Haslam Park Preston. Picture by Andy Halls

Arrests made after mountain bikes taken during Haslam Park robbery

Police have arrested three youths on suspicion of robbery after an incident in Haslam Park. A 16-year-old boy has suffered a suspected broken jaw after being hit by a tree branch during the robbery of his bike. Six teenagers approached another group of teenagers on Monday evening at the park off Blackpool Road in Ashton on Ribble. One of the group had a white Staffordshire […]

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Apprentices hard at work in the Marsh Lane training school

Preston to be home to 100 more BAE Systems apprentices

More than 100 new apprentices are being recruited by BAE Systems to train in Preston. The training school on Marsh Lane in Riversway will be home from September 2015 for the engineering recruits. For a year the new intake are shown the ropes ahead of moving to the Warton and Samlesbury sites. It comes as BAE announced it would be shedding hundreds of management jobs […]

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Driver arrested on Ringway on suspicion of drugs offence

Police in Preston have arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Officers were called after a man was seen slumped over the wheel on the Ringway in the city centre. It was first thought this was due to a medical condition.

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A59 delays after Penwortham collision

Police were called during a rush-hour collision in Preston. The incident took place at the A59, Golden Way, in Penwortham – where roadworks are currently in place on the roundabout. Two vehicles were involved and an ambulance called. No injuries were reported and minor disruption was caused to traffic.

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The cost of operating premises on Preston's main streets can often lead many retailers to struggle

Opinion: We need business rate action to help boost Preston’s shopping streets

Ask any shop owner or councillor throughout the land what the biggest problem facing the High Street is and they will pinpoint the high cost of business rates. With a levy running into tens of thousands of pounds for traders in main shopping areas it is a huge outlay before a till has even been opened. Add in staff wages, utility bills, rent, stock, insurance […]

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Damage caused at the Moorbrook Inn

Window smashed at The Moorbrook Inn

One of Preston’s oldest drinking holes was vandalised on Wednesday night. The Moorbrook Inn on North Road re-opened in May following a refurbishment. The Parlour window of the pub was put through by what owners are branding a “drunken idiot”. Management didn’t pull any punches, tweeting a picture of the damage and branding those responsible a “d*ckhead”. Part-owned by Jeremy Rowlands, who is behind the […]

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