man after Preston Docks assault

A Preston man has been arrested on suspicion of assault at Preston Docks. Police were called just before 9pm on Monday to reports of an incident near a number of restaurants on the Docks, including Chiquitos, McDonalds and the Ribble Pilot pub. A 19 year old man was assaulted and an ambulance called to provide treatment. The 20 year old man arrested remains in police […]

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