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Affordable homes scheme in Preston gets approval

A £5m development plan for 51 new affordable homes on a former Preston mill site has been given the nod. Preston City Council recently approved building on the 2.8-acre site by specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes. 51 units will be available on land off Mosley Street in the St Matthews area of the city. Adactus Housing Association will make the properties available for shared ownership and […]

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Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes if a planning application is given the green light

Grimsargh new homes allowed after planning appeal

An appeal by a developer to build 70 new homes on the edge of Preston has been successful. Wain Homes applied for permission to build new homes on greenfield land in Grimsargh – but Preston City Council rejected the application in July last year. A public inquiry was held into the application with planning inspector Richard McCoy deciding to allow the development. He said the […]

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Smoke was billowing across the city centre in late afternoon. Pic by Tom Stables.

Arson investigation after city centre warehouse fire

Police are being called to investigate a suspected arson at an abandoned Preston city centre warehouse. Fire crews were called out from Preston fire station to battle a blaze at the building on Church Street. Smoke was seen billowing across the city centre from the disused building from around 4.18pm. The fire was started in a downstairs room, the fire was soon put out by two fire crews. […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 1)

  All Posts Winckley Square in Preston is one of those places that is ubiquitous to most Prestonian’s. However,  in general people take it for granted in one way or another. I have no doubt that some will have taken a little time to study the surroundings and may well have wondered where it all started, why and how. To this end and with the […]

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Funding for arts groups unveiled as part of new Preston cultural plan

Artists and arts groups from across Preston are being invited to bid for a share of £15,000. Preston City Council has unveiled its Cultural Framework for a city – an arts plan for the next four years. It followed a public consultation asking for Prestonian’s views on the arts offering in the city. Local arts organisations and groups are being invited to apply for up […]

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Fidelma Noonan

Missing Preston woman Fidelma Noonan found

Lancashire Police have found a missing Preston woman safe and well. Fidelma Noonan, 55, was reported missing after not being seen since Thursday morning. The police said she was found safe and well overnight from Sunday into Monday.

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